Near & Far Cocktail Evening: For Meningitis Now

by Ciara O'Neill in Bath, England, United Kingdom

Near & Far Cocktail Evening: For Meningitis Now

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£1,600 stretch target 21 hours left
171% 101 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 16th January 2021 at 4:17pm

We are aiming to raise £1000 for Meningitis Now. Every donation above £5 will receive the link to join the Near & Far Cocktail Evening.

by Ciara O'Neill in Bath, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

All profits from this project will be donated to Meningitis Now.


*Check out our amazing rewards before you donate to avail of some amazing offers!*

Who are we?

We are 5 Bath Spa University final year Business and Management Students- Ciara O’Neill, Lily Smith, Rebekah Williams, Sarah Russell and Tommy Balchin. As part of our course we have been given the task of creating and hosting an event. Sounds easy, right? Well, with Covid-19 restrictions we thought it would be safest for everyone if we hosted our event virtually.

1603223406_whatsapp_image_2020-10-20_at_20.49.28.jpegLeft-Right/ Top-Bottom: Sarah Russell, Lily Smith, Rebekah Williams, Ciara O'Neill & Tommy Balchin

Very early on in the brainstorming process we knew we wanted to raise money for charity, and exactly who for.

Organising this fundraiser during the current restrictions, we have found ourselves running into more barriers than usual. So, if you have any services you think could help and would like to get involved, or have any questions please feel free to email us at nearandfarcocktails@gmail.com.

What is our fundraiser?

On January 15th 2021 at 19:45 we will be hosting an evening comprising a cocktail masterclass, followed by vibrant, energetic musical entertainment to provide you with some well-known hits to sing along to at home (or wherever you’re joining us from).

To kick off the evening, our professional mixologist will show you how to make 5 varying cocktails, all of which require minimum ingredients. Don’t worry, we’ll send you the small list of ingredients you’ll need in advance (but we imagine you’ll have a lot of this at home already). For updates and information, follow our pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Who are we fundraising for?

We are hosting this evening in aid of Meningitis Now, a charity whose vision is “a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives”.

By making just a £5 donation, not only will this go towards supporting Meningitis Now’s mission, it will also secure your ticket to our exciting fundraising event.

Did you know:

  • Meningitis can affect anyone of any age.
  • Meningitis can kill.
  • Meningitis can cause long-term after-effects.
  • Viral and bacterial are the most common cause of meningitis.
  • No vaccine provides 100% protection against meningitis.
  • Early sign and symptoms can appear similar to ‘flu’ or a stomach bug.

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Why did we choose Meningitis Now?

We have decided to donate all profits from our efforts to Meningitis Now as it is a charity very close to our hearts as Bath Spa University Students. Sadly on November 9th 2019, our lovely friend and Third Year BSU Business Student, Graham Ward lost his fight to MenB Meningitis. After feeling unwell for only a few days and believing he had a stomach bug, we lost Graham from this horrendous illness at the young age of 20. With his 1 year anniversary approaching, it is our hope that in Graham’s memory this event will raise awareness and prevent others from losing a loved one.

1602784854_screenshot_2020-10-15_at_16.46.23.pngGraham Ward, Co-Founder of Induced Euphoria and young man who we are remembering with this fundraiser.

As a bright and ambitious young man, Graham was co-founder of a clothing brand called Induced Euphoria. To support our fundraising efforts, Induced Euphoria are Re-launching their newly designed GW line and adding a brand new colour to partner with Near and Far Cocktail Evening with all proceeds going to Meningitis Now. The jumpers come in 3 colours- white, orange and blue all with 'GW' embroidered on the sleeve, accompanied with 6 stars to represent the 6 organs that Graham donated to save 6 people's lives.

If you would like to purchase one of these limited edition jumpers exclusive to this effort, you can do so by donating a minimum of £30 on the “Reward” tab on the right hand side of this page.

1603372669_122099919_385721205958671_3392489820323798793_n.jpgNEW GW Line by Induced Euphoria. 

How you can help:

If you would like to join us on January 15th 2021, please donate a minimum of £5 through the "Receive the event link" Reward tab to be granted access to the event’s link. We will send you the link for the event (on the day) and the ingredients required to take part in the cocktail masterclass (in advance) to the email address you have signed up to the crowdfunder with.

NB. your information will only be used by us here at the Near and Far Cocktail evening to inform you of important updates and will be deleted within 30 days after the event has taken place.

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Please note:

All profits will be donated to Meningitis Now. However, we have encountered some small fees whilst designing this event and jumper sales (although we can assure you that we have kept this to an absolute minimum and we hope these fees will help us increase donations) which will deduct slightly from the final figures. We will of course update you all on how much we have raised once the event is over (and we hope it’s lots!!). If you would like to sponsor these costs, allowing us to donate a higher percentage to Meningitis Now or have any other questions, please contact us at nearandfarcocktails@gmail.com.


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Receive the Event Link

Once you have donated £5, you will be eligible to receive the link to the Near & Far Cocktail Evening. To receive the link to the event on December 11th, please donate through this reward and we will send you the link on the day using the email address you used to set up your account and donate.

£15 or more

Entry to our Mystery Raffle

By donating £15 through this reward, you will be automatically entered into our prize draw for our exciting, mystery prize!! By donating through this reward you will also receive access to the link for the evening completely FREE!

£30 or more

Limited Edition Induced Euphoria Jumper - Relaunch

Donate £30 to receive a limited edition Induced Euphoria GW Line jumper. Please select the option you would like below. Please note that you must pick the option with the colour and size you would like. By donating through this reward you will also receive access to the link for the evening completely FREE!

£30 or more

NEW Limited Edition Induced Euphoria Jumper

Donate £30 to receive the BRAND NEW limited edition Induced Euphoria GW Line jumper. Please select the option you would like below. Please note that you must pick the option with the colour and size you would like. By donating through this reward you will also receive access to the link for the evening completely FREE!

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