What is it? A biological safety cabinet or microbiological safety cabinet – is an enclosed, ventilated laboratory workspace for safely working with materials contaminated with, or potentially contaminated with, pathogens requiring a defined biosafety level.
What can you do? Use your local knowledge and expertise to organize a special event.
How you can do it: Think about what you might do, and when, as well as who you know; also where you could have your event; are there any good free venues you could use? Next consider who you could target for support and how you’d get people to attend. Use your local knowledge and expertise to develop a special event in your area. We can help you devise a PR campaign to get your local media behind your event to let everyone know what you are doing and boost ticket sales.
Case study: Jo Middleton’s Clay Pigeon Shoot. Jo Middleton and her family were devastated when after a short illness, husband Jim sadly died of bowel cancer. In time, Jo and her family decided they wanted to do something positive in his memory to raise funds for bowel cancer research. First daughter Sarah and life-long friend Carol Manion trained for months and then in 2011 trekked Hadrian’s Wall and between them raised over £9,000 in sponsorship. The following year, Jo decided to organize a Clay Pigeon Shoot as a memorial to Jim who had organized many shoots over the years.
Jo put together a small team including her son and daughter and planned a shoot in a local quarry. She then went through her address book and invited all her local contacts and friends. Jim had been a very popular man in the community and people signed up in droves. An article in the local press helped to attract nearly 30 teams and even people who couldn’t make it still sent in cheques. An extremely successful shoot took place on a brilliant June day in Scopwick, Lincolnshire.
What they raised: An amazing amount of over £6,000.
How it made them feel: Commented Jo:
We all felt it was a fitting tribute to Jim and that he’d have loved it. We will try to organize an event every other year to raise money for Bowel & Cancer Research.
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