There are so many ways to get involved and help raise money for our worthy cause. Fundraising can be fun and provide an opportunity to meet new people as well as make a difference.
Pamper evenings are a great way to raise funds, as well as receiving a treatment for yourself. If you have colleagues that offer other disciplines or health and beauty treatments why not get together and organise a pamper evening and spoil one another. You could also ask your colleagues to bring round a product they recommend so you can try them out as well as discover new techniques. You’ll not only be raising money for a great cause but may also get future referrals from it. Alternatively you can simply invite round a small group of friends and friends of friends and provide treatments (always check they don’t have any contraindications - form available in registrant area). Clients are most often gained through word of mouth - so get the oil burner going, dim the lights, get someone to take the kids to the cinema, put on some relaxing music and get your essential oil box out!
Volunteer at exhibitions the IFA attend
Throughout the year the IFA exhibit at various trade shows to raise awareness of aromatherapy and provide sample treatments to the public. Sample treatments are typically 15 minutes in duration, on either the hand/arm, feet or back, neck and shoulder. This is a great opportunity for newly qualified or experienced aromatherapists to gain new clients, practice their skills keeping to time, showcase their knowledge, get a treatment for themself, network with colleagues, build confidence, and if that wasn’t enough gain valuable CPD points with the IFA as well as helping to raise funds. IFA staff are always on hand if you have any questions on the day. Please contact the office for details of how to take part in future events.
Take a stall at a village fete
Why not take a stall at a village fete and provide hand massages for example. You’ll not only raise money and awareness of aromatherapy amongst your local community but may also gain future clients. Typically those collecting on behalf of a charity are usually afforded a discount off the cost of a stall. If you are running a stall to raise funds for the IFA please do first gain approval from the IFA who will need to counter sign any such agreements and can also provide supportive literature and posters.
Hold a coffee morning or afternoon get together
Organise a coffee morning or afternoon get together and catch up with old friends and acquaintances whilst doing your part to support our cause. Eat cake, drink tea and coffee, (or something fizzier) put on a spread and get the neighbours round. If your looking for topics of conversation the IFA is more than happy to provide copies of the Aromatherapy Times journal, fact sheets and articles on specific topics to discuss and share experiences. For large scale events, we can also provide organisers with guest speakers upon request and support with promotional flyers and tips for your event.
For more ideas of how to fundraise please contact us. Monies raised through fundraising please submit here. We would also love to hear about your activity so that we can publish updates in our Aromatherapy Times journal and blog.
We very much appreciate your support.