High Fives and Hugging
Raising money is obviously important. But we think high fives and hugging are just as good. This free gift to people makes them feel better and shows you care. The conversations you will have whilst you are fundraising can lead to a high five or a hug. 1 in 4 people are affected by mental illness. That is 1 in 4 people that you get in contact with about this event. It’s just you might not know it because they have not felt able to talk about it.
Fundraisers typically post on social media 2-3 times per week to 2-300 friends. That's 2-300 positive images of mental health 2-3 times per week for 66 days and this will result in 10-15 high fives and hugs from donors dipping into their pockets and supporting you. You cannot put a price on this.
Give or send a high five and show you feel good about mental health and the person you are with. Take it one step further and have a hug. Hugs are calming, promote contentment and strengthen social bonds.
This is how Sarah felt her life was changed after she had had the courage to open up to some of her closest friends.
"On my particular bad days, I tend to isolate myself. Luckily, I have a few very good friends who know instantly when I am not feeling myself. It took me a while to break down this wall to allow people to see my suffering but I have found it is something I have not lived to regret. Just knowing that people are looking out for you and care enough to check on you breaks the barrier of feeling like a burden."
Become a Miricyl Maker. You could change a friend's life.