As some of you know, on weekends I indulge in my real passion, using horses to work with special needs kids. We've been going since 2007 and by large it's been a good run, although never going to get rich from it! Recently my sponsor indicated that he was ceasing his support as of end December, which has come as a bit of a blow because his money provided a much-needed buffer for things like school holidays when income drops but expenditure for stabling stays the same, or for unexpected vet bills.
I'm not asking for money from any of you, because that often just ends in tears with members out of pocket. What I'm asking instead is for suggestions on fundraisers (which I have no clue about), or contacts you know I could apply to for sponsorship. Most bigger companies I approached back when I was starting up wouldn't support me because they wouldn't get any BEE points for doing so because I'm a pale male
, so that's an issue that often trips me up.
Any suggestions would be welcome!