Fundraise for the Mark Pollock Trust

At the Mark Pollock Trust we believe we can cure paralysis in our lifetime; but we need your help. All fundraising and donations are ringfenced for our scientific and research fund. This fund helps the Mark Pollock Trust to run a lab in Trinity College Dublin focused on running research studies and clinical trials with people with SCI. Every step, every collaboration, every study, moves us towards a cure for paralysis and enabling people to walk again.

Interested in fundraising for the Mark Pollock Trust but not sure where to start? Here are three simple steps.

1. Choose your type of fundraiser

Take part in a sporting event

Taking part in your first 5km, 10km or marathon, or trying to beat your PB? You’ve put in all the hard work, why not ask your friends and family to support your journey by sponsoring you and raising money for a great cause? Knowing that your training and event participation is in aid of helping paralysed people walk again in our lifetime will be great motivation on those days where you don’t feel like training.

Join Team Unbreakable

When Mark Pollock went blind 20 years ago, he didn’t let adversity stand in his way and became an adventure athlete competing in ultra endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice cap. Now, blind and paralysed, Mark is exploring new frontiers to cure paralysis in our lifetime. Team Unbreakable honours Mark’s unwavering determination and invites people to join and take on their own sporting challenge, whether that be their first 5km or marathon. Click here for more details

Host an event

Bring colleagues, friends or the local community together for a catch up in aid of a worthy cause. Organise a bake sale, coffee morning, wine and cheese evening, “dress-down” day in work or school. Ask everyone who takes part to donate to the cause. Or, if you’re interested in something a little more competitive, host a table quiz or poker tournament.

Get in touch for flyers and posters, or if you’d simply like some help to get your event off the ground. Contact us at [email protected]locktrust.org

2. Set up your fundraising page

Setting up your fundraising page takes just two minutes. Click below to go to the JustGiving website and sign up to set up your page. You’ll need to fill in your profile, and then you’re ready to start fundraising!

Start Fundraising with Justgiving

Or, if you’d prefer to collect sponsorship and donations offline, download the Mark Pollock Trust Sponsorship Card

Set a target to give yourself something to aim for. Then, onto step 3 – letting people know what you’re up to!

3. Get your family and friends involved!

Give people a simple short update on facebook, twitter, Instagram, or whatsapp group about your fundraising.

Tell them why you’re doing it. Include one line about the cause you’re running for, so people understand your motivations and know where their money is going. E.g. “Taking part in X and fundraising to help cure paralysis in our lifetime.”

Include the JustGiving link. OK, this is an obvious one, but it’s one that we recommend nonetheless!