Crowdfunding: a new valuable resource

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Every day we receive many phone calls and a lot of requests. Many of the questions concern the technical aspects of our trikes or how to request an assessment. In addition to these two questions, surely one of the most frequently asked questions is about how you can raise money for the Tomcat Trike, especially if the family does not have the possibility to pay it directly. Our most common answer has always been: “you can contact one of the many charities that operate in the United Kingdom”; there are many charities who do such an amazing job. Unfortunately, today the scenario is changing and often also charities, given the great demand, cannot meet all the requests and the waiting times can be particularly long.

crowdfundingRecently, however, a new resource is becoming increasingly effective: crowdfunding. So,what is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet.Only in the last month we have received orders from families that have raised money for tricycles through specific websites. Relatives, friends, friends of friends, acquaintances, perfect stranges… eveybody can give his little help and support.

It works and it is quite fast… It’s worth a try.

Take a look at the following experiences:

GoFundMe

JustGiving

 

 

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