How can I host my Drink Tea for MND during COVID-19?

Whilst the country begins to reopen and the vaccine programme ramps up we still live in a time of uncertainty and need to stay safe and be cautious. Over the last year we have become experts in finding new ways to stay connected! We would love to be inviting all our family and friends round for tea this June and that time is coming but for now we encourage you to host a tea party virtually. Hopefully on this site you will find ideas and resources to help you plan your virtual Drink Tea event your way.

Do I have to host on 21st June?

No! The official MND Global Awareness Day is 21st June but you can host your event anytime. There is also no pressure on you to even host an event. You can still set up your lovely Drink Tea fundraising page and share it to generate support.

What support do I get from the IMNDA?

Check out the Top Tips section on this website for information to help you and also check out the downloadable resources we have; recipes, bunting, invites etc. If you need any help, you can contact Gemma or Jackie at fundraising@imnda.ie or call 01 670 5942. 

I'm registering as an organisation and don't want my personal named featured on the page or in emails. Can I change/remove this?

Yes, you can change your display name under Account Settings in your fundraising hub. Log in to your fundraising hub here.

I’ve forgotten my username and/or password.

If you’re trying to log in but you can't remember your password, click on the 'Forgot password?' link on the log in screen. Enter your email address and we’ll send you a link to reset your password.

Where does my fundraising money go?

Funds you raise go towards the core services provided by the IMNDA to families living with Motor Neurone Disease. This includes our four MND Nurses (funded entirely by donations), specialised equipment and home care grants. Click Here for more information.

How do I promote my event?

Send out email invitations, share your fundraising page on social media. If you’re hosting with your colleagues, ask if you can advertise on your internal communications channels or add to your email signature. If you would like anyone to be able to attend your tea, go to your fundraising hub to make your tea public and searchable on the Drink Tea for MND website.

How do I ask people for donations?

The number one reason why people donate to charities is because they were asked – so don’t be afraid of asking! Tell your supporters why the cause is important to you and remind them that every euro makes a difference. Many workplaces will also match what you raise so it’s worth asking your boss if this is something they will do.

How do I share my page on Facebook?

When you registered, you will have received an email containing your fundraising page and login details. Just copy your fundraising page URL and paste into an email or Facebook. When you are logged into your fundraising hub or viewing your fundraising page, you can also click on the Facebook share button.

I shared my fundraising page on Facebook and it prompted me to add a donate button, should I use this?

We would advise you don’t use the Facebook donate button. Unfortunately we are unable to track funds raised on Facebook to individuals, so any donations made using the Facebook donate button will not appear on your fundraising page or be added to your total fundraising amount.

How do I lodge any offline funds i've received?

How do I add offline funds (like cash) to my fundraising page? 

You can do this on your fundraising hub, under ‘My Donations’. Log in here.