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Door-to-door fundraiser Ian has conversations with supporters like you every day. Here he explains why he’s so passionate about Scope – and why he loves sharing that passion with new people.
Why do you fundraise for Scope?
“The cause is very close to my heart. I have disabled people in my family, and I’ve seen first hand the difficulties they can face. That’s why I want to raise money and help Scope’s work continue – because I know just how important it is.
“I’m proud to knock on doors and spread the word about Scope. I hope my passion comes across to would-be supporters. I’m the connection between them and the disabled people they can help. I want them to feel close to Scope’s work – and as excited about it as I do!”
What do you like most about fundraising?
“I love seeing the joy on people’s faces when they become part of something so special and they realise that they’re transforming lives – giving feels good!
“I also like having conversations with all sorts of different people. Some, like me, have a personal connection with disability. I remember one man, who had a daughter with a rare disorder. All the time we spoke, the girl was smiling up at me. It was the highlight of my day.”
Inspired to make a difference
You’re amazing. And we want to do everything we can to find more people like you. Last year, through conversations with fundraisers like Ian, we inspired over 35,000 people to make the same incredible decision you did to start supporting Scope.