Totally Wiped Event | Children in Crossfire

After a successful and fun day out fundraising in Belfast at the Totally Wiped Out event last month we catch up woth a participant to hear all about the event.  Ali Sykes tells us of her ‘bittersweet’ experience as leader of the team – ‘Ali’s Army’.

– Introduce who you are and who your team is?

My name is Ali Sykes, I was a member of Ali’s Army, my team was composed of friends (hostages) to take on the Totally Wiped Out challenge.

– Why did you decide to do this event? For Children in Crossfire.

I heard about the event from Liam, the Belfast Fundraising Manager, and loved the idea. I had attended some other events already like the Strictly fundraiser and wanted to take part in one. This one being a ‘fitness’ style activity was right up my street!

– How did you fundraise? Any tips of suggestions for future fundraisers?

Mainly through emailing friends and family. Social media also worked a little but definitely just contacting people directly was most effective.

– What would you say to someone thinking about doing a fundraising event for CIC? Or someone thinking about doing Totally Wiped Out in the future?

Definitely do it! It’s a great charity and cause, the people are always friendly and you’ll have fun.

– One word to sum up your experience of this event & with CIC?

Loved the whole event, too bad my competitiveness led to a broken hand. ?