1. Now you've marked your plan a success, what about it makes you most proud?
Overcoming numerous obstacles
Partnering with third parties
Engaging the community - promoting blood donation
Obtaining 207 pledges for the Red Cross Blood Service
Raising over $1,000 for the Red Cross
2. What challenges did you face on your journey and what have you learned?
Restrictions of both parties involved - Red Cross Blood Service and Bendigo Bank.
The amount of time and work involved
Liaising with various members of the team - based at various suburbs across Melbourne
Community reluctance to donate blood
Promoting our initiative
3. What are some ways that PlanBig has helped you?
Given me more confidence
Increased my network
Assisted in developing my skills
Fulfillment and pride in our achievement
4. Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Thank-you so much to the rest of the team - Aggie, David, Steph, Cathy, Kerryn, Tracey, Di and Carole, and also our mentor Susanna.
Thank-you to the state support office of Bendigo Bank central region for all of their help and support. Thanks also to our marketing department.
Thank-you to Kyleigh from Red Cross Blood Service for her valuable assistance.
PlanBig has been a great resource for promoting our initiative and also sourcing assistance from people who have experience in many areas involved.
I would like to offer my assistance to anyone who needs it as they Plan Big.
There has been a lot of enthusiasm from all parties involved in rolling out the initiative again next year, so watch this space!
About this plan
You can help save peoples lives! Each blood donation saves 3 lives.
1 in 3 people will need blood products in their lifetime, yet only 1 in 30 people donate. We want to change that!
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