So at some point in your life you have been part of a fundraising campaign, so you will all have your own ideas about fundraising events. Doing fundraising events is more time consuming than just asking for sponsorship but its a way that people may feel more comfortable in giving you money. You may even get a company to sponsor the event! Get your whole club to get involved and make it a social.
Here are some ideas:
- Quiz Night – who doesn’t love a quiz night! A local pub may already be doing a quiz night and raise the money for you instead!
- Curry Night – There are certain restaurants that will host an event for you. It can be around £10 a ticket for curry and £5 goes to the restaurant and £5 goes to you. People are more likely to do this than give you hard cash. Also people may be keen to support you so give you £10 but not actually want to attend the evening.
- Raffle – This is a great way to raise money and it isn’t constrained by a certain event. You can promote this on social media and draw the raffle live on facebook. Most companies are likely to give you a gift to use in the raffle than money. I.e. butchers may give you meat hamper, hairdresser will give a voucher, local pub can give a voucher for a meal. All of this is good for them to as you can share their companies on social media as you promote the raffle. Win Win situation.
- Promise Auction – You can auction off your skills. The basic premise is you make a promise to say ‘clean someone’s house’ and then they bid for that. You could get all your team involved if they like you enough to help you raise money!