Host Your Own Event

Organise your own fundraising event in three simple steps!
 

Step One: Get Organised

  • Decide what you are doing and when and where you are going. 
  • Get in touch with us and tell us all about it! We love hearing about your fundraising and will offer any help we can. We would love to come and support your event, so please give us lots of notice. 
  • Book any venue or equipment needed and ask any volunteers (family, friends and colleagues) you may need to help you.

Step Two: Start Bringing in the Money 

  • Set a fundraising target. This gives your supporters something to aim for. A conservative estimate is good. 
  • If you are selling tickets, try and sell as many as you can in advance.
  • If you are asking for prizes, get started early so you have plenty of time. 
  • Don't get disheartened if people say no, plenty more will say yes.
  • Advertise your event using posters, emails and Facebook. 

Step Three: Have a Fantastic Time!

Organising an event is hard work, but don't forget to enjoy yourself! Take lots of pictures and share with us so we can share what a great job you did with everyone on Facebook and Twitter. 

 

Need more advice or help with your event? 

If you are worried about anything to do with your event or fundraising, our Fundraising Manager, Sarah, will help! 

Here are a few simple things to remember to keep your fundraising legal:

  • We don't advise you to collect money in public places or door-to-door. This is illegal to do without a license. 
  • Raffles should be held during your event only. If you wish to run a raffle over a number of days, you will need officially printed tickets and a license from your local council. The Gambling Commission publishes useful guidance about these here.
  • If children (under 16s) are involved in fundraising in any way, please make sure they have permission from their parent or guardian and are advised by a responsible adult. 
  • If you are organising your own sporting or very large event, you may need insurance. Check with your venue or contact us for more information.