Organise Your Own Event
Hosting your own event is a great way to bring your friends, family, colleagues, or anyone together and have fun while making a difference. No matter the size and shape of your event, we are very grateful for your support.
If you’re interested in raising money for our work but not sure what to do, here are some ideas from our previous fundraisers:
We were chosen as one of Glasgow Barclays’ charities of the year in 2018. The staff team put on a Halloween bake sale with a donation collection for our work. The team raised an incredible £410 that was then match-funded to £820!
Coffee mornings are a great way of getting your friends or your colleagues together, eating cake and biscuits and raising a bit of money! We had our own coffee morning in December 2018 with the other charities in our building. We raised £480 (we really recommend having your own home-baking as this went down a treat!)
Birthday Fundraiser on Facebook
We have raised more than £10,000 through Facebook Fundraisers! A huge thank you to all the supporters who chose us as their charity. If you have a Facebook account and your birthday is coming up, why not raise some money for our work? https://www.facebook.com/fund/ScottishFamiliesAffectedByDrugs/
Family Friendly Event
Our fundraising volunteer Lauren hosted her own event – The Teddy Bear’s Picnic in early 2018. The event raised just under £150 and information about our services was shared with families.
‘The experience has been great from start to finish, working with such a supportive team and putting on such a fun event, ultimately raising funds for a brilliant charity.’ – Lauren
Did you know there are a lot of fun things you can do at home that can also help raise cash for Scottish Families? Such as online quizzes, film marathons, donation pages, virtual events, challenges and much more! Get in touch with us if you’ve got an idea for online fundraising – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lauren’s Fundraising Event – Teddy Bear’s Picnic
I’ve been volunteering for Scottish Families for nearly a year and a few weeks ago I ran my first fundraising event for them, a teddy bears picnic! Working with their [former] Fundraising Officer Katie, we spent months planning the event and came up with ideas for games, prizes and entertainment for the day. Katie, Sarah and all the other staff at Scottish Families have been so wonderful to work with. I’ve done a fair bit of volunteering over the years and they really have been so supportive and just generally lovely to work with.
In the lead up to the event, we contacted a number of businesses to collect raffle prizes and raise the profile of the charity. We got some great stuff from the likes of Tunnocks, Everyman Cinema and Glasgow Science Centre (so many businesses donated which were just fantastic!) and had quite a successful raffle. In keeping with the theme of the event, we also collected over 50 teddies for a teddy bear tombola which proved to be a hit with the children that came along.
On the day we had a mountain of delicious home baking for people to choose from and made sure all our guests were very well fed and watered.
We raised just under £150 on the day and shared information about the charity to some families so the event was a success. The experience has been great from start to finish, working with such a supportive team and putting on such a fun event, ultimately raising funds for a brilliant charity.
If there is anyone looking for a great way to utilise their spare time, I’d encourage them to volunteer with Scottish Families.’ – Lauren
How We Can Help
We want you to have a brilliant time when you are fundraising! Tell us about your event and we’ll send you a free fundraising pack with all the information on organising a safe and fun event, and how to make the money you raise go further.
- Fundraising Materials
We have lots of branded materials for you to promote your events such as balloons, banners, t-shirts, collection cans, sponsor forms, and more! We can also help design any posters or leaflets for your event. To download any of our leaflets and posters click here.
- Gift Aid
For every £1 raised, you can raise an extra 25p when your sponsors add Gift Aid.
If you need a speaker for your event, where possible, one of our staff members or volunteers would love to come to your event and tell people about our work.
- Social Media
We will post about your event on our social media channels, just tag #TeamSFAD and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Thank you for choosing to fundraise for Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs! If you are looking for inspiration on how you can fundraise for us, you can download our Fundraising Pack below which is full of ideas including an A-Z, tips for holding an event, fundraising at school or work, and online fundraising advice.
Whatever you choose to do, you will be helping families across Scotland. As a small charity, every penny raised really does make a huge difference. Thank you!