Organise your own event
We know that your imagination and creativity is boundless and we’d like to support you if you want to organise your own fundraising event.
Guidelines for your own event
Follow these basic and easy steps and they will lead to an easier and much more rewarding event
1. Get Help:
No matter what the size is of the event you organise, it will always be difficult to do it yourself. So … Get everyone involved, friends, family and neighbours – bringing everyone together will make the event even more rewarding and fun. BUT remember to ensure that everyone knows what their roles and responsibilities are to create the most successful event and avoid confusion.
2. Who is Your Target Audience:
Before ANYTHING is set in stone, you need to make sure you know who will be your target audience and what interests them! What will they find fun which will bring them to YOUR event. How will you advertise it? In the local pub, post office, in your local school or workplace – and how will you accommodate your guests?
3. Times and Dates:
This is essential to confirm before you begin to advertise the event! People need to know when and where the event is and you want to make it convenient for them and so they can add it into their calendar in advance! Also you need to link the time and dates to your target audience and understand what is best for them i.e. if it’s for young mums 7 O’clock at night wouldn’t be very successful.
4. Keep Costs to a Minimum:
Try and keep the event to a minimum, as the aim is to raise money for your chosen charity, QEHB. You can even ask local businesses to contribute to the event.
5. Publicise the Event
Use everyone you can to spread the news about your event! You can even use the local media, create leaflets and posters – whatever you feel will be successful.
Remember to keep within the law by asking permission to use public places, think about first aid and think about what could go wrong. Also do not allow anyone under the age of 16 to collect money on their own and don’t have street or ‘house to house’ collections without the permission from the local council.
Good Luck and ENJOY