Organising your own fundraising event may seem a bit daunting, but we can help you have fun, stay safe and attract support to make your event a real success.
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Holding your own fundraising event
Want to do something a bit different to support HEART UK? Teamredlaces is not just about sports and challenges, you can also organise your own event!
When planning an event, there are a few things to think about:
Research your venue well and make sure it has all the facilities you need. Do you need to organise toilets or is there good access for people with disabilities?
Date and time
Choosing an appropriate date and time to hold your event is crucial – would organising an afternoon tea be better than an evening event? Think about who you want to invite and what time is most suitable for them.
Put together a realistic budget of possible costs – you might need to spend money on eye-catching outfits, printing invitations or paying caterers.
Think of creative ways to make fundraising ideas fun for your guests. You could raise money through ticket sales, auctions, raffles or a collection at your local pub.
Guest list and invitations
Consider who you would like to invite and how you’ll let them know about your event.
Spread the word through posters, flyers, print adverts and radio announcements. Download a press release template for you to send to local newspapers
Recruit volunteers to help with the preparations and on the day of the event.
Keep it legal
Your event may require permission from the police, your local council or even the charity. Give your local authority a quick call to check what you need to do.
You may require public liability insurance so make sure you have adequate insurance for your event. You’ll need to check that your suppliers have got insurance too. If you need more advice, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.
Health and safety
Check with us to consider all health and safety issues if you are organising a large event – from food hygiene to fire regulations, it’s better to be safe than sorry!
You can hold raffles but please check with us as there are certain restrictions with each type of raffle.