Organising a fundraising event
We look forward to hearing from individuals, groups, clubs, or companies who are interested in organising fundraising events on our behalf. Whether you organise a small low key event or a large prestigious one we appreciate all your efforts.
We can support your event with:
Supplying promotional posters, leaflets etc
Providing fundraising materials
Here are some ideas for fundraising events that you may wish to consider:
Bring and buy sale
Supermarket collection/bag packing
Black tie evening
Fancy dress party with raffle
Fundraising dinner party
Sponsored walk, run, bike ride, swim, parachute jump etc. etc.
Click here to download more information including an A-Z of Fundraising ideas
For further information contact The Fundraising and Publicity Manager on 01675 434000
We very much appreciate the annual efforts of Mrs Maureen Weaver from Redditch with her Open Garden. Maureen opens her beautiful garden to visitors and donates the proceeds to Father Hudson’s Society.
Maureen’s home is a working dairy farm with a small nursery attached, which sells plants. Her garden is around the house and is open to visitors everyday during February to November from 10.0 a.m until 5.0 p.m. No charge is made for visiting the garden, she just asks for donations on behalf of Father Hudson’s Society.
If you would like to see her colourful array of flowers her garden at Red House Farm, Flying Horse Lane, Bradley Green, Redditch, Worcestershire B96 6OT is open to anybody and you will be very welcome.
The important thing about organising any fundraising event whether big or small is to put a lot of effort into the planning, this will minimise the chances of things going wrong. Here are a few tips to help with the planning.
• Plan well in advance
• Sort out the venue first, a small event in your home may not raise as much income as a larger venue but if you have to pay for a venue the larger event could be less profitable.
• If you are committing yourself to financial outlay by hiring a venue or buying things in advance you need to be absolutely sure that you are going to raise enough to cover your costs and raise funds. If you can obtain sponsorship for your costs that means that everything raised will go towards your target.
• Take care when choosing the date to ensure that it does not clash with another local or national event such as the Cup Final.
• Ensure that you have enough helpers on the day and also selling tickets etc beforehand.
• Always do a risk analysis of what could go wrong, plan whatever steps you can to avoid these things happening and have contingency plans for what you are going to do if any of these things do happen.
• Make sure that the event is well publicised. Publicity can make or break an event.
• If you are offering prizes try to avoid buying them, always try to get these donated from businesses.
If you are feeling ambitious about organising a larger event we can help you by :
• Supplying questions for quiz evenings
• Giving advice on events such as Promise Auctions
• Advising on where to purchase packs if organising events such as Murder Mystery evenings, Casino evenings or Race evenings. Some of these events involve considerable financial outlay so be sure that you will be able to get enough people to attend at the right price to make it worthwhile.