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Organising events


Thank you for your interest in organising a fundraising event on behalf of Father Hudson’s Care.

Whether it is a small, low-key event or a large one, we appreciate all your efforts and thank you for your support.


When planning any fundraising event, whether big or small, planning is crucial to help everything go well and to minimise the chances of anything going wrong. Here are a few hints and tips to help:

  • Plan your event well in advance
  • Risk assess what could go wrong and plan whatever steps you can to avoid these things happening; make sure you have contingency plans in place should anything happen
  • Take care when choosing the date to make sure it doesn’t clash with another local or national event
  • Make a list of people who can help and get them involved at the early stages
  • When choosing a venue, bear in mind that a smaller event at home may not raise as much as a larger event, but if you have to pay to hire a larger venue the event may be less profitable
  • Make sure that you will raise enough to cover any costs before committing yourself to a financial outlay; if you can obtain sponsorship for your costs then everything raised will go towards your target
  • If you are offering prizes, ask local businesses for donations to save you having to buy them yourself
  • Enrol plenty of helpers to sell tickets and publicise the event beforehand as well as people to help out on the day
  • Make sure your event is well publicised using our customisable posters.

Need inspiration?

There are many ways you can raise funds, but if you need some inspiration take a look at our fundraising ideas page. You can also read about what other people have done on our inspiring fundraisers page.


/media/getinvolved/library/fr-checklist.jpgUse our fundraising checklist to help you along the way

Download print-at-home posters, bunting, stickers and other resources to use on the day




Fundraising resources:

Plan your event

Download our handy fundraising checklist
Get inspired by our fundraising ideas
Read what other inspiring fundraisers have done
Download resources to help your event go well
Read our guide on keeping your event safe and legal

Publicise your event

Let people know what you're doing: tell your story
Find out how to get the best out of social media
Download social media resources
Use our customisable posters to advertise your event


Read our tips for fundraising online
Download our customisable sponsorship form
Download a matched giving form for your employer
Find out how to pay in your sponsorship

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