Everyone can do something. Your fundraising event doesn’t have to be huge, it’s more important just to be involved …
Here’s our 7-point guide to fundraising:
First, choose a fundraising event that is right for you – it might be baking cakes to sell to friends, organising a sponsored activity, planning a music night or just taking a collection. You might decide to give it a ‘50’ theme to tie in with the anniversary e.g. collect 50p donations, bake and sell 50 cakes etc
Second, once you’ve found your idea, discuss it with friends and try and get them involved. Talk to your neighbours, your workmates, your boss. They may have good ideas to assist and can help set a date. Once you’ve decided to organise your event, don’t forget to let us know and we can help with publicity.
Third, set up a fundraising page on the Foxton fundraising platform https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/fundraise/the-foxton-centre-1153080. It’s easy, safe and secure and you can use this webpage to send to your fundraising target audience.
Four, now you are ready to start publicising your event and getting commitments and support from people. If you don’t tell people, they won’t know. You can use social media, posters, word of mouth to spread the message.
Five, it’s time to run the event. Have fun, be safe and thank everyone who is involved, including yourself! Don’t forget to take pictures and post on social media.
Six, now you can gather in the money you have raised and check the fundraising page to see the results. You can pay any money into the fund raising page or bring it down to the Foxton Centre. We’d love to meet you and say thanks.
Seven, keep in touch with the Foxton Centre. There may be other events you want to support and take part in. It’s always good to work and play with like-minded friends and supporters.
If you have any great ideas, don’t forget to share them. Tell us what worked, and what didn’t, so we can all learn from your experience.
Above all, have fun with your fundraising!