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There are so many ways to get creative and host a memorable and achievable celebration. Click here to see our full *but not exhaustive* list of fundraising ideas to find your inspiration!
Let’s get creative
There are so many fun and inventive ways to fundraise in 2022! We have compiled an A-Z list with lots of innovative event and fundraising suggestions to help you get started. Remember, your event can be as big or small, as silly and fun or even as serious and competitive as you wish!
Once you have your fundraising idea in place, we can send you our fundraising pack with all you need to know to get started or you can download our list of handy resources online to help you plan and promote your event. Soon you’ll be off to a flying start!
We also have a list of top tips to consider when planning your event, which are super helpfulto keep in mind if this is your first fundraiser. There is also guidance on how to set up an online fundraising page which is particularly useful if you are looking to keep your event completely cash-free.
Time to promote
As soon as your event is planned and organised, it’s time to shout about it! Doing some event promotion is a really useful way to let others know about your fundraising efforts and encourage people to support you by coming along or giving a donation. We have customisable poster templates to help you market your event and don’t forget to share your efforts on your social media too! Please feel free to tag us @StHelenaHospice – we love to see and hear about what our supporters are up to! Make sure you get your friends, family and colleagues involved as well!
Paying in your fundraising
A key tip when planning a fundraiser is to focus on the 4 W’s – Who, What, When and Where.
It’s important to understand your event target audience, have an idea of who you would like to attend and how many attendees you would like to host. Keep in mind anyone who can help you and utilise your key skills when planning and hosting your event.
When planning a fundraising event it’s ideal to do something you enjoy or something that sets a challenge!! Think about what you will need to host the event - it might help to create a list to get organised. Think about how much time your event will take to run and whether you will need any support from the St Helena fundraising team. We are able to provide fundraising buckets, pots and balloons if this is required on the day. T-shirts can also be bought at a cost of £10 each if you would also like to wear one of these on the day.
Set a date to host your event and ensure you have enough time to plan, organise and promote your event. It may be helpful to consider the weather and the time of year you’re planning your event.
Ensure you are hosting your event at a place with a large enough capacity depending on how many people you are expecting to attend and that the right licenses are in place if required. Ensure the venue has enough parking spaces, disabled access points and toilets for the number of attendees you are expecting.
Every year, St Helena Hospice cares for more than 3,900 people within your local area facing incurable illness and bereavement.
The care we provide wouldn’t be possible without the generous donations and fundraising support of people like you – your generosity is invaluable and we are incredibly grateful! Thanks to you we can help more people to live well and die with compassion, dignity and choice.
If you need any additional guidance or have any questions in relation to your fundraising event, please reach out to our fundraising team who will be happy to assist you. Call 01206 931 468 or email email@example.com.
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