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Ideas for Fundraising

Here are just a few ideas to raise funds, there are lots of other ways and variations.  If you need any help or promotional material (posters, bunting we can send you digital versions to print off).  If you’re planning a big event we may even be able to get you some PR coverage, please ask and we’ll try and help –friends@southhamscab.org.uk  

 

FOOD AND DRINK

Morning Coffee/ Afternoon Tea – in your own home/garden, invite friends and neighbours, perhaps include a raffle

Office bakes- ask permission first, put up posters and sell cakes during tea breaks and lunchtime

Cake Stalls – join in an existing fair or fete

Barbecue – invite friends and neighbours for either a day time or evening event in your garden

Dinner Party – either a one off or get a group together, take it in turns to cook and make a donation, perhaps link in one of the games or a murder mystery

Wine and Cheese – as above but on a smaller scale

SPORT and EXERCISE

Running – join in with organised runs/marathons and ask for sponsorship

Ramble – get a group together for a mass walk somewhere interesting, could be combined with a dog walk

Aerobics – organise an aerobathon or zumbathon

Cricket /Football Match – get a team together, village or workplace based and challenge another group, ask a local company to donate a cup

Triathlon- South Hams has its own yearly event sportivaevents.co.uk/home/south-hams-triathlon/

Parachute Jump – not for the faint hearted

Raft/Canoe Race – they usually take place regularly, look out for local adverts

Darts Match – perhaps for cold winter evenings in the pub whilst planning one of the above

FAMILY EVENTS

Board Games – gather all your old board games together and either enjoy with friends or teach the younger generation how to play Monopoly, Cluedo, Battleships, Checkers etc.

Bingo – either one off or as a regular event

Fancy Dress – perhaps link this in with another activity

Duck Race – sell plastic ducks and race them from a bridge

Face Painting – get hold of some face paints and get creative

It’s a Knock Out – silly games in silly costumes

Beat the Goalie – pay to enter and the best player wins a prize

Game Show – recreate your favourite show

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Burns Night – 25th Jan, celebrates Robert Burns birthday, sell haggis, swedes, potatoes, whisky

Pancake Day – or Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, depends when Easter is but it always falls in February or March

Easter Egg Hunt – hide different size eggs which act as prizes and charge to take part

Halloween Party – 31st Oct, dress up, create weird food and be as scary as possible

Fireworks – 5th Nov, safety, safety, safety charge to view and sell hot snacks and drinks

Christmas Carol Concert – sell tickets and make extra by selling mince pies and mulled wine

 ART

Art and Craft Exhibition – organise an exhibition for local artists/craftspeople and charge commission on items sold

One off sale – if you are an artist who exhibits, perhaps you could donate the proceeds of one of your works to Citizens Advice, either as a one off sale or by silent auction

 

MISC

Pub Quizzes – a lot of pubs run these and are open to them being taken over for the occasional charity evening or you could start one up, questions can be found on line

As New Sale – posh jumble sale, could be combined with tea/coffee events or a wine and cheese evening

Book Sale – left over books could be donated to charity shops

Car Boot Sale – either start one or join in with an organised one

Car Washing – would make you very popular with your neighbours

Auction of Promises/Services – ask for pledges, e.g. singing lessons, dinner for two, works best if combined with a larger event

Murder Mystery – get a group together, dress up, think Agatha Christie and have fun

Become a Friend of Citizens Advice

Did you know?

Citizens Advice South Hams is a local independent charity that every year helps thousands of local residents resolve problems with debt, housing, homelessness, disabilities, benefit entitlement and more. We champion citizens’ and consumers rights, watch for unfairness and campaign for change. We are also staffed mainly by volunteers and rely on donations and funding to survive.

We need you – as a Friend

  • Know you’re making a difference to people’s lives
  • Receive regular updates on our work
  • Join us for an open day each year at our offices in Totnes
  • Help us build a network of Friends as:
  • Fundraisers to help with cake bakes, pub quizzes, sponsored runs and other events.
  • Donors to help by simply making a financial contribution to our work, either as a regular donation or a one off payment.

In whatever way you can help, we’d love you to join us.

We need you – as a Volunteer

  • Build skills and confidence
  • Find your next direction in life
  • Meet likeminded people
  • Get to know your local community
  • Receive full initial and ongoing training
  • Give from 6 hours a week

We need people to come forward as advisers, administrators, fundraisers and to help with PR.  People from all walks of life volunteer, those who have retired, those who want to return to work and need current work experience and young people wanting to add work experience to their CV’s.

If you would like to become a Friend of Citizens Advice South Hams or volunteer, we would love to hear from you, either download our Friends leaflet or email us at

 

friends@southhamscab.org.uk or volunteering@southhamscab.org.uk

 

You can also make a Donation Today or a Donation Regularly by downloading our standing order mandate form and Gift Aid declaration, the standing order can be amended or cancelled at any time.

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