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Fund Raising Ideas

6 Nov 2011 12:57PM
I need your help to raise some money for a very good cause.

We are looking to raise just two grand in total, thats it, just 2k, and already we are about half way there, last night we held a charity event in a local nightclub which pulled in a fair bit, tickets on the door, girls out crawling local pubs with buckets full of coins and cash etc, but we need more money donated.

I am not asking you to donate money, im just looking for inspiration for different ways to raise cash.

Ideas so far include a charity car wash, and a sponsored 24 hour photoshoot. The car wash is usually a good one, and i probably know half a dozen glamour models who would be up for this, who owe me favours, but it is november, i dont wanna be responsible for models getting hyperthermia.

The 24 hour photoshoot could work but im not sure how to structure or compose it, do i shoot various models for a 24 hour period or should i blag studio time and some top glamour models to pose for other togs?

If anyone has any ideas about raising some money, please let me know.

Charity is in aid of a local kid called Maddie, who is nearly three, she has a rare genetic liver disorder and the money raised will go towards her much needed treatment.


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User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
6 Nov 2011 1:31PM
Pop round to all your local suppliers and ask them to give you something - a product of any kind so long as it is something people would like to have etc etc and then have a Raffle.

Even approach your local garages and ask them to donate a free MoT - we offer a free Interim Service and MoT at least three time a year for local Charities.

Good luck Rob.
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
6 Nov 2011 6:59PM
Well... it's now almost 7-o-clock in the evening....

6hrs since the question was asked - and a viable response was offered.

Don't you just LOVE time-wasters.
6 Nov 2011 7:07PM
No need for that Mike, i was waiting to see if anyone else would suggest anything, seeing as we already did a raffle yesterday.

Next time i wont even bother to ask anything in here if you just gonna get arsey.
ketch Plus
10 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
6 Nov 2011 8:14PM
OK - how about organising one of the following:

Race Night
Casino Night
Challenge (lie in a bath of baked beans/Hellmans mayo for 24 hours)
Head, leg or whatever shave
Quiz Night at your local (should always be good for about 200/300)

But I really do like the idea of a car wash with some of the models who owe you a favour - that sounds like a quick way to raise 1k. Of course the degree of exposure will have a direct effect on the amount of money you raise (no I wasn't thinking that!!).

Good luck

User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
6 Nov 2011 9:06PM

Quote:No need for that Mike,

Yes there is.

A response earlier acknowledging my viable input would have been appreciated Rob. You might want to bear this in mind in future.

I WILL - get 'arsey' when the response is viable and has credence and is supportive of the original request.
6 Nov 2011 9:16PM
No there isnt, theres no time limit on 'thank yous' and not everyone is around all the time.
6 Nov 2011 9:31PM
I have done bag packing at local supermarkets and thats raises a lot of money.

Good luckSmile
6 Nov 2011 11:28PM
Thank you answersonapostcard (Site Moderator), Mike, as far as i am aware there are no regulations regarding reply response times, so i would like to politely ask you to remove your head from your behind, its really not a good look Smile

I was actually ready to post a reply shortly after you made your original entry but my niece was demanding my time, and rather than leave just half a message i decided to reply later, so my humble apologies if i my reply response was somewhat slow but i do have a life outside the internets. Impatient and unnecessary rants do not warrant a polite response.


Race Night
Casino Night
Challenge (lie in a bath of baked beans/Hellmans mayo for 24 hours)
Head, leg or whatever shave
Quiz Night at your local (should always be good for about 200/300)

Thought about a race, possibly hunstanton to wisbech, its a 25 mile or so ride, done it a few years back and raised good money with that so that was on the burner this time round, but maybe from a different location, possibly Thetford forest, more or less the same distance.

Casino night, i know nothing about gambling or betting, only been in a bookies once and cant play poker but i do like the idea, but would some temporary gambling licence be needed? Im not too clued up on red tape im afraid.

The challenge is a good one, can cost peanuts to set up, i could easily get a bath full of baked beans from Premier Foods down the road, worked there years ago and i still know folks who work there, so that would be easy to sort out. Someone mentioned i should sky dive, initial reaction was a nervous laugh, im petrified of heights, but id do it if it meant raising a few dolla.

Cant wax or shave anything cos i already do all that Smile

Quiz night is a great idea, have hosted a few quizzes in my time and i know their good fun.

JB, i like the bag packing idea, charge a fee per bag packed, would soon rake in a few quid if i got some lovely girls working on the tills, not sure Tesco are really that nice though, i think scantily clad girls would terrify the management but it is worth considering, will discuss it tuesday when we meet again.

Ideas i have come up with include a sponsored swim, bearing in mind that i cant swim, might work, might not.

Rubber Duck Race. 10 per duck, winner nets some freebie we can lay our hands on, hopefully night in local posh hotel with full service. Basically dropping ducks off one bridge and the winner is the duck who goes under the other bridge first.

Public Nudity. Give me money and ill strip off in wisbech town center for a nice evening stroll.

Personally i like the ducks idea, its quirky with a cheap outlay, just need ducks and waterproof marker pen.

Thanks for responses so far, even Mikes initial reply, though i didnt think much of his second statement, ill say no more Wink
Paul Morgan Plus
16 19.0k 6 England
6 Nov 2011 11:46PM

7 Nov 2011 12:09AM
Paul your a legend, thank you Grin
Paul Morgan Plus
16 19.0k 6 England
7 Nov 2011 12:28AM
Is your charity in the pull down list ?
7 Nov 2011 6:47AM
You could just set up something on justgiving.com and ask all this sites members to donate 1. It might open the floodgates I suppose for others to do the same but people can either give or not without any pressure.
7 Nov 2011 7:38AM
sorry Sophie but the site doesnt allow that unfortunately. Its long been a policy because as you say it 'would open the floodgates' to charity posts.
7 Nov 2011 2:06PM

Quote:Is your charity in the pull down list ?

I couldnt see it there last night, though there is a link there in case the charity is not listed, i emailed my bro last night but he is not interested in a skydive...... We are working on that, we will wear him down and he will change his mind if we get our way lol

Quote:You could just set up something on justgiving.com and ask all this sites members to donate 1. It might open the floodgates I suppose for others to do the same but people can either give or not without any pressure.

Thanks Sophie, I think Lisa has already created an account on there, will double check though, i might post details on my fb fanpage, but ideally we are looking for donations from very local residents, simply because the amount we need to raise is so little, there are 20000 residents in wisbech so really raising 2k shouldnt be too hard.

My brother is currently trying to get the economist, journalist and presenter Evan Davis, from Dragons Den, The Day The Immigrants Left, involved in something, odd choice i know but they worked together on the latter program i mentioned. Evan is quite fond of this town. Maybe we could do some dragons den thing but instead of looking for investments, it will be ways to raise cash. Or something along those lines. This is a long shot, and im not saying any of the dragons will be involved, their incredibly busy, but Evan is interested to be involved.

We will be in Wisbech town center this thursday, market day, with buckets, we might even offer piggy back rides round the market place to those who donate notes Smile

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