Fundraising doesn’t have to be complicated, or involve weeks of planning. Favourite simple fundraising ideas include:
• Cake sale – who doesn’t love to buy a cake, especially for a good cause?
• Quiz – whether it’s a traditional pub quiz or something quirkier, quizzes are a great way to raise money, get people together and spread the word of Aegis’ work
• Tombola – a table of donated items or home-made goodies and a book of numbered tickets are all you need!
• Dress-down / non-uniform day – everyone loves them, and you’re guaranteed a great uptake.
Coffee mornings, gala dinners, African buffets, sponsored walks or film screenings – the ways of raising money are (almost) endless. The most important thing is to HAVE FUN and remember that you’re doing it for a good cause. Music teacher Rowan Cozens (pictured) organised several concerts and recitals with students at home for neighbours, friends and family, raising over £1,000 for Aegis. “Aegis’ work is so relevant and important for youngsters,” she says.
If you want to know more about organising a raffle or lottery visit your local council website or consult the Institute of Fundraising. In some cases you will need a local lottery license – be safe not sorry!