Spending time with your family, however big or small, is an integral part of life and should be done as much as possible. Whether you’re a fan of family holidays, days out or cosy movie nights, you might be thinking of other ways you can spend time bonding and having fun.
Fundraisers are a great activity to participate in with family, as they allow you to spend time together while also raising money for a good cause. If this is something you’re interested in, take a look at these tips on how to throw a charity fundraiser event with your family.
Pick your charity
Before making any plans for your fundraiser, you need to decide which charity, or charities, you’re going to raise money for. This is completely down to personal preference. If you’ve had a member of your family that’s experienced an illness of some sort, your family may feel more motivated to raise money to help fund a related charity.
If you’re still struggling to choose, take a look at a list of some of the UK’s charities to find one that speaks to you.
Send some invites
Rather than just texting your family members or making a Facebook invite, put some effort into your invites to get people excited for the fundraiser.
A lot of companies such as Countryside Art offer paper printing services, allowing you to create bespoke invites to send to all your guests. Make sure to include all the necessary details in your invite, such as the location, some information on the purpose of the fundraiser and the charity you’ve picked, and any details on things your guests might need to prepare/bring along with them on the day.
Pick a goal
Decide what the purpose and goal of the event is. Depending on how large your family is and how many people you’re inviting to the event, set yourself a target of how much money you would like to raise. Having a goal in mind can also make people more motivated to donate money to achieve it.
Decide on location
The location of the event is another thing that’s dependant on the amount of family members you’re inviting to the event. If you’re having a smaller gathering, throwing your fundraising party in the home is fine and won’t cost you any additional renting out fees.
If you have a lot more guests coming, renting out a hall, community centre or pub could be a good idea and it will also make the event seem like more of a day out. Another idea that works no matter how large or small your group is, is hosting your fundraising event in a local park — if you have the weather on your side, that is!
Once you’ve picked a location, chosen a charity, sent your invites and set a fundraising target, you need to plan some activities for the day. Bake sales, ‘Bake Off’ inspired competitions, and team quizzes are all good ideas if you’re hosting the event at home.
If you’re having the event outdoors, you could arrange a sponsored walk, fun run or another type of sporty activity, while those hiring out a hall for the event could consider hosting a movie day/night with a large projector.
Share your ideas
Have you held a fundraiser of your own? How did you raise money? Please share your ideas in the comments below.
Disclaimer: In collaboration with Countryside Art