Buy some cloakroom tickets and a cheap bottle of champagne (often £10 from supermarkets). Have a raffle on a Friday at work (with some cakes perhaps?), deduct the cost of champagne and tickets and you may find that you have raised £25 – £30 pounds quite painlessly!
Have a look in your shed or garage – do you have lots of stuff that is taking up room but is no longer needed? Stick it in the local paper or sell online and clear some space.
If you have a local curry house or other favourite restaurant, speak to them about doing a set menu (normally £8 or £9 on a quiet night) and sell tickets to friends and colleagues for a bit more (say £12.50?). If you add in a raffle, we have found that we can easily make £300 plus if we get approx. 30 people along. Everyone always has a good time too.
Can you speak to your workplace about donating a raffle prize for one of our events?
Can you hold a stall or event at a local fair/car boot sale?
Are you involved in holding a school disco? Sell glowsticks and glow jewellery in aid of an operation. These are very cheap and sell well.
Is your birthday coming up but you don’t really have anything in mind to request? You could ask for a contribution to go towards Matt’s Fund.
Hold a fundraising dinner/barbecue at home. Keep it simple. People are normally happy to pay £8 or so for a bowl of chilli and a social occasion. If you also hold a small raffle as well, you may find that you have raised in the region of £100 with 10/12 friends and had a great time too.
Could you hold a themed event of some kind? – a pamper night, a wine-tasting evening, a golf tournament, country walk, football match, quiz night?
With plenty of sporting events coming up. Have you considered a sweepstake where a percentage of the proceeds go to Matt’s fund?
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