Thank you for thinking of fundraising for us we really appreciate it. The following guidance should help you get started then click here to see our A to Z of creative & wacky fundraising ideas
Getting started! Holding an event is a fun and rewarding way of raising vital funds for Oakhaven Hospice. No matter whether your event is large or small, the team at Oakhaven will be on hand to help and advise and can provide useful materials, such as collection boxes, T-shirts and leaflets. Listed below are our top tips for organising your own event; for more information please contact the Fundraising Team.
Set objectives! The best way to engage people and get them involved in your event is to clearly communicate why you are raising the money and what the funds raised will do for Oakhaven. You may already have knowledge of the Hospice from personal experience, but if you would like further information, please contact the Fundraising Team and we can provide you with fact sheets that give useful information. Set a target and tell everyone how much you plan to raise; get people excited and you will probably exceed your target!
Get others involved If you are planning a larger project, set up a committee to help manage the event - as well as sharing the work, getting a group together means more contacts and ideas to help make the event a success!
Planning ahead Think about the group you want to attract and how best to fit the event into their interests. Be aware of other factors, such as likely weather conditions, other major events, school and Bank holidays, and availability of venues at different times of year. When choosing a venue, also consider key points such as car parking, facilities, access and safety, and whether you might need a licence. Try and find a free venue to maximise your profit!
Raffles, Lotteries & Prize Draws There are strict laws governing raffles, lotteries and prize draws; please consult the Oakhaven Fundraising Office before organising anything of that nature.
Please note - it is Oakhaven policy not to organise or sanction door-to-door (house-to-house) collections
Just call us on 01590 677773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any help or advice needed - and thank you for thinking of raising funds for us