Organsing a successful sale or event
There are hundreds of different ways to raise money by organising your own event.
Whatever you choose to do, be it a jumble sale, cake and sweet stall, car boot sale, fundraising concert, disco or party, it can be great fun and straight forward to organise, but there are a few basic guidelines to help make your event a success. We've given a Step-by-Step Guide to the basics (see the downloadable document below), but first of all here are some ideas to give you inspiration to help decide what you could do for your own fundraising event.
A few event ideas...
DINE OR BAKE
Hold a lunchtime buffet at work where everyone brings a dish and pays to sample the feast.
Have a bake-off challenge event; charge for entry and then sell the delicious delights.
Host a dinner party where everyone pays to come along.
Ask a coffee shop, pizza place, or restaurant to donate a portion of the proceeds of sales from a certain menu item or all sales made on a certain day. Leaflets on Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide at the venue can help increase awareness. Some national chain stores offer charities matching donations from sales in front of their store.
Quick and easy. Set up a tuck shop at work and donate the profits.(Don't forget the need for food hygiene (See the 'Food Hygiene' section in the Step-byStep Guide below).
DRESS UP OR DOWN
Hold a dress-down or 'jeans allowed' day at work and charge for the privilege.
Organise a fashion show, between friends or on a bigger scale,and sell tickets to the big event.
Hold a car boot or bring-and-buy sale and raise cash by unloading all your unwanted clutter.
Organise a people-auction where people sell their services as a chef, cleaner or gardener, and their fee goes to Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide.
Quick and easy. Do it the digital way and sell your unwanted stuff on Ebay and nominate the proceeds to go to Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide.
Hold a talent show at work and sell tickets.
Get some musical friends together and throw a musical night.
Host a Games Night with friends paying to join in and play.
Hold a quiz night and charge teams to take part.
When you've chosen an idea, or come up with your own, you'll need to do some planning, so we've produced a guide to help, with tips and information of staging a fundraising event. Download our Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Event a Success by clicking the grey button below.
Contact us at: Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide
White Lyon House, Marden, Kent, TN12 9DR, UK.
Registered Charity Number 1148254
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2 billion people worldwide have no access to emergency or surgical care. As a result, many people suffer and die because they do not recieve the treament they need. For example, road traffic injuries are the second highest cause of disability and premature death worldwide in men aged 15-44 years. More than 90% of injury deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
Raising funds for Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide will enable the supply of appropriate anaesthesia and training to those in need, so that emergency operations can take place. Thank you.