If you are a swimmer - a sponsored swim
If you are a runner - a fun run, a 5K, 10K, half or full marathon, with or without a team / fancy dress
If you are a cyclist - a sponsored bike ride - maybe for the whole family, with a well desrved BBQ or picnic at the end
If you are a chef - a cake bake, making lots of cakes to sell at work or at school
If you are musical - a gig /concert, at 12 or 24 hour (non stop) drumming session, a children's recital
If you are an adrenalin junkie - a bungee jump or abseil from the top of a very tall building
Whatever you do, we will support you! We can provide sponsor forms, help you to set up a justgivingpage, supply you with posters and flyers to promote your event nad generally be on hand to support and encourage you, so contact us to kick start your fundraising event today.
Once you have chosen your fundraising vent, try to identify the key ingredients you will need to make it a success, and then contact the AGF team to help you on your way.
We will do everything we can to ensure that you have:
Getting StartedYou should feel extremely proud of yourself for dedicating fundraising for the AGF. We are aware however, that it may leave you feeling nervous about how you will do it, and doing it in time! Here are a few positive thoughts you should always keep in mind.
You will get there in the endBreak down your fundraising target into small, manageable chunks and stick to a strict deadline of when and how you will make each amount. Doing this will reduce any anxiety about reaching your goal and will help you keep on track. Don't give up!
We are here to help. Please dont hesitate to contact us for fundraising materials such as balloons, t-shirts, wristbands, stickers, flyers and collection tins, and do let us know how you are getting on.
People are generous
Ask, once twice and ask again! Keep reminding people to sponsor you and don't take no for an answer. If your supporters want to know where their money is going, let them know that 100% of their donation will be helping to build better lives for the people of Haiti following the devasting earthquake of January 2010. Their money is providing education and investment where there otherwise would be none, and they should be proud of their sponsorship. You can also direct them to this website for further information www.andrewgrene.org.
Pat yourself on the back
Smile, and think of the good you are doing. Take a moment during your event to stop, look around, and feel great about what you have achieved. Every penny, pound, dollar, cent and euro will be put to good use by the Andrew Grene Foundation (all costs are covered by our generous corporate sponsors). You are doing something amazing to help other people and what better thought can there be to keep you going all the way to your fundraising target!
When organising your fundraising activity always ensure that is poses no risk to yourself or others. It is your responsibility to make sure your event is safe and complies with any relevant regulations.
Health and safety
Alcohol and Entertainment
Do you have the correct licences in place to serve alcohol and to hold entertainment? Speak to your local Council for further advice.
Lotteries and raffles
Using the charity name and charity number
You must display the correct charity name (Andrew Grene Foundation) and our chairity number 1137950 on all event publicity. This is a legal requiremment it is an offence not to do so.
Please make sure that there is adequate first aid cover for your event, if required. St John's Ambulance is a provider.
Tell people about it!
Publicising and marketing your fundraising activities needn't be daunting. Take a look at our top tips and see what you could achieve.
Word of mouth and social networking
Local press and radio
Andrew Grene Foundation website
Promote your event to people in your area by letting us know about hour event and we will put it in our events section on our website.
Other ways to support us