Organise Your Own Event

Would you like to raise money for Longfield? Do you have a great fundraising idea or perhaps you are about to embark upon a fantastic fundraising challenge? We’d love to hear from you and help make your fundraiser the best it can possibly be.

Perhaps you’d like to celebrate the life of a loved one by organising your own event to fundraise your way? Whether you fundraise from home and hold a virtual afternoon tea, arrange a fancy-dress day with your work colleagues, or take on an annual night walk. Do something out of the ordinary, or organise something your loved one enjoyed doing? The possibilities are endless.

Are you up for the challenge of a lifetime? Choose an inspiring or thrill-seeking challenge personal to you and dedicate the funds you raise in memory of your loved one. Ever thought you could jump out of a plane or run marathon distance? Maybe it’s time to give your wildest dreams a go!

Our Fundraising Team are on hand to support you, so please email fundraising@longfield.org.uk to get in touch.

To get off to a flying start, take a look at our top 5 fundraising tips. You can also download resources from our fundraising toolkit, filled with handy tips and tools to help you organise your own successful event. 

Here’s our top 5 fundraising tips:

  1. Share the load

Planning an event should be fun – not a chore. Friends, family and work colleagues will all have stacks of ideas so get them involved! It’s more enjoyable when it isn’t all resting on your shoulders.  

  1. Tie-up legalities

Do you know the legal in’s-and-out’s around your idea? If not, it’s worth checking you’re compliant on the Government website or the Fundraising Regulator.

  1. Check your dates

To guarantee that people are free to come along, double check that your fundraising event doesn’t clash with important dates, such as school breaks or public holidays.  

  1. Cut your costs

We can share tips and tricks for keeping a lean budget when running a fundraising event. We’ll also give you insights on how much certain types of events cost – just ask.  

  1. Give lots of notice

Promote your fundraising event with as much notice as possible and keep promoting right up until the day itself. Use all promotion options available, including social media, to spread the word. Take a look at our online resources for more details.

Contact us if you’d like us to provide you with any fundraising resources such as posters, tickets, banners and stickers.

Please read our FAQs, call us on 01453 886868 or email us.  

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