Organise your own Event Would you like to raise money for us? Do you have a great fundraising idea or perhaps you are about to embark upon a fundraising challenge? We’d love to hear from you and help you make your fundraiser the best it possibly can be! Our fundraising team are on hand to support please email [email protected] Take a look at our top 5 fundraising tips to help you get off to a flying start. You can also download resources from our fundraising toolkit, filled with information and tools to help you organise your own event. Create your own fundraising page You can set up your own fundraising page so that your friends, colleagues and family can support you and your event/challenge, no matter where they are in the world. We are registered with Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving, so to set up your page please click on one of the websites below and select the option to start fundraising for Longfield. We promise it's super easy to set up a page- don't forget to have a photo of yourself and some details about what you are planning to do ready! Click here to visit Just Giving Click here to visit Virgin Money Giving We can even promote your fundraising event on this site and give you the advice you need to put together a press release – simply tell us about your idea. Our top 5 fundraising tips 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. 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. To find out, try https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/can-do-guide-for-organisers-of-voluntary-events/the-can-do-guide-to-organising-and-running-voluntary-and-community-events and https://www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk/code/specific-fundraising-methods/events or contact us - our fundraising team will be happy to help. 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. 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. 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. Want to know more? We can help. Need inspiration, information and materials for fundraisers? There are lots of events coming up that have been organised by our supporters that might inspire you to create your own. See our events Contact us if you'd like us to provide you with any fundraising resources such as posters, tickets, banners and stickers. Have a look at our Fundraising Guide, we have created poster blanks to get you started. For more details on challenge events, contact the fundraising team on 01453 886868 or email us. More Questions? Read our FAQs, call us on 01453 886868 or email us.