Fundraising doesn’t have to be a huge great event or even a test of your physical powers. Tonight I was invited to attend a dinner in aid of the Brain Tumour Trust Charity. The friends arranging it had spoken to the proprietors of a local cafe/restaurant. It was suggested that a set dinner could be served for up to 30 people at a cost of £20. Tickets for the dinner would be sold at £35 ie £15 from each ticket sold going to charity. There would also be a small raffle with a dozen donated prizes and tickets to be sold at a cost of £10 each.
About 25 people, mostly friends and family, turned up for a fabulous evening meal out. (25x£15). We all bought at least one raffle ticket and some many more (25+ x£10). My friends did a short speech about the charity, why the charity was so important to them and why they were organising this event and raising funds.
The dinner was a great laugh, good times with friends (new and old), good food, great wine and all in aid of a good cause.
Not an outrageously costly event to attend but a nice little sum of fundraising for a charity close to my friend’s heart.
Could you organise something like this for a cause close to your heart?