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Organising your own fundraising event

1 Jul 2020

We’re always talking to our supporters who are keen to raise money for Break but haven’t quite settled on the challenge they want to take on.

There’s all sorts of things you can do from taking part in one of Break’s own events to taking part in a recognised challenge event. Maybe a skydive – the sky really is the limit!

Organising your own event is sometimes the very best option – you do it in your own time, on a day that suits you in your own way!

Here are our ideas to inspire you:

  • Be brave and organise a special sponsored event. Grow a Break Beard, or have a Break Shave maybe even dye your hair Break Blue - you choose!
  • Organise a Break sweepstake or raffle that can link in with your hobbies, work or school.
  • Hold a fantastic Break Quiz night and invite your most competitive friends, with an entry fee of course!
  • Bake for Break and wow your friends, colleagues and neighbours with your showstopper washed down with a nice cup of tea. Charging per slice/cup.
  • Organise a dress down day or a fancy dress day whether at home or work. Just make sure everyone wears Blue for Break and makes a small donation.

There are so many things to choose from, if you’re stuck ask your friends for advice…after all they’ll be sponsoring you! Once you’ve decided on your fundraising event contact our Fundraising Team to register your support and they’ll share some fundraising materials with you and we’ll even promote your endeavour on our social media channels too.

When it comes to raising money create an online fundraising page through Just Giving then email friends, family and colleagues the link so it’s easy for people to sponsor you, share on your social media channels and remember to tag Break – we’ll share or RT guaranteed!

Always ask your closest friends and family to sponsor you first. They’re likely to give more generously and set the trend for other donations….it also gives you a much needed confidence boost too, especially if you’ve agreed to do something a little silly!

Make a point of talking to your boss at work; many companies provide time off to take part in charity endeavours and sometimes will match your sponsorship too.

Finally….make sure all your sponsors Gift Aid their donation if they are UK tax payers. This means that Break receives an extra 25p for every £1 donated and it doesn’t cost you or your sponsors any extra.

So don’t delay and set yourself a challenge today.

Take part in our lottery and give a valuable donation to Break with a chance to win something for yourself!