Organise your own event
Where To Start
1. MAKE A PLAN! Planning is key to a successful and happy fundraising activity
2. Decide how you’re going to raise funds: Choose something you enjoy and that will be popular with others. Hundreds of ideas – here
- Get Sponsored: Sponsorship is a great way to fund raise, particularly if you are taking on an active challenge such as a run or long-distance cycle. You can collect donations via mycharity.ie or with our good old-fashioned sponsorship form included in this pack.
- Organise a collection: This is a very direct and hassle-free way to fundraise. However, as you will be fundraising in a public place, remember to obtain a permit from the Gardai a couple of weeks in advance! Could be a church gate, bag pack, street collection!
- Get your company involved!
- Hold an event: Plan your event well in advance of the date. Estimate how many people will turn up, keep a tight budget, and choose a date that doesn’t clash with any other popular events. Make a timeline to complete each of the necessary tasks and ask some friends for help! You could even have your event sponsored by a local business.
3. Tell the world what you’re doing: Shouting about your fundraising is the best way to make sure it’s a success, so tell everyone you know – and then get them to tell everyone they know too! Send it through the grapevine. Use social media, leaflets and posters.
4. Give everyone a round of applause: Afterwards, thank everyone who helped with the fundraising and donated or showed their support – you may need their help again!
5. Donate! Send you donation to FirstLight:
How Can You Help?
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