Ideas and tools for Challenge 35
Fundraising need not be scary or daunting, in fact the key to ensuring the success of an event often rests on whether the organisers themselves have fun, after all what would fundraising be without fun!
The ways you can entice those pennies your way are nearly limitless and for Challenge 35 you'll be in the unusual position of having a spot of money to help with initial supplies and, of course, the more you can get donated the higher your profit margin could be.
We want people to use their imagination and go for something a bit different in their fundraising efforts for Challenge 35, in fact we want you to use it as an excuse to show off, perhaps some of the ideas below will help to spark your creativity.
So you're a bit of a whizz in the kitchen?
£35 will buy quite a few ingredients with which you could treat your friends, colleagues and neighbours to a gastronomical delight.
Charge people a set price for their seat at the table or, if you are feeling a little brave, ask your guests to pay what they think your cooking was worth!
Whether your an avid cyclist, a keen rambler, a motorbike enthusiast or a classic car nut you're bound to be able to get some of your fellow devotees to join in.
Set your teams certain tasks, e.g take a team photo with a goose, and award bonus points for the best interpretations. Either have a finishing spot with points for the fastest finisher or agree to meet at a certain time regardless of how many tasks have been completed.
Have you taken some cracking photo's over the years. Use your £35 to get them professionally printed and host your very own exhibition.
Charge people an entry fee and then you could sell or auction the fruits of your labour and refreshments could either be included or a little extra.
As spring is around the corner you could open your very own Gnome Clinic. use your £35 to buy some acrylic paints, some waterproof glue and some resin protector and tell everyone to bring their poor, weather beaten garden ornaments to yours for repair.
You could even offer refreshments (for a price) in the waiting room. Prices for any repairs would be based on the ornament size.
Use some of your seed money to raid second hand shops, get yourself some craft supplies and transform the unloved into an amazing piece of desirable furniture or earrings or curtains or plant pots - let your imagination run free!
Then auction or sell your newly crafted items either on-line or at a live auction at home or in the office.