Fundraising Ideas

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06/10/2010 at 11:06

Hello!!!

 didnt get a ballot place but had told all and sundry that i would run it whatever it took so applied to every charity and i was lucky to get a place with a charity called PhabKids i say lucky because there are no fees to pay up front and they asked for a fairly small amount of money to be raised compared to other charities.

i need ideas. so far i have set up a justgiving page and i have buckets round work but i dont know about anyone else but its pretty stressful knowing that if i dont get this money i cant run!

06/10/2010 at 11:35

Bake some yummie cakes and sell them at work.  My friend did it and it worked very well.  Good luck with your efforts!

06/10/2010 at 11:37

ohh that sounds a fab idea im sure the girls in the office will be well up for making me some cakes to sell

thanx x

06/10/2010 at 11:43

It's you who's supposed to be making them and selling!  Lol Love it.  You're not only going to make your friends make them for you but then get them to buy them as well.  The best fundraising idea I've heard!

06/10/2010 at 11:48
@Muppley - how many people are in the office? If the girls bake them they won't buy them!
06/10/2010 at 11:51
6girls in the office - they may buy the other girls cakes and then the company employs 60ish other people in the factory and packing departsments
cougie    pirate
06/10/2010 at 11:51
That's genius.

Why not ask your charity for ideas too ? They should know what's worked in the past.
06/10/2010 at 11:53

ha well you know you dont get unless you ask and i am still in the betty crocker school of baking adding egg and water is pretty much all i can do!

yeah great idea cougie will check their website

06/10/2010 at 11:58
Are you any good at cooking?  Could do a 'come dine with me' evening.  Invite your friends, cook for them and let them pay what they think it was worth...
06/10/2010 at 12:00
nope it would be a takeaway or a pot noodle! could get others to organise it tho and just turn up on their nights!!!
06/10/2010 at 12:15

Considering the fact that you have no interest in the charity other than it was randomly the one that offered you a place, why bother? You could just enter another marathon and save all the hassle...........

Or am I missing something?
cougie    pirate
06/10/2010 at 12:25
Come on PRF - she is putting a lot of effort into the fund raising though.

Mainly by hoping that others will do the cooking and organising and paying for each others cakes...
06/10/2010 at 12:34

Lol Cougie

06/10/2010 at 13:02
Bonus ball sweep stake- everyone pays a quid chooses a bonus ball number whoever is correct gets 20quid prize you get 29 lovely pounds to your charity pot!!  Worked really well in my office last year and then did pne for my family and friends!!!
06/10/2010 at 13:31

 Muppley wrote (see)


i need ideas. so far i have set up a justgiving page

 
My idea would be to shut your just giving page down and use another service as they will increase the amount of money which reaches the charity. Just giving are a profit making business who charge charitys a monthly fee to use their service. They also charge for processing gift aid.

There are other services which do not do this which means the cause you are raising money for gets more of it. virginmoneygiving.com is one such example

A good comparison of such services in the UK can be found at the following URL
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/about-us/how-we-compare.jsp

Edited: 06/10/2010 at 13:33
06/10/2010 at 13:32

fair comments PRF and Cougie but yeah at the end of the day i havent done no more or no less than anyone else that really really wants to run london and surely does it really matter if i do not have a heartfelt reson to run for particular charities just the fact that i can raise nearly 2grand for them is good enough? charities will not know every single runner personally by name either at least they get their money

 and seriously i can not bake cakes but i will put every effort into selling them

06/10/2010 at 13:34
thank squeakz but some money has already been taken and put in their account and some money is still pledged on that site
06/10/2010 at 14:01
Muppley wrote (see)

at the end of the day i havent done no more or no less than anyone else that really really wants to run london and surely does it really matter if i do not have a heartfelt reson to run for particular charities just the fact that i can raise nearly 2grand for them is good enough?


I agree.  At the end of the day it's a win win situation for you and for the charity.  All the best.
06/10/2010 at 14:05
thanx mon77 x
06/10/2010 at 14:05

Mon77 wrote (see)

Muppley wrote (see)

at the end of the day i havent done no more or no less than anyone else that really really wants to run london and surely does it really matter if i do not have a heartfelt reson to run for particular charities just the fact that i can raise nearly 2grand for them is good enough?


I agree.  At the end of the day it's a win win situation for you and for the charity.  All the best.

And for those people who are paying for your place?!?

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