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Fundraising Tips

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So, how do you raise money when you Light up the Night? Well, there are lots of really simply ways to raise money at your event.

Donations

If you’re having a BBQ get-together or hosting a pamper party, you could ask for donations for the food and drinks. You could even hold a neon zumbathon, a summer walk or hold a quiz night at your local!

You could use our collection box to take donations on the evening, or you could request one of our buckets or goblets.Untitled 3

You could ask your guests to light a candle in memory or celebration of a loved one and donate £1.

Tickets

If you’re holding an event you could sell tickets in advance. Make sure you charge enough to cover any venue or performer costs, and a donation to the charity.

Sponsorship

If you’re planning a Light up the Night sponsored event you could ask people to raise sponsorship in advance. More are available to order through the order form.

A good way to boost funds is to ask a local company to sponsor your activity and help cover any costs. For example, if you need to pay £50 to hire a local hall for a concert you could ask for a donation to cover that cost. There’s a template letter available on our website.

Matching the money?

Matched funding is a simple idea where lots of banks and organisations match the amount raised during an event. It may be something you could ask if your employer does, or visit your local banks to see if they’re willing to help. It means that some or all of the money you raise can be matched pound for pound. There’s a match funding template letter available on request but if you need more advice on this feel free to give us a call.

Get in touch

If you've got any questions just drop us a line on 029 2076 8863 or email us at fundraising@tenovuscancercare.org.uk. We'd love to hear what you're planning and how it all goes!