Organise Your Own Event

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Thank you for fundraising for BWC. We’ve put together a few tips to help you get started with organising your event:

Your big idea

Why not organise a cake sale if you love baking? Or a quiz with friends and family - either at your local pub or get everyone online and stay safe while having fun.

Pick a target

Every penny that you manage to raise for BWC is valuable, but setting a target will help you stay focused and make sure that you don't end up spending more than you will raise.

Set the date

Decide on a date for your fundraising event. You could plan your event to coincide with seasonal holidays such as Christmas or Halloween or events such as International Women’s Day.

Find a location

You could hold your event at home, at school, in the office or at your local community centre. Try and organise this as soon as possible as you might need to book a venue. Think about transport options to the venue, size of the venue and accessibility.

Get friends and family involved

Whether it's decorating a venue, selling tickets or baking cakes, getting your friends and family involved will help to get your fundraising event off the ground.

Get in touch

We are here to help, so get in touch and let us know what you’re planning. We happy to answer any questions you might have. Plus we have lots of fundraising materials available for your event.

Email our fundraising team on supportercare@womenscentre.org.uk

Spread the word

Spread the word about your event through social media, WhatsApp, word of mouth, posters, flyers and local press, or write a blog about why you're fundraising for BWC.

Make the most of your fundraising

  • Online fundraising page – an online fundraising page is a quick and easy way to collect donations. We recommend JustGiving and Give as you Live.
  • Gift Aid – we can claim an extra 25p from HMRC for every £1 you raise so check to see if your donation is eligible.
  • Get your money matched – some companies take part in matched giving schemes where they will double the money you raise – just ask your employer.

Fundraising guidelines

Fundraising can be a lot of fun, but it is important to remember that your event must be safe and legal. We have put together some general fundraising guidelines as well as specific guides on raffles and bucket collections.

Pay in your funds

Click here to see the several ways you can pay in your fundraising money. The money you have raised will help to support women living with multiple disadvantage in Sussex.