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Host a dinner party
Invite friends over for dinner and raise money for Become by charging everyone £10 to attend. You could make it a monthly affair – at a different person’s house every time – the total will soon tot up. So take those orders for beans on toast – or lashings of wine and cheese – and get the date in everyone’s diary!
Ask your local club, church or community group to join you in hosting a fundraiser. Balloon and rubber duck races are fun for all ages, or encourage people to get their trainers on and move in an old fashion egg and spoon race.
Pick a sporting event – it could be the Rugby World Cup, Wimbledon, the Grand National or the Euros – and ask your friends, family and colleagues to pay a couple of pounds to pick their team from a grand-looking hat. The winner gets half, we get half, and your colleagues who couldn’t usually care less about your beloved sport, temporarily become very, very interested! Once it’s over, you can donate your takings to Become.
Clear Out Sale
Have a spring clean and sell unwanted CDs, books, clothes and kitchen gadgets! You could put your unwanted items on eBay, at a car boot or garage sale. Ask friends and family members to donate unwanted presents and clutter – and you have yourself a fundraising event!
Get friends and family to help you bake cakes – then invite the whole neighbourhood over and charge them for a slice!
This works really well at work, too, if, on an agreed day, everyone brings something to the rest of the building. Put up a few posters and watch people flood through your doors, just as the 3pm slump starts to kick in.
For extra excitement, turn it into a competition for ‘best overall bake’, ‘best decoration’ and ‘best taste’. Provide rosettes for the winners and, once it’s over, you can donate your profits to Become.