Fundraise for Us
You can help HSRSC support more families who are struggling to cope by raising much-needed funds.
The possibilities are endless, but here are a few good ideas:
Organise your own event
If you would like to organise your own fundraising event we have lots of fundraising ideas to inspire you. The more fun you have, the more your guests are likely to give. Whether big or small, the key to a successful fundraising event is planning.
Hold a fete or fayre
You can have stalls selling home produce, bric-a-brac and handicrafts. Mix them with activity stalls for children and adults. This provides fun for all and is part of our national heritage. Fetes or fayres work well provided you have the space and the right number of volunteers to make it viable.
Organise a quiz
Quizzes can be run in pubs, clubs, local community halls, schools, and boardrooms (and lots of other places too). Theme them to suit your audience, or use the theme of families and children and teach your local community a little more about Home-Start. Mix fun questions with brain teasers to get people talking and laughing. You need a good crowd, a dynamic quiz master and a prize that will inspire a little healthy competition. Try selling food and drink to increase the funds you raise. Boost them further by getting your prize and catering sponsored or donated.
Have a party
Instead of requesting gifts from your guests, ask them to make a donation to Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire. Make a short but passionate speech on the night and pass a collection bucket around. You could also use your party to host a sponsored event, such as a head shave or an auction of unexpected promises!
Run a talent competition
Is there a comedian in your classroom or a crooner in your canteen? Maybe your vicar is a ventriloquist, or your manager does the moonwalk? You might never know until you ask! They say that everyone has got an aptitude for something and, as the vast popularity of televised talent contests illustrates, there are plenty of folk out there just waiting to grab the opportunity to flaunt their talent to the full. Talent shows are suitable for all ages, don't need a lot of specialist equipment or a large outlay to organise, and can be held day or evening, all year round. Why not give the people you know the chance to shine and support a worthwhile fundraising cause at the same time?
Put the fun into fundraising with talent contests - as well as supporting Home-Start, you might see a dazzling new side to your friends, family, or colleagues you didn't know existed…
Help with fundraising
Join this fun group and help plan and organise our active programme of fundraising events. Take part yourself and encourage others to join in the events.
Contact the fundraising team on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss organising an event for us.