Looking for something fun to do this summer? What better way to spend your time than to organise a fundraiser to support SEED Lancashire. As a registered charity, we at S.E.E.D are very grateful for all who donate and fundraise to help us support those affected by eating disorders. It might be that you’d like to use your creative skills and think up your own fundraising idea, but if you’re struggling to think of what to do, keep on reading for some of our suggestions, as well as to find out more about S.E.E.D’s own fundraiser on 29th August 2021!
Deciding on what fundraiser to organise will depend on a number of things including how much time you have, where you might be able to do the fundraiser, and what resources you have available. Make sure you leave enough time to plan and advertise the event, and invite others to help you! People respond well to fundraising events if they know where their money is going. There is lots of information on our website about what SEED Lancashire does, but if you would like more information, or a volunteer’s pack, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. So now you’re ready to plan your fundraiser for SEED, here are some fun fundraising ideas:
The great thing about a quiz night is that it can be tailored to your audience and your circumstances, and it can even be done from the comfort of your own home over Zoom! Adding a couple of small prizes helps to build up interest, and using sites such as Kahoot can make the process even smoother! So whether it’s Disney or general knowledge, it’s time to start thinking up those questions!
Bake sales are good fun, and can raise a lot of money. Get in touch with your school, workplace, church, or other local venue to ask about organising a bake sale. Make sure to also make yourself aware of rules and regulations around serving food. Then get ready to put your baking skills into practice and enjoy!
Whether a live or virtual gig, a sponsored sing, or learning to play an instrument from scratch, music fundraisers can be fun and entertaining for both you and your sponsors! If you feel ready for a challenge, organising a music concert or recital gives you the chance for more fundraising opportunities, like a raffle and refreshments. Having a number of different acts adds variety and helps to build up interest in the event!
Organising a sponsored walk takes a little bit more time and effort, but it can be a great way of raising money for charity. You might want to do something local like a woodland walk or a canal walk, or maybe you are up for doing something that requires a bit more planning and preparation like Hadrian’s wall or the three peaks. A quick google search on ideas for sponsored walks leaves you spoilt for choice, and gives more details on how to go about organising the finer details.
Whether it be offering a free music lesson, an afternoon of gardening, or a drive round in a ferrari, skills auctioning can be a great way to raise funds amongst friends. Before the day, ask around to see if any friends or family would be willing to offer up a skill or experience for the auction. And then let the bidding commence!
Birthday fundraisers have become a lot more popular over the past few years. If you’ve got a birthday coming up and want to help SEED to support people affected by eating disorders, ask your family and friends to donate rather than get you a present. This is a feel-good birthday present, knowing that you will have helped to make a difference to someone who needs support.
Afternoon Tea Party
This is a great way to get a community together to both raise awareness and raise money for charity. Nicely decorated tables, a good cup of tea, a few sandwiches and perhaps a home-made scone will do the trick. You could organise a tea party between friends, or open up the event to the public, and perhaps put out some information about S.E.E.D and the work they do whilst people enjoy their tea and cake.
Once your fundraiser is over, you can send the donations over to S.E.E.D by using the donation page. Once you’ve sent in the donations, it’s time to thank your supporters, pat yourself on the back and put your feet up for a little while!
Tea and cake at Scorton Village Hall
If you’d like to support S.E.E.D’s own fundraiser and are free on Sunday 29th August, come and join us at Scorton Village Hall Fair between 11am and 3pm for tea, coffee, cake and more to raise all-important funds for S.E.E.D! Click here to find out more. We look forward to seeing you there, and hearing about your fundraising plans. Thank you for supporting S.E.E.D Lancashire!