A good place to start is to think about what you enjoy doing? Are you a budding baker who wants to show off your fondant and sugar craft skills? Why not have a coffee morning and sell your tasty treats to your neighbours and friends.
Organise a quiz! All you need to run a quiz is a venue, questions and a good supply of pencils and paper. You can hold one in your own home with friends, at your local pub, at your school or at your workplace.
Party! If you have a birthday, wedding anniversary or other celebration coming up why not ask your friends not to buy presents but to donate to Action instead? You could raise extra money by holding a raffle on the night. No licence is required if the raffle is part of another event, tickets are sold and prizes are drawn on the night and there are no cash prizes.
Sell for Action! Clear out those cupboards! There are lots of items lurking around your home – and the homes of friends, family and neighbours – that could be turned into a great donation for Action. Why not ask friends and family to donate items that you can sell on eBay or sell in a garage sale at your home? Why not collect together the books that are cluttering up your home and take them to a car boot sale.
Eat for Action! Why not hold a vintage afternoon tea in your garden – all the best hotels and restaurants are getting in on the craze for Afternoon Tea – why not join them? Get together some old-fashioned tea sets and table cloths and put on an afternoon with finger sandwiches, cakes and scones. Set out small tables in your garden and turn it into a garden party!
Bake for Action! Thanks to Mary Berry and the Great British Bake-Off, baking is back. Use your skills to bake scones, cakes, pies and tarts to sell – at work, at school, at any local clubs you attend.
It really is up to you!
Once you’ve decided on what you are going to do then please register your event so we can can get in contact with you.
Make sure you give yourself enough time to plan your event. Ask friends and family for help and advice. Think carefully about the date and location – make sure it’s a day that’s easy for people and a location that’s convenient for people to get to.
Set a target
Set a fundraising goal and share it with everyone. People like to see how well fundraisers are doing in raising their target amount – this will inspire people to donate!
Spread the word
Share what you are doing everywhere you can. Put posters in shop windows, at school and at work. Use Facebook and Twitter to get the word out online and write a blog to keep people up to date with your progress.
Set up a JustGiving.com page to raise money online. Go to JustGiving.com/APF to get started. It’s quick and simple to sign up and it’s a good place for people to read your story. You can also set up Text Giving by setting up a unique text code for your event. For more information and to download your free text giving support pack, go to justgiving.com/justtextgiving.