Big Summer DO take action
Help bring back childhood this summer
Charlotte Mulcock, left, a supporter in West Yorkshire, hosted a Bake and Brew in support of our work. She recently answered our questions, sharing her fantastic tips about being inspired and hosting a DO of her own.
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A: One of your speakers recently gave a talk on the programme work done by you at our youth group. He was really inspiring, so we decided to do some fundraising.
We chose this activity because there have been many successful coffee mornings at the churches we attend, so we thought it would be a good for raising lots of money.
For planning and preparation, our leaders booked the venue, date and time well in advance of the event. After that we met every Wednesday evening for about a month to order free online resources, advertise, and create a PowerPoint informing people of the cause and getting them involved. Finally, we discussed what we were going to do and whose job was whose for the day.
We put posters in the local shop, post office, doctors' office, chemist and primary school. We also showed a PowerPoint and gave a talk to our two local churches (The Methodist Long Lee and St Barnabas Long Lee) to get them involved.
Yes definitely! It was really good fun, so we are hoping to do more fundraising activities in the future and attend many more.
My top tips for others fundraisers are: