Christmas gift ideas
Tired of giving socks and smellies?
Instead, buy a day out, a Christmas party or a present for a young person.
Our Kenilworth committee organises a wonderful annual event at their town theatre. As the chair of the group, Margaret, explains:
'We purchase tickets from the theatre at a discounted price and then sell them to others, to make a profit to donate to The Children's Society.
'The theatre holds these evenings for charities, and then it's the committee's challenge to sell as many tickets to the event as possible. Going out and finding people to buy tickets is really the only organising involved in the event.
'We also get raffle prizes donated, to make a little extra on the night. Just let people know the kind of event you are hosting and who it will benefit and you will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of donations you get!'
You can organise your own theatre evening. The Kenilworth committee's suggestions include:
'Theatre evenings can be lovely community events. Many friends and family of committee members buy tickets, so the evening can be a big catch up event, although anyone can of course attend, as long as they buy a ticket!'
The event often raises £500 to support our work with children and young people.
If you'd like to ask the Kenilworth committee a question, please contact us.
If you've organised this type of event and have tips, please let us know - leave a comment below.