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2006/07/12 17:35:32 (permalink)
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Fundraising event ideas!

Hey guys and gals!

Im organising a fundraising event with a friend of mine. They are local charities.

One is the east anglian air ambulance and the other: The kick Stop.

The main theme will be martial arts / kickboxing.

We will be doing an auction to raise some cash that way and generally making the whole day a big fun day for the whole family etc.

Any ideas of what things to have going on during the day from people would be greatly appreciated!
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    kitty
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    RE: Fundraising event ideas! 2006/07/12 18:38:55 (permalink)
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    If you have access to the outdoors then have things like a bouncy castle for the kids and also the sumo suits can be fun, then I also think there is a velcro wall thingybobs!! Obviously you charge people to have a go.
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    Mendy5
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    RE: Fundraising event ideas! 2006/07/12 19:05:47 (permalink)
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    Thanks Kitty! have noted those ones down, they should be a big hit!

    Keep em coming guys!
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    RE: Fundraising event ideas! 2006/07/12 19:33:06 (permalink)
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    five a side football competition, guess how many sweets in a jar, martial arts display, kareoke (cant spell), thats all i can think of off the top of my head
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    RE: Fundraising event ideas! 2006/07/12 19:44:07 (permalink)
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    If your main theme is to be martial arts,a well put together demo of pad skills and form fighting will keep kids and adults alike,well entertained whilst stuffing the great british beef burger.......MMMmmm food and fighting,gifts from the gods.
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    RE: Fundraising event ideas! 2006/07/12 19:58:49 (permalink)
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    1 piece of advice when organising outdoor charity events.
    Myself and Delboy once organised an outdoor 5-a-side football tournament for St Christopher and John the Holy Baptist the 2nd Youth Club (The Youth Club we currently bounce at), and from the fatal errors we made doing that, you can very much learn from our mistakes.

    Firstly, do not attempt to book special guests to make appearances. Delboy, upon talking to a electrician in the pub one Friday night, booked a so-called Mexican World Cup player from USA 94, 'Pancho' Perez, who apparently holds the record for most kickups with a pomidori tomato (haven't verified that tbh). Perez was supposed to turn up and take part in a charity novelty penalty shoot out against one of the youth club workers who was dressed in a lion's costume, but he didn't show. So, if you are going to book a guest appearance, make sure it is 100% legit and reliable.

    Secondly, we thought it was a good idea to organise a game of 'human' chess using people and a giant picnic cloth, to give the children some more intellectual stimulation. However, it went wrong when a nearby zorb careered off track and turned the game of human chess into human skittles.

    The moral to this was that charity events must be, or at least therefore, cannot.
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    RE: Fundraising event ideas! 2006/07/12 20:06:25 (permalink)
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    Went to a simiar event in a field in East Sussex a while back to raise money for Deaf children.

    One of the most popular events there was Coconut shy but with a difference....instead of coconuts it was loads of old china plates - literally smashing!

    Just a thought.



    Cheers

    MD

    P.S. And, oh, I remember David Prowse was the guest of honour there dressed up as the Green X man!
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    RE: Fundraising event ideas! 2006/07/12 20:06:56 (permalink)
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    Hire a bungee or such event

    They charge £40 per jump, you may get half or something ... also good with other events as it can be in teh corner of the firld

    Raw dead Lift 320kg
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    Amateur cage fighter @ 95 - 105kg
    :o)
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    RE: Fundraising event ideas! 2006/07/12 21:08:02 (permalink)
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    Thanks! some great advice and ideas there! really appreciate it.

    Muscledeaf thats sounds like a good event, im deaf in one ear so can really relate to those kids and how it affects your life.
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    RE: Fundraising event ideas! 2006/07/13 11:03:33 (permalink)
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    I made a donation to East Anglia Air Ambulance this year, they are b1oody heros ]

    Let me know when and where!

    A few ideas....get local business to donate into a raffle/auction...ie. Norwich Utd could donate match tickets or a free tour for 2; also offer them a chance to set up a stand for free. Approach the management at Chapelfields and see if they can get a goddie bag together...you need to offer them tons of publicity so get the newspapers and local stations like Vibe interested and invite them to the event!

    If you can create enough publicity you have a bargaining tool to use to get people involved…..sting a couple of well known locals (you must know a few) into putting their name towards it!

    Also as mentioned stick to the tried and tested – you are creating a family day so have lots of things for kids to get involved with – face painting, a balloon man, silt walkers etc Get down your gym and rope the big guys into coming dressed up as the green giant man thing....those dance mats are a big thing at the moment, offer a dance off competition!

    Plan, Plan and Plan again....I am sure it will be good!
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    RE: Fundraising event ideas! 2006/07/13 11:31:04 (permalink)
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    Have a kissogram thing there too

    I would volunteer but I'm a bit too ugly
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    RE: Fundraising event ideas! 2006/07/13 11:44:42 (permalink)
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    Just wondered what silt walkers were, maybe it's an East Anglian thing



    edited to add, whilst my input may be of no use whatsoever I do hope it goes well for you
    post edited by northern35s - 2006/07/13 11:45:33
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    RE: Fundraising event ideas! 2006/07/13 12:01:17 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: drab4

    Have a kissogram thing there too

    I would volunteer but I'm a bit too ugly



    Mate have you ever been to Norwich - FENLAND.....I will say no more!!!

    ORIGINAL: northern35s

    Just wondered what silt walkers were, maybe it's an East Anglian thing



    Hahaha we also have our own spelling - mendy will know what I mean
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    Mendy5
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    RE: Fundraising event ideas! 2006/07/13 12:13:42 (permalink)
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    Thanks for that clair, some great ideas there!

    Yeah the Air ambulance is a really good charity in East anglia they need lots of money to keep it running. My dad is the co-ordinator for it and usually does all the events/picking up cheques around Norfolk and east anglia.


    Will let you know of the time and date of when its gonna happen and what will def be going on so watch this space!
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    Mendy5
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    RE: Fundraising event ideas! 2006/07/13 22:01:47 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Clair1111


    ORIGINAL: drab4

    Have a kissogram thing there too

    I would volunteer but I'm a bit too ugly



    Mate have you ever been to Norwich - FENLAND.....I will say no more!!!

    ORIGINAL: northern35s

    Just wondered what silt walkers were, maybe it's an East Anglian thing



    Hahaha we also have our own spelling - mendy will know what I mean



    Lmao! just caught that one! lol
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