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Fundraising Games at Balls

Posted on 25 February 2005 at 12:07 pm
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  • Anonymous
    25 February 2005 at 12:07 pm #1994

    Hi Everyone, I’m quite new in my job as Event Organiser and I’m looking for some inspiration for coming up with fundraising games at Balls/Dinners, etc. Has anyone done anything that was a little different to the old “Heads and Tails”, auction, raffle stuff?

    Cheers,

    Abigail

    Anonymous
    26 February 2005 at 12:51 pm #7296

    Dear Abigail,

    I find that the old ones are always the best, but played in a different way.

    Heads and Tails therefore becomes ‘sexy people’!!!

    Drop me a line or call for more details.

    Regards,

    Jason
    079 000 83242

    Anonymous
    14 March 2005 at 2:00 pm #7297

    [FONT=Arial Black]Hi

    What’s ‘heads & tails’?
    I’m organising the school ball and as you can probably guess – I’m new at this!!

    Lisa

    Anonymous
    14 March 2005 at 2:37 pm #7298

    Lisa,

    Good afternoon.

    Heads ‘N’ Tails is a game which is often used as an ice-breaker at events.

    It is great fun, can be played by adults and kids alike with the offer of a prize to the winner.

    Drop me a line at [email]putt@pinflaggolf.co.uk[/email] and I’ll send you some more details.

    regards,

    Jason

    Anonymous
    25 August 2005 at 3:47 pm #7299

    Hi Abigail

    A superb one I was told of, and actually went on to try at my Ball last year in Edinburgh, is Lemon Bowling. Create a break in your dancing and split the dance floor up into three “lanes” and put down bottles of whisky, champagne etc as jacks. People pay £1 to roll 3 lemons at the bottles. Closest lemon to the bottle without hitting it wins that bottle. We did two sets of bottles per lane. About 10 minutes for each bottle. It’s really hard to bowl a lemon straight and everyone will be cracking up trying to do it. Get your celebs/ball compere to do a running commentry and you’ll have the whole place falling about laughing!

    Good luck – and remember where you read it!

    Anonymous
    30 August 2005 at 8:02 am #7300

    Games at events are always nice, but you should always invite Gordon Brown to play.

    So instead of simply making it say £3 pounds to play heads and tails, make it £1 with a £2 or more vountary donation. Sure, some people will only only give the pound, but those that give the £2 (or more) will also be adding 56p (or more) and you will also have their name and address. So not only do you get an enhanced donation, you also get a new supporter who you can add to you database.

    And Gordon is so nice, that if you DO invite him to play, he will actually pay the players 23p for each pound they donate!

    You can contact me at [email]bg@gain.me.uk[/email] for more information.

    Barry Gower

    Managing Director
    GAIN – Gify Aid Consultanats and Recovery Specialists.
    e-mail: [email]bg@gain.me.uk[/email]
    http://www.gain.me.uk

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