I searched archives but couldn’t see anything relevant so wondered if anybody could help here. A charity I know is organising an event to raise funds. I am aware of the HMRC fundraising event guidelines and believe that the following on tickets and publicity will be enough to satisfy HMRC but would be grateful for other opinions.
[Name of event] raising funds in aid of XXX Charity
Thanks in advance
Please could someone give me some advise on how to get some good Auction prizes for my son’s charity Ball having trouble getting positive responces. I am currently writing to different organisations, hotels, leisure etc, but havin now luck. I am also now trying holiday firms for help but not having any luck am I writing to the wrong kind of people?
It can be tricky to secure raffle prizes without having good personal contacts. Writing cold letters will undoubtedly have poor results, so if you, your family or friends have any business contacts, start with them first – and then ask them if they can recommend other business contacts.
You might also try http://www.how2fundraise.org, a site with advice for members of the public on fundraising.
I am also organising a charity event and know how disheartening it can be to have no responses!
I’ve emailed 100’s of companies and had no response, however, I have also had a response from quite a few local companies. I think local companies may be more likely to dontate – that is what I have found anyway. You may have already contacted these but just to give you an idea of places that have been helpful:
Local restaurants, hair dressers, beauty salons and photographers for gift vouchers
Wine merchants for wine, champagne etc
Local football/sports club for tickets or merchandise
Deli’s – for hampers
Bakers – we got a huge personalised cake last year from a local bakers
Theatres – for tickets for upcoming events
Places Ive also emailed and am waiting for response are jewellers, go kart/adventure places, art galleries, golf clubs and hotels.
I think a lot of it can be hit and miss – we didnt get much response last year but have had a bit of a better one this year. Do you have a signed confirmation letter that you could maybe email out to the companies with your request?
Hope this helps,
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