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Fundraising pack Whatever your passion, we’ve got some great fundraising ideas for you. MAF UK Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone CT20 2TN Scottish Office 29 Canal Street, Glasgow G4 0AD T 0845 850 9505 E supporter.relations@maf-uk.org

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Thank you for choosing to support MAF We really appreciate everything our fantastic Supporters do – you make such a huge difference. Thank you! If you require any assistance, please contact our Events Officer Sam Bishopp on 01303 850 950 or email samantha.bishopp@maf-uk.org Whatever your passion, we’ve got some great fundraising ideas for you.

The Foodies - Bake sale - Garden party - Coffee morning The Sporty - Fun walk, run, hike or cycle - Retro sports day The Socialites - Fashion show - Nearly new sale - Themed evenings The Community Groups - Talent show - Pantomime or drama production - Barn dance The Music Lovers - Karaoke - Jazz night - Concert

MAF UK Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone CT20 2TN Scottish Office 29 Canal Street, Glasgow G4 0AD T 0845 850 9505 E supporter.relations@maf-uk.org

www.maf-uk.org

MAF UK

@flying4life

Registered charity in England and Wales (1064598) and in Scotland (SC039107)

MAFUK

MAFUKFILM


Whatever you decide to do, make sure you follow this simple guide in order to maximise your fundraising efforts. Ask As simple and obvious as it may sound, if people don’t know, they won’t donate. Ask everyone you know to support you, and let them know why you are doing this and the difference their contribution will make. Give them something to talk about Be inventive with your fundraising and let it stand out from the crowd. Then use Twitter and Facebook to get people talking. Set a target If you have a goal that you want to reach, let everyone know about it. Keep people updated about your progress. Think big, but also be realistic. Timing Timing is said to be everything so make sure you pick yours wisely. The time to approach your colleagues may be on payday when they are more likely to be generous, not when all the winter bills have just come in. The Boss Why not check to see if your company will help or even match your fundraising efforts. Passion Whether you’re a baker, drama queen or fitness fantastic, centre your fundraising around your passion. Using existing skills will not only help your fundraising but will also make it even more enjoyable for you.

Get involved in Bake Off to Take Off www.maf-uk.org/bake

MAF UK Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone CT20 2TN Scottish Office 29 Canal Street, Glasgow G4 0AD T 0845 850 9505 E supporter.relations@maf-uk.org

www.maf-uk.org

MAF UK

@flying4life

Registered charity in England and Wales (1064598) and in Scotland (SC039107)

MAFUK

MAFUKFILM


Six simple sizzlers 1 Fill an empty Smarties pack with £1 coins or 20 pence pieces. Pass it round the office, friends or simply keep topping it up with your spare change. If you’re at work, why not challenge another department to see who can fill one first? 2 Get some baby photos from friends and colleagues and then charge others to guess who’s who – or maybe just to look at the photos! 3 When the weather’s warm, why not make the most of it by having a lunchtime car wash. Get donations from family, friends or colleagues in return for a sparkling clean motor. 4 There’s a classic way to raise money that never fails to attract a crowd – supply homemade cakes and watch the donations come flooding in. Why not make a few extra cakes that people can take home – for a donation of course! 5 Why not run a caption competition and ask for donations in return for every suggestion. Whether you choose to use a serious picture or a more humorous one, it’s bound to get people talking. 6 Ahoy there, landlubbers, here’s a golden fundraising idea. Hoist the Jolly Roger, put a parrot on your shoulder and hold a treasure hunt.

Get involved in The Great Glen Challenge www.maf-uk.org/greatglenchallenge

MAF UK Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone CT20 2TN Scottish Office 29 Canal Street, Glasgow G4 0AD T 0845 850 9505 E supporter.relations@maf-uk.org

www.maf-uk.org

MAF UK

@flying4life

Registered charity in England and Wales (1064598) and in Scotland (SC039107)

MAFUK

MAFUKFILM


Top tips to hosting a successful fundraising event Choose a date and book a venue You can hold it in a church, school, village hall, at work, at home or wherever works best for you. Team work Ask some friends and family to form an events team. Ask them to help organise and promote your event as well as being helping hands on the day. Set a fundraising target Let people know how much you hope to raise and inspire them to help you meet this amount. Invite your friends, family and colleagues Invitations can be sent by post, email, phone or via facebook. Spread the word - Promote in your community by putting up posters in your local church, shops and library. - Create an event on Facebook and invite all your friends. - Send a press release off to your local paper and radio station.

If you need any resources send us an email at events@maf-uk.org to see if we can help Have fun If you enjoy your event, the chances are that others are going to have a good time as well. Thank you! Thank people after the event and let them know how much you raised. And lastly, give yourself a massive pat on the back from us. Thank you so much for your support. We think you’re just great and we couldn’t do what we do without you, so thank you.

Get involved in helping the world’s most isolated people MAF UK Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone CT20 2TN Scottish Office 29 Canal Street, Glasgow G4 0AD T 0845 850 9505 E supporter.relations@maf-uk.org

www.maf-uk.org

MAF UK

@flying4life

Registered charity in England and Wales (1064598) and in Scotland (SC039107)

MAFUK

MAFUKFILM


MAF UK fundraising guide