We believe that every child deserves the best start in life.
Creating a reliable, sustainable flow of funds to provide vital support for vulnerable families is an ongoing challenge. As a small charity, we rely heavily on the fundraising efforts of our local Hertfordshire community and are always looking for people to help run or initiate new fundraising events and activities. Your support and time really can make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and families living in the area.
- Make it interesting, think outside the box and capture peoples imagination – The success of your fundraising campaign or sponsored event depends largely on how much attention you can generate. The more people who are actually interested in what you are doing, the more sponsorship you can generate.
- Tell a story and make it personal – Why are you fundraising for Home-Start Herts, have you had a personal experience, or do you know someone who has?
- Set up a fundraising page – add your story and share, share, share! (we recommend Virgin Giving)
- Let us know what you are doing so we can shout about your fabulous fundraising venture. We will also be on hand to offer help or support.
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Bake, party, Dance, walk, dine, run, climb, pamper, trek, dress up, crawl or even fly; there is something for everyone…………….
Challenges – There are lots of exciting and fun challenge events available; some that test your stamina and fitness, some that are mucky, and of course, those that are all about the adrenaline rush!
Fancy joining our Skydiving event <link calendar> in May?
Do something you love like inviting friends round for a party, afternoon tea or a games night.
A summer BBQ always goes down well, you could event have a theme and fancy dress competition!
There are lots of things you could do as a family too:
– collect your lose change/£1 coins
– Do a collection instead of gifts, at a celebration (wedding, birthday, graduation)
– Shave your head/beard
– Give something up and donate the cost (glass of wine, magazine)
Bring people together to help set up a community fundraiser, it can be a good way to get to build networks and involve people who may be isolated or lonely………………………………….
It is amazing just how much energy and enthusiasm a group can build, and you can go as big or as small as you want.
Some popular event are:
– Quiz nights
– wine tasting evenings
– battle of the bands
– Seasonal events (carol singing, Easter egg hunts)
But don’t forget to think outside the box!
When doing community fundraising, always approach local business and organisations for donations or resources. It is amazing just how generous they can be. (contact us for required letter of authorisation)
Did you know that a group that supports a charity is more successful in engaging members and raising its profile?
As a group, you already have the people power and are likely to have a vast range of skills and expertise between you, which makes you fantastic potential Home-Start fundraisers. So here is how to get started:
1. Get in touch we’d love to come and talk to your group about the difference that Home-Start makes to local families who are vulnerable.
2. Put fundraising on your next meeting agenda and see what ideas you groups has
Fundraising as a group really builds team spirit.
Being involved in fundraising enhances children/young people’s social and emotional development. They learn valuable life skills that help them to become caring and compassionate members of society. It’s a win for our families and it’s a win for the kids!
Nurseries – Fundraising for Home-Start can be a great way of prompting discussion around families being different.
Activities can include:
– A dress up or themed day
– A collection at the Christmas party or play
– Teddy bears picnic
– Coffee morning
– Sponsored toddle
– a small collection box to take home and fill up
Schools – fundraising is a great way to introduce social responsibility and diversity.
– Dress down day or themed day
– Collection at events and concerts
– Set an apprentice-like challenge where students have to make something and sell it
– Get older students to put on a movie evening for the younger students
– Students doing art or photography to set up an exhibition
– Donate money made from the sale of second hand uniforms
We organise a range of events throughout
the year, see the calendar for details.