Fundraising events

Ant Fitton & James Fairweather 3As well as our own events, which include our annual Sleep Walk and Lights of Love service, we also raise money through a wide range of external events organised by you.

We will provide you with an events pack which will walk you through every step of the event planning process and we can also help you with publicity, posters, banners, collecting buckets, t-shirts and more!

If you would like to take part in an event that we are holding, or would like to get in contact with us about your own event. Please contact the Fundraising team on 01444 471598.

Planning your event

  1. Ask your friends, family and work colleagues to help you.  Not only is it more fun but they will have plenty of ideas to help you.
  2. Don’t forget to call us! Tell us about your event. We love to know what people in our area are doing and we may be able to help you. You can contact the Fundraising team by calling 01444 471598
  3. Keep it simple.
  4. Be organised. Have a clear plan from the very beginning and be sure to check that the date of your event doesn’t clash with others, like the Queens Jubilee, bonfire night or school holidays!
  5. Draw up a budget. Try to plan how much putting the event on will cost and then look at ways to cut costs as much as possible – the more you spend, the less money comes to St Peter & St James’.
  6. Seek permission and check legal requirements. Make sure you find out whether you require any special licenses or permissions. This particularly applies if you are planning to organise a raffle or street collection.
  7. Be safe. As the event organiser you must be careful to ensure the safety of your guests. Not only are you required to comply with Health and Safety legislation but you may also need to consider First Aid and Fire Safety requirements. Your local council will be able to provide you with full details, or, contact the fundraising team on 01444 471598 or fundraising@stpeter-stjames.org.uk for more advice.
  8. Insurance. You may need public liability insurance for your event.  Check with your venue and service providers on the night (for example bands, catering, marquee hire) as they may well already be covered.
  9. Publicise your event. Don’t forget to promote the event in your local area. You could put up posters, hand out flyers and even get your local papers, parish magazines and radio stations involved.
  10. Thank everyone involved. After the event, don’t forget to thank everyone involved.
  11. Enjoy yourself!
Registered Charity Number: 1056114