Fundraising Tips

Fundraising can be hard, knowing where to begin is crucial to organising any sort of event. If you need any help at all, BIG or small please don't hesitate to contact us, as we’re here to help! In the meantime here are some tips to get you started:

​Advertising

Get the word around, promote your event on social media. These can help spread the word about your event and can help drum up more supporters. You can use videos / posters Medic to Medic newsletters etc. Take photos during your event and we may use these in future newsletters or on our website or social media pages.

Collections

Collection tins and buckets can be very successful in raising money and awareness.  If you are collecting in a public place you may need to apply to the local council for a permit. Whenever you are collecting money, please be careful and ensure the funds are kept safe and secure. 

​Data Protection

Make sure any electronic or paper record you keep about people involved in a fundraising event complies with the Data Protection Act. Do not leave sensitive details in a place where anyone can have easy access to it and do not share information to other people without their permission.

​Food Hygiene

Please take care when handling food; remember wear gloves, safe preparation, storage, display and cooking. Make sure you adhere to the venue food safety policy.

Health and Safety risk assessment

If you are organising an event that requires hired equipment, please follow the professional advice of equipment manufactures and staff supervising the facilities.

Events need to be adequately risk assessed to find, reduce and control the risk to all those taking part and those who may be attending.

Medic to Medic cannot accept liability for fundraising activities, this means you need to consider any potential risks that may occur. You will also need to make it clear that your event is fundraising ‘in aid of Medic to Medic’ rather than being organised by Medic to Medic.

Insurance

By organising your own event you are responsible for taking adequate steps to make sure the event does not pose any risk to others.  If you are organising an event that is open to the general public, you might need to take our Public Liability Insurance, check with your venue to see what they are covered for.

Planning your event

What is your fundraising target? 

This will help you decide what type of event to hold.


When will your event take place? 

Remember you will need to consider some of the following factors: weather, special events, public holiday, time of the event – i.e. morning / afternoon / evening.


Where will you hold your event? Will this be an indoor or outdoor event? Do you need to hire a venue, pay for a location pitch, can it be held somewhere for free - house / church / school? How big does the venue need to be? If you are planning an outdoor event will you need to hire equipment, e.g. marquee?


Who will help you to organise the event and how will you pay for the upfront costs? 

Are you able to get local businesses to sponsor some or all of the event? Consider putting together a budget. One of the most easiest ways to collect money is via an online giving page. Set up your individual page and link it to the Medic to Medic page. If you would rather collect your donations, please contact the office for sponsorship forms. Don’t forget to ask those who are donating to tick the Gift Aid box on the sponsorship page if they are a UK taxpayer. This will allow Medic to Medic to claim an extra 25p on every £1 donated.