Running a sponsored event to raise money for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind?
Ask us for a fundraising pack and we will send you information and tips about how to make the most of it.
We recommend setting up an online giving page- it’s easy to do and means your family and friends can donate easily. We also have sponsorship forms you can use- sometimes people are more likely to give if you ask them face to face.
And please let us know if you plan to do an event.
Organising an event to raise money?
Ask us for a pack and we will send you some resources to help.
An event doesn’t have to be difficult to organise, but there are some things it’s good to remember.
Plan your activities for a time and place when you can maximise the people who will attend, and any volunteers you need to help will be available. Weekends are usually good times, but Fridays can be good too if you’re organising something at work.
Make sure you have permission from the landowner at the venue you want to use. If you’re booking a venue, mentioning you’re raising money for charity might mean you can get a discount.
Book in plenty of time, create a budget and stick to it. Make a list of all the things you need to do to make the event a success.
Promote your event by word of mouth, social media, and in the press. We have template posters you can use, and will share your event on social media if you tell us about it.
Boost your fundraising with gift aid- the government will give us an extra 25% on any donations if the person giving ticks the relevant box or fills in a form.
Ask your employer if they will support you- many companies will match fund any fundraising activities.
Get in touch with us if you need extra resources, like T shirts or collection buckets.
Please do let us know about your event, and let us know if we can help in any way.
Feel free to get in touch with us, either by phone at 01482 240200 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.