Events are an excellent way of raising awareness and funds at the same time.
We’ve compiled a list of ideas for those who might want to organise a fundraiser and need a little inspiration.
Arts and Crafts Fairs
Invite artist to display their work and take a share of the sales.
A Bike Ride
Invite friends to pay to participate in an organised ride.
Organise a bingo or poker evening and charge an admittance fee.
Celebrate your birthday with a party and ask for donations to the Advocacy in lieu of presents. Even if you don’t want to have a party you can still mark your birthday on Facebook and ask for donations.
Invite friends for coffee and ask for donations.
Create your own cinema and hold a film night for family and friends. Sell popcorn and drinks and charge an entry fee. Theme the night on your favourite type of film!
Golf Open Days
Get a golf club to sponsor the event for you, invite club members and local businessmen for the tournament.
Clear out the attic, hold a sale and donate proceeds to the Advocacy.
Have friends get sponsored to pick up litter locally.
Open Garden Day and Plant Sale
Charge admission, sell plants and tea and cake
Have a theme and charge a fee to play
Your local radio station may help by broadcasting appeals or adopting you/ your fundraising campaign for a Christmas appeal.
Could your local theatre or amateur dramatics society be persuaded to do a preview in aid of NA?
Share pictures and stories on Instagram and set up a donation link.
Create the hunt and challenge friends to win the prize; pay to play – follow with a meal.
You can even link your event to your own fundraising page and watch the tally grow as donations come in.