Ideas for your own event
If you are thinking of organising a fundraising event for Afasic, but are not sure what to do, here is a selection of a few ideas to get you thinking. Please support Afasic; you really can help to make a difference.
‘Give it Up for Afasic’
We are challenging our members and supporters to give something up during Lent*, get sponsored for it and raise much needed funds for Afasic during our special 45th Anniversary year. It could be chocolate, smoking, TV, shopping, beer, sweets etc. and if 40 days is too long then try it for a week, or even just a day. Why not challenge a friend, colleague, or relative to join you and see who lasts the longest! We can supply sponsor forms, posters, literature etc. and will support you as much as we can.
[*Lent traditionally begins on Ash Wednesday, 13th February 2013, and lasts for 40 days].
Hold a coffee morning or afternoon tea
At home, at work, in an interesting location? Invite along some friends or colleagues and ask them to make a contribution to Afasic.
Organise a sponsored silence
At work, at home, a school class, local scout troop – anywhere and for as long as people can last out, maybe a prize for the person who is the last to crack!
Organise a barbecue or a Barn Dance
Summer will soon be here, make the most of it by organising a summer activity and getting friends, relatives, colleagues to come along, join in the fun and make a donation to Afasic.
Everyone loves a quiz night! Get others involved to help out, maybe provide the food for free, get a free venue, and donate prizes for a raffle or auction?
Clear out your cupboards
De-clutter your house or flat by having a clear out of unwanted items and selling them at the local car boot sale or online (eBay etc.) and then donating the proceeds to Afasic. Even better, get some friends to join you!
Organise your very own local talent show and encourage people to make donations to Afasic, hold a raffle etc. You can even have your own version of Simon Cowell to pass judgement if you want – all part of the fun!
Donations to Afasic instead of presents
If you have got all you need and are having a special birthday, or Wedding Anniversary, why not ask people for a donation to Afasic instead?
This is only a very small selection, the list of possibilities is almost endless – if you want more ideas, or want to discuss a possible event, then please do get in touch with us.