Top 10 tips and tricks
So you’re thinking about organising your own event to help
raise money for St John Ambulance, but where do you begin?
Don’t worry, we’re here to support you and our
top 10 tips and tricks will help get you started.
1. Talk to us - We want to know that you’re
interested in organising an event. Let us know and download our
Starter Pack full of materials to get you going. You can even
contact your local fundraising coordinator for more help and
2. There’s no need to go it alone - Getting
some extra support from friends and family is always a good idea.
They might not always be able to help out at events, but see if
they’ll help you brainstorm ideas, hone your plans or promote your
fundraising page via social media.
3. Health and safety - If you’re organising an
event for the public, ensure that all health & safety
precautions are taken to avoid any accidents. Want to know more?
Read our health and safety tips.
4. It’s all about the cause - Make sure you let
people know why you’ve chosen to support St John Ambulance – the
more they know about our inspirational work, the more likely they
are to support our cause.
5. Create your online fundraising page/keep an eye on
the pennies - set up an online giving page so you can
share it with your friends, family and colleagues so they can
easily donate. If you’re receiving funds by hand, calculate a
simple budget when planning your event and make sure you review it
6. Share it on social media - Tell people what
you’re doing and share a link to your fundraising page so people
can see what you’re doing and support you. Make sure to tweet
join us on Facebook for advice and
7. Most of all, have a good time - Above all
else enjoy your event and have fun! Have fun baking cakes, singing
karaoke or whatever it is you’re doing. Let’s face it, you’re doing
it for a good cause.
8. Say thank you - After it’s all done, say
thank you to everybody who helped and gave their support.
9. How to pay in your money - If you’ve raised
your funds through JustGiving, the money will come directly to us.
If you have raised in other ways, get more information on how to return your money.
10. How to keep it legal - Handling
money/keeping children safe at your event/licences, it’s all
important! Refer to our Money Matters to get all the details.
For more help or information please contact the events team at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call