YMCA Bedfordshire

Fundraising

You can support YMCA Bedfordshire by signing up for one of our sponsored events or running your own event for us.

If you decide to organise your own fundraising or sponsored event at your home, school, church, or place of work, please contact us for posters, leaflets, and branded materials. We’ll be more than happy to help and could even support you to promote the event via our website and social media platforms. 

If you want to make use of our on line sponsorship, Just Giving pages or our Events Bright event management platform, we can chat about that too.

We would love to hear from you, so please drop us a line at hello@ymcabedfordshire.org marking your email Events.

Checkout our upcoming events HERE and get involved 

 

A bit of inspiration…

Put on an event
Put on an event such as a quiz or a fashion show and sell tickets. Not only is it a great way to raise money, it’s also good fun.

Afternoon teas/coffee mornings
Why not get baking and have people round for a coffee morning or afternoon tea? You can ask people for a small donation or hold a raffle and sell tickets.

Car boot sales
Set up a table for YMCA Bedfordshire at a car boot sale and sell your unwanted bric-a-brac. 

Auctions
You could hold an auction dinner. Ask individuals and local businesses for items that money can’t usually buy. Individuals could offer an hour’s gardening, an evening’s babysitting or a week in their holiday home. Local businesses could offer items like a studio portrait, a hamper or a haircut.

Sponsored events
The possibilities are endless. Choose an event and collect sponsorship. You could run, swim, dance, sleep, sing, eat or be silent.

If you have planned a great event, don’t forget to contact your local press and shout about it via social media. The more people who know about your efforts, the more money and awareness you’re likely to raise.

The best way to manage your fundraising is to set up a personal fundraising page via Just Giving which is a simple way to collect your donations and sponsorship. Before creating your page, please let our fundraiser Paul know at hello@ymcabedfordshire.org  or call us on 01234 307040 so we can track your fundraising.

If you would like a member of staff to come and speak at your event then just give us a call and we can partner your event up with a great member of our staff. Call 01234 307040 asking for Fundraising. 

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