Organise a LauraLynn event
The beauty of organising your very own event is that it’s totally up to you what you’d like to do and what suits you best. Whether it’s at work or in your local community the choice is yours. If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, check out our Top Tips & Ideas.
Once you’ve decided, follow our 5 Simple Steps below to get the ball rolling:
1. PLAN PLAN PLAN
First please complete and return our Fundraising Form – Outside Events – 2017 to let us know what’s happening and when. We’ll do our very best to help you. Choose a date and venue that suits – at home, at school, at work or in your local community centre. Recruit some friends, family or colleagues to help you out – delegate, delegate, delegate!
2. GET THE WORD OUT
Send a text or email to get the word out among your friends, family and colleagues. We can post the details up on our Events Calendar if you would like to extend the invite to the wider public – just ask! Holding your event at work? Advertise it via internal communication channels such as newsletters, intranet or email. Organising it at school? Let your classmates know by making event posters and share our short intro DVD with them. Go the extra mile and inform your local paper, display posters in the local shops and invite all your friends on Facebook. The more people know about it, the more funds you’ll raise.
3. ASK FOR MONEY
Ensure you figure out how best to raise funds at your event. It could be a bucket collection, or donations in return for whatever service or goods you’re providing e.g a donation in return for coffee, tea & cake at a Coffee Morning. You could even consider a raffle at your event to add extra umph to your total! Approach local businesses or shops who are usually more than happy to donate prizes (we can provide you with a letter from us as proof it’s all above board!)
4. ADD LAURALYNN SPARKLE
We have posters, balloons, stickers and t-shirts available to really add a LauraLynn presence on the day. You can download our pretty LauraLynn Bunting & Poster or why not show our DVD on the day to really show those attending where their important donations will be spent.
5. AFTER THE EVENT
Make sure to thank anyone (email or text are perfect!) who helped you and let them know how much you raised for us thanks to their fantastic contribution. Send in your funds raised – you can do this:
- online at www.lauralynn.ie
- send a cheque / postal order / bank draft to: LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, Leopardstown Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18
- Lodge to our bank account – IBAN: IE86 AIBK 9335 7003 2206 23 and Swift/Bic No. AIBKIE2D at AIB Sandyford – but please use your name as a reference so we know who it’s from.
However how much you raise, please be assured your support will make a real difference to the children & families who rely on our care.
We’d love to hear about what you’ve been up to, or if you’d like any further advice please contact Liz: email@example.com or T: 01 289 3151.