Fun Ways to Fundraise for your Community, Church or Charity

By Penny Hallet

ISBN 1502924226

ISBN 13: 9781502924223

This is a short book packed full of information for anyone who is raising money for a church or charity project. The author has forty years of experience in journalism, public relations and marketing. She is currently putting the ideas contained in this book into practice, helping to raise money for a big project at her own church in Gloucestershire.

The book covers the basic practicalities of running a fundraising event, followed by a host of ideas for fundraisers. There are the standard jumble sales and tombolas, but also balloon races, sponsored jailbreaks, and hymnathons, and ideas for special days and dates (pin a red nose on Rudolph, anyone?)

There is valuable information on food safety and licensing and the law covering lotteries and health and safety issues, and a list of useful contacts and resources.

Raising money for your church project can be hard work. Anyone who has been down this road will know about filling in applications to trusts, and probably looking to find generous people to make significant donations, but the most visible part of any fundraising campaign, and the part which will take the most amount of work is the inevitable series of fundraising events. This book will be of great help in generating new ideas when the imagination is flagging and you need something new, and plenty of advice to help make your event a success.

About the author:

Penny Hallett has more than 40 years’ experience in journalism, public relations, and marketing. She spent the majority of her career in the public sector, where she imagined and brought to life many national, regional, and local awareness-raising campaigns and events, several of which won prestigious industry awards.

She started fundraising when she was 10, writing a magazine and selling it to friends and classmates to raise money for disadvantaged children. The free sweet with each copy boosted sales enormously!

Penny is currently working as a volunteer with the St Michael’s Church Heart of the Community project. The project aims to raise £5.5 million to build a new church and community centre, restore the 14th century church, and refurbish the Old School Rooms at Stoke Gifford, South Gloucestershire. All royalties from the sale of this book are being donated to the project.