Empowering Choirs: Fundraising Tips for Hand in Hand 2024

As the excitement builds for Hand In Hand 2024, we find ourselves on the cusp of a remarkable event that promises inspiration, connection, and unity. With just a few months left to prepare, it’s essential to ensure that every member of your choir feels empowered to participate fully. We understand that the costs associated with travel and accommodation in Bristol may pose challenges for some, but fear not – together, we can overcome these obstacles through the power of community and creativity.

Fundraising is not just about raising money; it’s about coming together, supporting one another, and creating unforgettable memories along the way. To assist you in your efforts, we’ve compiled a range of fundraising ideas that can ignite the spirit of generosity within your choir and help pave the way for an enriching Hand In Hand experience:

  1. Member Donations: Encourage each member to contribute a small amount towards a collective fundraising pot. Even modest donations of £1-2 per member can add up and make a significant impact.
  2. Social Events: Host engaging social gatherings such as ceilidhs or quizzes, where members and guests can come together for a fun-filled evening. Consider pricing tickets accordingly to cover costs and offer enticing prizes to boost participation.
  3. Raffles: Reach out to members and local businesses for prize donations, turning unused items into valuable assets for fundraising. Raffle events can add an element of excitement while supporting your cause.
  4. Sponsored Events: Challenge members to undertake sponsored activities like silences, swims, or bike rides, rallying friends and family to sponsor their efforts and contribute to the cause.
  5. Treasure Hunts: Organise adventurous treasure hunts that not only raise funds but also foster teamwork and exploration within your choir community. Charge entry fees per team and offer enticing prizes for the winners.
  6. Cake Sales: Indulge your sweet tooth while raising funds by hosting delightful cake sales. From classic favourites to innovative creations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
  7. Sponsorship: Forge partnerships with local companies and organisations to secure sponsorships that can alleviate financial burdens for members in need. Leverage personal connections within your choir network to identify potential sponsors and supporters.

Remember, fundraising isn’t just about the money – it’s about the journey, the connections forged, and the sense of accomplishment shared among choir members. Consider collaborating with other choirs in your area to maximise fundraising potential and create lasting bonds within the broader community.

We invite you to share your fundraising experiences, insights, and suggestions on our Facebook page. Let’s come together, inspire one another, and make Hand In Hand 2024 a celebration of unity, diversity, and harmony.

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