Family Fundraising Garden Party
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Just recovered from holding a Family Fundraiser in our garden in aid of the Nepalese earthquake victims. Neighbours and friends arrived in numbers and enjoyed a fun but cold afternoon of old pub games and lawn games and even a ukelele band.
Everyone was really generous with their donations in money and gifts. Over £1600 was raised for Child Education Nepal UK‘s crisis appeal to provide shelter, water and food for earthquake victims who have been left homeless. 100% of fundraising goes direct to the people of the Ashrang area of Nepal only 20 miles from the epicentre.
What did we do?
We didn't sell tickets, we simply invited people to donate. We had my daughter and her friends on a table on the way in with raffle tickets and prizes. We asked people to bring something that could be sold or to be part of the raffle and people were really generous.
Some gifts were auctioned instead of raffled as this lead to more excitement and more money!
Games were laid out in advance. We had:
- Splat the Rat!
- Giant Jenga
- Aunt Sally
- Bar Billiards
- 5 aside football
- Shove Ha'penny
- Dutch Shuffleboard
- Ring the Bull
- Ukelele - learn to play
We had flags and bunting - the garden looked great. And it was almost like a staff reunion too with current and past employees arriving with husbands, wives and bouncing babies.
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