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1yr Free Gym Pass- Best way of charity fundraising?

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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
I have been given a free 1 year gym pass as raffle prize for a Charity event I am helping to organise for Sunday.

Only problem is that it was a late gift , we have already published our list of raffle prizes, have sold tickets and I am loathe to put it into our tombola (our tombola prizes range from about £5-£30)

Can anyone think of a way of raising funds on the day? I thought about an auction but our event has been advertised as a fun, family and relatively cheap day out with free entry for kids and only £1 for adults. Most of our activities are also free and I don't reckon many will bring long huge sums or cheque books.

I have tried google without much luck so if anyone can come up with a good idea I would be really appreciative.
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Do a raffle for this. 50p a ticket or something and draw it at the end. Sounds like it could be the grand prize. Get some helpers to sell the tickets during the event, then do the draw at the end.

You could get a jar off sweets and cahrge a pound a go. Nearest guess gets the prize at the end off the event.

Have seen this sort of thing at the kids fun day at school.
#2
leecroot
Do a raffle for this. 50p a ticket or something and draw it at the end. Sounds like it could be the grand prize. Get some helpers to sell the tickets during the event, then do the draw at the end.

You could get a jar off sweets and cahrge a pound a go. Nearest guess gets the prize at the end off the event.

Have seen this sort of thing at the kids fun day at school.


Thanks, but we already have a major raffle with 15 prizes worth about £3500. We intend to sell these until our draw at the end. Another raffle would probably confuse.

But i like the idea with the sweets. I have also been given just under 200 Tunnocks tea cakes and logs. I could ask people to guess "how many minutes on a treadmill to burn off the calories after eating these?" :whistling:
#3
stevieglesga
Thanks, but we already have a major raffle with 15 prizes worth about £3500. We intend to sell these until our draw at the end. Another raffle would probably confuse.

But i like the idea with the sweets. I have also been given just under 200 Tunnocks tea cakes and logs. I could ask people to guess "how many minutes on a treadmill to burn off the calories after eating these?" :whistling:


You could have a throw the welly comp if you have enough space. £1 a go. Who throws the furthest wins.

Good luck, it sounds as though you will get a few quid raised.
#4
I would auction it-that way you will get people bidding against each other who actually want this prize-its not everyones cup of tea-someone could win it and never use it.
banned#5
Have a cake eating contest, quickest to eat a cake wins
#6
whatsThePoint
Have a cake eating contest, quickest to eat a cake wins


Do you reckon people who can eat cakes fast will want a gym membership?:oops: But thanks for idea. All will be considered
banned#7
leecroot
Do a raffle for this. 50p a ticket or something and draw it at the end. Sounds like it could be the grand prize. Get some helpers to sell the tickets during the event, then do the draw at the end.

You could get a jar off sweets and cahrge a pound a go. Nearest guess gets the prize at the end off the event.

Have seen this sort of thing at the kids fun day at school.


Guess the weight of the person doing the stall?
#8
master_chief
Guess the weight of the person doing the stall?


I would probably have to ask for exact kilos and grams to reduce duplicate entries, but this sounds quite easy and people would reckon they could judge fairly accurate- maybe only a short variance in guesses?
#9
Why dont you display a list of favours or good deeds to do for the Charity you are fund raising for and have the gymn membership as a suprise gift for one of the good deeds :)
banned#10
stevieglesga
Do you reckon people who can eat cakes fast will want a gym membership?:oops: But thanks for idea. All will be considered


OK you could have a cake throwing contest.... after its been eaten :oops:
suspended#11
Guess the name of the teddy always seems to be a popular one, list 50/100 names so either 50p or £1 a go and whover wins gets the prize
#12
kdodsworth
Why dont you display a list of favours or good deeds to do for the Charity you are fund raising for and have the gymn membership as a suprise gift for one of the good deeds :)


That would be a really good gesture but most of the volunteers and gift donations have came from civil servants and they wouldn't want a gift for their services.

Plus the prize has to won on the day. The gym will be present to sign them up.
#13
nessynoo01
Guess the name of the teddy always seems to be a popular one, list 50/100 names so either 50p or £1 a go and whover wins gets the prize


Already have that for another prize. Also got a treasure hunt. But again, thanks.
banned#14
Blindfolded darts, £1 a go highest score wins
#15
whatsThePoint
Blindfolded darts, £1 a go highest score wins


lol. We do have £5 million of insurance liability but don't know if that would be covered. :whistling:
#16
Ah well just an idea, the best of luck, hope its a sucessful day :)
#17
I know you said auction out the question. But what about Lowest Unique Bid Auction. Charge for people to put a low bid in, then the person who chose the lowest unique bid wins.
#18
kdodsworth
Ah well just an idea, the best of luck, hope its a sucessful day :)


Thanks, It is on a Bank Holiday weekend so it could go either way. We have sold about 4000 raffle tickets and already raised about £2500 (i managed £500 with a sponsored slim). We also have retailers on the day who are going to donate a % of their takings (ave 15%).

It has been raining heavily in Glasgow so that will hopefully entice people indoors.
#19
anthonyt
I know you said auction out the question. But what about Lowest Unique Bid Auction. Charge for people to put a low bid in, then the person who chose the lowest unique bid wins.


Yeah, a reverse auction could work well. It would negate the problem with spending power and potentially give someone a real bargain. Although i would imagine that the unique bid wouldn't actually be that low.

It would probably raise more money than a real auction. Sounds good. Thanks
banned#20
stevieglesga
lol. We do have £5 million of insurance liability but don't know if that would be covered. :whistling:


It's not pin the tail on the donkey so you don't have to spin them round 3 times :roll:
just point them in the right direction and have a safety curtain on each side,
#21
where is it??
xx
#22
whatsThePoint
It's not pin the tail on the donkey so you don't have to spin them round 3 times :roll:


Now, that would be fun. Knowing my friends, they would probably end up blinded.
#23
branchinghenk
where is it??
xx


Kelvin Hall.
#24
stevieglesga
Kelvin Hall.


what tie it start?

it sound as if its going to be good!!

think we will come along!!x
#25
where is the gym membership for and what area, also where is the event???
#26
If you had a rowing machine you could see who could row 500 metres the quickest?
banned#27
its to late to advertise it as a prize, so why not just add it as an extra bonus for adult entries into the event, say give a ticket for every £1 paying adult, the events way of saying thank you to ebveryone for attending, maybe even do a childs one of a bag of sweets or a small voucher for a toy shop, everyone likes a thank you
#28
branchinghenk
what tie it start?

it sound as if its going to be good!!

think we will come along!!x


shamus1975
where is the gym membership for and what area, also where is the event???


It is for the Glasgow Club- for Glasgow Council's facilities- which are very good and getting better in preparation for the Commonwealth games.

The Funday is at the Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena in Glasgow from 1-5pm on Sunday 30th May.

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