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

    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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    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.

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    leecroot;8716362

    Do a raffle for this. 50p a ticket or something and draw it at the end. … 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:

    stevieglesga;8716447

    Thanks, but we already have a major raffle with 15 prizes worth about … 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.

    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.

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    Have a cake eating contest, quickest to eat a cake wins

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    whatsThePoint;8716486

    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

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    leecroot;8716362

    Do a raffle for this. 50p a ticket or something and draw it at the end. … 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?

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    master_chief;8716604

    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?

    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

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    stevieglesga;8716518

    Do you reckon people who can eat cakes fast will want a gym … 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:

    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

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    kdodsworth;8716765

    Why dont you display a list of favours or good deeds to do for the … 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.

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    nessynoo01;8716827

    Guess the name of the teddy always seems to be a popular one, list 50/100 … 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.

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    Blindfolded darts, £1 a go highest score wins

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    whatsThePoint;8716850

    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:

    Ah well just an idea, the best of luck, hope its a sucessful day

    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.

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    kdodsworth;8716880

    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.

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    anthonyt;8716883

    I know you said auction out the question. But what about Lowest Unique … 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

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    stevieglesga;8716874

    lol. We do have £5 million of insurance liability but don't know if that … 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,

    where is it??
    xx

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    whatsThePoint;8717049

    It's not pin the tail on the donkey so you don't have to spin them round … 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.

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    branchinghenk;8717121

    where is it??xx



    Kelvin Hall.

    stevieglesga;8717140

    Kelvin Hall.



    what tie it start?

    it sound as if its going to be good!!

    think we will come along!!x

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

    If you had a rowing machine you could see who could row 500 metres the quickest?

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    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

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    branchinghenk;8717151

    what tie it start?it sound as if its going to be good!!think we will come … what tie it start?it sound as if its going to be good!!think we will come along!!x



    shamus1975;8717157

    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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