EVENTS & CHALLENGES
Every penny counts and we really appreciate you supporting free@last. Sometimes deciding what you’re going to do can be the hardest part of raising money, check out some of the below suggestions of ways you can fundraise and support us.
If you do fundraise for us, send a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share it!
IDEAS FOR RAISING MONEY AT WORK
Have a collection tin in the office and when someone swears, is negative or even says a certain word a donation is made.
If you work in an environment where a uniform of smart clothing is required, a day where casual clothes, pyjamas or fancy dress can be worn by the team, for a donation of course. You could also fine those who don’t get involved.
Encourage the team to give up something for a week, month or forever i.e smoking, buying lunch everyday, coffee, alcohol, chocolate etc. and either get people to sponsor them or donate the money saved.
Having a good spring clean is always satisfying, so why not take things to the next level and, as a team, take all the items you don’t want to a car boot then donate the takings.
All you need is a Yoga teacher, plastic pint glasses and some alcohol to make this a very enjoyable and stretchy event! Raise money through entry fees, penalties and consequences.
We have plenty of orange money shakers which you can put on your reception for customers to pop their unwanted change into. Get in touch for a shaker - email@example.com
RAISING MONEY OUTSIDE WORK
Organise a golf day, curry night, race night at the dogs, sporting event, raffle, auction or a family trip to the sea-side.
Organise a disco, a tribute night, a salsa class, or if you have talented members in your team, organise a battle of the bands or karaoke night.
Are you a member of a sports club golf, rugby, football etc., then why not organise half time collections or ask the committee to nominate free@last as their charity of choice.
Rather than receive presents for your next birthday why not ask family and friends to make a donation in your name.
There are many pre-organised events put on to raise money for charity, at the same time as gaining personal enjoyment and achievement, like marathons, mud-runs, 3 peak challenges. Do a search on Google to find the available opportunities or speak to us for more advice as to what' available.
FAMILY FUN ZONE
The Family Fun Zone is located at Star City, just 10 minutes from Birmingham City Centre, near Spaghetti Junction. It is a great place to bring children and adults of all ages and abilities all year round. With exciting activities to suit all ages including soft play, pottery painting, archery and target shooting, the Family Fun Zone provides a great place to have fun together, relax and try something different.
The Family Fun Zone’s purpose is to generate an income for free@last, but also it employs local young people too.
Can you sing, dance or act? Do you fence or box? Can you cook or teach computer skills? Whatever your passion is, there are so many opportunities to get involved with at free@last, so come and have a chat with us to see how you can join us.
We are currently recruiting volunteers for several different roles including; craft based learning, DJ’ing, teaching in our recording studio, climbing wall instructors, leading a choir, street dancing. ballroom dancing, carpentry skills – and many more activities.
Whether you can volunteer as a one off or commit to a course of weekly activities – we want to hear from you!
CHARITY OF CHOICE
Many businesses are choosing to offer their support to one “chosen ” charity per year, and offer a variety of support to them – from organising fundraising events to spending time with the charity’s beneficiaries. There are many ways in which we will thank you, and our intention is that our mutual relationship will benefit both sides along our journey together.
You may want to qualify the return on your investment with a financial figure, enabling you to promote your actual impact on society, as you ‘purchase’ one of ‘products’. Our corporate purchasing brochure will guide you through the variety of purchases available and the return on investment that your company will receive. As a charity full of vision, creativity, and opportunity, we are always looking for ways to create new ventures that can meet your corporate needs and our aims too, so please contact us if you want to discuss other opportunities to partner and work together.
free@last differs from what may be considered as the traditional charity model, as we are passionate about creating our own sustainable income from businesses that we run. Currently we have two business, (The Family Fun Zone and Brum Ting) that are run purposefully to create an income to fund the work done by free@last. This is not to say that we don’t need donations, but that we don’t solely rely on them and aim to generate the income needed to fund all our staffing from the business profit we earn.
You can donate either by setting up a direct debit or via our Just Giving Page.
Direct Debit Details
Account Name: free@last
Account Number: 02386062
Sort Code: 40-47-11
This is a unique Club for those who want to set up monthly giving to support us. We recognise the needs of our donors and meet them all through this Club, regular monthly updates from one of our young people, saying thank you and telling you how your donation has been spent; a stylish lapel badge and a membership card that gives you discount from over 30 businesses. Finally, we hold bi-monthly gatherings in one of our venues, to bring the members together to celebrate our work and successes.
If you want to know more, get in touch with Bex on C3K@freeatlast.st