Fundraising Ideas and A to Z - Little Hearts Matter

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Fundraising Ideas and A to Z - Little Hearts Matter

Fundraising ideasand A - ZThere are so many ways you and your family, friends, colleagues or company can make a real impact on the lives ofchildren born with half a working heart and help make each family’s journey easier to cope with helping them feel lessalone and more informed and ultimately enable the children to live as independent a life as is possible.We want fundraising to be exactly what it should be - fun to raise money for a worthwhile cause. We ensure that oursupporters are given all the support they need to make their day memorable, enjoyable and successful. We’ve listed afew ideas here, but also look at our 100 Fundraising Ideas to give you even more suggestions.RunsOur annual running events are a fabulous day out for all the family, whether you are running the 5 or 10K or walking the5K, cheering the runners, having your face painted, watching the childrens races, browsing the second-hand stalls or justsitting back and enjoying the home baked foods, a fun day is had by all and is another chance for many of the familiesaffected by the condition to get together. Check out www.lhm.org.uk for this year’sdates.Getting all your friends together and entering a Big Fun Run in your area (checkout www.bigfunrun.com for a run near you).Seasoned competitive challenger or your first race, whatever the distance youcan run, swim, cycle or crawl, we have the right event for you! Have a look at therange of events that are taking place in the UK and overseas and sign up to helpchildren born with half a working heart.SkydivesVisualise standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at10,000 feet - the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears withonly the outline of distant fields below. Now imagine leaning forward out ofthat doorway and letting go - falling forward into the clouds, diving downthrough the air as you start freefalling at over 120mph! Then imagine thepeace and quiet as the canopy opens, the steering toggles come down eitherside of you and you begin a tranquil parachute descent from a mile up in the air,steering yourself back down to the centre of the drop zone below.Well you can stop imagining because it’s real and you can do it at an airfield nearyou by reserving a place. Visit our website for more details...TreksDiscover the world and yourself whilst raising vital funds for the charity, there are treks ofall types and endurance. Imagine conquering Kilimanjaro or Everest Base Camp,following the ancient Inca trail to Machu Picchu or trekking the Great Wall of China. Visitour website and see that the world really is out there waiting for you. Please ask for a copyof our Calendar of Events.Big Hearted BakeYou, along with your friends, family, classmates, budgerigar (but probably not your goldfish) can dust off your woodenspoons, dig your bowl out, have some fun, maybe get a bit messy and sell your baked goodies to all your friends, family,workmates and classmates and show just how big hearted you are by donating the money to help children born with halfa working heart.Just follow the six simple steps (and remember to take lots of photos)Download the fundraising pack at www.lhm.org.ukSet the date and venueShout it from the rooftops!Get everyone involvedAll meet upSend us your donation


RecyclingWe get a minimum of £1 for every cartridge and up to £30 per phone. All you need to do is email us for somerecycling envelopes. This is a great zero cost fundraising activity that also works very well at school and inyour workplace. It’s all about just making people aware that it is an easy way to raise money with very littleeffort. Just email us or call us and we can send you a few bags for yourself, or posters and bags to displayin school, your workplace or social group. We are hoping to raise £5,000 from this activity. Which couldhelp in reducing isolation felt by our teenagers who are struggling to deal with their condition.LegacyBy leaving a gift in your will to Little Hearts Matter you could help shape the future and transform the lives offuture generations of children born with a single ventricle heart condition. After your family and loved ones have beentaken care of, ask your solicitor for advice, you may find that by including a charity in your will, it is possible to reduce theamount of inheritance tax your beneficiaries will pay.You may find a residuary legacy is the most effective way of supporting the charity while ensuring your family and lovedones are still taken care of. When your estate is distributed, all taxes and debts are paid first. Then pecuniary and specificlegacies are made. Everything left after this is known as the residue of your estate. If you are leaving a legacy pleaseinclude our charity number 1123290. Thank you.In Memoriam DonationsWhen a loved one dies many people want to make a donation to a charity that made an impact on them. We are alwaysincredibly touched when we receive In Memoriam donations which help us to continue to support families through theincredibly difficult journey they will need to take. In Memoriam donation pages in support of our work can be createdusing Virgin Money Giving.In CelebrationMaking a donation to Little Hearts Matter in lieu of wedding, anniversary and birthday gifts is a fantastic way to mark avery special occasion. If you’re getting married or about to celebrate your anniversary or organise a birthday party, whynot ask friends and family to make a donation to Little Hearts Matter instead of giving a present? By doing this you will behelping the hundreds of children born every year with a life threatening single ventricle heart condition.Organise Your Own EventWhether you raise £1 or £1million, you really can make a difference. Whatever event you choose to hold from sitting in abath of beans to abseiling down your local tall building, your extraordinary support will go to help these extraordinaryyoungsters. Visit our website for a full downloadable fundraising pack to get you inspired, crammed with lots of ideas andtips to help make your event a real success and read about some of the amazing fundraisers that have supported us.Showbiz SupportDo you know any famous people that would show their support for us, we look for the simplest of requests like a photoof themselves, through to more involvement with our children and what we do through to being an ambassador thatchampions the work we do.SchoolsChildren and schools are fabulous fundraisers, from putting on a gig, choreographing a fashion show, organising agames knock out to simply contacting us for our alternative Christmas card and goinggreen for Christmas, there are lots of fun ways to get involved, get passionateand get fundraising for children less fortunate than themselves.Golf DaysWith more and more people taking up Golf, charity golf days are a verypopular way to raise large amounts of money for your chosen charitywhilst having lots of competitive fun.These are just a fraction of ways to support us, please see ourother leaflets for more ideas and tips on how to get started.Visit www.lhm.org.uk or call us on 0121 455 8982471OK2 ABCMGHI 5JKL 6MNOPQRS 8TUVWXYZ9* 0 + #C3 DEF


Right, so you’ve decided you want to fundraise and raise money for children born with half aworking heart, firstly a huge thank you from the hundreds of children, teenagers and parents yourmoney will help. To get your imagination juices going we have listed a few tried and tested activitiesbelow.AbseillingAssault courseAthletic raceAuctions and Gala DinnerAerobatic eventBag packing at supermarketsBaby photo quizBabysittingBadminton competitionBall (fancy dress, halloween etc)Balloon raceBarbecueBarn DanceBazaarBig Hearted Bake (LHM event)Bike rideBingoBlack tie eventBook saleBowling competitionBric-a-brac saleBridge eveningBring and buy saleBungee jumpCake stallCar boot saleCar washCarol concertCasino nightChildren’s partyCoffee morningsCollection days - remember to dress up!ConcertCooking competitionCraft showCricket matchCycle rideDance marathonDances (themed)Darts eveningDinner partyDiscoDog ShowDress up, Dress down, Dress silly collection dayDress down dayDuck racing (plastic ones please!)Easter egg huntEdinburgh marathonEgg and spoon raceExhibitionExpeditionFace paintingFancy dress dayFashion showFeteFire walking!Fitness competitionFootball matchForeign coin collectionFortune telling eveningsGala dinnerGarage saleGarden partyGo-karting competitionGolf dayGreat Caledonian runGreat Manchester runGreat North runGreat South runGuess the name/weightGym challenge


Halloween partyHead shaveHill walkingHorse showHula-hoopingIce-hockey competitionIndoor gamesIt’s a knockout eventIndoor marketJumble saleJive partyJail breakJam makingJuggling competitionJewellery makingMarathonMastermind eventMatch giving from employerMidsummer partyMiles of penniesMini marathonMountaineeringMufti dayMurder mystery eveningNetball tournamentNon-uniform dayNice to a neighbour dayNominate a charityName the teddyOpen gardensOpen eveningsOn-line shoppingOrienteeringKaraoke nightKite flying competitionKnittingKnobbly knees competitionKick a bad habitLine dancingLawn mowing competitionLog throwingLondon marathonLucky dipLegaciesPantomimeParachute jumpParis marathonParty partyPayroll givingPet showPlant stallPrize drawPromise auctionPub quizPub crawlQuiz nightQuilting


Race eveningRaffleRag weekRiding competitionRock ‘n’ roll eveningRoller skatingRowing competitionRunning competitionRecord breakingSack raceSports daySafari supperSchool playSchool quizScrabble eveningSky divingSlave auctionSponsored silenceSwimathonSwear boxStars in their eyesShoe shiningSummer FeteValeting carsVintage car dayVolleyball tournamentWalk to workWashing carsWaxingWedding donations in lieu of giftsWhist driveWhite elephant stallWindow cleaningWine and cheese partyWine tastingWelly throwingXylophone challengeXmas pantoTalent contestTea partyTeddy bear’s picnicTennis competitionThames rowingThree legged raceTiddlywink racingTombolaTreasure HuntTriathlonYodeling contestYouth discoYo yo competitionZzzzzz Slumber partyZany activityUnderwear partyUnusual or unwanted gift saleLittle Hearts Matter11 Greenfi eld Crescent,Edgbaston,Birmingham B15 3AU0121 455 8982info@lhm.org.ukwww.lhm.org.uk

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