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Preparing your eventIt’s so easy to prepare and run your own Brew for the Crew event.Just follow these simple steps:1. Choose a date and venueHow about holding your event at work for your colleagues, or at the local communitycentre, or at home with family and friends? See overleaf for some other fundraising ideasto raise even more money at your Brew for the Crew event.2. GET SOME TEAA sample pack of Lifeboat Tea is included, and there are money-off vouchers on the backof this leaflet if you need more. Thank you to Lifeboat Tea for supporting Brew for theCrew events.3. Set your fundraising targetThe more guests you have, the more you can raise to help save lives at sea. Set your entryfee for the event and plan some other fundraising on the day. How about baking cakes,holding a quiz or having a bring-and-buy sale?4. Invite your guestsUse the invitations supplied in your Brew for the Crew pack or download an invitationtemplate from rnli.org.uk/brew (rnli.ie/brew in RoI) and send invites to your friends, family andcolleagues. You can simply invite a few friends or go large and invite your whole community!The more people who join in, the more money you will raise to help save lives at sea. Try oneof our Brew for the Crew posters and start promoting!


At your event1. Collect an entry fee from your guestsCollect an entry fee from your guests and if you are in the UK, remember the Gift Aid formsto ensure the RNLI gets up to an extra 25p for every pound raised at no extra cost or effort!2. Have fun!The key to a successful Brew for the Crew is to enjoy yourself. Remember, the more funyou are having, the more your guests are likely to give. Although we want your event tobe fun and enjoyable for all your guests, please make sure everyone who attends is safeand acting within the law! For more information visit howtofundraise.org orinstitute-of-fundraising.org.uk.AFTER YOUR EVENTTo pay in the money you’ve raised, here’s what you do:If you live in the UK:By phone – call us on 0845 121 4999 and donate using your debit or credit card.By post – using the paying in slip on the covering letter, make yourcheque payable to ‘RNLI’ and send it to: Brew for the Crew,FREEPOST BH173, West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BF.Online – just go to rnli.org.uk/brew.If you live in the RoI:By phone – call 1800 789 589 and donate using your credit card.By post – using the paying in slip on the covering letter, makeyour cheque payable to ‘RNLI’ and send it to: Brew for the Crew,Fundraising and Communications Manager, RNLI Ireland,FREEPOST, Airside, Swords, Co Dublin.We hope that you and yourguests enjoy your fundraisingevent and we look forward tohearing how it goes. Pleasefeel free to send us any photosand thank you for helping tosave lives at sea.


Other fundraising ideasWhile you are holding your Brew for the Crew event, why not incorporate some otherfundraising ideas to help raise even more money?Tea and cakesYou will be the most popular person at work or college if you delight them with your biscuitsand cakes at tea break! You can also raffle the yummiest looking cake – this often makesmore money than selling by the slice.Guess the amount/name/weightThe classics are always the best! Fill a jar with sweets and ask people to guess the quantity,or guess the name of a teddy or the weight of an object for a small fee.Homemade goodiesAsk your friends or colleagues to donatehomemade items (cards, chutney,jewellery, art, pottery) and find a primelocation to sell them to others (forexample the coffee machine!).Knit-a-thonIf you love knitting, invite a few friendsround to join in the fun. Sell your itemson to friends and family.Plant saleSell at village fetes, market stalls or carboot sales. The best time to hold anevent would be late Spring or earlySummer.


TEA TRIVIA• Tea is the second most popularbeverage in the world, second only towater. An average of 3 billion cups oftea are consumed daily worldwide.• Around 98% of people take their teawith milk but only 30% take sugar.• Tea without milk has no calories. Usingsemi-skimmed milk adds around 13calories per cup, but you also benefitfrom minerals and calcium.• Tea is a natural source of fluoride thatcan help protect against tooth decayand gum disease.• Tea can be used to treat warts as thetannin present is acidic. This elementmakes tea as effective at removingwarts as creams and ointments.Leaving a moist teabag on the wart for15 minutes, 3 times a day, will causethe wart to shrink and disappear.• Earl Grey tea was named after thesecond Earl Grey, British PrimeMinister Charles Grey 1830–34.• Caffeine sensitive? Approximately80% of caffeine can be removedfrom tea by steeping the tea for 30seconds and pouring off the water.Add water again and steep for theproper amount of time.• In one day, an experienced tea pickercan collect around 32kg of tea. That’senough to make 14,000 cups!


Enjoy a pack of Lifeboat Tea with 25p offTo the retailer: Williamson Tea will reimburse you up to the value of £0.25 as detailed on thiscoupon provided that it has been taken in part payment for a Lifeboat Tea product. Williamson Teareserves the right to refuse payment against any mis-redeemed coupons. Please send couponsto: Williamson Tea, 5 West Mills, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5HG within six months of the closeof the promotion.To the shopper: £0.25 off any product from the Lifeboat Tea range. It’s only one coupon perproduct and cannot be redeemed against any other products. This coupon can be used until31st December 2012. Photocopies will not be accepted. Sorry this offer is only valid in the UK.Enjoy a pack of Lifeboat Tea with 25p offTo the retailer: Williamson Tea will reimburse you up to the value of £0.25 as detailed on thiscoupon provided that it has been taken in part payment for a Lifeboat Tea product. Williamson Teareserves the right to refuse payment against any mis-redeemed coupons. Please send couponsto: Williamson Tea, 5 West Mills, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5HG within six months of the closeof the promotion.To the shopper: £0.25 off any product from the Lifeboat Tea range. It’s only one coupon perproduct and cannot be redeemed against any other products. This coupon can be used until31st December 2012. Photocopies will not be accepted. Sorry this offer is only valid in the UK.Enjoy a pack of Lifeboat Tea with 25p offVOUCHERS(REVERSED SIDE)To the retailer: Williamson Tea will reimburse you up to the value of £0.25 as detailed on thiscoupon provided that it has been taken in part payment for a Lifeboat Tea product. Williamson Teareserves the right to refuse payment against any mis-redeemed coupons. Please send couponsto: Williamson Tea, 5 West Mills, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5HG within six months of the closeof the promotion.To the shopper: £0.25 off any product from the Lifeboat Tea range. It’s only one coupon perproduct and cannot be redeemed against any other products. This coupon can be used until31st December 2012. Photocopies will not be accepted. Sorry this offer is only valid in the UK.

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