Here at Jubilee Sailing Trust we know that reaching your fundraising target can sometimes be a bit tough, so we've come up with some Christmas - themed ideas to help you make your £1000 during the festive season.
By joining the 800 appeal today you can help us to pay off the remaining building costs from Tenacious and continue our mission to promote the integration of able-bodied and disabled people through the medium of tall ship sailing.
The aim of the 800 Appeal is to find 800 people - that's 799 people and YOU - to pledge to raise £1000 over the course of one year. The rest is up to you; whether you want to try and raise the money all in one go or find a steady £80 every month we're just here to help you along the way. So far 247 people have pledged to rasie a £1,000. Join them today to help us reach our target.
Here are just a few of the ideas that we've had here in the office to help you reach £1000.
Ask a local supermarket if you can pack bags at the checkout. Ask customers for a donation in exchange for your help. You could even have volunteers offering to help load the shopping into their cars.
You may need to ask your local authority for permission. Ask scouts/schools etc if they would sing for the JST. Remember to recruit at least one volunteer to take donations while you sing!
Ask your local church if they would donate their retiring collection to the JST - you may need to address the congregation and let them know all about the JST and where their money is going.
Donations in lieu of presents
Ask your friends and family for a donation instead of a Christmas gift.
You can also ask for donations by including a note inside the Christmas cards you mail to friends and family. Even if they are not able to donate immediately, you have at least spread the word about your cause and your fundraising efforts.
Pound for presents
Instead of spending lots of money on gifts and wrapping paper, decide on a small amount with your friends and family, e.g. £1-£5 and then donate the money you would have spent to the JST.
Unwanted present auction
Ask your friends/family to wrap up any unwanted present they have and bring it along to a party. One at a time, each guest has to try to ‘sell’ the item in an auction without giving away what it is and guests bid on the item depending on how much they think it is worth. You may end up paying £10 for a bottle of wine or £1 for a bottle of vintage champagne!
Making and selling reindeer food is a great way of raising funds this Christmas. The bags are cheap and easy to make, and can be sold for £1 each wherever you are able - to family, friends and work colleagues, garden centres, playgroups, etc.
How to make Reindeer Food
Oats: The cheapest oats you can buy
Bag Material: Red voile cut into 10 inch squares
Stars/Glitter: From most good stationers and art shops.
Thread / ribbon: For tying information label on to the bag.
Label: Every bag of reindeer food should have the following label attached
Lay flat a 10 inch square of material.
Sprinkle in the glitter.
Pour in a small amount of oats.
Gather all four corners and tie a ribbon tight around the neck.
Pass the ribbon through the hole-punch in the information label and tie.
If you have any other ideas, festive or otherwise, please let us know. We're always keen to know what you're