St Georges Day & some very English Fundraising Ideas
Saint George - that renowned slayer of dragons is the patron saint of England (and a few other countries). His day falls on the 23rd April and is a great excuse to come up with some fantastic fundraising events with a very English feel.
Decorations for St Georges Day should consist of:
Fundraising volunteers should wear England football and rugby shirts etc.
Below are some basic ideas but to turn them into real moneymakers don't forget to add as many extra bits as you can manage.
Start the day just right by offering a Full English Breakfast in your local hall, school diner, works canteen, local pub etc.
What a great excuse to eat all the stuff you're not supposed to ........
I'm only here to support the charity......honestly!
A typical Full English will include:
Bacon, eggs, sausages, black pudding, baked beans, tomatoes and mushrooms. Followed by toast and marmalade. All washed down with a few cups of tea.
Charge your guests by the plate or the individual portions. Who could resist.
What's more the local press will love the story and pictures of your fundraising fry up will be sure to feature.
Alternatively team up with a local butcher and produce a special Full English Home Delivery Pack. Simply put all the ingredients together in a decorated bag called The Full Monty.
Either sell them in the couple of days before the 23rd or hand deliver to individual addresses the night before.
Roast Beef the very stuff of Olde England.
Find a venue where you could serve this traditional English Roast Dinner. With lovely roast beef, yorkshires, roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots and peas with a beautiful thick gravy.
For afters its got to be a classic English Pudding:
Spotted Dick, Apple Crumble, Treacle Tart, Bakewell Tart, Bread and Butter Pudding. All smothered in lovely golden yellow custard ......Yes please!
As the cooking for this is a bit more involved you may like to team up with a local pub, bar or restaurant. You organise the event, publicise it and sell tickets. They provide the venue and the catering for an agreed split of the profits. For them this is a great marketing opportunity. They will love the publicity, and having their place full of potential new customers. You get the chance to raise some easy money.
Ok a bit more refined but just as lip smackingly gorgeous.
The best venue for this one is someones garden or the local village green.
Serve up delicious home-made scones with butter, clotted cream, strawberry jam and a lovely pot of tea.
What a great way to spend the afternoon ...........Croquet anyone?
Well seeing as Chicken Tikka Masala was voted England's number one top dish, why not organise a St George's fundraiser with a difference.
Partner up with a local Indian Restaurant for the best curry night ever.
Thats right we are all off to London Town for a night of pie and mash. A pint or two of best bitter. And a right good sing song around the old piano.
Partnering with a pub is again a good idea for this one, but the bar of a social or sports club would also work well.
This is the sort of event where you really need a good host or hostess, someone who can really get the party going.
Highlights of the evening could be:
Fundraising quizzes can be good fun and St Georges Day is the perfect excuse for a quiz night all about England. Just give all your rounds an English slant.
Question rounds could be things like:
Find out more about quiz nights
This would be perfect combined with a meal such as a curry or fish and chips.
"Some people are on the pitch...they think its all over ...it is now!"
not show this classic match in your local social club or sports hall.
Advertise it strongly in your local area. Its the sort of thing that
will attract young and old.
So there you are - some great St George Fundraisers.
Now what ideas can you come up with?
................................Just lie back and think of England!
Cockney Rhyming Slang -
A Whistle and Flute (often shortened to whistle) is a suit
........"As in all right mate? Nice whistle!"
A Kettle and hob (often shortened to kettle) is a watch
......As in kettle and hob - fob - a type of small watch
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