Title: Fundraisers needed for greyhound team
karen - February 26, 2011 01:39 PM (GMT)
we desperatley need people to help do some fundraising for the greyhound team.
we often get offered stalls but theres just not enough of us to accept them - which is turning down funds all the time.
We need get up and go people who will put themselves out and get prizes and run stalls off their own back.
Just turning up to an event and standing there for a few hours is the easy bit - itsd the preperation that goes into holding a stall thats the hard work & the loading & unloading of everyhting on the day. We need people who will do this.
Please put your name & phone number down on this thread if you can help and what you are prepared to do. If we get enough people apply we'll have a fundraisers meeting and sort out who can do what.
Even if its just once every 2 or 3 months it would be a huge huge help.
We need help to be able to help these dogs. You would litrally be saving dogs lives
Melanie Jackson - February 26, 2011 03:02 PM (GMT)
Hi Wendy and Karen,
Do you remember us? We came and helped collect outside Lush a few months ago. We could help. We're able to set up stall etc, have done it loads of times. What we really need from you is advice re venues. I know this probably sounds strange but we're still relatively new to Lincolnshire. Only problem is we don't really have a greyhound! We have Dog Bethan who as you know is some kind of lurcher.
Also I'm not sure if we're 'allowed' to just set up a stall, eg if there's an existing table top - eg there is one sometimes in Welton village hall which is quite near us - and raise money in the name of the Greyhounds. We'd need to get some publicity stuff from you and some collecting boxes I guess. Anyway please get back to us.
Please let us know if you're going to have a meeting.
Melanie, Imogen, Alice
karen - February 26, 2011 06:14 PM (GMT)
Of course I remember you ! :lol:
I can get you a banner, some tins & some leaflets no problems - I'll get some on order.
As for venues.. you can't just go and set up a table in the street but by all means any events taking place please feel free to ask if you can have a stall.
We normally do tombollas for fundraising - we find this is the best way to make money but it does mean a constant supply of prizes are needed. And you need decet prizes or noone will have a go. The shops do get donated items and i get bought bottles of wine etc that i'll never drink but it does mean emailing anyone and everyone and tryign to scrounge things
summer fetes are good, large dog shows, anything like that
Guest - February 26, 2011 08:26 PM (GMT)
One of the best tombolas I've done is a chocolate tombola, that works really well. I've done it quite a few times. I'll probably try that. I find that splitting large tins of chocs into little cello bags and tying them up with oddments of ribbon makes them look sparkly and people like all the colour. Then I put other choc bars and one or two bigger boxes in between, depending what I can find.
I know what you mean about prizes - they do have to be worthwhile to people. I just think money's so short for a lot of people and they don't want to take home stuff they don't need.
Another thing I've done that people really like is to get one of those ready made canvases and let people pay 20p to paint something on it, ie as part of a scene. I could do greyhounds! I use acrylic paint which dries well. Each person gets a raffle ticket, then the 'winner' drawn at the end gets the painting.
I'm always on the look out for other little items for prizes as we do quite a bit for other fundraising. Things that attract children are good as often adults feel a bit awkward but are happy to give through their children.
Anyway, we'll have a little think and look around for dates and will let you know when I book something so you can put the word around.
karen - March 1, 2011 09:21 PM (GMT)
Sounds Fab !
I've got as banner on order for you
Thank you #goodjob
Laura croft - March 3, 2011 07:53 PM (GMT)
Hi there i was given this thread, i come to all your long nose days, i was wondering if you needed any judges for lurchers or if you still do the pedigree classes? I am a dog grooming with own salon and a kennel supervisor, my family have bred lurchers all their life and i currently have 2. Would also be happy afew days a month to do collections in towns?
Laura croft - March 3, 2011 07:56 PM (GMT)
Sorry, forgot to leave my number is 07507896688 i dont get online alot so you can give me a ring if you want? =) x