High tea is latest fundraising success

Fundraising can be fun and we welcome new or tried-and-tested ideas to share.

The Batemans support team in Essex stepped in to entertain local residents on what proved to be yet another grey and rainy February Sunday afternoon. A high-tea of donated home-made sandwiches, scones, cakes and plenty of cups of tea, plus table top quizzes, cheered everyone up. It also proved an absolute winner, raising more than £700.

It was so well received that another one will be held on Sunday 6 October.

Sponsored runs and walks are classic fundraisers. One simple option is to offer to lead a local walk or cycle ride for a small charge. Simply reconnoitre it first and ask a friend to be a back-marker to make sure all come home!

If you can, liaise with a local pub or café to book space for after-walk refreshments and perhaps finish off with a mini-raffle. Aim for fun and the donations will follow. Or provide self-guided route maps in return for a donation.

Want to hold a fundraising quiz night for friends? We can provide the questions and answers. Simply email Suzanne.kuyser@batemans.org.uk