Here are several examples of how you can get involved and raise money to support OSOC.
Host a Barbecue or Garden Party
A summer BBQ is an excellent way of raising funds. Invite your friends, family or colleagues to enjoy some real ale, wine or soft drinks together with freshly cooked hot food with mouth watering salad. There have been three OSOC Summer BBQs in Nottingham since 2014. Each one has raised several hundred pounds for OSOC.
Organise a Coffee Morning
Organising a coffee morning is a great way to catch up with friends, family or colleagues while doing your part to support OSOC. Invite your guests, drink coffee, and eat cake, all while raising money - it couldn't be easier!
To help ensure your event goes smoothly, here are a few tips to consider:
Set a time and place for your event, giving your guests enough notice.
Get the word out; put up flyers, advertise in social media or simply tell all your friends and colleagues.
Sit back and enjoy the coffee (or tea)!
OSOC Cake Stall - Market Place, Malmesbury
Organise a Bake Sale
Who can turn down a good slice of homemade cake? If you fancy trying your hand at baking, but don't feel quite ready to sign up to the Great British Bake off, ease yourself in by whipping up some fancy desserts, all for a good cause. It couldn't be more easy, or delicious, to support us.
In just a few quick steps, you could be well on your way to organising a classic bake sale.
Decide on a place where you would like to sell your baked goods. This could be your work place, community centre or sports club.
Be sure to spread the word. Put up posters, flyers or set up a Facebook event, either way, ensure people are informed of the time and place of your event.
Sell your cakes while raising money to help OSOC support street children.
Organise a Quiz Night
Organising a quiz night takes a bit of preparation but it’s a great way to bring people together! You could hold a general knowledge or pub quiz, and include picture or sound rounds. Get friends and family to help out by being quiz master and scorer.
Below are the basic steps to get you started with organising your charity quiz night.
Find a venue and date – you could look at taking over a local pub for an evening, or you could look at church halls, social clubs or even your work place.
Promote your quiz – using posters, social media and friends and family to help spread the word.
Charge people to enter, either as a team or individually. You could raise extra funds on the day by holding a raffle or games alongside your quiz.