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- Host your own coffee morning
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Host your own coffee morning
Holding a coffee morning is a great way of getting your friends and family together, catching up on the latest news and also raising money for a worth cause.
Fundraising with friends: Keep it small and intimate and have it at home.
If you normally meet your friends at the local coffee shop, why not invite them round to your house and ask them to donate what they would have spent?
Get your boss on board and hold a charity coffee break at work.
Or get creative and pick an unusual place to get your caffeine fix... the only limit is your imagination!
Make it interesting!
Put the fun into fundraising
Why not introduce some other fun fundraising activites to the morning?
• have a cake baking competition and ask your guests for a donation to taste and vote for their favourite cake
• organise a quiz and ask your friends to pay a donation to enter
• theme the coffee morning and ask people to dress up, e.g. a Victorian coffee morning
Don't forget that not everyone likes coffee so remember to offer some alternatives (and soft drinks in case your guests bring their children).
Publicise your coffee morning
It sounds obvious but although you know why you're holding a coffee morning, your guests won't.
If you tell them they're likely to be much more generous, after all it's no longer just a snack they're buying but the chance to make a difference.
Have some key facts and figures about Sightsavers and display some of our posters so that people can easily see who they're supporting. Just give us a call on 01 663 7666 or email us on email@example.com and we can send you some out.
Let us know
If it's a big coffee morning that you are hosting and you'd like us to publicise it on our website and Facebook page just get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do the rest.
Money, money, money
Always aim to raise at least three times as much as you need to spend (for example if you spend €10 on coffee, milk and biscuits you should aim to raise a minimum of €30).
On the day, don't forget a float - think about how much you are going to charge and make sure you have the correct coins ready for giving back change.
Make sure you have a secure system for handling donations. Use a box that you can lock and ensure that you have two people together to count the money at the end of the day.