Here at ART we encourage and closely support you in the organisation of your own fundraising events – so go for it! Choose something you enjoy (cakes, anyone..?) and turn it into a charity occasion. Also keep your eyes peeled for events, concerts, fairs in your local area which may welcome a charity focus and be happy to support ART.
Take a look at some of the events and activities below for inspiration…
Inspired by keen ART fundraiser Jenny Jones, and family, we promoted the Awareness Walk as a super way to raise money for Autism Awareness Month.
A big thank you to Jayne Tasker who rallied the troops for an Awareness Walk in Wimbledon Park on 16th April. £540 was raised!
Awareness walks can be enjoyed at any time. ART can provide iron-on logos, stickers and collection buckets, as well as tips and guidelines so you can be sure you have thought of everything.
STELLA & DOT
The boutique jewellery and accessories company proved a successful lure at a fundraising event on Thursday 28th April. Sarah Hudd, mother to Finn who is autistic, kindly donated her commission and a raffle prize to help raise funds for ART. Over £150 was raised.
HOSTING A CHARITY DINNER PARTY – Celebrity Chef Jo Pratt is here to help!
Jo provided tips and recipes from her book ‘In the Mood for Heathly Food’ and tweeted messages of support.
Again, this event can be organised at any time.
WHAT ELSE HAVE OUR SUPPORTERS BEEN UP TO?
Thank you to Malden Manor School in Surrey who celebrated our cause during Schools’ Autism Awareness Week (14th -18th March), enjoying workshops, wearing certain colours and having a toy sale – all for ART. Over £200 was raised.
Thank you to Southfields Community Choir who raised over £1,000 for ART through their Spring Charity Concert on 19th March!
Abingdon House School had a Dressing Up Day for the children last year raising a terrific amount for ART, their charity of choice – and have just recently organised a cake sale and mufti day, complete with posters around the school. In total nearly £200 was raised.
We are thrilled that the President of the Rotary Club of Oxford chose us as one of their charities last year. They hosted an evening of classical music at Oxford’s Tingewick Hall as part of their support.
Autism Rocks raised money by hosting an exclusive private event in London with a special performance by Prince and have two more concerts planned for the Summer.
Caroline organised the Big Bounce for Autism in Bristol. The event was inspired by her daughter who’s on the autistic spectrum and has not let that hold her back from being a British gymnast on the disability trampoline squad.
C. Hoare & Co Private Bank hosted a lecture by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen for their customers. The evening was well attended and included a lively Q&A session focussed on why autism may be more common in males.
Organising an event can seem daunting at first, but our handy Event Pack will give you everything you need to start fundraising. Request yours now!
Get in touch with Elizabeth Coyne on firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know about your fundraising event and to have it featured on the website.