Getting together with family, friends or colleagues is a great way to raise funds for Brake and have fun at the same time, so read on for some great party and occasion ideas.
Call Joe on 01484 550060 or complete our short form to tell us what you're planning. You can also go to our event organisation tips to help your event run smoothly!
Here are a few ideas we've thought of:
60s and 70s/ABBA Night
Design cool invites, charge an entry fee in aid of Brake, dress up in retro gear; put a sing-a-long DVD on and have a fun night!
In your garden or at your local pub (landlords make a profit from the bar so often agree to this sort of event). Hire a bouncy castle for kids and charge to go on it. Run a raffle or hold a ‘promises’ auction, auctioning services of local people, such as ‘two hours of lawn mowing’, or an ‘hour of ironing’!
Is there a local choir, band, amateur operatic society or dance group in your area that could put on a concert in aid of Brake? I bet there is!
How about organising some simple, yet fun, games. Click here to find out more.
Hold it in your home or your local pub - always a winner! Everyone who sings makes a donation to Brake!
Donate a cup
If you meet up with friends for coffee in a cafe or at their house, raise funds on an ongoing basis. Put an empty cup in the middle of the table and every one puts a donation in it. This can also act as a memorial to someone you knew who was killed in a crash. If doing this in a pub, it acts as a reminder to never drink drive.
Kids' clothes swap party
Bring along your old baby, toddler and kids' clothes, and pay £1 for every item you take away with you, while having a good catch up and some light refreshments!
Easy and cheap to organise, fun to do: everyone comes round your place, brings a topping and makes a donation in return for a pancake! See who can eat and donate the most!
Corporate and club dinners
Nominate Brake for your company or club's next charity night, and spread the road safety message while you fundraise. Get more ideas on this here.
Brake fundraiser Kyla Bloomfield says: "We have been running Take My Hand variety shows in aid of Brake since 2010. Brake is a great charity and we never know when we might need their help, as illustrated by people we've never met before who have shared their stories with us. Organising the show and raising money for Brake is very rewarding and we have made lots of new friends." Pictured left are some of the talented young people that took part.
Return to our main fundraising page for more ideas and suggestions.