Many people throughout New Zealand organise events to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation. We are amazed at the variety, creativity and dedication that goes into running many of these events, and greatly appreciate the support they provide. Blue September is our main appeal month with thousands of Blue Dos but events and fundraisers run throughout the year.
If you want to register an event outside of Blue September please complete the Fundraising Event Registration. This enables us (The Prostate Cancer Foundation) to authorise the event, support it with promotional materials, logos and publicity. From sizzling sausages to running a marathon, being part of a fundraising event is great fun, especially when it involves a group working together in the community for a common goal. Get together with friends, family or work colleagues and form a fundraising group and come up with your own unique event that will inspire your community to support the fight against prostate cancer.
Looking for inspiration?
Check out some of the creative and inspiring events that have been held recently to support the Foundation.
Some tips for organising your event
Organising an event can be daunting when you first start, we’ve put together 7 simple steps that will help you get started and make your fundraising event a success.
1. Decide on the event
There are so many events to choose from, think about the best one that suits you. Whether you’re organising a golf day, arranging a fun run or bike ride, the list is endless. Ask around the community about previous events. Click here for the A-Z on fundraising ideas.
Now you’ve decided on your event you’ll need to think about getting a team of volunteers to assist you, start by allocating each volunteer a task, some topics below to help get you started. Give yourself plenty of time to organise your event
- Printing costs
- Hire of venue
3. Publicity and promote
A sure way to a successful event is to get some publicity on board, start by contacting your local paper or radio station, distribute flyers and posters around the community. Celebrities can help, ask around your friends and community to find someone who can host the event. A few tips below on ways to promote your event.
- Create your own webpage – Click the link, it’s easy! Your Own Fundraising Page
- Social Media: Create a Facebook page/event, or post to your Instagram. Get your friends and family to share this, post regular updates. Don’t forget to tag or share with us so we can share it. Our social links are on the top banner of the website.
- Posters and flyers – get your team to distribute these around the local community
- Radio and Newspapers – Issue a press release and get free advertising, remember to tell a story!
Once you’ve created your fundraising page start promoting this and ask people to donate and remember, get them to tell their friends and family. Make sure you let people know ways they can donate, ask local businesses to be part of your event and offer contributions. Let people know how they can donate.
- Bank transfer
- Collection buckets
5. Thank-you and share
After the event remember to say thank-you to all the people that helped and share photos and stories of the journey.
This one is really simple step, HAVE FUN!
7. Event proceeds
Once you have finished your event, please bank the proceeds into the Foundation’s account:
ASB Bank account 12 3031 0184117 00, once you’ve completed the project release form you will be given a unique code, please use this code when depositing funds.
Please remember to let us know about any events you are organising. We can help you promote it through our website and offer support with promotional items and brochures.