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Plan an event
We have an exciting calendar of events running throughout the year, but we also rely on people like you to get involved in the event fun too! Your fundraising event can be anything you like – from a charity ball to a bake sale, a sponsored walk to a dance-athon. Host a Battle of the Bands or get sponsored to take a vow of silence – any event, big or small, will play a huge part in helping women and children escape domestic abuse for good.
We will be on hand throughout your event to support you in any way we can. Whether you are a novice event planner, or a fundraising pro, our team will be happy to offer all the advice and guidance you need along the way. What’s more, we can provide you with things like publicity materials and collection boxes to help make your event stand out from the crowd.
Got an idea, but just need a little helping hand?
Our team are on hand to help and we would LOVE to hear what you are up to so be sure to get in touch to let us know all about your plans! In the meantime, have a read through our top tips to make sure you have got all bases covered.
Need an online fundraising page to collect in all those lovely donations? No problem! We use Virgin Money Giving as our main platform; you can set up a page in just a few clicks here. If you want to collect sponsorship money offline, we can send you a copy of The Haven’s sponsor form! We have a few different options depending on what your event involves so get in touch with our friendly team and we can send you all the resources you need!
*Please ensure all fundraising in the COVID-19 pandemic is safe, and that you follow government guidance to ensure a safe fundraising event for all those involved!*
Want to fundraise but not sure where to start?
Not what you were expecting?
We work to ensure we fundraise ethically and fairly, and, in line with the Fundraising Regulator, make this promise to all of our donors. However, from time to time we know we might not meet your expectations. Should this happen, please click here to read our procedure and download a complaint form – we value feedback as it gives us the opportunity to reflect and improve going forward, so that our fundraising benefits not only our service users, but our donors and supporters too. Please also take a read of our Vulnerable Persons Policy here.
How are The Haven fundraising responsibly during the pandemic?
The Haven take the safety of staff, volunteers, service users and the general public very seriously. As such, we have adapted our fundraising events and efforts to ensure we are following government guidance and advice from the Fundraising Regulator at all times. All events (only where it is not possible to social distance or would pose a greater risk to the public or Haven team) have been cancelled or postponed for the foreseeable future. The majority of our fundraising has moved online, whilst we continue to host things like virtual quizzes, virtual raffles and help you, our amazing supporters, to take on your own safe virtual challenges too.
The events and fundraising activity that are running, have all been evaluated in line with government guidance and have been adapted to ensure safety at all times. Each activity or event has a risk assessment that has been specifically written with COVID measures in place. All members of the team are to follow this risk assessment for these activities at all times. If any fundraising activity cannot meet government guidance and cannot be done safely, the activity will not take place. The team are regularly reviewing all guidance published by the Government, Public Health England and the Fundraising Regulator to ensure our fundraising is responsible and safe.
Would you like to participate in a GivePenny challenge?
The Haven regularly run lots of exciting challenges through our partner platform GivePenny. Click here to view what’s coming up. You can also get creative and set up your own challenge using exciting features on the platform too. So whether you want to run a gaming marathon and link in your Twitch account, or you want to do your own step counting or miles challenge and link your Fitbit or Strava accounts, the options are endless. You can even create a fundraising playlist using Spotify. Just scroll down on this page for ready to use template fundraising pages for all of your wonderful ideas!
Last year was a year like no other for so many of us. We found ourselves confined to our homes and with very little social interaction with our friends, family and colleagues (except for the dreaded zoom calls of course). Physical exercise was limited to an hour per day and so many of us were in dire need of something other than the pandemic to focus on. Thus, the 104 challenge was born.
As seen on expressandstar.com. Parvinder Singh Rakhra and his sons Joshan and Aran spent a day walking from their home in Wolverhampton to outside Birmingham Town Hall at Victoria Square to raise funds for the Haven Refuge.
The Haven has launched an urgent appeal for public donation as it faces the huge financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.