Fundraising involves helping Guide Dogs raise money through events. Our fundraisers are normally members of their local fundraising group. You will have the chance to take part in some – or all – of the following:
•Helping us on stalls at local events
•Delivering collection boxes to local businesses
•Attending local events organised by branches or Community Fundraisers, and keeping track of what we sell on our stalls (including the cuddly toys!)
As a key member of the local fundraising branch you'll need to look after counting and banking the money raised through the group fundraising activities. Fundraising groups organise events throughout the year.
•Counting and banking monies raised through the fundraising group
•Ensuring that all monies raised or received by your group are paid into the Guide Dogs bank account as soon as possible in line with Guide Dogs policy and ensure that receipts and thank you letters are issued
•Maintain accurate records of all money raised and spent
•Keep the group up to date with the funds raised
•Checking the monthly income and expenditure statements
•Monitor levels of expenditure and making claims when appropriate
•Maintaining records of where collecting boxes and life-sized boxes are placed locally (working with the Collecting Box Coordinator where available)
•Your work will show how much your group is raising to support blind and visually impaired people
There are three types of Coordinators:
•The Individual Community Fundraising Coordinator creates strong links with organisations, businesses and individuals in your community and use these networks to raise funds to support our life changing work.
•The Fundraising Group Coordinator is responsible for coordinating a group of volunteers to raise funds through events or other activities, delegating tasks to other members of the group as required and being the key contact in the local area.
•The Deputy Fundraising Group Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Fundraising Coordinator and the Fundraising Group in their activities and events and to take on the responsibilities of the Fundraising Group Coordinator when required.
•Organising and attending events such as the Great Guide Dogs Tea Party, Pub Quizzes and collections in your local area
•Encouraging local businesses, schools and groups to name their own guide dog puppy
•Building relationships with local networks, socials groups, schools and businesses to encourage them to host their own event in support of Guide Dogs
•Working as part of Guide Dogs’ fundraising team with staff and volunteers
•Liaising with Community Fundraiser informing them of events in your area
•Making sure your fundraising policies and procedures are followed
•Being a passionate local ambassador for Guide Dogs’ work
•Ensuring that any information provided by Guide Dogs is cascaded to relevant supporters or volunteers
•Ensuring income raised from events is banked in a timely manner
Crosshouse Children’s Fund is held by Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity which raises funds to ensure that patients and their families receive the best possible care and experience in hospital – including enhanced medical equipment, innovative play programmes, family support services and ground breaking paediatric research. Since 2001, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity has invested more than £30million in enhancements to Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children, Specialist Children’s Services for children with mental health conditions and long term illnesses, and the neonatal units at the Princess Royal Maternity and Royal Alexandra hospitals
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity has established Crosshouse Children’s Fund to support children from Ayrshire and Arran in hospital.
As one of our volunteers, you can help us raise vital funds to ensure that all of the babies, children and young people in hospital at Crosshouse receive the extra special care they deserve.
No matter how much time you have to spare, we welcome volunteers from all walks of life and need volunteer support at fundraising events and activities across Ayrshire and Arran.
From bucket collections to bagpacks, cheer squads to collection can collectors - there are lots of fun and easy ways to give your time to support Crosshouse Children's Fund!
Common Weak is a people-powered think and do tank in Scotland. We develop policy on and campaign for social and economic equality, for Wellbeing and the enviroment, for quality of life, for peace and justice. We only exists because people who believe in what we do give us a small, regular donation. Common Weal Inverness is a local branch responsible for its own fundraising. The opportunity we have is for someone to help us with this task of raising funds allowing us better promote The Common Weals policy ideas to the wider population.