ANTIQUES VALUATION EVENING/DAY
Enlist the help of a local valuer/dealer... Make admission charge to include drink/nibbles and a
couple of items to be valued (charge £1 for each additional item)… could also have raffle tombola,
bric a brac stalls to raise extra funds.
Always popular – Need prizes for the winners and someone to put together/ask the questions (quiz
sheets available on the internet). Funds can be raised from team entry fee (say £4 per team of four),
supper, raffle etc. Could ask each team to donate a prize for the raffle...
Produce quiz sheets with a theme (flowers, famous people, countries, cities etc or perhaps general
knowledge). Sell sheets for £1 each to family, friends and work colleagues. Need someone to put
together the questions/answers and one good prize.
Minimal cost – spectacular returns if you can identify something that will attract a lot of attention:
abseil, run, walk, keep fit, fire engine pull, etc. Make as interesting as possible – maybe in fancy
dress, with local celebrities, sportsmen, councillors etc taking part. Sponsor forms available from the
Hold in busy areas – supermarkets, markets, shopping centres, and leisure centres etc. Make it
different, choose a theme: Valentines – chocolates, plants/flowers, cuddly toys, sparkling wine:
Gardening, in the spring - pots of spring bulbs, tools, plants, seeds, gloves, pots etc: Easter – easter
eggs, soft toys (bunny’s, chicks etc.), Christmas
Ideal for Spring, summer, autumn, or Christmas. Need not take a lot of organising: book venue and
ask volunteers to stock and man specific stalls – cakes, plants, books, raffle, tombola, bric a brac,
annual draw tickets, crafts, refreshments etc. Charge 50p admission
CRAFT/ANTIQUES/TABLE TOP SALE
Hire a venue. Sell tables @ anything from £10-£15 (depending on your costs and the type of venue).
Ask each stall holder to donate a raffle prize. Advertise widely in the local press for 2-3 weeks before
event. Raise funds from table hire, small admission charge, sale of refreshments, tombola, raffle,
Beverley, Bridlington, Goole, Pocklington etc. all have charity market stalls available. Tombola,
Books, Bric a brac, Cakes etc. Contact the local council for details.
‘IN HOUSE EVENTS’
Ask local stores to hold events in their stores (Viyella, Kaliko, Country Casuals etc.), food event (M&S
/ delicatessen), wine tasting (wine merchants/M&S etc.) Raise funds from tickets and raffle.