The BIG Championship: Setting up a committee to raise funds 9 years ago

The BIG Championship: Setting up a committee to raise funds

The Irish Cancer Society needs you and your club to stand united in the fight against the big ‘C’, so here’s a look at how to get started on raising the much needed funds.

It takes a lot of hard work and effort to raise money for charity, so that’s why the good folk at the Irish Cancer Society want you to keep 30 per cent of the funds that you raise so that your club can invest in ensuring that more people join and get active.

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Last week we went through a few simple tips to help you and your club fight against cancer, but this week we’re going to take a look into setting up a fund raising committee.

So, first and foremost, what exactly is a committee? Well, according to the dictionary, a committee is “a group of people appointed for a specific function”. That’s exactly what your committee will be doing, as you’ll be looking after the fund raising aspect of the club, and not what colour your team’s new socks should be.

Okay, now that we know what a committee is, how do we go about setting one up?

At your next club meeting or the next time you go training, ask a few of the lads to get involved in a Big Championship committee, decide the aim of the event (for example, you might choose to hold an event in tribute to all those who have survived cancer in your community, or to commemorate someone in the club who has recently passed away from cancer) and of course the target you wish to reach and a budget.

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Once you have a committee set up your club will be well on the way to raising the much needed funds.

Make sure to check back next week when we get down to setting a challenge and deciding what extra activities your club could set up for a fund raiser.

For more info check out the Irish Cancer Society website