Organise your own fundraising event

There are so many ways that you could fundraise to support the work of Skylight. No matter what you choose to do, you can know that every little bit of money raised will make a positive difference to children, young people and whānau in our communities.

You can set yourself a challenge, whether that’s to complete a run or bike ride or give something up for a while; hold a sausage sizzle or bake sale; run a movie night; host a quiz night, a garden tour, an auction, or a coffee morning.
Have a look around at what other people are doing or check out this list of fundraising ideas and get inspired. 

Let us know what you’re planning

Once you’ve decided what fundraising activity or event you’re going to do, please get in touch with us at Skylight so we can talk about how we can support you while you are supporting us. You can fill out this form and someone from our fundraising team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Some things that could help

Set up a fundraising page on Givealittle This will make it easy for you to tell people what you’re doing and why, and collect donations. Your supporters will get a tax receipt for their donation immediately and the money will be direct credited into our bank account, so you don’t have to worry about depositing it into our account.
Ask us about fundraising tips and tricks. We could give you advice about how to organise an event, getting other people to support your event, getting permits from your local council, ways to promote your event, collecting and banking the money, and more. There are lots of people at Skylight who can’t wait to help you with your fundraising ideas.

A few things to keep in mind

Have fun! Choose something that you, your friends, whānau and people you know will enjoy doing.
Know your limits – whatever you choose to do can be as big or small as you want, please make sure it’s something you can do. No fundraising event is too small and small amounts really do add up to help us support children, young people, their whānau and communities when they need our help.
Tell people why you’re fundraising – your fundraising event will be a great opportunity to tell people about Skylight and what we do, while you’re having fun.

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