Golf Days

Organising your own golf day is a great way to help raise vital funds!

Before your golf day

  • LET US KNOW
    Firstly, let us know about your Golf Day- you can fill in our our online form and we will do everything we can to support you.
  • FINDING A VENUE
    Ask your local golf club if you could host a golf day.
  • WHEN
    Give yourself a couple of months to plan and advertise and try to go for a date that doesn’t clash with any other major events or occasions.
  • WHO
    Invite friends, family, colleagues and businesses. The more people, the more teams, the more you can raise (and the more fun!)
  • PROMOTION
    Advertise your event on your social media, website, and newsletter. Remember to tag us so we can see what you have planned! Contact your local radio, newspapers or golfing publications to advertise your event. Download our poster here.
  • TICKET PRICE
    Decide how much you are going to charge per team, don’t forget to cover any course fees, food and then a donation to Changing Lives.

During your golf day

  • INSPIRE
    Ask us about providing a video or presentation about the work we do at Changing Lives. Say a few words about why you chose to support Changing Lives, so people understand the difference their support makes.
  • FUNDRAISING
    You could sell mulligans for donations, hold a Yellow Ball competition, nearest the tin competition or have local businesses sponsor raffle or auction prizes. Get in touch with local businesses to see if they would like to sponsor a hole on the course. Set up a Just Giving page to collect donations or take payments in cash on the day.
  • BOOST YOUR FUNDRAISING
    Why not add a raffle, auctions or quiz to the end of your golf day to raise even more. You can even use our ready-made quiz with questions, answers and answer sheets. Either add this into your ticket price (we suggest £5pp) or ask for donations at the quiz. If you are holding a raffle or auction, try to get gifts free from local businesses. You can use our authorisation letter, just email our fundraising team for one! Struggling for gifts to raffle or auction? Try a skills auction instead where you can sell the skills of your contacts who will volunteer their time such, as one afternoon of gardening, a free haircut, a sports massage, a PT session etc
  • RESOURCES
    You can find more materials (e.g. posters) and information about us here 
  • MORE SUPPORT
    Our Fundraising Team will help you as much as you need. Please call us on 07548 218139 or email us at fundraising@changing-lives.org.uk

After your golf day

  • BANKING YOUR FUNDRAISING
    Count, record and send us the money you raise as soon as you can. You can either send us your fundraising by bank transfer Sort Code: 20-60-03, Account Number 90892084 or you can send us the money as a cheque to: FAO The Fundraising Team, Central Office, Unit D13 Marquis Court, Tenth Avenue West, Team Valley NE11 0RU. Please never send cash in the post.
  • THANKING
    Remember to follow up with guests, sponsors, and volunteers to thank them and let them know how much was raised to help fund our vital services. Once we have have received your funds, we will send you a thank you certificate which you can proudly display in the golf club. You could even put up a social media post to share your success.
  • PHOTOS
    If you take any photos, please share them on social media and tag us or email them to us at fundraising@changing-lives.org.uk

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