“Singing Christmas carols is a nice way of raising money for a great cause. It is so nice to be able to get together with friends and family and spread the festive cheer” – Tracey, Bliss supporter
Singing carols at Christmas is a brilliant way to bring the festive spirit to your local community. Organise a concert or adapt an event that is already in the diary.
If you already have a concert planned at church, school or during any other community group meeting you can support Bliss easily without doing too much to change those logistics. Schedule in a charity collection or collect donations from attendees on their way out.
The Bliss Events Team are on hand to help but below is a step-by-step guide to organising your concert.
- Signing people up
If you are already in a choir this might be the perfect Christmas fundraiser for you. If you’re not, you can still hold this event. Consider reaching out to local schools or music groups.
- Find your location
Choosing the right location is important when holding an event. A few things to consider when choosing your venue are:
- Ensure it is fairly easy to find and travel to.
- Pick somewhere atmospheric.
- Consider if they have all the equipment you might need there.
- Ask the venue if they will help advertise.
- Create a poster to display in public places such as libraries, churches, local shops.
- Ask your local paper to feature the concert on their listings page.
- Use social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to promote the concert.
- Charge a small entrance fee.
- Hold a collection during or after the service.
- If you are serving refreshments, place a collection tin on the table for spare change.
Schools often hold an end of term performance and if that is the case, why not put Bliss forward to be the charity supported at this year’s event.
The Bliss Events Team are on hand to ensure you have all the materials and support you need to hold your carol singing event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 020 7378 4775 to find out more about how we can help you.