Hold An Event

Whether you fancy doing a bungee jump, hosting a race night or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro raising funds for Familes First North East is fun and rewarding. We need to raise £550 a day from the local community and we need your help to achieve that goal. 

Whatever your idea may be please keep us updated, as there are all sorts of ways that we can support your efforts, including offering practical support and creative event ideas. You’ll receive advice and the materials you need from our in-house fundraising professional to help bring your ideas to life. We can showcase your event on our social media and would be delighted to attend cheque presentations and photo calls. 

Here are our Top 5 fundraising ideas

  1. Hold a Dress Down Day. This classic fundraiser is one you can have great fun with, it’s easy to implement at work or in school by asking everyone to dress down for a £1.00 donation. You could go one step further adding in a theme for the day anything from wedding attire to dressing in your favourite decade.
  1. Running challenges are a great way to raise funds whilst achieving a personal goal. You could take part in Hartlepool’s 5-mile race or the iconic London Marathon and Great North Run. Whatever distance you choose do it for us and help raise funds for projects like our Active Kidz. Join Team Families First to receive a branded t-shirt, training tips and sponsorship pack.
  1. February is the month most of us give up on our New Year resolutions, buck the trend and take part in a Give it up for a month challenge. Ditch the cigarettes and alcohol for a whole month whilst raising sponsorship from your nearest and dearest who’ll be in awe of your super hero like will power.
  1. Give Mary Berry a run for her money and get your bake on. Cake sales are without a doubt an easy and tasty way to raise funds for Families First North East. Ask us for our handy tips for organising a cake sale which includes our favourite cake recipes from the One 77 team.
  1. Organise an event in aid of Families First that you’d enjoy. Ladies Afternoon Tea’s, Golf Day’s, Garden Party’s, Quizzes and Band Nights are a great way to get your friends involved and make new ones. You’ll not only raise money but you’ll also have a great time doing so. We can help promote your event and share ideas for making it a big success.


TOP TIP: Boost the amount you can raise by asking your employer to match fund your total.

If you are thinking of planning an event in order to raise funds in aid of Families First (North East), we'd love to hear from you. Get in touch by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01429 867016