There are lots of ways you can help HAPPA

There are lots of ways you can help HAPPA and we appreciate all of our amazing supporters for everything they do.

You can help by…

  • Making a donation (every penny counts)
  • Donating second hand tack and equestrian items (The Fussy Filly run a live auction each month with these items and all proceeds go to HAPPA)
  • Organising your own event (this is a big one, so there is more info below)

Tips and Handy Hints:

First you need to decide:

  • What type of event do you wish to hold?
  • Where is the event to be held?
  • When is the event to be held?
  • Who do you want to attend?

Plan your event well! Have a time scale of when certain tasks should be done by, you could delegate certain tasks to other volunteers or maybe other people (i.e. why bake 30 buns when a local business may be willing to help you?).

Promoting your event? Let people know what you are doing and why. This could be personal invitations, posters flyers, letters or e-mails. As a general rule the bigger the event the more notice people will need to ensure they can attend.

Remember, let people know who you are raising funds for, let people know what is going on (i.e. have people on the door of your event explaining where everything is).

What to charge? Have a look around see what other people/ groups are doing locally, discuss it with the fundraising team, and ask friends / family what they would expect to pay, more importantly make sure that you are reasonable but that you cover any costs that you have for the event. Where possible you may be able to help towards the overheads by getting items donated or even a room for free.

Finally make sure any promotional material states; what, when, where and how much (if there is an entrance fee/ ticket price).

Organise Your Own Events To Help HAPPA

If you’re planning on running your own fundraising event on behalf of HAPPA then here’s what we need to know:

  • What the event is
  • When the event is being held
  • Who is the main contact for the event – this is likely to be you as the organiser
  • How much you have raised when the event has finished

Now here’s some things you’ll need to make sure to do:

  • Email us on [email protected] for a form that we need filling in.
  • Send us any samples of any posters that you make to ensure that the HAPPA logo is not misrepresented, in accordance with charity polices.
  • You also need to display HAPPA’s registered charity number in England and Wales 1085211.

You must clearly display that all funds raised will be donated to HAPPA (or if you share with another charity you must make this clear to the supporters).

Next, we have some advice:

  • Any entertainment you have must produce their Public Performance Licence.Food Hygiene and Insurance Certificates must be shown if you employ outside caterers to your event. Check with your local environmental health for anything you are unsure of and maybe the local HSE for health and safety issues.
  • If hiring a facility or hosting a large event there may be a requirement to complete risk assessments, contact your local authority or even inform the police if traffic will be affected. You may also need first aid representatives and copies of insurance from any facilities, equipment or entertainers you hire.
  • Please ensure for the safety of children that they are accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • A licence is also needed if you have alcohol at your event. The only exception to the rule is when it is free, but you must make it clear that alcohol is not included in any ticket price or entrance fee. Alternatively you could hold your event on licensed premises or ask a local pub to organise a bar at your venue.
  • If you intend to stage an event outside your home, you will need to ensure you have public liability insurance and personal insurance if you are doing anything particularly daring. Take advice from a reliable Insurance Broker if in doubt. HAPPA cannot accept liability for any fundraising activity you undertake.
  • Please do not collect money in the street or public place without obtaining permission from your local authority.

Some Ideas For Fundraising Events

  • Auction
  • Abseiling
  • Assault course
  • Antiques Fair
  • Art show
  • BBQ
  • Ball
  • Barn Dance
  • Bad Taste Evening
  • Book Sale
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Bungee Jump
  • Bad Hair Day
  • Bring and Buy Sale
  • Bingo
  • Baked Bean Bath
  • Cake Stall
  • Craft Fair
  • Cabaret Night
  • Cycle Ride
  • Casino Night
  • Chocolate Evening
  • Climb a Mountain
  • Curry Evening
  • Car Treasure Hunt
  • Car Wash
  • Dress Down Day
  • Dog Walk
  • Darts Match
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Football Match/ Five –a-side Tournament
  • Fancy Dress
  • Fun Run
  • Flower Show
  • Garden Party
  • Marathon
  • Market Stall
  • Quiz Night
  • Raffle
  • Sponsored Event
  • Sports Day