Here at the Trust we are continually amazed and moved by the generosity of our supporters. Your help is vital in the Trust’s ongoing aim to support our members in times of need, hardship or distress.
If you’re planning some fundraising for the Trust, please let us know as we would love to support you! We can provide collection tins/buckets, posters, banners, leaflets and also an extra hand on deck if needed.
We’re incredibly grateful for any amounts raised, no matter how large or small. All your donations will go directly to supporting the Sussex Police family.
If you would like to do some fundraising for the Trust, but aren’t sure what to do, please have a look at our fundraising ideas below:
Our bake sale event, 'A Helping Hand, A Piece of Cake', takes place every November. For more information, please download our 'A Piece of Cake Pack' for in-person bake sale or our 'A Virtual Piece of Cake Pack' for virtual/remote bake sales. We also have supporters holding bake sales throughout the year, so please do join in!
Sponsored event This could be anything from a sponsored walk, run or swim (or roller blade, skip or dance) to a marathon or even bungee jump! Or you could ask friends/family/colleagues to sponsor you as you undertake a personal challenge for example giving up coffee/chocolate for a week or a sponsored silence.
Tombola/Raffle These are great ways to raise extra funds at other events, but can also work on their own. You can ask people, businesses to donate prizes or if you’re arty/crafty maybe you could create some prizes to be won.
Sports How about a friendly 5-a-side competition or a crazy golf, bowling or darts competition? Raise funds by charging a player fee and why not let spectators donate to take part in a penalty shootout, hole in one, bullseye game at the end of the match?
Games night Are you a dab hand at Scrabble or a Monopoly mastermind? Perhaps you enjoy a game of charades or an old classic like Buckaroo? Why not dust off those board games and invite friends/family/colleagues to a fun games night to remember. By charging players a fee this can be a really fun way to raise funds for kids and big kids alike. If you’re a gamer, maybe a Nintendo Wii tournament would be more up your alley.
Bingo Dabbers at the ready! Gather some people together, everyone buys a bingo card the pot is split between the charity and the winner. You could have classic cards or if “2 little ducks” isn’t your thing you could get creative and make your own bingo cards. If you love the outdoors, your card could relate to wildlife you might spot on a walk/in the park. If you’re into sport, you could have “someone scores a try”, “a penalty is awarded”, “a horse knocks down a fence”, for example.
Bonus ball/sweepstake With bonus ball competitions, everyone pays an agreed amount and is given a number between 1 and 49. Whoever’s number is the bonus ball on the lottery each Saturday wins a percentage of the ‘pot’ with the rest being donated to charity. Other sweepstake competitions include guess the number of sweets in the jar, name of the bear etc with each player paying to guess and the correct guesser winning the jar of sweets/bear and the proceeds being donated to the charity. Like a tombola/raffle this works great as a standalone fundraiser and also as part of an event.
Come Dine With Me Take turns with friends hosting a dinner party and charge an entry fee to raise money.
Grow and sell plants and flowers Are you green fingered? You might enjoy growing and selling plants to raise some money.
Coffee mornings Coffee mornings are a great way to catch up with friends/colleagues. By charging 50p for a cup of tea/biscuit/cake you can help to raise funds at the same time.
If you have any ideas to add to the list, please let us know!
Whichever way you choose to support the Trust, we’re incredibly thankful for your efforts.