“I wanted to organise a fun activity that would get the whole office involved in fundraising for the British Red Cross, and bingo proved to be a huge success. We sold loads of tickets and the atmosphere in the office was fantastic.”
Darren Barrett, bingo organiser.
How can bingo help?
Odds are, you won’t win the bingo prize. However, you could help reduce the risks other people face. Every £7 raised could provide 280 cholera kits to help communities in Sierra Leone prevent the spread of cholera.
Bingo fundraising tips
- Decide on a venue – it could be your office, school, university or perhaps even your living room.
- Buy books of bingo tickets from the internet or from a stationery supplier.
- Start selling bingo tickets to your colleagues, classmates or friends in advance – around two weeks before the event is ideal.
- Source a bingo prize or trophy. Try asking local businesses to donate the prize.
- Produce posters and flyers, and use social media to promote the event. Be sure to send a reminder on the morning of the event.
- Involve some of your colleagues, classmates or friends, perhaps by asking them to be a bingo caller or an assistant.
- Email participants with bingo rules and information on how to play.
- If you can, use a bingo machine when picking the numbers for added excitement.