Mixing some friendly drinking with a good group of people can lead to fantastic fundraising events and we're here to support you every step of the way.
Whether you know what you want to do, or are looking for ideas to inspire you, we're here to help you organise a fundraiser and make it a success.
Email us at [email protected] to talk to us about your plans or if you have any questions.
Hold a World AIDS Day event
If you're hosting a World AIDS Day (Friday 1 December) event in your nightclub, bar or LGBT+ venue and would like to support people affected by HIV, we’d love to work with you!
Get in touch by emailing [email protected].
Your regular event nights
You don’t need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to raising money – just add a charity element to one of your regular event nights!
Plan something new
There are lots of fun and easy ways to fundraise while filling your venue and tills.
Launch or finale party: The X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing or the latest series of RuPaul's Drag Race is a perfect opportunity to gather your customers for party while raising money to support people living with HIV.
Big gay brunch: Drag queen host, great food and unlimited drinks, it’s a recipe for a fun few hours!
Quiz or bingo night: Hold a quiz or bingo event. If your venue has screens, speakers and a PRS licence (so you have a licence to play music – most pubs will have one) then we suggest going for the display version of the quiz.
If you feel like doing something a bit different for your quiz or bingo night, ask your teams to take part in fancy dress! Set a theme or leave it open. There could be an extra prize for the best costumes. Ask everyone to ‘pay to play’ either in advance or on the door.
Sing-a-long or classic LGBT+ movie night: There are so many classic movies to choose from. Picking one will be the hardest part!
Music night: Choose from cabarets, open mic nights, battle of the bands, tribute nights and more. A music event is a brilliant way of showcasing your customers' diverse talents.
Summer BBQ or sports day: Get outdoors and make the most of our summer.
Afternoon tea: Not everyone wants a pint of mild. Tea and cakes could bring new customers to your pub.
LGBT History Month, Eurovision, Pride and World AIDS Day on 1 December are some of the key times of the year when you and your customers may like to fundraise to support our work. Keep these in mind when planning the date for your event!
Ways to fundraise
QR code: Display a QR code on the tables and on posters around your venue. You customers will be able to donate in seconds! We can provide you with a code and help you create unique posters for your venue.
Text to donate: Inviting your customers to text a donation is a quick and easy way to support out work. Get in touch and we can send you a unique code for your venue.
Hold a raffle: An easy way to boost your fundraising total at your event is to organise a raffle and sell tickets at each table. There are some rules around raffles so please get in touch and we can help you.
Priority seating: Ask your guests to make a donation when reserving priority seating for the next show or screening. Or charge for service to their table.
JustGiving page: Set up a JustGiving page to collect donations. Having an online giving page means that anyone who can’t attend your event can donate anyway (plus these donations are eligible for Gift Aid).
Spread the word
Social media is your best friend when advertising your event. Tweet about your event or post on Facebook or Instagram.
Remember to follow and tag our social media accounts:
- Terrence Higgins Trust on Twitter
- Terrence Higgins Trust on Facebook
- Terrence Higgins Trust on Instagram
- THT Champions on Twitter
- THT Champions on Instagram
We’d love to hear about your event and see any photos and videos. Sharing how much you raised is a fantastic way to show your customers and community that you care.
Get free fundraising materials
Get in touch if you'd like us to send you some free Terrence Higgins Trust T-shirts, posters, buckets, collection tins or pin badges.
Paying in your donation
So your event was a huge success and you want to pay in the money you’ve have raised? Find out the ways to get your donation to us.
Our thank you: Once we have received your donation we'll send you a thank-you certificate to display in your pub or venue for all your customers to see. We can also send you a digital thank-you certificate to share on your social media.
We're here to help! If you’re already planning a fundraising event, then tell us what you are doing. Or drop us an email if you want to know more about how to host a charity event.
Get in touch by emailing [email protected]. We’d love to hear from you!