Fundraising

If you have an event in mind, no matter how big or small, do please call Major Grant Baker, Regimental Adjutant, on 0207 414 3280 (Direct Line) or 07774 758572 (Mobile) to start the ball rolling. We look forward to hearing from you!

The fund remains open for donations, so if you have any fund raising ideas, please do pursue them. However, with the return of Jeremy Quarrie to the 1st Battalion, Regimental Headquarters has no capacity to support fund-raising events, so anything that is planned should be self-supporting.

Nonetheless, please do let Regimental Headquarters know of your plans.

GUIDELINES

Before embarking on any fundraising activities for The Colonel's Fund Grenadier Guards ('The Fund'), please submit a brief note/email to the Regimental Adjutant/ Regimental Headquarters' Project Officer outlining your plans. We will in turn give you a Fundraising Number to use on all further communications with us.

A number of important considerations have been assembled under the following headings. Please click a title to show the details - and review carefully before starting any venture.

Check List

Please read these Guidelines carefully

» Get some friends together to share the work load; allocate responsibilities and tasks; meet when you need to.

» Decide on a date, allowing you plenty of time to get organised.

» Work out a detailed budget including how much you plan to raise and the costs that you will likely incur - allow for promotional expenses.

» Write out a list of all the items you will need, including permits if applicable.

» Consider all legal, accounting and safety issues.

» Write a communications plan. Who are your potential sponsors, how are you going to reach them?

» Lodge your plan with the Regimental Headquarters Project Officer.

» Make sure you read the FAQs and prepare your pitch properly i.e. explain carefully what The Fund is about.

» Don't forget post-event administration - chasing up sponsors to honour their pledges, remitting the money to The Fund, and reporting to us how it went (send in a brief account and pictures for us to publish on the website)

Read more

» Administration
» Finance
» Legal and Safety Considerations

Remember - careful planning and good administration are keys to successful fundraising

Good luck !