Taking on a personal challenge and asking your friends and family to support you can be one of the most successful ways in which to raise funds. Whatever the challenge – your efforts deserve to be rewarded! Of course, the greater the element of personal challenge, the more support you are likely to receive!
- Physical activity challenges, eg: running, cycling or swimming (why not enter the Comrades, Two Oceans, Argus Cycle Tour)
- Sponsored diet
- Overseas challenge like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, or cycling along the Great Wall of China.
Visit www.charitychallenge.com for more ideas on these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
Doing it online
The internet provides some great ways to raise money at no additional cost to our supporters. Our Give n Gain Fundraising page allows you to set up your own Cart Horse Activist Page. Download the Give n Gain Fundraising Guide to see how easy it is to raise funds for cart horses!
The Do-It-4-Charity website can be used for fundraising activities, not just sponsored events. An online fundraising page also provides a way of inviting donations in memory of someone who has died. By adding a photograph and personalizing your page, you can invite tributes and share your memories as well as raise money for cart horses. Visit www.doit4charity.co.za to find out more on how to use this innovative and effective online fundraising tool.
Many people find that, as they approach another ‘significant’ birthday or milestone in their lives, their friends and relatives become increasingly stuck for gift ideas. Problem solved! Ask your friends for a donation to Cart Horse Protection Association instead. If you are interested in this, we will be delighted to provide a donation-in-lieu form such as the below example.
Making a donation
Your donation will help us make a difference to the lives of working cart horses.
Cheque: Please make your cheque payable to Cart Horse Protection Association, PO Box 846, Eppindust, 7475.
Cart Horse Protection Association
Account Number: 104 639 5998
Branch code: 104 609
Swift Number: NED SZAJJ 104 609
IBAN: ZAI NED SZAJJ 104609 104639
Credit Card: You can make credit card donations via PayFast, our secure payment portal, or through our Give n Gain fundraising page.
Debit Order: If you would like to make a regular donation, you can do this by Debit Order. Debit Order forms are available to download on our website, alternatively please contact our office.
Payroll giving: Payroll giving is one of the simplest ways for employees to donate to charity tax-effectively. Your donation is deducted from your salary and you receive tax relief at your highest rate of tax. Speak to your payroll department about this scheme.
A gift in your will
With the pressure and uncertainty of financial commitments, many people are unable to make a donation to CHPA in their lifetime. Leaving a gift (also called a ‘bequest’ or ‘legacy’) in your Will is another way in which you can support the work of CHPA into the future. CHPA has been approved as a Public Benefit Organisation and therefore, a gift in your will is exempt from the payment of estate duty.
Many local shops, pubs and clubs have our collection tins on their counters. These are a great way of collecting money for CHPA as well as raising awareness of our work. Keep a tin at your office for petty change!
Support our fundraising events
Join the CHPA mailing list, and like us on Facebook to receive news about the organization as well as information about forthcoming events and appeals for help. Each year we produce a range of Christmas cards for sale. These are available from mail order as well as from various kiosks in shopping centres around Cape Town. Other annual events include our Charity Golf Day, Working Cart Horse Show, Christmas Show and more. Please contact our fundraisers for more details about how you can assist to promote these annual fundraising opportunities.
It’s not always about the money
Very often, it’s just as beneficial to CHPA to receive goods and services ‘in kind’. We can often use donated items as raffle prizes. The donation of services can also be of great benefit to CHPA. For example, the provision of transportation, equipment hire, and professional advice are all ways in which CHPA may be able to benefit. Time is precious and we value the time given by our supporters to help with fundraising activities. Whether you are able to make a regular commitment or prefer to help on an ad hoc basis, we will be very pleased to hear from you. Please contact the office for a volunteer application form.
We welcome the support of companies whether for a one-off event or for a longer lasting relationship.
Why support a charity? Research has shown that corporate support of a charity can be fun and help promote creativity. It’s also a great chance to motivate staff and build even better working relationships and teams.
Financial donations are always gratefully received – thank you. We also welcome the opportunity to work with companies who wish to sponsor activities and events for our mutual benefit.
Payroll Giving is a simple, tax-effective way for your employees to give to charity directly from their pay. Research shows that a Payroll Giving scheme can also be good for business, showing that you are committed to working in partnership with your community – something that is increasingly important to customers and staff.
Match funding… encourage your employees to get involved in fundraising by offering to match their efforts. Many companies make a pledge to match fundraising up to a specified maximum per employee per year.
Quiz evening, Coffee morning, Fair or fete, Themed evenings, Cheese and wine evening, Garden party, Wine tastings, Barn dance, Boules tournament, Jazz night, Bingo or Casino night, Golf challenge, Antiques night, Murder mystery evening, Garage/boot sale, Kareoke, Masked ball, Soccer/rugby tournament, Fashion show, Pudding party, Talent evening, Bridge evening, Dinner dance, Guessing games: sweets in a jar.
Something to do at work
Bonus ball competition
Non-uniform or dress down day
Swap-a-job for the day
Hold a ‘fine’ day with penalties
From carol singing to rock concerts, music and drama events provide great opportunities for fundraising. Tap into your creative side, unearth those talents and have a great time!
Something for the little ones
Many of these ideas can be adapted to make them suitable for children. Add clowns, face-painting and dressing up in silly clothing and you’re halfway to appealing to the younger generation. Some ideas include Teddy bears picnic, Potato sack races, Fun n Games, Toy sale or Junior disco.