How Does Soiree Raise Money? A list of our Fundraising Events & Activities
Personal Challenges ... in 2021, in order to raise funds whilst under Covid restrictions, many Club Members undertook a series of 'personal challenges' throughout the 28 days of February. These ranged from cycling a few hundred miles, running the equivalent of Brighton to Paris, walking a daily commute, painting portraits, picking up your own body weight in rubbish, cross country skiing, knitting, swimming, creative writing, cooking, renovating laptops for use by schoolchildren, etc.
Our Lottery ... in 2020 the Club set up a monthly lottery to give 12 months support to a specific charity that does outstanding work in the community, & the first beneficiary of this is Brighton Table Tennis Club (BTTC). They currently run a food bank with the Real Junk Food project at their premises in Kemp Town, but also operate across the city in parks, squares, schools, sheltered housing schemes, a centre for homeless people, sports centres, a psychiatric hospital and two prisons. In 2021 we will continue to support BTTC plus Sussex Homeless Support
Annual Christmas Tree Collection - centred in West Hove, a house-to-house collection of trees that are collected for a small donation and taken for recycling, we have a lovely video on YouTube
about a recent collection from one of our volunteers, famous blogger Niomi Smart, and lots of pictures on our Facebook page
Annual Charity Cricket Day - held in September each year at the County Cricket Ground, Hove, featuring a special guest MC and charity auction. Find details of previous years events here
The Loose Cannons - a choir with Club and other Rotarian members and non-members that perform in a variety of different locations throughout the year.
Musical Tribute Nights - We regularly arrange social events that are a great way to raise funds to benefit our current projects. Our Elton John tribute night was a fantastic success, raising funds for Breast Cancer Now, Zanzibar Schools Project and other Rotary Charities.
Clarins Night - an exclusive pre-Christmas shopping night with some great offers from Clarins, based in Boots in North Street, Brighton.
Easter Egg Hunt - an annual community and fundraising event held on Good Friday every year at Hangleton Manor
, Hove, BN3 8AN. This is usually held between 11am and 1pm. Our city mayor is always present to judge the children's Easter Bonnet competition and to give out prizes.
Fashion Sales - superb new fashions sold at very special prices. Maria's pop up boutique raised over £9,750 for the Little Sisters of the Poor and other Rotary Charities. A really big thank you to Honorary Member Carol Capener for donating the clothes and contributing so much to our fundraising.
Halloween Night - our ever popular community and fundraising event held on October 31st every year at at Hangleton Manor
, Hove, BN3 8AN.
Collections - occasional charity collections at local supermarkets, music performances and sporting events, in our glamourous, tailored, appropriately logo'd high viz jackets.
Business Sponsorship - the Club is grateful to a number of businesses
that support our events through financial donations, gifts of auction and raffle prizes and attendance at events.