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Great ideas for fun fundraising or formal charity events

Great ideas for fun fundraising or formal charity events

3 July 2018

Are you a charity looking to hold an event? We know organising a large event can have its challenges, but here at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel we’re experienced in hosting events people will remember. Whether you’re looking for a Manchester venue to hold a fundraiser, or host an annual ball or awards ceremony for your charity, we can help you all the way.

We understand the constraints of holding a charity event. You will need a fantastic rate to ensure more proceeds go to your charity, you will need mind blowing raffle prizes, not just your run of the mill, you will need marketing support and commitment from the hotel – don’t worry, we have all these things covered!

Perhaps you’re a charity that’s looking to try a different fundraiser to create awareness and raise important funds? Looking for some ideas? Here are some suggestions for you to consider:


Fun events

Quiz night – A firm favourite, teams can compete for prizes, or just for fun by testing their knowledge on a whole range of subjects.

Casino night – A night with ‘fun’ money, and a great atmosphere, guaranteed to get guests excited.

Themed event – If your charity is celebrating an anniversary, why not consider a themed event, either by decade or country? A great way to make the event your own.


More formal events

Dinner and disco – A way for guests to enjoy a delicious sit down meal, followed by great sounds from the DJ.

Black tie gala dinner – Why not encourage guests to dress for the occasion with a black tie event? You can have an after dinner speaker, or even a comedian to help make the event memorable.

Afternoon tea – delicious tea, or even a glass of bubbly, with savoury and sweet treats. A great way for guests to catch up and chat.


Of course, any event can be completed with a raffle or auction to raise much needed funds for your worthwhile charity.

From a small intimate special event with just 20 guests, to a large event catering for up to 650. We’ll be delighted to host your charity event.

Looking for a venue in Manchester to host your event? From room hire, to the full package, the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly can help, just call 0161 7511 412, or email