Too Expensive – We Are Only A Small Club

It is too expensive – we are only a small club

The above statement is one I often hear from people when searching for a Race Night to raise funds for a small club.

This is something I always bear in mind and have devised my Race Nights to suit all sizes of clubs, large or small. The fact is, the number of people actually attending your night has little bearing on the amount of funds you will raise!

The whole fundraising process starts from the minute my Race Night pack lands on your doorstep. There is vital information inside on how to raise money for your club and almost every Race Night I host has all of their costs covered AND are in profit before the night.

This is why I say you can hold a Race Night and have NOBODY turn up, yet still raise money for your club.

Due to competition I cannot divulge all the information publically, but have spent many hours, weeks and months (in fact it is ongoing) looking at how clubs can successfully raise money, whilst having a minimal risk factor.

As a general guide, most clubs turn up to the beginning of the Race Night having all costs covered and around £3-400 in profit (this is what occurs, but can be no way a guarantee, your effort in pre-planning is required).

I also ensure that all the work involved in this fundraising is not just left to the organiser, but all members of the club.

I host many Race Nights every year, and have done for the past 10 years, and have NEVER had a night where the club was out of pocket in any way.

When organising a fundraising night, the general thoughts are to ‘go with the cheapest’ to save money. This is a bad idea! I have heard of Race Nights organised ‘on the cheap’ where the club has actually lost money, or raised very little – in fact in one case, a parent offered to host the night for free and the club lost money (still can’t work that out).

As well as giving you fantastic pre-planning information, full support and all equipment needed, I also include quite a few ‘extras’ on the night which alone can often more than cover my fee.

The main challenge I face though is I cannot give too much away, and realise there is a huge element of trust on your part. I have sent countless hours tweaking my Race Night and to publically divulge everything I do would be suicidal to my business.

I can make one promise though – I have NEVER had any Race Night where the organiser has been disappointed in either the entertainment or the funds raised!

Afternoon Race Event – Race Night

One of my Race Nights this weekend has been an afternoon Race Event for a local kids football club. The reason behind holding it in an afternoon was because the club hold an annual Race Night for fundraising, but the kids had heard so much about what a fantastic fun night it is, they wanted one they could attend too. The venue and parents were not too keen on having kids attend an evening Race Night – hence it was held during the day.

The weather was damp, cold and miserable outside but inside was lovely, warm and very very noisy. In fact, the venue thought it must have been the noisiest event held there.

The onus on the event was to be a fun afternoon for the kids and parents, with fundraising less of a priority, however at the end of the afternoon over £600 had been raised which exceeded expectations.

Fun and games were included throughout the afternoon and a disco to finish off at the end which both kids and parents joined in with.

I would never recommend holding an Afternoon Race Event in the summer as obviously on a scorching hot day (wishful thinking) people are unlikely to attend, but during the colder months Race Event during the day is great fun and enjoyed by all.

An afternoon Race Event still comes with all the services that my great Race Nights do too.

Why not consider holding an Afternoon Race Event – even with the intent on it being a more sociable and team-building event rather than purely focused on fundraising?

Pub and Club Race Night

Race Nights in Pubs and Clubs.

I am always amazed at how many Pubs and Clubs say that the entertainment costs they have are too high, yet very few think about holding a Race Night.

With a Race Night you can deduct any fee for the entertainment from takings, still leaving a healthy amount to be paid to your chosen charity, which in turn will give you extra brownie points. By law, a business cannot profit from holding a Race Night so I would never encourage this, however you CAN cover your costs from the profits and give to your chosen charity at the same time.

Horse Race NightDue to the information I provide when booking a Race Night, you should be able to cover any costs BEFORE the night has even started – yes, in a way – you get FREE Entertainment for your night. High numbers are not needed either, if your Pub or Club can hold 30+ people, that is enough.

I cannot divulge too much information in public, due to competitor’s eager to get their hands on my information, so there is a bit of trust I understand – however with very little work a Pub or Club can easily hold a great, fun and cheap night.

Race Nights are boring – yes, I agree, watching Racing on the TV is not my idea of fun, however a Race Night is totally different, the atmosphere electric and people of ALL AGES can join in.

Contact me for further information and I can explain how you can make money from a Race Night, or alternatively here are a few figures for you to look at:

What can I make off holding a Race Night

Not only will you cover your costs, but at most Race Nights I hold, bar takings far exceed expectations too – an added bonus!