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Join the Crisis Christm
‘How to’ guide
How we can help
Fundraising tips
Other party ideas
Rick Stein recipe
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Sweepstake competit
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Make your own invitatio
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11. ‘We raised’ post
bunting
12. Make your own
Christmas hats
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14. Donation form
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15. The money you
Who doesn’t like a good party?
We want you to host one for
Crisis that’s a little bit special
and help to change homeless
people’s lives at the same time.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
1.
Pick a date between 8 – 14
December (if you can’t do
these dates just pick one
as close to Christmas Party
Week as you can)
2.
Invite your friends, family,
colleagues, students,
teachers...
3.
Ask your guests to donate
what they can to Crisis.
Throw a party
Raise money
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Here’s how to make your party
a true Christmas cracker:
Before the party
• Set the date
• Spread the word Get your guest
list together and drop everyone
an email, or use the posters and
invitations on the Crisis Christmas
Party website and in this pack.
• Get online Set up a Facebook
event page, Tweet the date or
pop a few pics of your party prep
on Instagram. Use the hashtag
#crisisxmasparty to let us know
how it’s going.
• Rise to the challenge Think
about how to raise your money
– you could charge entry, hold a
sweepstake, have a bake sale or
throw a fancy dress competition.
See pages 4 & 5 for even more
ideas.
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On the day
• Get creative Deck the halls and
make them jolly with the party
decorations and balloons in this
pack and on our website.
• Collect the money Use an old
biscuit tin to collect donations or
get your guests to text ‘HOME’
to 70004 to donate £5 to Crisis*
– see page 15 for how to pay it in
and don’t forget to Gift Aid it.
• Send us your party pics Whether
you’ve made a mountain of mince
pies or wrapped your teacher up
in tinsel, we’d love to see some
photos from your party. Share
them on social media using
#crisisxmasparty or send them to
[email protected]
• Last but not least... relax and
tuck into all the party food.
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After the party
• Pay in the money you raised
Follow our easy instructions on
page 15 to send your money to
Crisis. It would help make our
Christmas if you could get it to
us by Friday 19 December –
thank you.
GET IN TOUCH
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We’ve got everything
you need to make the day
go with a swing, inside this pack
you will find:
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Invitations
Posters
Sweepstake
Bunting
And visit www.crisis.org.uk/christmasparty
for even more fun including:
• Jo Brand’s Christmas Quiz
• How to get your party in the local paper
…plus much more!
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Try a few of these ideas to help
fill the buckets at your party
Sweepstake
Charge people a donation to take part
in the sweepstake* (available on page
7 in this pack) – the winner keeps
half the winnings and the other half
comes to Crisis.
Bake sale
Whether they bake it or fake it, get
your guests to bring a cake to sell
by the slice – and keep a slice of the
profits for us.
Dress-Down Day
On the day of your party, ditch the
suit for some festive fancy dress or
swap your uniform for a onesie –
charging people £2 to take part is an
easy way to get the money rolling in.
Karaoke competition
Challenge your guests to a Slade
sing-off with a round of Christmas
karaoke – every entrant throws a
fiver in the prize pots with half the
winnings coming to Crisis.
RAFFLE
Raffle off something exciting such
as a day off from work – that’s one
prize sure to raise lots of money. Just
check with your manager first!
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There are a million and one
ways to host a Crisis Christmas
Party – it doesn’t have to be
your typical event. Here are a
few extra festive fundraisers
you could try:
Carol concert
‘Tis the season to be jolly – and
nothing says jolly like a carol concert.
How about hosting a singsong whilst
raising money for Crisis?
Mince pie and
coffee morning
Ask people to bring in cake and
mince pies one morning to sell along
with some fresh coffee. What better
way to start the day?
Put on a gig
Know any music maestros who’d
like to put on a show? Get your
guests rocking around the Christmas
tree with your own special Crisis
benefit gig.
Organise a fashion show
If you and your friends have an eye
for the latest trends, give yourself a
platform to show off your skills with
a Christmas catwalk at your school,
college or university.
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Making Rick’s gingerbread
tree biscuits is easy and a
great way to show off your
creative side.
Serves
Makes about 30 biscuits depending
on cutter size
Preparation time
One hour
Cooking Time
About 15 mins
Ingredients
200g light muscovado sugar
200g golden syrup
100g unsalted butter, diced
3 tbsp milk
225g wholemeal flour
225g plain flour
1 tbsp ground ginger
4 tsp ground mixed spice
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
For the decoration
Royal icing
Desiccated coconut
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1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC/325ºF/
gas mark 3.
2. Put the sugar, golden syrup, butter and milk in a saucepan and slowly melt together but do not boil.
3. Mix the dry ingredients together then stir in the contents of the
pan. Mix well to form a smooth dough. Wrap in cling film then chill overnight.
4. When ready to use, remove from
the fridge and allow to cool to
room temperature before rolling on a lightly floured surface and cutting out Christmas shapes.
5. Transfer the shapes to lightly buttered baking trays and cook the biscuits for about 15 minutes (depending on size) until lightly risen and golden. Remove from the oven and while still warm
stamp out a small hole in the top of the biscuits for the ribbon.
6. Allow to cool on the trays then transfer to cooling racks and
leave until completely cold before
storing in airtight containers.
7. To finish the biscuits, pipe royal icing decoratively on each one and sprinkle with desiccated coconut. Leave to set hard then thread with ribbon and hang on the tree.
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Customer care: 0300 636 1967. Charity No.: 1082947
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This year we are holding a Crisis Christmas Party to
raise money for homeless people across the country.
This year we are holding a Crisis Christmas Party to
raise money for homeless people across the country.
This year we are holding a Crisis Christmas Party to
raise money for homeless people across the country.
Where:
Where:
Where:
When:
When:
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Time:
Time:
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You’re invited
You’re invited
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This year we are holding a Crisis Christmas Party to
raise money for homeless people across the country.
This year we are holding a Crisis Christmas Party to
raise money for homeless people across the country.
This year we are holding a Crisis Christmas Party to
raise money for homeless people across the country.
Where:
Where:
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When:
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payers permission. Customer care:
0300 636 1967. Charity No. 1082947.
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nation.
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Just text ‘HOME
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70004 to donate
Text cost £5 plus network charge. Crisis
receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill
payers permission. Customer care:
0300 636 1967. Charity No. 1082947.
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nation.
by making a do
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Just text ‘HOME
£5.
70004 to donate
Text cost £5 plus network charge. Crisis
receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill
payers permission. Customer care:
0300 636 1967. Charity No. 1082947.
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Can’t come to th
lp Crisis
You can still he
nation.
by making a do
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Just text ‘HOME
£5.
70004 to donate
Text cost £5 plus network charge. Crisis
receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill
payers permission. Customer care:
0300 636 1967. Charity No. 1082947.
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Can’t come to th
lp Crisis
You can still he
nation.
by making a do
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Just text ‘HOME
£5.
70004 to donate
Text cost £5 plus network charge. Crisis
receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill
payers permission. Customer care:
0300 636 1967. Charity No. 1082947.
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Can’t come to th
lp Crisis
You can still he
nation.
by making a do
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Just text ‘HOME
£5.
70004 to donate
Text cost £5 plus network charge. Crisis
receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill
payers permission. Customer care:
0300 636 1967. Charity No. 1082947.
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Donation form
Use this donation form and make you and your guests contributions worth even more!
By filling out the name and address of each person who donated, you are adding an extra 25p to
each pound given at no cost to yourselves.
Full name (inc. title)
Full HOME address
*Please remember, we can only claim Gift Aid if you provide your full home address and
postcode.
Mr. Joe Bloggs
123 Name of house, Street Name, Town, Postcode
Office use only
CCPF/1415/NT-1009
Crisis
66 Commercial Street
London, E1 6LT
Tel 0300 636 1967
Fax 0300 636 2012
Web www.crisis.org.uk
Crisis UK (trading as Crisis) Registered Charity Numbers:
E&W1082947, SC040094. Company Number: 4024938
* GIFT AID
Gift Aid means that Crisis can get an extra 25p from HMRC for
every pound that you give. To qualify for Gift Aid, what you pay in
income tax and/or capital gains tax (not VAT or council tax for example) must at least equal the amount that charities and CASCs
will claim in the tax year.
Amount
donated
Please tick box
to Gift Aid your
donation*
Yes
Date given
(dd/mm/yy)
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As you’ve done all the hard work, we’ve
made it super straightforward to send
us the money you raise. There’s four
simple ways to do it:
• Online
Visit www.crisis.org.uk/christmasparty and
click the Pay In My Money button to make a
quick and secure payment
• By post
Deposit the money you raised into your bank
account and send us a cheque in the post.
Please accompany this with a letter including
your full name and address
Crisis, 66 Commercial Street,
London, E1 6LT
• By bank transfer
Crisis bank account details:
Royal Bank of Scotland,
28 Cavendish Square, London, W1W 0DB
Account number: 12011155
Sort code: 16-00-30
Reference: Please use your last name and
postcode followed by ‘CCP’
• Over the phone
Ring 08000 38 48 38
Please call during office hours,
9am – 5.30pm, Monday – Friday
and quote ‘Crisis Christmas Party.’
Helping Terry
Terry was working as a teacher. Married
with two children and doing a job he loved,
things were going well.
Yet Terry struggles with anxiety and
depression and over time his mental
health deteriorated. He suffered a number
of bereavements, things fell apart, his marriage crumbled,
and eventually he lost his job.
Life for Terry became incredibly chaotic. He was staying in
shelters, but often ended up back on the streets.
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After four years Terry wanted his life back. That’s when
he started volunteering with Crisis, helping other clients
with reading and computer classes. Taking advantage of
the services offered at Crisis, he found a job as a drug and
alcohol recovery worker and successfully applied for a
new place to live.
He now lives close to his children and is grateful to
supporters like you for the chance to start again.
Crisis Kits
£25 could pay for a Crisis Wellbeing Kit,
giving someone a range of checks, counselling
and workshops to improve their mental health.
£50 could pay for a Crisis Skills Kit, giving
someone advice on which skills to learn, access
to accredited qualifications and practical skills
like bike maintenance.
£100 could pay for a Crisis Jobs Kit, giving
someone access to work opportunities and
financial awards to
help with equipment and course fees.
£250 could pay for a Crisis Housing Kit,
giving someone support with looking for a
place to live, ‘moving in’ items like second hand
furniture and training on how to set up home.
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Thank you so much for all your hard
work in raising money for Crisis and
for helping to transform the lives of
homeless people across the UK –
we couldn’t do it without you.
Crisis
66 Commercial Street
London, E1 6LT
www.crisis.org.uk/christmasparty
08000 38 48 38
[email protected]
Registered Charity Numbers:
E&W1082947, SC040094.
Company Number:
4024938
Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094
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