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    Shona
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    Hello all , I am new to the forum. We are a small community charity reliant on funding and feel it would be good to attend some summer events run by our local Lions. However to purchase a gazebo and table , chairs etc will take a fair amount of money that we don’t have. Has anyone had success at borrowing orxsharing equipment with other community groups to save on the outlay. Also any good or bad experiences of having a stall at big events like this ?

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    Gemma
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    Hi Shona,

    Welcome to Just Act!

    Really interesting question, and one I’m sure that lots of members will be able to help with. Looking forward to hearing some ideas!
    Make sure you’ve ticked the box at the bottom of this thread to keep you updated on replie sto this and you’ll get an email when people reply to help you keep up with the chat.

    Gemma

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    Chris
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    **Shona**

    Dear Shona.

    Thanks for this post. It might be worth making an approach to your local parish council (if there is one covering your area) as it may be able to assist.

    Hope this helps,

    Chris (NALC)

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    Duncan
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    Dear Shona,
    I’d start with asking your Lions as they normally either have, or will have access, to things like that. If that fails, then your local Voluntary Services Council also have contacts, and if that fails, try approaching a local Church who usually have plenty of tables and chairs and will often be willing to help a local good cause.
    Hope you get sorted!
    Duncan

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    Cathy
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    Hi Shona

    It might be worth trying to talk to any of the groups that attended the events last year to see what worked for them, and perhaps more importantly what didn’t work as well. I also think it is important to work out in advance what you would ideally want from the event – is it about networking, raising your profile, donations etc. as that will give you a benchmark to work out whether or not it was successful.

    One of the challenges it getting people’s attention so that you can engage with them

    Best of luck with your events

    Cathy

    #12464
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    Shona
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    Thanks all

    #12465
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    Robert
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    Hi, we use New Horizons for our funding advice, they are local to S. Yorkshire but I bet there is a similar organanisation near you,

    #12466
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    Marilyn
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    Yes local history forums Societies have gazebos and usually arrange for them to be borrowed
    saves on storage!

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