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    Hello,

    So, I'm trying to raise some money to go on a voluntary trip. I need around £1200.

    I was thinking of holding a fashion show but got a few questions.

    Could I do this in somewhere small like my house?

    People would have to design a costume. How much would I charge to enter? As obviously they would need material etc too. There would be a prize for the first, second and third.

    Would I charge people entry to watch the fashion show? (If so, guess not in my house :')) How much?

    Need advice!
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    Your house? No.

    You'll need a venue, then when you find one that is reasonably priced (its VERY rare you get gifted a free venue). Then from that you need to work out what you need to price tickets at to cover costs and get a bit of profit. If your venue is say £300, and you plan to sell 100 tickets, you'd need to sell them at at least £3 just to break even, but about £6 to make a bit of money back. You would need to make sure you sold at least that many, or have the price at a point where you could sell a little under 100 but still make enough not to eat into profit.

    If you're asking people to pay to enter, its not a fashion show, its a competition. To make it worth entering you'd have to offer prizes (donated by businesses in exchange for publicity or bought by yourself) and an incentive - I personally wouldn't enter a competition unless I had something to gain from it.

    Personally I dont think its the right sort of event for this sort of fundraising.
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    (Original post by Abi24)
    Personally I dont think its the right sort of event for this sort of fundraising.
    This event is only supposed to be small - about 15 -20 people.

    I've found a centre that is £10.00 an hour for this many people. I already have some prizes which companies have kindly donated, which would be suitable, and would consider getting a £15 clothing voucher at New Look or somewhere similar.

    I've had a lot of interest of about 8-10 people already, who said they would ask their friends also.

    Knowing this information, what do you now think?

    Was considering doing a £7.00 deal where you get entry, lunch, cake and a photograph of you or you and your friends, which would be taken by me, using a professional camera.
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    (Original post by Jess9)
    This event is only supposed to be small - about 15 -20 people.

    I've found a centre that is £10.00 an hour for this many people. I already have some prizes which companies have kindly donated, which would be suitable, and would consider getting a £15 clothing voucher at New Look or somewhere similar.

    I've had a lot of interest of about 8-10 people already, who said they would ask their friends also.

    Knowing this information, what do you now think?

    Was considering doing a £7.00 deal where you get entry, lunch, cake and a photograph of you or you and your friends, which would be taken by me, using a professional camera.
    Don't think it will work sorry. Fashion shows/events NEED a high footfall to work.

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