Organise your own event

Organising an event to raise funds for The Matthew Project can be easier than you first imagine. Below are some suggestions or maybe there is something you are already doing and enjoy that can help raise funds for our work.

  • At home: summer BBQ, cake sale, coffee morning, Christmas party, Fancy dress party.
  • Outdoors: car-boot sale, jumble sale, garage sale, dog walking for friends, football tournament, sponsored walk.
  • At work: collection box in reception, donate your last day's salary, swear box, dress down day, sports competition, ask your company to match the amount you raise at a fundraising event.
  • At School: non-uniform day, sponsored event (spell/read), sponsored football match (pupils vs staff), Baby photo competition, collection at your school play, Carol service.
  • Sports/Social Club: winter ball, quiz night, karaoke night, sports competition, themed party (80's night), tug of war.

Setting Up Your Event:

We suggest you set up a fundraising page with Total Giving

If you have chosen not to set up an online page because this doesn't suite your event, that's no problem please send the money you have raised via cheque (made payable to The Matthew Project) to The Matthew Project, 70-80 Oak Street, Norwich, NR2 3AQ.

Promoting Your Event:

Don't forget to spread the word about your event. Follow us on Twitter #TMPgrow or like us on Facebook


10 will help The Matthew Project answer as many calls as possible during the night from people desperate for our help.

30 will help The Matthew Project pay for one-to-one counselling sessions for people who are in need of help and advice.

100 will help our Adult Team provide support and aftercare to those recovering from drug and alcohol issues so they can integrate back into society.

300 will help The Matthew Project raise awareness about the risks of drugs and alcohol to young people using our Voicebox outreach vehicle.

500 will help The Matthew Project talk to over 100 young people at various venues including schools and youth clubs about the risks of drugs and alcohol, through our youth workers.