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One great way of raising money for charity is by doing some exercise – whether it’s running, swimming, a triathlon or even a small team tournament.

From walks and races by foot or by water to jumping from the skies by bungee or a parachute, whichever your cause, there is always going to be a British challenge to put your name to and begin getting sponsorship for. There are so many charities you can raise money for, whether it’s for an illness or cancer, or helping people overseas get fresh drinking water.

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It’s part of the fabric of the Great British public to have a grumble and be dismissive of ourselves and our surroundings. But the fact of the matter is that there are not many places on Earth can showcase such a beautiful and mixed landscape. And taking on a charity challenge is a great way of getting yourself out into all that amazing beauty.

If you’re training for something big such as the London marathon, then it’s worthwhile getting a proper fitness programme or enlisting the help of a personal trainer.

Something for everyone

Charity challenges are a big industry in the UK and over the years have grown to take in just about every sporting activity you can imagine.

Charity auction tips

1. Advertise the event items beforehand

Put descriptions or a short list in the invitations or emails before the event, enabling people to plan ahead of time to buy them at the real event. A great-looking catalogue will promote your great items to potential bidders. It helps produce word-of-mouth and enthusiasm for certain items well in advance of the auction.

2. Advertise your auction items at the event

It’s key to have a detailed list or descriptions of the things being auctioned – and on the tables at the event.

You need to make the most of every chance to play up these items before an enthusiastic crowd.

3. Best items are those with an experience or unique value

You want unique items that you can’t purchase anywhere else. Things of an “experience” can be invaluable – much better than something with a tangible cost.

4. Plea or gift and silent auctions after the live auction

People may not have given all their money at the live auction, and they can go and bid again on the file and give money to the plea. A pro auctioneer really can make all the difference.

5. Money over atmosphere

Bring up the lights and turn off the stage spotlights. I can’t tell you how many auctions I’ve been to where there was low or no lighting on the items.

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