Hints and Tips Getting Started Expand Once you've decided on the event you want hold in aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance, think about where you should hold it. Should the event be held indoors or outdoors? Do you have access to a venue or will you need to hire one? What facilities does your venue need? Tip: When you find your venue be sure to tell them you are fundraising for a local charity as some places may offer you a discounted hire rate or special price. When to hold your eventTiming can be crucial to a fundraising event. Make sure there isn’t a similar event happening in your community around the same time. Choose a date and time suitable for your target audience. For example if you’re organising a sky dive, a weekend would be best.Remember to give people lots of notice to attend, particularly at busy times like Christmas. Plan your budgetWorkout the costs of your event and decide upon the amount you wish to raise – set a target.Tip: Ask for discounts or freebies. Some companies may donate prizes when they hear you’re fundraising for the life-saving work of TVAA.