“I was chatting with a few friends a couple of weeks ago over a Sunday lunch, about putting on a Winter Warmer evening to raise funds for TEN’s WinterHelp appeal. The plan was to invite about 15 people for a bowl of goulash, crumble and custard and a glass of something for £5 a ticket. They encouraged me to go for it.
“After emailing some friends and speaking to my home group, I shared the event with a social group. Much to my surprise, more interest came from the social group than through my Christian contacts and some people contributed even though they couldn’t attend.
“Shopping done, I proceeded to chop what seemed like hundreds of potatoes, with the help of a friend. The goulash simmered away overnight, so by the morning of the event I was pretty much on top of things. Around 20 people turned out on the night, a bit of a squeeze in my little house but great fun. Over all we raised over£150; which proves that a fundraiser doesn’t need to be difficult or hard work. Give it a go.”