Tips for a successful Coffee Break
These hints and tips will help you make sure that your event is a great success:
- Choose a date that’s suitable for everybody and let people know in plenty of time.
- Where will your Coffee Break be held – at work, at home or in your local church hall or community centre?
- What time will it be? Is it a charity coffee morning, or a mid-afternoon break?
- Refreshments! Ask family, friends or colleagues to donate tasty treats for your Coffee Break. What else will you need – cups, plates, napkins, collecting tins?
- How will you raise funds? You could charge for refreshments, or ask for a donation to attend, can you get raffle prizes to boost your fundraising?
- Tell everyone! Use email, posters, Intranet at work, social media.
Fun activity ideas
These simple games won’t take a latte trouble to set up!
Fill a jar with coffee beans, ask people to guess the number of beans (or weight of the jar), closest wins the beans to make great coffee at home!
Place a jar of coffee beans (a different jar!) on the floor with a big space around it, set up a starting line and ask people to roll a £1 coin to the jar and the closest wins the jar. The coins can all be donations to the British Liver Trust.
Ask people for £1 to play Heads or Tails. Toss a coin and everyone at your Coffee Break has to choose Heads or Tails (placing their hands on their head or bottom), through a process of elimination there can only be one winner, who can claim the prize!
Ask everybody to bring a photo of themselves as a baby and each person has to guess which baby is which person. Ask for a donation to take part.
"We held a Perk Up Your Liver event!"
Ellie, Loren and Denise, as well as other members of the Hepatology department at John Radcliffe Hospital raised a wonderful £180 on the day, on top of their previous marathon and half marathon sponsorship fundraising in 2018 – go team Hepatology!
We did the Perk Up event as we wanted patients and other members of staff to be more aware of our research team and also to help raise money for a great charity that focus on patients with various forms of liver disease. We were able to share our personal stories with patients and other colleagues of how we raised money for the British Liver Trust previously by doing the marathon and half marathon to encourage people to hopefully do the same in the future.