All things English
Below are some basic ideas but to turn them into real moneymakers don’t forget to add as many extra bits as you can manage.
The Full English Breakfast
Start the day just right by offering a Full English Breakfast in your local hall, school diner, works canteen, local pub etc. Bacon, eggs, sausages, black pudding, baked beans, tomatoes and mushrooms. Followed by toast and marmalade. All washed down with a few cups of tea.
Charge your guests by the plate or the individual portions. Who could resist?
What’s more the local press will love the story and pictures of your fundraising fry up will be sure to feature.
English Cream Tea.
Ok a bit more refined but just as lip smackingly gorgeous.
The best venue for this one is someone’s garden or the local village green.
Serve up delicious home-made scones with butter, clotted cream, strawberry jam and a lovely pot of tea.
What a great way to spend the afternoon ………..Croquet anyone?
Cockney Knees up.
That’s right we are all off to London Town for a night of pie and mash. A pint or two of best bitter and a right good sing song around the old piano.
Partnering with a pub is again a good idea for this one, but the bar of a social or sports club would also work well.
This is the sort of event where you really need a good host or hostess, someone who can really get the party going.
Highlights of the evening could be:
- Getting a few volunteers to do a music hall turn.
- Find out who knows their Whistle and Flutes from their Kettle and Hob with a Cockney Rhyming Slang Quiz (answers at the foot of the page).
- Why Did Dirty Den Do It and who was always looking for her Little Willie? What about a special quiz all about the TV Soap Opera Eastenders
- How Many buttons on The Pearly Kings Coat – OK a bit of needle work for someone but it would be a really nice touch to the evening.
- To finish; a good old fashioned sing song. People will sing if you give them a sheet with the words on it, though a few drinks before hand help too!
The ultimate Ruby Murry
Well seeing as Chicken Tikka Masala was voted England’s number one top dish, why not organise a St Georges fundraiser with a difference. Partner up with a local Indian Restaurant for the best curry night ever.
Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding
Roast Beef the very stuff of Olde England.
Find a venue where you could serve this traditional English Roast Dinner. With lovely roast beef, yorkshires, roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots and peas with a beautiful thick gravy.
For afters it’s got to be a classic English Pudding:
Spotted Dick, Apple Crumble, Treacle Tart, Bakewell Tart, Bread and Butter Pudding. All smothered in lovely golden yellow custard ……Yes please!
As the cooking for this is a bit more involved you may like to team up with a local pub, bar or restaurant. You organise the event, publicise it and sell tickets. They provide the venue and the catering for an agreed split of the profits. For them this is a great marketing opportunity. They will love the publicity, and having their place full of potential new customers. You get the chance to raise some easy money.