I want to share with you all some of the truly incredible events being run over the next month. The brief for a Charity Apprentice's event is simple: it must aim to raise money (not awareness) and it must be desireable for people to want to go to, even if they've never heard of Child.org.
We've designed this module to be as close to professional charity event management work as possible. Each apprentice creates a budget and marketing plan. They have to pitch their plan to our event team for approval before they are allowed to go ahead - just as they would if they worked in our events team. Afterwards, they evaluate their success and areas for improvement in a debrief. It's a huge challenge for those with little or no events experience, but we've got a strong support team to guide them through the process.
Do have a browse through this selection of fantastic ways to spend your time. If you like the look of an event, tell your friends and book a ticket!
The Child.org team provide the Charity Apprentices with two event templates, which they can use to make it easier for them to design and brand their event:
Spectacular Cinema nights are immersive film experiences, where you get to enter the world of your favourite film for the evening. Apprentices' events feature everything from sing-alongs to secret cocktail bars, shark hunts to murder mysteries! Check them out at spectacularcinema.com
Listen Up events are interesting talks, like you might hear at a TED event or book through Funzing. We've got talks from adventurers, experts in sustainable fashion, and how to improve your photography! Check them out at listenuptalks.com
Some of our apprentices, who smashed their pitch, are even running editions of our extablished Spectacular Pub Quizzes. So if you've been hoping to catch our Wizardry Quiz to test your Harry Potter knowledge - you might want to check and see if they're bringing the quiz to a town near you! All these events are listed at spectacularpubquizzes.com.
Many apprentices had such a stonking creative plan for an event, that they decided to pitch their own idea! These guys had to create their own brands, and they've risen to the challenge brilliantly. Just look at some of the fantastic ideas they've come up with...
Community Beetle Drive in Duror on 17th April
Rewind: The Ultimate Throwback Quiz in London on 19th April
South Coast Sisters - women-led music night in Hastings on 20th April
Bingo Brunch in Manchester on 21st April
The Sunny Sailor with David Hughes and Jade North in Maldon on 21st April
Earth Day Upcycling for Kids: Turn plastic bottles into glow lamps in London on 22nd April
Always Sunny in Liverpool Party! on 27th April
A Classy Quiz Night in York on 28th April
90's Pub Quiz in London on 29th April
Eats with Beats in Leeds on 1st May
Roaring 20's Prohibition Party in Newcastle on 4th May
Superlative Jelly in London on 4th May
Buskers Ball in Kingston on 5th May
Around the World in 80 Minutes! Quiz in London on 6th May
May Day Mayhem in Liverpool on 6th May
RuPaul's Drag Race Quiz in Manchester on 8th May
Ipswich Quiz in Ipswich on 11th May
Games Night in London on 12th May
Cactus Garden X Concrete Workshop in London on 12th May
Brazillian Immersion Party in Reading on 12th May
One Hull of a Quiz in Hull on 15th May
International Art Festival in Manchester on 18th May
Back to the 80s Night in Barnsley on 18th May
Playsense Workshop in Cardiff on 20th May
Say Something in London on 26th May
Unity: The Art of Togetherness in London on 2nd June
Murder at the Manor in Lichfield on 2nd June
Not Just Any Quiz in Newcastle on 2nd June
The Child.org and Charity Apprentice teams are so incredibly proud of all the creativity, problem solving, and passion that these budding event managers have put into their events. Awesome work everyone.