Gable Events’ Charity Team Building Treasure Hunts In Brighton Charity Treasure Hunt for Action for Children, Brighton A great success in its first year! Gable Events was booked by Action for Children to run a charity treasure hunt event in Brighton town centre for 12 teams made up from corporate supporters of the charity, both old and new, and groups of friends. As a result, more than £3,000 was raised for Action for Children and it was a great opportunity for the charity to gain some new supporters and to publicise the other fundraising events that they run. Gable Events Treasure Hunt Service Our treasure hunt activity was chosen as being a low cost, low risk event offering significant fundraising potential, and a perfect event for Brighton due to its large client base and superb city to explore. Our event manager carried out a pre-event site visit to prepare the Brighton team building treasure hunt, meeting with Action for Children to discuss how the event would run, any themes that were wanted and opportunities for maximizing fundraising. The treasure hunt team packs were designed with Action for Children fundraising information to further promote the charity’s work throughout the day’s activity. How the Teams were Recruited The Action for Children Fundraising Co-ordinator put an advert in Brighton’s local newspapers advertising the charity team building treasure hunt and asking for teams to sign up. She also attended networking breakfasts and meetings in order to raise awareness of the event and their work in the area. She was able to recruit four of her twelve teams from the networking events as it was sold as a team building event offering great value for money for smaller local companies. She also contacted existing supporters and companies that had chosen Action for Children as their ‘Charity of the Year’. How the Funds were Raised Action for Children charged £5 per team member and an additional £30 per person minimum sponsorship. The £5 entry fee included their entry fee and two drinks from the bar (beer, wine or soft drink). The bar agreed to allow Action for Children to hold the event free of charge as it was an early evening event on a Friday and sales for the bar were guaranteed with many of the treasure hunt teams staying on to have drinks after the event.