Where do we begin?
The fundraising arm of Croydon Commitment has always been vibrant as we are passionate about bringing the fun into fundraising.
Over the years we have raised in excess of £750,000 to support local charities and voluntary groups. We like to entertain our members with unusual and exciting challenges and events as they raise money for inspiring Croydon causes. If you‘ve a head for heights try our annual charity abseil. Good at making money? Then our Croydon 100 Challenge is for you. Bit of a perfoming artist? Then look out for our Got Talent event. We‘ve also organised ‘Commited‘ Comedy nights, the Croydon X Factor, Golf Days, Hells Kitchen Cook Offs, Masked Balls and through this have been able to raise thousands of pounds.
Croydon Commitment also benefits from being the chosen charity for some fundraising initiatives held in the borough!
On average, we hold 3 fundraising events yearly and hope to continue to bring more fun and innovative challenges to Croydon. If you have any ideas for how your company can help us raise money we‘d love to hear from you. It may be Christmas Choir singing, sponsoring your CEO to smile for a day, or selling cup cakes in your offices. Let us know and we will publicise your event too.
Here are some of our past, current and possibly future fundraising events
Croydon 100 Challenge
Started in 2007 and challenges teams in Croydon to compete and convert £100 into larger sums for charity. This is one of our most exciting events through which we‘ve managed to raise thousands of pounds to support local charities such as Mencap (£45,000)
‘Jump Croydon‘ Abseil
One of our most popular fundraisers, where we dare individuals and teams to take the plunge for Croydon Commitment! This has become an annual event since 2011 and is held at a different venue every year. In 2013 we descended Taberner House at 250ft and raised money in support of Croydon Commitment and the Mayor‘s Charity appeal. This year we‘ll be taking on Carolyn House in a free-fall abseil - SAS-style!
Venetian Masked Ball
A dress-up social event for those who like a bit of mystery
Teams go head to head in our Golf Day competition - and for those that don‘t play then it s breakfast, relax, lunch and congratulate the winners!
A series of Comedy Nights that we have run with Jo Brand, Arthur Smith, Kevin Day and Tim Vine at the Fairfield Halls
Not as scary as a Gordon Ramsey competition and certainly a lot more fun! A round of heats to showcase the finest of chef‘s among our business community and then a final to determine the winner. A fun (and hilarious) way to raise money for charity.
Companies hold internal auditions and put forward their winner to compete in the finals at Fairfield Halls. Members of the public are also allowed to audition and the evening is a ticketed event open to all. It‘s a great fun evening with lots of encouragement (and heckling!) from competing companies. Winner gets £1000!