Installing a new accessible ramp in your school? Renovating the school gymnasium? Installing a new PA system throughout the school?
All of these tasks may call for one activity: a school fundraiser!
You know the old saying – you’ve got to spend money to make money. While this doesn’t necessarily mean going out and spending your week’s grocery budget on a collection of new Zoot suits, it does mean wisely choosing the attractions at your school fundraiser to maximise the event’s ROI (return of interest).
Amusement rides are a staple at every school fete or fundraiser. Why? Because they simply work!
In this post, Advanced Amusements explain how to use amusement rides to raise funds for your school.
Create a list of possible dates for your fundraiser
Booking amusement rides at Advanced Amusements is super easy – but having a date is the most important part. It’s crucial to contact us with several possible dates that work for your school fundraising event so that we have a better chance of locking in one of those dates quickly.
Think about your demographic and ride selection
Demographic of attendees has a huge impact on ride selection. For a primary school fundraiser, we encourage a selection of rides spanning from very gentle to moderately intense. Kids rides like the Giant Slide, family rides like the Teapots, and older children’s rides like the Sizzler are appropriate to hire for a primary school fundraiser.
High school fundraisers, on the other hand, should focus more on a teenage demographic, with more thrilling rides like Move-It or the Music Trip. By selecting rides that target your school’s demographic, you have a better chance of maximising ride attendance, therefore raising more funds.
Target the parents, too
So, which demographic has the most money and is the most likely to spend more? The parents, of course. Targeting parents at your school fundraiser is just as important as hiring amusements for the kids.
Catering vans are a huge asset for school fetes and fundraisers. Advanced Amusements are able to provide mobile catering vans and coffee vans, which you can hire while supplying the ingredients and staff yourself, or opting for our ingredients and professional staff.
Seek out some volunteers
Volunteers are an essential part of raising funds for your school. Maybe there’s a professional face-painter who’d like to donate a couple of hours of work to the school fete, and maybe there are some parents willing to put their hand up for managing the coffee van. Reward them with a few food and drinks cards!
Planning an epic school fundraiser? We’d love to help you out! Advanced Amusements are Melbourne’s best team for fantastically fun amusement ride hire. If you’ve got a festival, school fair, corporate event or film or TV shoot, then get in touch with Advanced Amusements and make your event a truly memorable one. With rides to suit the whole family and an unparalleled commitment to safety, Advanced Amusements are your one-stop-shop for carnivals games and rides.