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I'm trying to organise a charity event, but it's all getting on top of me. What's the best way to do it?

Charity events are supposed to be fun for everyone including the organiser – and that can often be overlooked amid the pressure to get it right. So the first thing is, relax and enjoy the experience!

This is a good thing you are doing. Get your family and friends involved and you’ll all have fun. Workmates will also pitch in for a good cause. If you get your team right, it’ll take some of the pressure off you, so remember to delegate.

Making a thorough to-do list is a great place to start. Go through it all in a timely and effective way and put names next to tasks. Also, make sure you have clear goals from the outset about what you want to achieve in terms of the cash you want to raise – and the profile-raising job you are carrying out on behalf of your good cause. Make sure they are realistic and achievable, as that will also reduce the pressure on you.

Promoting the event is key. So get posters out in the community, contact the local paper and harness the power of social media. Be visible and it’s likely to be a big success! And remember to enjoy!

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