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Garden competition, where to go for sponsorship?


 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:01 pm    Post subject: Garden competition, where to go for sponsorship? Reply with quote

Hi all, im not sure which section to put this, but here goes anyway.

Im on our local residents association, and it has been suggested that we have a garden competition, kind of a fundraiser, but also a way of bringing the community spirit out in the residents.

Where so I go for sponcership?

What would be a suitable prize, one of the ladies, has suggested a cup/troffey.

I personnally think it would be a good idea if there was a cash prize or maybe vouchers for dinner or shops, what do you think?

I would really appriciate, input on this, as I would like to have some suggestions before our next committee meeting.


Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you in a city or out in the country?
Look around at your local shops and businesses and think who you could approach. A local garden-centre or hardware shop would be a good start....I suspect a small contribution from several businesses would be easier to obtain than one large sponsorship.
You should definitely have some small engraved piece of glass or a plaque as a prize...it's always nice to have a permanent memento. And then, depending on your level of sponsorship, you could present gift tokens too ( garden centre/local restaurant kind of thing)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your reply Sive, we are in Co.Kildare.

I will bring up the suggestion of sponcership at the next meeting. As you said a smal amount from each business in the area would be more likely to be supported.
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 8:19 am    Post subject: Sponsorship Reply with quote

Definitely approach garden centres both large and small. Even see if there are any business network/enterprise groups in the area. If you dont ask you dont get.....
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll donate a voucher lucyloo, see my PM.
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liparis wrote:
I'll donate a voucher lucyloo, see my PM.
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Thank you so much Bill, I have just pm'd you there. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Liparis. Fair play.
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, verge, anything to help.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as one who has judged these type of shows and competitions over the years i can tell you that sponorship is asked off such businesses as garden centres, local supermarkets petrol stations credit unions banks garages car dealers, local tradesmen like tilers plumbers and electricians, get a programme or catalogue published and sponsored, with a number on each for a raffle, have a number of different categories, small medium and large, best newcomer, best wndow boxes best hanging baskets, best lawn, best colour, best planned, neatest, vouchers are appreciated but plaques or small trophies are treasured. best of luck.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

michael brenock wrote:
as one who has judged these type of shows and competitions over the years i can tell you that sponorship is asked off such businesses as garden centres, local supermarkets petrol stations credit unions banks garages car dealers, local tradesmen like tilers plumbers and electricians, get a programme or catalogue published and sponsored, with a number on each for a raffle, have a number of different categories, small medium and large, best newcomer, best wndow boxes best hanging baskets, best lawn, best colour, best planned, neatest, vouchers are appreciated but plaques or small trophies are treasured. best of luck.
michael brenock horticultural advisor(retired)


Micheal, thanks a million for the advise. We will be having a meeting this week and im hoping to sort out the newsletter over the next few weeks. It would be our intention to have sponcership on the back of the newsletter. We are also after entering the "Pride of Place" competition so this would be a nice way to reward all of the efforts of our local residents.

Thanks again for your tips and advise.
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