As part of the year 2 exhibition we have to plan and execute fundraisings to be able to make the money up to rent the room for the exhibition, therefore we have decided to plan for a second clothes sale. we have already done one clothes sale but that was a very small and fast one as it was not really planned, but it did help us raise around £150 pounds.
for this clothes sale we need to plan;
- A day and time to sell clothes ( paragraph 1)
- where to get clothes to sell (paragraph 1)
- promotions ( paragraph 1 )
- clothes racks ( paragraph 1)
- whos manning the stool and timings ( paragraph 2 )
- venue for a place to sell (paragraph 2)
- how we can take money ( paragraph 3)
- what happens to the clothes we don’t sell (paragraph 3)
The committee planned to have the clothes sale on the 27th as this gave chance for the student loan to come in, giving people the money to spend but also as its when most of the classes has restarted meaning most of the students will be back from Christmas break. Another thing we thought about was what time we wanted to start and finish, we choose 9am-5pm as this is the “school” day meaning we would have the most people passing between these times.
As soon as we had set the date, the committee started asking fellow art students for any unwanted clothes, this meant we wouldn’t be spending money to make the money we needed, and clothes would not get wasted. by the 27th we had gain a large amount of clothes and has enough to fill two racks, a box and a table.
Another student hand made a clothes rack for us to use, but we also found a table, box and another rack to use when setting up the clothes, the committee also put out loads of posters a week before the sale but also on the day. we also handed out flyers on the day and too the students within the art tower.
We managed to get a place outside the Student union at the university , we decided to host it here as its more open and a lot of people pass this building on their way to lessons. this worked out really well as we had a lot of people see us on their way to a lesson and buy clothes on their way home.
i volunteered to help with set up as this would need the most help, so i started at 8:30 to take all the equipment and clothes down to the student union. The set up did not take that long and we were ready to sell at 9am, i stayed to help for 7 and a half hours, as i really enjoyed it. at first getting the money in was a little slow but we very quickly got passed £100. Below is the committee group chat of us updating everyone on the money we had made .are first aim was to hit £150, then we moved it to £350-£400. we moved the goal as we started gaining money faster mainly by selling clothes but we did get some donations. The screenshot of payments is from the 27th and is the card reader we used.