A letter from Trudi Beswick – CEO of Caudwell Children.

I’m writing to tell you that you are amazing! On Thursday 14th June at the Caudwell Children Butterfly Ball you were part of something spectacular, you were part of the Caudwell Children Butterfly Effect, and because of people like you we raised a fantastic £1,536,630 to help change the lives of disabled children all over the […]

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As the founder, and I believe, only female CEO of a professional fundraising company within the charity sector, I’m compelled to comment on the winds of change sweeping our industry, and how we need to embrace this wake-up-call to ensure we continue making our industry an incredibly worthwhile and positive one to work in. The […]

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Number one provider of silent auctions..

The last quarter of the year is always our busiest from an event perspective and the FR teams across the globe have been putting in the extra effort as always delivering sometimes up to 6 events over a weekend. Once again the passion and dedication from my FR team has shone through. So a big […]

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Charity is at the heart of everything we do – September web news

#londonunites Following the devastating news about the Grenfell Tower disaster, FR Events CEO Jodie Abrahams, and friends from the West London Hotel Association, decided to host a fundraiser in aid of the Grenfell Survivors. FR Events sponsored and organised the event with the support of all their colleagues, galvanising their contacts to put together an […]

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We are sponsoring the Business Charity Awards

We are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring the Business Charity Awards this year on 25th May 2017. Working closely with Third Sector as part of their Fundraising Week we wanted to support all the fabulous work and recognise the outstanding contributions made by UK businesses who pride themselves on educating the wider […]

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Celebrating 10 years in fundraising!

“£34 Million Raised!”” February 2017 marks the date that I set up FR events 10 years ago, and entered the world of fundraising. What a learning curve it has been and what an adventure, meeting new people and forging lifelong partnerships with clients and suppliers, bidders and colleagues. I have always had a strong vision […]

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Making it Fun!

Here at FR events we are continually evolving our products and services for our clients to ensure that we optimise their fundraising and truly deliver an exciting and unique silent auction experience for their guests. Feedback is really important to us and provides a crucial benchmark from where we can continually strive to improve our […]

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The Great FR Bake Off.

Autumn is officially upon us, but with September also comes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month; and in true FR spirit it seemed only appropriate to choose a children’s cancer charity as our charity of the month and do some ‘fun’ raising ourselves… After last month’s skydive, we thought we deserved a little treat and what better […]

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The Golden Glow of Rio 2016.

In the wake of the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, we have all been left with a warm ‘golden’ glow following team GB’s huge success. Having been inspired by our medal-winning athletes, some are dusting off old hockey sticks while others are investing in new trainers to get involved and get active. […]

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Facing our Fears for Caudwell Children.

Caudwell Children is a charity close to FR’s heart, not just because it changes thousands of disabled children’s’ lives for the better every year, but because its indefatigable team work to consistently go above and beyond for children and families affected by some of the toughest conditions. Having worked closely with Caudwell over the past […]

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The Value of Longstanding Partnerships.

It is widely acknowledged that longstanding relationships and partnerships within business are essential for stability and growth. The trust generated from working together for many years cannot be immediately replicated in new business alliances, and so it is important to work hard to cultivate good faith and understanding between your key connections. One such example […]

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Tuesday Really Is the Best Day of the Week.

For the past two years, the team in Hong Kong have unanimously chosen Tuesday as the best day of the week. The reason being that on Tuesdays, the team head down to the Po Leung Kuk  (PLK) Centre to visit their favorite kids. PLK is a social services’ organization that has been sheltering and helping […]

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Celebrating Success.

Last week FR Events was given the opportunity to be part of Third Sector’s Fundraising Week in South London. The Third Sector, the UK’s leading publisher in the voluntary and not-for-profit sector, annually brings the charity community together.  The Fundraising Week is an educational and exciting experience, a must for everybody in the charity sector. […]

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Holly’s House: Inspired by an Exceptional Life.

For the last 12 years, Tamara Alexander, our Business Development Manager, has been an active Volunteer for the Lanarkshire branch Cats Protection, a charity she is very passionate about. As a life-long cat owner, her passion for the Cats Protection began, when in 1996, Holly, then a little furry bundle, changed her life. From that […]

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Hong Kong Rugby Sevens.

Last weekend saw the arrival of the Rugby World Sevens Tournament in Hong Kong, the biggest and most popular of its kind worldwide. Every year, the city swells with avid rugby fans all after a slice of the action. Thousands of people in high spirits makes for a fantastic environment for fundraising, people keen to […]

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Our Pink Spirit: A True Fundraiser Isn’t Only Active During Office Hours…

At FR Events, we have been actively fundraising for the past 9 years. Over time, we have accumulated experience and developed skills that allow us to choose the best practices and methods to apply to each charity and event in order to achieve maximum charity profit while maintaining a professional quality. Fundraising is our profession […]

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The Cure for Blood Cancer Is You.

Since her university days, Ayla Taskaya, one of our dedicated Account Managers, has been actively involved in the fight against blood cancer. Her first experience, volunteering for 10 hours along with 15 others resulted in finding a match for one person. The sheer volume of donors that she helped process that day, leading to just […]

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Enhancing Our Pink Power.

A common challenge for international companies is communication. While technology has introduced many fantastic ways to stay in touch, such as Skype and Basecamp, effective communication is always harder when thousands of kilometres separate the two (or more!) teams. For FR Events, which started in the UK but now has offices and teams dotted around […]

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Fundraising Convention 2016.

The Institute of Fundraising’s annual Fundraising Convention is back, and this year, it’s going to be bigger, better and offer more opportunities than ever before. The Fundraising Convention 2016 will be held at The Barbican Centre from the 4th – 6th July. Based in the heart of the city of London, The Barbican is Europe’s […]

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FR Keeps Giving: February.

FR welcomed in the new year at a drinks reception at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Kensington at the end of last month to encourage networking between the different sectors of the charity industry we work with. Building new relationships, and maintaining old ones is at the heart of our business. We had a fantastic evening, […]

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The Wonderful World of FR.

Want to get to know us a little better? We’ve put together a fantastic company video for 2016 to give you an insight into the world of FR. From England to Ireland to the other side of the world in Hong Kong, we make a genuine difference to hundreds of charities. Maybe yours could be […]

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Pink Nepal: When a Kind Gesture Takes You Down a 100km Road…

“Let’s go for a run!” Anyone who fancies, whether an athlete or simply an enthusiast, can decide to go for a run and be out of the door in 10 seconds. What we don’t realise is that for many people that first step may never be taken, for a whole host of reasons. Some as […]

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A Sportsman’s Quiz for the Alastair Hignell MS Fund.

Thursday night saw FR Events at The Brewery, an elegant venue full of character and perfect for a charity event. Ian Robertson’s Annual Sporting Quiz is a significant event for the Alastair Hignell Multiple Sclerosis Fund, raising thousands every year, and 2016 was no exception. With an effective combination of silent and live auctions, alongside […]

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Run a Successful Charity Event: Making a Pink Statement With FR Events.

Running a charity event that makes an impact is time consuming, and requires hard work and extensive resources. Add a fundraising element to the mix and it becomes even more complex. Fundraising for a good cause is one of the most empowering experiences; and like anything worth doing properly, isn’t always easy. Instead you end […]

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FR Events: The Pink Wave Changing the Face of Fundraising Worldwide.

Fundraising. One of the hardest challenges faced by charities everywhere, yet essential to their day-to-day running and success. It is incredibly difficult to consistently encourage awareness for the cause, keep donors interested and raise significant funds, particularly for the smaller organisations out there. This is where we come in. As the chosen fundraising partner for […]

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