Our annual COIN RACE this year is on SATURDAY 1st JUNE 2019 in Sycamore Road, Amersham, Bucks, UK.
We use a busy street in Amersham that has lots of shops and therefore lots of people passing by and have the boys team on one side and the girls on the other side to provoke some friendly competition.
At the beginning of the line of coins on each side we place a board that displays the running total for that side of the street. A chalk line is then drawn on the pavement from that point to a point suitably far enough away to generate interest by the public. Obvioulsy the line then needs to be staffed by volunteers with collecting buckets.
Coins are then taken from the buckets by a team of volunteers who place the coins on the line while someone then follows this and counts the money on the line and updates the total when significant totals are raised.
A variety of other activities can then be organised alongside the line of coins such as Face Painting, Busking, Mime, Clowning, Statues or anything that would attact attention and donations to the cause.
You will need to ask you local Council for permission and a possible license to collect in public before organising your event.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE AMERSHAM COIN RACE 2019!
Our day runs from 9am - 5pm and most volunteers offer to either help in the morning or the afternoon or for a set time period. We really would love to see you and you will receive a great welcome from the team as well as help us raise money to help children who spend all their time on the streets.
Could you help with any of the following:
* Line Volunteers (placing coins on the line)
* Money Counters
* Face Painters
* Clowns and other Street Performers
* Catering (supplying volunteers with snacks and drinks)
* Clean-up Team