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Charity and sports events
One or two people have suggested I offer my (massage) services at charity and sports events, fairs, etc.
Does anyone have experience of this - how it works in reality; the practicalities of operating in crowded (sometimes outdoor) events; whether you charge for expenses, etc?
And suggestions as to how I might make my offer known among suitable organisations would also be most welcome.
Jul 30 2009 8:02PM
I have done a few events, charging depends on the organisers.
The P.L.U show the therapist paid £25 per day to work, and kept any money made.
other charty shows I have given my time free of charge and the charty arranged everything and keep all money made.
In both case I provided chairs, oils, towels and insurance. In return you can advertise your business.
Hope this hepls.
Jul 31 2009 9:08PM
If I were you,I'd do sports events. I have done lots of charity events - school pamper eves, nursery, fayres etc. I find you get virtually no clients from them. Or, you have to treat them as publicity events:))
My husband summed it up - the people are trying the therapies to help the charity/school raise money and are not necessarily looking for a therapist.
Aug 3 2009 5:29PM
|Thanks for replies so far.
Food for thought.
Apologies if I'm being stupid, but anyone have suggestions as to the best way of making my general availability known?
Aug 3 2009 8:11PM
Try looking in your local papers for fixtures. Perhaps local sports clubs and football clubs. Also, try ringing some up.
I am approached by school PTA organizers inviting me to attend, some times I have to pay a table/pitch fee,sometimes not.
I have taken part in a local Uni's' health show for staff, they found me on a county web site.