How to host your own 'Love Your Liver' lunch
Step 1. RegisterRegister you lunch. We’d like to thank you for hosting a ‘Love your Liver’ lunch. Completion of this form will allow us to send you our thanks.
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Step 2. Location
Select a location or venue for your lunch. You could consider holding your event at:
- A community hall
- A local park
- A local restaurant
Next, select a date in host your lunch. July and August are the official months to host a ‘Love your Liver’ lunch, but we would be happy for you to host one any time of the year.
Step 4: Invitations
Select and invite your guests. Invitation methods could include:
- A Facebook Event Invitation
You could either provide food for the event, or asking your guests to bring along a dish to share. Take a look at our recipe ideas for inspiration.
If you are holding a catered event, you may also wish to consider letting your guests know of the minimum contribution expected to attend.
Step 5: Preparations
Start your event preparations. This may include:
- Creating dishes
- Finding & setting up decorations
- Deciding on beverages
- Gathering cups, plates, serviettes etc for your guests to use
- Organising a menu with your chosen venue
Step 6: On the day
Set the scene on the day of your event. Ensure that cups, plates and serviettes are all within easy reach, that donation jars are available, and that you put up any decorations you may have chosen to use.
Step 7: Enjoy!
Enjoy the event! Relax with your guests and encourage them to contribute to the Love Your Liver campaign. You may also wish to take some photos to share with your guests after the event.Consider making a short speech to thank your guests for coming. Don’t forget to collect any fees if you are asking for a minimum contribution amount.
Step 8: Thank your guests
Thank your guests for coming and for their contributions!
You could do this via:
You may also wish to upload photos of your lunch for display on the ‘Love your Liver’ website.
Step 9: Bank your money
- Click here (link to Westpac) to donate your money electronically.
- Or you can post a cheque to: ‘Love your Liver’ lunches, PO Box 716 Woden ACT 2606
Tips for a successful fundraising lunch
Tips for a successful fundraising lunch
- Consider leaving the contributions to your lunch open. People often give more when a set amount is not declared.
- Focus on foods and dishes that are good for liver health including almonds, oats, blueberries, salmon, soybeans, tea, yoghurt, broccoli, kidney beans, spinach, pumpkin & vegetable juice.
- To cut down on the workload, ask your attendees to bring a small plate of food to sample as well as to make a contribution.
- Consider running a raffle or another competition during your event to raise further funds.
- ‘Theming ‘ your lunch or even creating a dress-up event can help add an extra layer of interest to your lunch.
- Ask local businesses or your organisation to consider matching the funds raised at the event, or to contribute separately.
Get your school involved
If you would like to get your school involved, consider approaching your principal for permission to host a Love Your Liver Lunch during school hours. You could:
- Invite the whole school to your lunch.
- Consider tying in the lunch with related subjects including the preparation of healthy foods, and long term effects of liver health.
- Run a competition amongst different groups within the school to see who can raise the most funds or provide the best food!.
Get your organisation involved
Consider approaching your office or workplace to contribute or host a Love Your Liver lunch. A lunch activity can often provide a much-needed break during work hours!
- Consider inviting any clients along to the lunch to promote your corporate social responsibility.
- Get everyone to bring in a plate of food and to share it over lunch.
- Charge colleagues a set fee including a donation and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant together.
For further information on how your workplace or organisation could become involved, please email email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions
How long have the lunches been running for?
The Love Your Liver campaign is now in its second year, with the first lunches held in 2009
Can I have alcohol at my Love Your Liver Lunch?
You certainly can! Though if you do, we would encourage you to not offer more than 2 standard alcoholic drinks to each person. You can also have other drinks at the lunch, such as non-alcoholic fruit punches, sparkling mineral waters and juices for your guests to enjoy. After all, this is about liver health, and drinking in moderation is an essential element.