Diary: When it comes to a good cause, he knows how to effect donations

Thinking of dabbling in a bit of charity fundraising? Take a tip from Lowe Bell’s David McDonough who has raised nearly pounds 1,700,000 in ten years of annual City dinners.

Thinking of dabbling in a bit of charity fundraising? Take a tip

from Lowe Bell’s David McDonough who has raised nearly pounds 1,700,000

in ten years of annual City dinners.



’May and October are definitely the best months for securing money from

people, particularly business people. May, because they’ve paid for

their winter holidays but have not yet gone away for the summer, and

October because if their business is doing well or if they’re going to

get a bonus that year, they’ll know by October.’



McDonough plumped for the latter option for his venture, the aptly named

October Club, which last night held its tenth evening fundraiser, this

time in aid of KIDS, a charity for handicapped children and their

parents.



The vast majority of guests, who forked out pounds 95 per ticket, are

City people, mostly traders, according to McDonough. ’The City is a rich

vein of fundraising opportunities,’ he admits.



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