What is the most important fundamental of
Its the first three letters of the word
Yes, you may have a bit of a laugh at your current
fundraising events, but ask yourself, have you ever
come away from an event and thought WOW!!!!
that was fantastic?
If not, then thats where Johnny Mac Promotions
comes into the equation
Who or What is Johnny Mac Promotions
JMP is proud to announce the launch of a new age in charity fundraising.
You will have no doubt seen and maybe even been to charity auctions in the past, but have you seen a “Johnny Mac” Charity Auction?
If you have been lucky enough to see Johnny in action over the last ten year plus, then you will know just how much fun a charity gig can be.
If you have not been lucky enough to see one of the UK’s finest charity auctioneers in action, then, “You ain’t seen nothing yet!”
Johnny was voted one of the UK’s best charity auctioneers recently (by his wife)
after she saw him at a gig for the first time!
Johnny does not get much chance these days to perform as after a short illness (stroke) he decided to hang up his microphone and take it easy. However the charity and non-profit making world should rub their hands in glee as ……
At a charity fashion shoot!
Nice Legs Johnny
Picture Courtesy of his wife Nicky!
As you may have realised by now, Johnny does not take himself too seriously, however, one thing he does take seriously is his efforts to raise as much money for charity as possible in so many different ways. With just over £191,500 raised since 1997. More recently with a magnificent £6500 during a charity auction that raised over £9000 in one night alone.
Who is Johnny Mac?
Johnny (real name John McGowan) is a thirty something who caught the charity fundraising bug whilst in the armed forces based in Scotland during the mid 90’s. He started off with a low level horse racing night when the compere couldn’t make it along…….and the rest they say, is history.
Johnny’s achievements include :
Four London Marathons (3 in Fancy Dress)
27 Parachute Jumps
Blind Fold Bungee
Bath of Custard for 12 hours
24 hour Karaoke Events
Horse racing nights
Special one off tribute nights
Comedy club evenings
….and so much more
Needless to say that over the last few years, Johnny has raised a lot of money for a lot of worth while causes and has fundraised for some of the biggest charity names around including :
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Seargent (now Clic/Seargent)
Children with Leukaemia
King George Fund for Sailors
Marie Curie Cancer
And local charities such as :
Jamie Collins Memorial Trust (wirral)
Royal Preston Hospital (Neuro Unit)
St David’s Hospice, Llandudno
…and many, many more
Johnny believes that nothing is impossible when it comes to fundraising and that the first three letters in the word “Fundraising” are the most important! You must have FUN if you want to raise funds!
Johnny Mac Promotions is a business set up to help advise charities and non-profit making organisations on the best way of raising funds. With over 10 years experience at the sharp end of fundraising and an extensive A-Z of ideas and moneymaking schemes, Johnny Mac Promotions can help you.
If you think that your charity or non-profit making organisation would benefit from Johnny’s Services, then why not get in touch today and remember, fundraising isn’t just about raising funds, its about enjoying yourself whilst you’re doing it. And the best way to do that is with Johnny Mac Promotions
LAUREL & HARDY LOOKALIKES / MAGICIANS
Meet, Greet, Mix & Mingle with Comedy Close Up MagicAvailable for all events including charity events, Product Launches, Theme Parties, Weddings, Shopping Centres and Parties etc. We also perform comedy close-up magic as Laurel & Hardy. Due to the credit crunch we are prepared to lower our price to suit your client instead of losing the booking. Fee depending on availability and event.
Manual Horse Racing EveningNot like any other horse racing evening you have seen or been to before. These nights are perfect to pitch rival companies against each other in order to raise you some money. The evening consists of;4 x Races, Compere (with or without DJ) and spot prizes, chance to win big cash prizes for all who take part.The evening is made up of 4 individual races, each race consists of 6 horses (Red, Green, Blue, Black, White, Yellow). Each horse is auctioned off to the highest bidder/syndicate prior to each race. Once all 6 have been auctioned off then automatically 20% of the money goes to the charity and the remaining 80% goes back in prize money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd past the post.The race is run on a track of 12 squares long by 6 lanes (one for each colour) a colour dice is thrown to determine which horse moves and then another to determine how many spaces. First past the post and so on.As each race goes on, extra challenges are put in place, ie, land on a card, then you have to do a forfiet, for example, move back two, tell a joke etc etc. and then again first past the post etc etc.Side bets can be put on these races also (again in the charites favour)These nights prove very popular and as a general rule with 100 people in attendance can make in the region of £2-3000 for your cause. The best one of these evenings that Johnny has taken part in raised almost £6000 for the charity concerned.Normally, charities will charge around £10 per head for entry including a cold buffet and free side bet100 x £10 entry = £1000 (JMP Fee £350, buffet done in house for £4 per head(£400))Based on entry alone the charity/NPMO is already £250 up on the night before the first race!!! + 20% of each race takings + all unclaimed side bet winnings (Trust me, it works).£350 without Disco Reducedd to £250 £450 with Disco Reduced to £350 More Events to be added shortly........................* - All auction lots must be provided by the charity / NPMO holding the event, however JMP will endeavour to try and bring along a prize if available from our prize chest.ALL EVENTS NOW FREE (Except Laurel & Hardy)