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Planning a Charity Event? We’ve got the winning combination you need!

Planning a Charity Event? We’ve got the winning combination you need!

24 November 2020

Planning and organising a charity event at Mercure Leicester is a fantastic way to promote awareness, raise money for your chosen charity, whether on a corporate level or on a more personal level and most importantly, have fun in the process. However the undertaking can be a lot of hard work and pulling off a successful charity event requires a great amount of planning and organising. That is where the events team at Mercure Leicester comes to the rescue!

Event planning and organising of any description is Mercure Leicester’s events teams’ passion.  No matter how big or small, your event is as important to us as it is to you and we will ensure we are with you every step of the organising journey.

To help with the planning and organising process, the events sales, organising and co-ordination team at Mercure Leicester has pulled together some of the main things you should consider when arranging a high-end charity event in Leicestershire and beyond:

 What type of event are you planning?

 Dinner Dance

  • An event focused on wonderful food with dancing afterwards.

Gala Dinner

  • An event where entertainment is focal, with multiple performances of any kind (music, drama comedy, etc). 

Summer or Winter Ball

  • An event centred on music, potentially set to an era or theme.

Gala Banquet

  • An event focused on great food and drink, merriment and general gorging! 

Keep your budget in mind…

Be realistic – setting your sights too high may end in disappointment or worse having to postpone.  But also know your worth!  If it’s a high end charity event people will expect to pay a little more for great food, good entertainment and above all a fun and exciting atmosphere and as the money is going to a good cause, all the better!


Guests attending a charity event usually expect a little more than a meal and disco, so why not provide entertainment from local companies who may wish to provide their services for free or at a concessionary rate in return for free promotion via social media. This is a strong platform to promote on!

Make your entertainment stand out so that people will talk about you in the days following your event!  This is a great starting base to then make your charity event an annual event!

A Mercure Leicester the Grand hotel we offer a wealth of expertise to ensure your event runs smoothly from the planning stage right up to the night itself.  Nothing will be left to chance and we are on hand every step of the way!  Your charity event will be the talk of the town.

Get in touch today to check availability, book a visit with one of our team and see for yourself the diverse mix of event spaces Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel has to offer!  Mercure Leicester’s Charity Event Packages start from £26.00 per person and are sure to match your budget to ensure you raise as much funds to the charity you are most passionate about.

We look forward to seeing you soon!