Abseiling – Abseiling is a thrilling, adrenaline-fueled experience. Be brave and get sponsored for your vertical descent.
Afternoon tea – Tickets to an afternoon event are always popular and you can do extra fundraising at the event by having an auction.
Auction / Auction of promises – Do you have a well-stocked record collection you’re willing to let go of for a good cause? Or the contacts to get your hands on some sought after sports memorabilia? Then an auction could be the fundraising activity for you. You could even make your auction a more casual affair by auctioning off your skill-set. Could an evening of waiting on your friends help you raise funds?
Alcohol – choose how long you are going to give up drinking for, and then ask people to sponsor you.
Bake sale – Get together with friends and set up a bake sale together. Whether it’s at work or a local venue, you can’t go wrong with tea and cake!
Barn Dance or Ceilidh– An entertaining evening of dancing with music provided by a live band and a caller to keep everyone on their toes. It’s perfect for all ages and abilities and infectiously good fun!
BBQ – Rain or shine, everyone loves a BBQ! Invite friends, family, neighbours, and ask for a small donation in return for your event.
Bike ride – Make up your own challenge or join an organised event. Set up an online fundraising page and ask for sponsorship.
Bingo – There’s nothing like a bit of bingo for a little excitement and some healthy competition. Charge for tickets and ask around locally for donations you can give as prizes.
Busking – Once you have permission from your local authority and the right licence, all you need is some generous passer-bys and you’re good to go!
Beard shaving – You may love your furry face, but what about your friends and family? Would the idea of you shaving your beard off have them reaching into their pockets?
Babysitting – donate your earning to us
Bridge evening – The entrance fee could include a light supper or nibbles and a glass of wine.
Book sales – get all your friends and relatives to clear out their book shelves and donate the books to you to sell.
Car boot sale -Set up a sale at your local car boot sale event and sell items that you don’t really want or need anymore in exchange for cash.
Charity Ball – Holding a charity ball or dinner is a very special way of bringing people together to raise money.
Coffee morning – A nice way to raise money collectively.
Caption competition – Get a photo of your club chairman, work CEO doing something unusual, or any funny picture. Then get everyone to submit a caption for £1.
Carol singing – entice people along with the promise of mince pies and sherry.
Concerts – ticket selling and publicity are vital. Many bands, orchestras and choirs are often on the lookout for opportunities to perform for good causes and in good venues, on an expenses-only basis. You just need to ask!
Fancy dress day – Get sponsored to wear fancy dress for the day – the more zany, the better! If you’re wearing fancy dress at work, get your colleagues to cast their vote on what you should come in wearing – voting costs a small fee.
Five-a-side football tournament – A great fundraiser as a match between friends, or for something bigger ask everyone to enter teams of colleagues to turn it into a tournament. Raise funds by charging a player fee.
£5 into £50 – Give friends or volunteer fundraisers a sum of money (£5) and a time limit (three months) to increase this by devising a money-generating activity. Ideas include: planting vegetable seeds and selling produce; baking and selling cakes; backing the Derby winner; investing. Award prizes for the most ingenious idea.
Games night – Host an evening of games and challenges.
Give something up – Can’t live without chocolate or your beloved glass of red with dinner? Why not donate the money you save from giving up your habit or get sponsored by friends and family for your hard efforts?
Golf Day – Whether you love golf or know someone who does, golf days have amazing fundraising potential.
Garden party – or open garden; held in your garden, with stalls, games, refreshments and raffles.
Grow a beard or moustache – Get sponsored to grow a beard or moustache.
Hiking – Take on an organised challenge or create your own.
Hug a pug – Bring your dog to work for the day and ask for donations in return for a few minutes of play time and photos.
Head shave – It’s a brave way to raise money! Make sure your bold move gets the recognition it deserves by offering people the chance to bid to shave your head.
Halloween party – hold a fancy dress party at your house or in a local bar. Ask for an entrance fee. Organise a DJ, spooky decorations and nibbles.
Head and tails auction – good to do at a dinner evening. Get everyone to stand up and pass a bucket around collecting people’s change (although encourage £5 notes). Everyone decides whether they’re heads or tails by putting a hand on their head or their bottom. Flip a coin on stage and announce the results. Those who get it wrong sit down. Continue until only one person is left. Winner gets a prize.
Jumble sale – Have a clear out at home and raise money at the same time.
James Bond – The Bond films are iconic, so finding fans shouldn’t be hard. But a James Bond night can offer a lot more than movie watching – get ready to make a lot of Martinis. Shaken, not stirred of course.
Manicure and makeover – Host a pamper party to give each other beauty treatments.
Marathonrunning – Go on, take on the 26.2 mile challenge! Getting sponsored will help you stay motivated and power you over the finish line!
Matched Giving – Whether you’re raising money in the office or outside of work, ask your employer about matched giving. Lots of our fundraisers have doubled the amount raised by their employer so don’t be afraid to ask.
Memory meal – transport yourself back to the 60s, 50s or the 40s. Dress in the style of the day and try to cook some dishes of the day.
Office party – There’s plenty of ways to incorporate fundraising into an office event, whether it’s a bake sale or a dress-down day.
Open Garden / Day – If your garden is in full bloom or you have a house with a colourful history, why not open your doors for an entry fee and host an open house. Raise extra funds by offering refreshments.
University challenge -Take on your local university for the challenge and invite students, friends and family to donate for tickets to the event. Talk to the student’s union to see if they can help organise.
Uniform free day – A uniform free day is a great way to get raise funds at school, or let your office relax a little with a dress-down day.
Underwear out – wear your (clean) underwear on the outside for a day, ask your friends for sponsorship.
Variety show – A novel way of raising money and discovering talents you never knew your friends, colleagues and neighbours had.
Veggie feast – Host a vegan or vegetarian dinner party and ask guests for a donation in return.
Valentine’s Day – Organise a speed-dating evening or even a full-blown Valentine’s ball. The best part is that even if nobody gets a love match, everyone can go home happy knowing they have supported such an important cause.