Top 20 fundraising ideas

Want to help but stuck on what to do? Here are some ideas to inspire you.

Give up chocolate1. Give it up

Sometimes it’s about what you don’t do. Get sponsored to give something up for a month or more; chocolate, shaving, social media, smoking and alcohol are just some of the things you could give up.

2. Celebrate World First Aid Day

This day occurs the second Saturday in September each year. Why not celebrate with friends, family or make a splash at the office? You could have a dress up day and have a collection box for people to donate.

Bake sale3. Cake sale

Organise a cake sale in the office with your colleagues. Sell them during break time and raise some money!

4. Pamper party

How many people do you know who spends a fair amount of money on health and beauty? Why not gather friends and family for an affordable night-in of pampering? Get the essentials ready, the facemasks on and gossip the night away.

5. Office Olympics

Create some office antics for charity and get people to donate if they want to play. How about a speed typing game or seeing who can get paper balls into the rubbish bin from a distance? Split into teams and see who’ll become the office champ.

Office games6. Trade Up

Remember the guy who traded a red paper clip for a house? Along these lines, but maybe not as venturesome. Start out with something small and trade it with someone for another item. Keep trading until you end up with a valuable item which you could sell or auction.

7. Guess...

How many sweets are in the jar? How long will it take you to complete an office challenge? Start a guessing game and get people to donate to get involved!

8. Themed parties

Gather your friends and family and host themed parties such as; Christmas, Halloween, Bonfire Night or even a summer barbeque.

Coffee9. Quenching that thirst

Host a coffee morning, cheese and wine evening or a cocktail evening with your friends, family and colleagues.

10. Sweepstake

Any large sporting events or even reality TV shows get the whole office involved, so why not start a sweepstake?

11. Karaoke

A classic event but always a winner. It can be in your local pub, office, at your home - the choice is yours all you need is a microphone (or a hairbrush).

12. Through the keyhole

How well do you know your colleagues? Get people to take a picture of their home and guess who lives where!

13. Auction of promisesFootball

Ask friends, family and colleagues to donate their skills, expertise and services for auction. Also try persuading local restaurants, theatres and leisure centres to offer meals, tickets and other goodies.

14. Spelling Bee

If you’re a teacher, why not get the whole school together and see who the spelling champ is?

15. Games evening

Get your hands on Monopoly, create a quiz, play charades or get the deck out. Why not make it a marathon and see how long everybody lasts?

16. Talent competition

Get friends and family to perform their talent to an audience and a panel of judges. Who has got the X Factor?

Gift of life17. Gift of life

Instead of receiving gifts for your birthday or for Christmas, why not ask friends/family to donate to sponsor you?

18. Be silent for a day

Got what it takes? Get friends and family to sponsor you to be silent for a day!

19. Bad taste day

Who can fashion the most garish item of clothing or accessory? Keep a donation bucket at the office so people who take part can donate!

20. Treasure hunt

This can be in one area such as the office, but why not take it outside and get the local families and businesses involved. Ask local businesses to donate items and hide them around the local area.

For more help or information please contact the events team at events@sja.org.uk or call 0207 3244168.

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