Top 20 fundraising ideas
Want to help but stuck on what to do? Here are some ideas to
1. 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
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
3. 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.
6. 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
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.
Quenching that thirst
Host a coffee morning, cheese and wine evening or a cocktail
evening with your friends, family and colleagues.
Any large sporting events or even reality TV shows get the whole
office involved, so why not start a sweepstake?
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 promises
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
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?
17. 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
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
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