A-Z of fundraising ideas

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A-Z of fundraising ideas

    • A

      Auction / Auction of promises: Encourage friends and family to bid on great items and raise lots.

      Afternoon tea: Host an afternoon tea fundraiser.

      Abseil: Take on an abseiling challenge.


      BBQ: Bring friends and family together with a (hopefully!) sunny BBQ.

      Bring and buy sale: Raise funds by selling unwanted items.

      Bingo: Easy to organise and lots of fun.

      Bake Sale: Get everyone together and bake and buy tasty treats.

      Birthday giving: Instead of birthday gifts, ask for donations to charity.

      Business: Ask you local businesses to support your charity event.


      Coffee morning: Coffee, cake and fundraising. What's not to love?

      Car wash: Spend a day cleaning cars and raising vital funds.

      Cycling: Challenge yourself with a cycling event.


      Darts tournament: Get competitive and see who can hit a bullseye.

      Dress down day: Easy to do at school or work and with relatively little notice.

      Disco / Dance: Get your dancing shoes on and have fun. Proportion of ticket cost for the event can be donated.


      eBay selling: Sell your unwanted goods and raise money for charity.

      Eurovision party: Everyone gets to represent a competing country, and you could even bring a dish from your chosen country!

      Employer: Consider asking your employer to nominate your cause for charity of the year.

Bring everyone together and raise funds with a bake sale! A simple and easy-to-organise fundraising event bound to raise lots.

    • F

      Football tournament: Get a team together and see who scores the winning goal.

      Fancy dress event: Everyone loves fancy dress. You can do this at school, at work or with a club.

      Facebook fundraising: Utilise Facebook to raise funds easily. Just search for Solving Kids' Cancer UK and supporters can donate directly to us.


      Games night: Find out who is the most competitive amongst you.

      Give something up: What can you not live without? Try a day, week, month without it!

      Guess how many: Sweets in the jar, pennies in a jar. This fundraiser works with anything.

      Golf tournament: Enjoy the outdoors with a golf day.


      Head shave: Shave or cut your hair and raise lots for charity. Could you get friends involved and see who can raise the most before the cut?

      Halloween party: Who will have the best fancy dress?

      Hiking: Put on your walking boots and take on a sponsored hike.

      Hour of earnings: Ask friends, family and colleagues to donate an hour of their pay.


      International food evening: Everyone brings a dish from a different cuisine.

      Iron Man challenge: Tough it out with an Iron Man challenge.


      Jumble sale: Have a clear-out and give unwanted items new homes.

Are you brave enough to shave your hair off? You could get a team together and all take part.

    • K

      Karaoke night: Pick your favourite songs and sing your heart out!  

      Kick a habit: Break a bad habit for charity.


      Livestream event: Host an online gaming session, cooking or dance class.

      Learn a new skill: Get sponsored to learn a new skill.

      Loose change collection: Collect all that loose change you have lying around.


      Murder mystery event: Guess the murderer out of your family or friends at a murder mystery event.

      Marathon events: Challenge yourself to run a marathon!

      Matched giving: Ask your employer to match your fundraising, doubling your donations raised!

      Mountain climb: Climb to the top of a mountain for charity.

      Music concert: Host a battle of the bands showcasing local talent.

      Non-uniform day: Wear your own clothes for the day.

      Netball tournament: Get teams together and see who ends up on the top of the leader board.

      Name the....: Name the song, movie, teddy bear, pet...

      Night-time walk: Could you do a night-time marathon, half marathon or 10k?

      Obstacle course: Who can complete the course in the fastest time?

      Office collection: Have a collection tin in the office so people can donate.

      Open mic night: Let people take to the stage and perform.

Sign up and take part in a Lidl Mudder!  A one-mile course packed full of obstacles for kids aged 5-12. Click here for more details.

    • Poker night: All money won on the night can be donated to charity.

      Quiz night: Find out who is the brainiest amongst your friends, and donate team entry to charity.

      Quickest time competition: Who can complete a task the fastest .

      Raffle: Ask local companies to donate prizes for you to raffle. Check out our guidance here.

      Running events: Take a look at the running events we have places for. If you have your own place you can still raise funds for us!

      Sweepstakes: Entrants donate to enter and are given a team at random. Great for big sporting events and tv shows like the Great British Bake Off!

      Sports day: Feel nostalgic by hosting an old-school sports day.

      Skydive: Get sponsored to take on a skydive.

      Swear jar: Perfect for an office or around the home.

      Street party: Get your neighbours involved in your fundraising.

      Tombola: Run a tombola with fun prizes.

      Treasure hunt: Create a treasure hunt around your town.

Raffles are a great way to raise funds! You can approach friends, family and local businesses to ask for prizes. Get in touch with us to find out more about the rules around raffles.

    • Ultra Marathon: Challenge yourself to an ultra marathon.

      Upcycling: Breathe new life into an item and sell it on.

      Variety show: Host an evening of entertainment.

      Virtual fundraising: Take on a virtual event to raise funds.

      Wine tasting: Host a wine tasting event and enjoy some delicious drinks.

      Wedding gifts: Ask your guests to donate to charity instead of wedding gifts.

      World record attempt: Could you break a world record attempt, or be the first to attempt one?

      Yoga marathon: Take part in a day of yoga for charity.

      Zumbathon: Get a group together and zumba the night away. This could be in person or virtual.

      Zip wire: Brave the heights and take on a zip wire.

      Zero waste day: Attempt to go fully zero waste for a day.

Breathe new life into items you no longer use to raise money! Get crafty and give your unwanted items a new home.

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