Join our fundraising team of volunteers
If you would like to volunteer some of your time, skills, ideas or networking ability to help us with our fundraising, we have many opportunities available.
Please contact either:
Secretary Christine Forecast
Tel.01485 57 27 67
Treasurer Mary Burton
Tel.01485 52 52 79
to have an informal chat with no obligation.
Our supporters have come up with ingenious ideas for fundraising over the years. Click on the links below to share some of their experiences and hopefully help you to organise similar events or get your imagination working!
- Car Boot
- Pamper Day
- Partylite Candle Party
- Supermarket Bag Packing
- Supper & Fun Quiz
- Wear a Hat
- Soup and Puddings
- Guess The name of the Pet
- Bridge day
Listed below are further fundraising ideas – if you can offer any more tips and advice on these or any other events that you think may be helpful to fellow fundraisers, please send them to Mary, email@example.com, who will arrange to have the details posted on this site.
Adventure racing is a multi-disciplinary challenge for runners, mountain bikers, triathletes, and extreme sport junkies. Events last anything from a few hours to 5 days! Check out the following website for some inspiring challenges and links to events in both rural and urban environments. See www.scottishadventureracing.com
Aerobics – sponsored marathon/competition
Antiques fair or roadshow - local auction houses are often keen to help you organise this type of event.
Art & Photographic Exhibition and/or Picture Frame Sale - does a local gallery or college want to publicise their new artists?
Ascot Ladies' Day - coffee or champagne celebration with a hat competition and a big screen to watch the races.
Auction, not just of physical lots but also of promises.. babysitting, car washing, gardening, hairdressing, photography, decorating... how talented are your friends?!
Bad hair / tie / shirt / dress day makes a change from a normal Dress Down Day; maybe a bottle of bad sparkling wine instead of champagne for the winner?
Balloons in a car - you've heard of guess the number of sweeties in a jar, well this is just a larger version!
Beautiful baby competition - gather baby photos of family, friends & work colleagues and charge people money to guess what beautiful adults they have grown into!
Beat the Goalie - football, hockey, basketball, netball or any other sport you can think of!
Beetle Drive or a Bingo evening
Bike rides - check out these giant bikes and ride with a gang of friends.
For organised cycling events throughout the UK check out www.bike-events.com; we can supply you with all the help that you need to turn a great day out into a valuable fundraiser.
Bring and Buy sale
Bucket collection perhaps after a concert or sports match.
Cake sale - at school breaktime, or afternoon tea at work on Fridays. Bake or buy a cake, divide it into 8 slices to sell at 50p each; in six months you will have raised over £100 and become very popular too!
Car boot sale, or Out tray sale on your desk for small items.
Catalogue commission - if you have lots of friends and family who like to buy products by mail order, why not apply and put us forward as your chosen charity or donate the proceeds?
Cinema screening - movie and popcorn at home for friends, but at cinema prices.
Clay pigeon shoot
Dance show or marathon - Salsa, Line, Square, Ballroom, what are you fabulous at?!?
Darts & Dominoes Tournament
Dinner Dance / Disco/ Ball / Party Night - contact us for themed ideas, and guidelines for making your event a huge success
Dinner Party at home but at restaurant prices... or a themed Takeaway Night with a small extra donation on top of the cost of the food & drink.
Drag Race - not quite what you expect, this is a sponsored race for men in womens' clothes; it has been done!
Dress Down Day at work or school.
Duathlon is run - bike - run for those triathletes who can't face getting wet! The London Duathlon happens in September each year, for details check out www.thelondonduathlon.com
Easter Egg Hunt
Egg rolling competition
Face & Nail Painting, Hair beading
Fancy Dress party or Fancy Dress Theme Days - Colourful, Historical, or characters from TV & Literature.
Film Show - see cinema screening.
£5 raffle - each person writes their name on a fiver, and puts it into the draw. Winner gets 25% of the total, runner-up gets their £5 back. With 40 participants, that's £50 to the winner and £145 to the charity.
Flower/Fruit & Veg show
Games Party - the Happy Puzzle Company can help you organise a great event at a school or workplace.
Gift Wrapping Service in the run-up to Christmas, if you love all those ribbons and tags.
Guinness Book of Records attempt
It’s a Knockout competition
Jail Breakout - get as far away from work or home as possible within a day & be sponsored for every mile - provided all participants stay within the law and spend no money!
Longest chain of coins
Lunch - with or without an invited speaker
Lunch run at work - offer to pop out and buy lunch for your colleagues for a small sponsorship amount. At just 20p a go, 5 lunches a day will raise over £20 per month.
Midsummer Masked Ball
Murder mystery evening
New Years Eve Party
Night-time Hide & Seek using torches
No work day
Non Uniform Day
Old Time Music Hall
Pancake Day race
Parties – birthdays/anniversaries
Penalty shoot out competition
Play with ticket proceeds donated
Quiz night or quiz sheets - sell at £1 each
Raffles - how about a Weekend Meat & Wine or Flowers & Chocolate Draw in the office on a Friday?
Rowing machine races - could you win the Oxford & Cambridge boat race, given the chance?!
Scalextric Grand Prix
Scoff a hotdog competition
Sponsored silence through a football match….and so many other possibilities!
Silly games afternoon
Slave for a day - auction or raffle your services for a day to clean, iron, garden, cook or dog walk.
Soap episodes show or theme day
Sponsored events - abseil, swim, run, walk, toddle for toddlers, diet, shave, stay silent, leg wax, baked bean bath.. old favourites but they still work.. or how about being sponsored to use the stairs instead of the lift at work for a set period?
Sports contests and tournaments with entry fees being donated or an additional donation as an option on the entry form for events that are already established.
Sports Day for children or adults - all those classics such as sack races, egg & spoon races which seem much harder when you are grown up!
Stalls at Fairs
Stars in Their Eyes karaoke competition
Strawberries & cream tea party
Student/Teacher swap day
Swim a Mile
Teddy bears’ picnic
Treasure hunt on foot or in cars.
Triathlon events in London and Blenheim can be found via www.thelondonduathlon.com
Tuck shop; at an existing event or during break-times at school or work. Buy in bulk and split the packs to make your profit!
Uniform/Non uniform day
Walk or cycle to work then put the money you would otherwise have spent on public transport towards your fundraising... and help your health and the environment at the same time!
White elephant stall
Wild West evening; bangers, mash & beans for food, line dancing and a bucking bronco (not straight after dinner), or real pony rides for the kids.
Who’s that baby?
Wine and cheese tasting
Wimbledon day; strawberries & cream whilst watching the tennis on a big screen. Maybe swingball in the garden to get you in the mood!
Xmas fair / Panto / Party
Zany parties (hey, it's Z, can you think of anything else?!)