A-Z of Fundraising Ideas - Safe Haven Children`s Trust
Safe Haven Children’s Trust’s A-Z of Fundraising Ideas There are hundreds of ways you can fundraise for Safe Haven Children’s Trust. Here are a few to get your started..... A • Abseiling Be brave and get people to sponsor you. • Arts and Crafts Stall Create your own artwork to sell or sell the work of others for a commission %. • Assault Course Join an event and get sponsored or hold your own and charge an entrance fee. • Auction Ask companies to donate items and raise money by auctioning at an event or online. B C • Battle of the Bands Hold an event and charge an entrance fee. People attending could donate to request songs. • BBQ Either charge an entrance fee or ask people to donate money for food and drink. You could also set up a stall selling other things, or hold a small auction/raffle. • Bouncy Castle Set it up at an event and charge a fee per session. • Bungee Jump Get sponsored to challenge your fears. • Book Swap Got any unwanted books? Swap them with others. Either charge an initial fee or ask people to donate a little per swap. • Bingo Have a bingo night. Everyone loves bingo! • Car Boot Sale A great way to make money and get rid of unwanted goods. • Car Wash Offer to wash people’s cars for a fee. • Cake Sale Have fun baking and selling. Cake trolleys go down well if you work in an office. • Cycling Get pedalling and get sponsored. • Clothes Swap Charge an initial fee or ask people to donate per swap. Helping charity whilst getting a new outfit! • Comic Book Characters Night Have a party and charge an entrance fee where everybody dresses as a comic book hero. • Christmas Gift Wrapping Wrap people’s Christmas gifts in exchange for funds. D E F G H I • Dance/disco Have a dance or disco. This could be themed. • Darts Tournament Ask your local pub if they’ll host it. • Dinner Party Organise a dinner party where people pay to attend. • Dog Walking Offer to walk people’s dogs for a donation. • Eating Contest Approach local restaurants to host and donate. • eBay A great way to make money from unwanted goods. • Eighties Night Get sponsored to wear the most outrageous outfits. • Easter Egg Hunt Organise an egg hunt for your community. • Fashion Show Ask local clothes stores to take part. • Film Evening Show a film and invite people along for a fee. • Football Match Getting celebrities involved will increase donations. • Fancy Dress Party Ask people to donate to attend and fundraise there. • Games Night Cards, board games, Wii – the possibilities are endless. • Guided Tours Take a group on a guided tour. This could be taken from the internet or you could make up your own. • Go Karting See if a local track will give you a discount. • Golf Tournament A great way to get local companies involved. • Greek Night Themed parties can be big fundraisers. • Halloween Party Do some spooky fundraising. • Head Shave Find someone willing and collect sponsors. • Hockey Hold a sponsored tournament. • Horse Racing Organise a charity race night. Or try an alternative approach where people dress as horses. • Indoor Market Organise a market and charge people a pitch fee. • It’s a Knockout Hold a fun event with lots of silly games. • Item Exchange Swap unwanted items with others and pay per swap. • Ice Skating Arrange an evening out ice-skating. J K L M • Jazz Night Organise a jazz evening and charge people to attend. • Jumble Sale Have a clear out and sell your unwanted items. • Japanese Night Make sushi to sell or hold a sushi making workshop. • Job Swap Organise a sponsored job swap. • Karaoke Night Ask your local pub to hold the event. • Keep Fit Event Maybe a sponsored Zumba or boot camp challenge. • Kings and Queens Party Ask people to dress as a King or Queen – royals should have money to spare! • London Walks Get sponsored to take part or organise a sightseeing walk for others. • Lacrosse Hold a sponsored lacrosse tournament. • Local Community Bring communities together by encouraging them to fundraise with each other. • Lucky Dip Perfect for any event and any occasion. • Music Festival Indoor or outdoor, small or large scale. • Marathon Either a full one or a half one. • Mini Olympics Perfect for fundraising in 2012. • Murder Mystery Either a meal at home for friends or a larger scale event at Party N O a hired venue. • Netball Organise a sponsored tournament. • Night Sightseeing Take a tour of the museums which open late, or create your own night tour of London. • Networking Publish your online fundraising webpage on social networking sites. • Night Walk Organised a sponsored midnight walk. Stay safe! • Opera Night Dress up and sing along! • Odd Jobs Offer to do odd jobs for people for a donation. • Open Garden Party Ask somebody with a nice garden to share it for a day. P Q R S T • Presentations Give talks about your fundraising to generate interest or talk about your specialist subject for a fee. • Pool Tournament Ask your local pool hall to get involved. • Pennies Collection Pennies quickly add up to make pounds! • Professor Auction Auction off professors to do chores – great for unis. • Picnics Organise a space and hold a picnic event that people pay to attend. You could have entertainment, stalls, plus food & drink for sale. • Pyjama Day Get sponsored to wear your PJs to work. • Quiz Night Organise a quiz night. Ask your local pub to host. • Quit-week Give up something like smoking, alcohol, meat or chocolate and get sponsored for it. • Quad Bike Organise a trip to try out quad bikes. • Radio Show Try to get on local radio to promote your fundraising. • Raffle Ask local businesses to donate items. A raffle can be added to virtually any fundraiser you do. • Running Get sponsored to run any distance – whatever is a challenge for you. • Singing Perfect at Christmas time or any other time of year. • Speaker Invite a speaker to talk about the charity to inspire interest and get the word out there. • Speed Dating Organise a speed dating event. People are prepared to pay for love! • Swimathon Either alone or encourage others to take part. • Skydiving Get sponsored to jump out of a plane. • Scrabble Hold a Scrabble tournament. • Skills Workshop People donate to learn new things – cooking, knitting... • Swear Box Ask people to put money in a special box every time they say something they shouldn’t. • Tennis Hold a sponsored tennis/table tennis tournament. • Triathlon People can take part as individuals or teams. • Trivial Pursuit Pay to play or donate for each incorrect question. • Tea Tasting Host your own tea tasting event – very British! • Talent Show Organise a talent show – people can pay to enter or watch. A great way to get young people involved. • Treasure Hunt Get some prizes donated and charge people to play. U • University Challenge • Underground Pub Crawl V • Volunteering Day Get quiz questions online or make up your own for something more original. Organise a pub crawl where you visit as many London tube stations as possible, or visit pubs along a particular tube line. Be careful! Volunteer to help students, communities or groups and get sponsored by companies. • Valentine’s Have a Valentine’s party and hold an love-themed auction. Day Event X Y Z • Vampire Party Twilight, True Blood or more traditional vampire themed fun. • Wildlife Park Walk Do a sponsored wildlife park walk or collect for the charity at the wildlife park. • Walking Do a sponsored walk – how far can you go? • Weight Guessing Charge people to guess the weight of the cake – a great addition to other events. • Whisky Tasting Organise a whisky tasting evening. • Wine and Cheese Tasting Hold the event yourself or ask a venue to donate space. You could include tasting competitions. • Xmas Bazaar Organise a Christmas bazaar. • X-Files Party Have an X-Files themed party. • X-Factor Either a karaoke party or an X-Factor themed night. • Xbox Tournament Have an Xbox tournament. • Yoga A nice, relaxing fundraiser for people. • “Yes” Day Say “Yes” to things people ask you to do for a fee. • Zoo Day Out Organise a day out at the zoo. • Zombie Party Have a zombie themed party. • Zzzzzzzzz Would anyone donate to a sponsored snooze?! Good Luck! Happy Fundraising.... THANK YOU.
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