A-Z of Fundraising Ideas - Safe Haven Children`s Trust

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.....
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• 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.
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• 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.
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• 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.
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• 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
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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.
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• 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.
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• University
Challenge
• Underground
Pub Crawl
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• 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.
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• 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....
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