We understand that taking on a charity fundraising event can be daunting when you have a sponsorship level to reach but there are lots of different ways you can fundraise for your challenge – the important thing is to let everyone know about the great cause you are fundraising for and to enjoy yourself!
With a bit of creativity, energy and determination you will easily be able to reach your fundraising target – but why not start easy?! Set up a giving page as soon as you are booked onto your challenge and share on all social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – shout about the amazing event you are doing and get everyone around you as excited about your challenge as you are!
We have listed some tips that should get you on your way to reaching your fundraising target. These fun ideas are a great way of raising awareness for your cause and getting motivated for your upcoming challenge!
Dinner Night/Coffee Morning £200
Arrange an evening for friends, family or colleagues to come to your house for dinner and charge them £10 – £15 for a meal cooked by you! Alternatively, open your house up and have everyone over for a bring and buy cake sale and coffee morning (do this twice throughout the year as it’s so easy!)
Theme/Game Night £100
Organise a night for friends to come to your house for an evening full of fun games, such as a murder mystery or quiz , and charge £5 per person.
Pop in to your local pub or corner shop and leave a donations box there and people can leave their spare change for your cause!
Charity Ball £3,000 (based on 75 guests at £40 PP)
Put on the ultimate fundraising spectacular! Have a themed, fancy dress or black tie ball and charge your guests for tickets. Why not host a raffle at the ball too – contact different companies and see if they would like to donate anything to your cause!
Sporting Events £250
Put on a swimathon, football tournament, dance challenge, sports day – any challenge you enjoy! Charge teams or individuals to enter and bring along everyone else to watch the fun!
Pub Quiz or Bingo Night £300
Lots of venues won’t charge you for hiring a room – host a fun quiz or bingo night and charge people for entry. Leave collection pots on the tables for any loose change! These prove to be really fun evenings that help you raise lots of money for your cause!
Dress Down Day/Theme Days £50
Make the most of holidays/special occasions in the office – why not arrange a fancy dress day for Halloween or a Christmas Jumper day in December and charge everyone £2? Or arrange a bake-off, get people to bring in their creations and ask for a donation towards a slice of cake!
Car Boot Sales £150
Dig out all of those old clothes and unwanted treasures and organise a car boot or jumble sale.
Organise a sweepstake for a current event or television show. Who will win the Eurovision/X Factor/Grand National /World Cup – the possibilities are endless!
Bag Pack £30
Lots of supermarkets are happy for you to help pack shopping and ask each shopper for a small donation for helping!
Non-uniform Day £220
Ask your local school to host this for you, they should be more than happy to help your cause!
Good luck and happy fundraising!