A-Z of fundraising
A Abseil, art show, auction
B Bad hair day, ball, bag packing, bike ride, birthday celebrations, bring ‘n’ buy
C Carol singing, car boot sale, car washing, coffee morning, craft sale
D Dinner party, disco, dog walking
E Easter egg hunt, egg and spoon race, eighties night
F Fashion show, face painting, festival, film night, football competition, fun run
G Garden party, golf tournament, guessing games, garage sale
I It’s a knockout, international food evening
J Jumble sale, job swap, juggling contest
K Knobbly knees contest, karaoke,
L Lock up your boss, leg waxing, and line dance
M Musical event, murder mystery evening
N Non uniform day
O Open garden party, obstacle races
P Parachuting, picnic
Q Quiz night
R Race night, raffle, run
S Sponsored activity (silence, swim, bike ride, walk), silent auction, strawberry tea
T Tombola, treasure hunt, talent contest
U Unwanted goods sale
V Valentines ball, vintage car rally
W Wellie throwing, window cleaning, wine tasting
X Xmas party, xmas shopping car parking
Y Yo-yo competition, yellow themed night
Z Zany accessories day
Dress down Friday: Ask everyone to wear casual clothes at work on a Friday for a £1 charge. It really lightens the mood, and gets everyone working together ready for the weekend.
Skills auction: Offer your skills and services to the highest bidder. You could offer to get your colleague’s lunch, jazz up their PowerPoint presentations or recycle their unwanted paper.
Email-free day: Have an email-free day at work. Everyone pays a fee to take part, and pays a fine if they break the rules.
Who’s the baby? Ask everyone to bring in a photo of themselves as a baby, then charge people £2 to guess the identities, with a prize for the winner.
Non uniform day: Ditch the school uniform and pay a small amount to go to school in casual clothes for a day. Dress-down days are simple but effective ways of raising funds, especially if you decide to ask everyone to dress according to a theme.
Sponsored Mini Marathon: Ask the children to run/walk a specific distance and collect sponsorship money – it’s a great way to keep fit and raise money for a good cause.
Pupils v Teachers: Hold a quiz morning where pupils pit their knowledge against their teachers’. You can choose any subject to quiz people on.
Sell something: You can do something useful with unwanted items you have at home – sell them and donate the proceeds to Baby Lifeline! You could organise a car boot sale or use the internet.
Let’s do lunch: Host a lunch for your friends and ask them for donations – around the same amount of money they would have spent if they had dined out at a restaurant.
If you’re a member of a group or club form a committee of helpers and organise a really big event.
- Organise a sponsored walk.
- Have a golf day.
- Hold a ball or charity dinner.
- Organise a concert.