A-Z OF FUNDRAISING

Wanting to raise money for YWPF but struggling to think of fundraising ideas? Look no further! We’ve put together an A-Z list of fantastic fundraising activities that anyone can get involved with!

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A

  • Abseil – For the more daring amongst you, why not do a sponsored abseil. Great for fundraising, a sponsored abseil is a sure fire way of getting the adrenaline flowing!
  • Afternoon tea – As a nation dedicated to the pursuit of the perfect cup of tea, we’re all partial to a few scones and a pot of Earl Grey. So why not grab your friends, colleagues or your whole village for an afternoon of cakes, tea and fundraising.
  • Auction – Need to make some space in your house? Looking to give a few unwanted possessions a new home? An auction is a great way of doing all of this while helping a worthy cause.
  • Auction of skills/services – Are you a bit of a handy man/woman? Bit of a computer whiz? Great at interior design? Why not get a group of you together and auction off services and skills to the highest bidder? Everyone needs a chauffeur for the day, right?

B

  • Bake sale – Everyone loves a good Victoria Sponge cake, so why not indulge your sweet tooth with a bake sale. Whether you’re running the bake sale at work, at school, in a community hall or just at home, bake sales are a great way of raising money!
  • BBQ – Hot sunny days are a rarity in Britain, why not make the most of it with a BBQ. By charging friends and family a small entrance fee, you could provide a BBQ food, drinks and entertainment and give the proceeds to charity.
  • Bingo – Bingo’s not just for the more experience members of the Great British public, it’s great fun for all ages and you might raise a bit of cash for a good cause in the process.
  • Bike ride – “I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike …” Grab some mates, pick a destination and cycle to it. Fantastic for your health and you may save the lives of animals across the globe!

C

  • Car washing – Everyone loves having a clean car, even if it does only last for a few days. Why not capitalise on this, gather a few friends together and offer car washes, with the proceeds going to charity.
  • Cinema screening – Have a DVD collection to rival Netflix, Amazon Prime and Sky Movies combined? Why not put them to good use and offer friends, family, work colleagues or people from the village a cinema night. This can be done anywhere from a school hall, at work, home or even outside at night with a projector. You know what goes well with the movies? Popcorn! Buy some in or make your own and we guarantee your night will be amazing, all in aid of a great cause.
  • Coffee morning – Everyone needs a coffee to function in the morning, right? Maybe, it’s just me … Anyway, coffee mornings are a fantastic way of getting people through the day with their daily caffeine fix, and collecting donations in the process. These can be done anywhere, from your workplace to your home!

D

  • Darts match- Whether you’re a seasoned darts professional or just enjoy a few pints and a game or two in the pub, darts is a great way of raising money for charity! Charge an entry fee and make it interesting, 180!
  • Disco/Dances – Raise some money by shaking your tail feathers! Disco’s and Dance’s are a fantastic way of having fun, seeing friends and making money for charity, all you need s a venue, a DJ and some people!

E

  • eBay Auction – Have an eBay account? Need to get rid of some unwanted possessions? eBay i a great way of selling unwanted items and raising money for charity.

F

  • Fancy dress days – Fantastic fun for work or school, fancy dress days are an easy way to raise money. Charge a small donation for everyone who participates and have a great time!
  • Football match – We’re a nation obsessed with the beautiful game, and it’s a fantastic way of raising money. Organising a charity football match is easy, all you need are two teams of either 5,6,7 or 11 players and some spectators. Charge an entry fee, collect money at half time, have a BBQ, the possibilities are endless!
  • Fun run – Dig those running shoes out and organise a fun run. Get a big group of you together and get sponsored!

G

  • Games night – A games night is such an easy and fun way of raising money for charity, pick someones house, choose a few games and charge an entry fee.

H

  • Head shave – Get sponsored to shave your head.
  • Healthy day – Get sponsored to eat healthy, whether it be just for a day or even a week.
  • How many sweets are in the jar – Have people make a small donation to guess how many sweets are in the jar.

I

  • It’s a knockout challenge – Have teams and take an entry fee to compete in your very own ‘It’s a Knockout’ course.
  • Ironing – Can you do your family and friends ironing for a small fee to raise money.

J

  • Jumble sale – Get some old things together and have a jumble sale to raise some money.
  • Jewellery making stall – Make some bracelets with some beads and buttons and old string and sell them for a small fee.

K

  • Karaoke – Have people make a small donation to attend your very own karaoke night.
  • Keep fit session – Get down to your local field and charge a short fee for a session (a great way to keep in shape too)!

L

  • Loose change collection – Ask people to donate their loose change – every little helps.
  • Left handed day – Try and do everything with your left hand for a day.

M

  • Marathon event – Decide on your challenge and get your family and friends to sponsor you.
  • Music quiz – Whether it be at your local pub or at home with family and friends get everyone that takes part to pay a small fee.

N

  • Non-uniform day – At school or at work get everyone to pay a small donation to wear non-uniform.
  • Name the teddy – At a summer or Christmas fayre, choose a name for the teddy and let people guess for a small fee.

O

  • Office Olympics – Host your very own olympics in the office and get people to pay a small fee to participate.
  • Office collection day – Have a collection around the office of loose change to raise money.

P

  • Press up challenge – Challenge yourself to as many press ups as you think you can do and get people to sponsor you.
  • Pub games night- Have a different game on each table, people can pay a small fee to play.

Q

  • Quiz night – Whether it be at your local pub or at home with family and friends get everyone that takes part to pay a small fee.
  • Quit your naughty habits- Get people to sponsor you to quit your naughty habits for a day, a week or forever!

R

  • Raffle – Have local businesses donate small prizes and raffle them off to raise money.
  • Race night- Have a race night at your local pub or community hall to raise money.

S

  • Sponsored swim – Get people to sponsor you to swim so many lengths in the pool.
  • Sponsored silence- Get people to sponsor you to be silent for a full day.

T

  • Tombola – Get local businesses to donate prizes and let a raffle ticket out of a barrel for a small fee and match it with a ticketed prize.
  • Talent competition – Have people compete in a talent contest for a small fee and judge a winner at the end.

U

  • Unusual clothes day – For a small fee let people wear unusual clothes to work or school for a day.
  • Unwanted gifts day – Tell people to bring in unwanted gifts and raffle them off for a small fee.

V

  • Vegetable eating – Get people to sponsor you to eat the vegetables you don’t like for a week.
  • Video-a-thon – Stay up for a whole 24 hours with your friends watching your favourite films and get propel to sponsor you.

W

  • Walk to work – Get people sponsor you to walk to work for a week.
  • Waxing – Do you dare to get your legs, arms or armpits waxed? Get people to sponsor you to do it!

X

  • X-pletives – Have a swear jar in your office have people put money in for every explicit word they say – £1 each word!

Y

  • Yes day – Having to say yes to every question for a day sounds difficult right? Have people sponsor you to give it a good go.
  • Yellow day – Get everyone to wear something yellow to work for a day for a small fee.

Z

  • Zumba day – Can you Zumba for the longest? Have a day of Zumba and see who can last the longest – charge a small entry fee.

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