Time to super-charge your fundraising!
Play to your strengths and get your friends involved in fun fundraising activities
Make and Create
Get creative and make something in return for a donation.
“I baked some yummy cupcakes for my class, raising the last 10% to reach my goal”
Izzy, raising money for The Great School Cake-Off
Popular ideas: Cake sale / Crochet something / Card making
Sign-up for an event or do your own thing.
“I did a virtual event to raise money for my local animal shelter.”
Nancy, raising money to help dogs and cats.
Popular ideas: Virtual event / White collar boxing / Official 10km run
Tap into your inner dare devil and do something wild.
“I hate heights, so I put myself out there and did a skydive."
Jeff, raising money for kids with cancer.
Popular ideas : Climb a mountain / Grow facial hair / Head shave
Mini fundraising events
People love coming together for a good cause!
“I asked my friends around for a coffee morning, we had a lovely time and smashed my fundraising targeet!"
Janet, raising money for mental health
Popular ideas: Car wash / Coffee morning / Twitch gaming
Create games for others to play
“I asked people to guess how many jelly beans were in a tub at school."
Guy, raising money for bowel cancer
Popular ideas: Raffle / Guess how many / Auction
Tried and tested fundraising ideas
We asked past fundraising heroes what they'd done to smash their fundraising target
“I got a group of friends together and asked them to donate whatever thy could for a bottomless brunch. I bought a few cheap bottle from Aldi – job done!"
Great North Run
“I’d reached 50% of my target and was struggling in the run up to the event to get donations in. As soon as I told people I’d dress up as a fairy on the day of my hike, it took a week for me to hit 100% of my goal!”
3 Peaks Challenge
“My mission for charity was to cycle from London to Paris. I knew I’d need as much help as I could get to raise what I wanted to, so I reached out to a couple of local papers – I still can’t believe how generous strangers can be!”
“I didn’t originally know this, but my workplace offers a match funding scheme. Once I’d hit my target, my business matched what I’d raised by donating to my page.”
Sahara Ultra Marathon
“I invited my friends over for a charity movie night. I asked them to donate to choose the movie. I provided the popcorn of course!”
March for Water
“Someone told me that creating videos on YouTube might help me raise more money, so I downloaded a free video editor and gave it a go. People seemed to love them – I managed to smash my target by 150%.”
Virtual Cycling Event for Children in Need
“I’m an incredibly chatty person at work. I said I’d be silent for an entire work day if I reached 90% of my target – it only took a few hours before I reached that goal – lol!”
Reaching out to your local community