Ideas for Fundraising Back to Fundraising Need some inspiration? If you are looking for inspiration for your fundraising event or activity here are some ideas. If you need help or advice you can contact our Events Team. Don't forget you can set up a fundraising page and use our tools to help you fundraise. Give it up We all have our guilty pleasures or things that we know are bad for us. Set yourself a target to give something up for a period and raise funds for us! If you give up something that costs money, such as food or drink, then you can donate the money you saved. If you pick something that is a real personal challenge and shows determination then ask people to support you through donations. Give it a go Set your yourself a target for an activity you could take up for a set amount of time and ask people to sponsor you. For example you could choose to walk, run or do yoga every day for a month. If that’s not your thing how about cooking/baking or dancing/singing? It’s up to you. Choose something you want to try, set your target and tell everybody about your plans so you can start raising money Personal Challenge Challenge yourself! Sign up to one of the many events such as obstacle courses, fun runs or long distance events which are available. All are great personal challenges and help to attract donations. You could also come up with your own challenge, perhaps an abseil, an eating competition or skydiving. See our challenge events for further ideas. Group Challenge Challenge your friends and family! Get a group together - work colleagues, members of your family or a group of friends. Activities could include a fun run, a 5 a side football match, a tug of war or an e-gaming competition (Xbox/Playstation). Food, Food, Food (and drink) Who doesn’t love food? This always attracts donations and there are lots of different activities you could try. A few ideas include tasting evenings, dinner parties, a bake sale, tea parties or coffee mornings. Make a day of it Check out your calendar for dates of importance or awareness days and celebrate that special day by raising money. This might involve a dress down or a fancy dress day in your office or activities or themes that celebrate national or international days of importance. Weird and Wacky Here are some suggestions that are a little different - sponsored head or beard shave, waxing, dunk tank, pie throwing, arm wrestling, back to front day, limbo competition or a mini leap frogging marathon. Feel good fundraising Fundraising doesn’t always have to involve something crazy or challenging. It can also be a time to do something for yourself. You could have a 'Big Night In' with food and games and donate the cash that you would usually spend on a night out. Hold a pamper evening or yoga class and ask participants to donate the price of the experience. Matched giving Whether you are raising money in the office or outside of work, ask your employer about matched giving. Lots of our fundraisers have doubled the amount raised through matched giving by their employer so do not be afraid to ask.