A – Z of fundraising ideas
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- Afternoon tea party – ask for donations or sell tickets.
- Art sale – live or online
- Adventure! Like a sponsored Three Peaks Hike
- Babysitting – offer your services to neighbours, family and friends, for a donation
- BBQ – charge a fee for guests in an afternoon of sizzling fun
- Barn dance – sell tickets and make extra on a raffle, cloakroom and refreshments on the night
- Ball – go posh and give people a night to remember
- Bring and buy sale
- Carol singing – ask us for a tin or bucket and give your neighbours some festive cheer
- Cake bake – an easy way to raise money at the office or church
- Club nights – ask your favourite DJs and MCs to do this one for free and aim to sell out
- Clothes swap – charge an entry fee and donate any unwanted items to One25 afterwards
- Coffee mornings – coffee, cake and a chat with your favourites, for a donation
- Competitions – at work, with mates, at the gym – this is an easy way to raise money and have fun
- Dress down day – at school or work. Fridays always seem best for this!
- Dance show – put your talents to good use and sell tickets to show them off
- Dinner party – don your finest cuisine and ask your friends to donate what they would normally spend on a meal out
- Eighties night – terrible tunes, big hair and loud fashion. Charge for entry and run a competition for ‘best fancy dress’, ‘best dance moves’ etc
- Exhibitions – have you got something people would pay to see? Why not ask for donations instead
- Easter egg hunt – and other egg themed fun, eg. egg and spoon race
- Face painting, fetes and fairs and all that family fun
- Football competition – turn your husband/ boyfriend/ son’s obsession into a fundraiser for the day
- Fun run – you don’t have to be an athlete to run for charity. Find a park run or 5K race near you and entice people to sponsor you by wearing fancy dress (the highest donation decides)
- Film night – set a projector up in your garden or community hall and show a classic film with popcorn, hot dogs and pop for donations
- Guessing competition – how many sweets in the jar, who’s baby photo etc
- Garden party – show off your lawn and host some summer fun
- Gig – if your musical or know someone who is, people love to hear love music and plenty of venues will give you a stage for free
- Head shave – the ultimate sacrifice for some. Shave it all off for sponsorship and sell your luscious locks for an extra donation
- Hire a helper – hire out your gardening/ cleaning/ cooking skills for a donation to One25
- International food dinner party – everyone picks a country and brings a native dish to contribute as well as making a donation
- Jumble sale – get the whole road to join in, set up your stalls and have some fun
- Jazz night – dust down your Louis and Ella vinyls or host a live band
- Karaoke – you can’t go wrong with a bit of this
- Knit-a-thon – yep you really can turn anything into a competition!
- Leg waxing – for men of course. Convince your boss to be a good sport and watch the money roll in
- Lessons in – teach a skill such as professional masseur, French, cooking, singing
- Luck dip – another good one for the office, school or church. Make it a regular Friday feature
- Magic show – kids and grown-ups love it alike
- Marathon – secure a place at on of the dozens of organised marathons around the country each year
- Murder mystery – a fun themed night with friends can easily be turned into a fundraiser
- Netball tournament – get fit, socialise and fundraise. What a great combo
- Non-uniform day – convince your school to donate the proceeds of your next one to One25
- New years party – everyone likes to celebrate this night, why not see the new year in with extra purpose
- Obstacle course – not just for kids you know
- Odd clothes day – why not get sponsored to let the child in your life dress you for the day
- Open mic night – a more professional and original version of karaoke
- Parties – for every occassion can be turned into fundraisers
- Pancake day – cheap to make, everyone loves them and would be happy to donate
- Poetry night/slam – Bristol is full of talented poets and spoken word artists who’d be sure to take part
- Pub quiz – everyone loves one, why not make it a regular feature at your local
- Progressive meal – otherwise known as a safari supper. Great fun with all the neigbours
- Quiz night – struggling for fresh ideas on this awkward letter!
- Races – on foot, three legged, jumping in a sack, relay, on your bike…phew!
- Raffles – a great way to raise more at almost any event or challenge you take on
- RAG – if you’re a student you could find out who heads up the ‘Raise and Give’ society and make sure One25 gets a piece of the pie
- Rugby match – gather your team and a rival for a charty special
- Sports day – in the park, on the beach, in your back garden. Call in the crowd and get the competitions going
- Sponsored challenge – this is by far the best opportunity to raise oodles of money for One25. The crazier your challenge (“she’ll never do that!”), the more you’ll raise
- Swear box – set one up in your office and watch it get full in no time. Muttering still counts!
- Themed day/party – pull out all the stops with costumes, music, games, food, decor
- Treasure hunt – provide an afternoon of entertainment and ask for donations or a entry fee
- Talent competition – at school, at uni, at work, at church or anytime/anywhere with your talented friends!
- Unwanted gifts sale – don’t just stash them in a drawer and forget about them, make them count
- Ultimate challenges – this could be a cycle ride across Pery, hiking the Great Wall or abseiling the Avon Gorge
- Valentines ball – for the lovers out there
- Variety show – more performance base fundraising, the list is endless
- Walks – a novelty ‘fancy dress’ walk or a serious, epic trek
- Wine tasting – or wine and cheese party
- Xmas ball/ party – Ok we know it’s a ‘C’ but cut us some slack. This is a great idea!
- X Factor sweepstake – bets on the winner at the start of the season makes it more fun for you all
- Young / Old switch – young people dress up as old people and vice versa. Which category are you in!?
- Yoga morning – ask your yoga teacher to donate an hour of their time and spread the word
- Yoga challenge – 24 hours of non-stop yoga?? Now that’s worth sponsoring
- Zumba class – in the same vein as the yoga idea. OR a zumba marathon (26 hours straight!)
- Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz – still awake and reading? Well done. Hopefully you’ve found something you like the sound of. Now let’s get started.