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A - Z of Fundraising Ideas

Abseiling – Abseiling is a thrilling, adrenaline-fuelled experience. Be brave and get sponsored for your vertical descent.

Afternoon Tea – Tickets to an afternoon tea event are always popular and you can do extra fundraising at the event by having an auction or a raffle. Why not hold one on National Tea Day?

Arts and Craft Event – Show off your artistic side or ask friends and family who have a talent and sell your goods to buy or auction.

Bag Packing – get a team together from work and contact your local supermarket.

Bake Off – Inspired by the Great British Bake Off? Get together with friends and set up a bake sale. Whether it’s at work or at a local venue, everyone loves tea and cake!!

Barn Dance – An entertaining evening of dancing with music provided by a live band and a caller to keep everyone on their toes. It’s perfect for all ages and abilities and good fun!

Birthday – Ask your friends and family to donate to The Joe Glover Trust instead of buying you a gift.

BBQ – Rain or shine, everyone loves a BBQ. Invite friends, family, neighbours, and ask for a small donation in return for your event.

Beard or Hair Shave – Shaving your beard or head is a powerful way to raise awareness of The Joe Glover Trust and raise vital funds at the same time.

Book Sale – Why not have a declutter and hold a Book Sale? You tie it in with World Book Day.

Cake Sale – Ask your colleagues at work to make some cakes and hold one at work. It could be a monthly event for you and your team!

Car Boot Sale -Time for a declutter? Set up a sale at a car boot sale event and sell items that you don’t really want or need anymore.

Coffee morning – A lovely way to raise money collectively.

Collection Tin – Use one of our collection tins for your loose change and see how it all mounts up.

Dinner party – You could ask guests for a donation or send an envelope around at the end of the meal and ask everyone to donate what they would have paid in a restaurant for the meal.

Dress Down Day – Ask the Boss if you could have a monthly or even weekly dress down day for a donation to our charity.

Easter Egg Hunt – a fun event for children and adults alike.

Expedition – Always fancied a bit of an adventure and this year is going to be the year you do it. Just need to decide where…. Iceland, Himalayas, Great Wall of China – the choice is yours!

Fashion show – Plan an evening with the support of local businesses or to showcase fashion students’ work from local colleges or universities.

Football Match – A great fundraiser as a match between friends, or for something bigger ask everyone to enter teams of colleagues and turn it into a tournament. Raise funds by charging a player fee or you could make it a football marathon!

Garden Party or Open Garden Day – Proud of how your garden is looking? Why not invite friends and family to enjoy the fruits of your labour? You could charge an entrance fee or hold a raffle.

Give something up – Can’t live without chocolate or your favourite glass of wine with dinner? Why not donate the money you save from giving up your habit and set up a fundraising page and get sponsored by friends and family for your efforts.

Golf Day – Get your local golf club involved and hold a charity Golf day. Ask suppliers or customers to enter a team.

Handbag Sale – Why not get together with friends or colleagues to sell your handbags that you no longer use?

Head Shave – Shaving your head is a powerful way to raise awareness of The Joe Glover Trust and raise vital funds at the same time.

International evening – Host a dinner party inspired by your favourite holiday destination and theme your menu, dress code and music for something different.

Jewellery Making/Selling – Another excuse for a declutter or clear out. One person’s junk could another person’s treasure!

Jumble sale – Have a clear out at home and raise vital funds for families facing the struggles of childhood cancer at the same time.

Karaoke – Always a classic, for friends who don’t mind being a bit silly in front of each other. It’s guaranteed to be fun.

Keepy Uppy Challenge – How many Keepy Uppy’s can you do? You could challenge your work colleagues or get the local football team involved.

Karaoke – Always a classic, for friends who don’t mind being a bit silly in front of each other. It’s guaranteed to be fun.

Keepy Uppy Challenge – How many Keepy Uppy’s can you do? You could challenge your work colleagues or get the local football team involved.

Marathon running or walking – If you’re a budding athlete and have the aptitude to run or walk 26.2 miles, then why not dedicate your event to raising money to support families struggling with childhood cancer? Getting sponsored will help you stay motivated and get you over the finish line. You could always take on the Walk The Test Way Challenge –

Masterchef – Fancy yourself as a budding Masterchef competitor? Why not cook for your friends and family or have your own competition at work?

Matched Giving – Ask your employer if they will match fund your fundraising efforts.

Music Night – Do you or your friends have a talent for music? Hold an evening to showcase your skills.

Netball tournament – A great fundraiser as a match between friends or for something bigger, ask everyone to enter teams of colleagues to turn it into a tournament.

Odd Shoes day – Leave your normal shoes at home and go to work or school in an odd or unusual pair. Ask your colleagues to join in and donate to The Joe Glover Trust.

Onesie Day – Just imagine sitting at your desk all cosy!

Pamper Evening – A ladies’ pamper night and shopping event gives the chance to raise money, not simply via friends, family and colleagues, but through local businesses, too. The number of potential stallholders is vast – from beauty therapists to reflexologists to Avon. And they will all be eager to introduce themselves to your guests, making this type of evening a sure-fire fundraising hit.

Pancake party – Ask everyone to bring a donation and pancake topping of their choice, then treat everyone to as many pancakes as they can eat.

Plant Sale – Love your garden? Try growing some extra seeds or take some cuttings this year and have a sale for friends and neighbours.

Quiz night – An easy one to host, whether it’s in a pub, church hall or at home. For an evening of relaxed entertainment, ask groups for an entry fee and find your quiz questions online.

Raffle – Ask around locally to drum up some donated prizes and sell off your tickets to friends, family and colleagues alike.

Skydive – If you’re feeling brave, challenge yourself to Jump for Joe and take on a skydive to raise money to support children diagnosed with cancer. We have teamed up with Go Sky Dive –

Talent show – Get friends, family and colleagues together for a talent show. Raise money through ticket sales to help fund

Treasure hunt – As big as you like or as simple as you like, this could be for groups across locations or something as simple as a grid map where you sell the squares to give people a chance of choosing the winning coordinates.

Tuck Shop – Set up a Tuck Shop at work for colleagues to feast on.

Uniform Free Day – Uniform free day is a great way to get raise funds at school, or let your office relax a little with a dress-down dress code. Swapping your usual uniform for fancy dress could help you raise even more money.

Variety show – A novel way of raising money and discovering talents you never knew your friends, colleagues and neighbours had.

Vegetarian or Vegan Night – Host a vegan or vegetarian dinner party and ask guests for a donation in return.

Walk – Gather a group of friends and pick your route to keep fit and raise money for life saving research at the same time. Our Just Walk packs are full of walking-themed resources to help you get started. You can also take part in a hiking challenge.

Waxing – It’s a great fundraising event that provides an interesting insight into how much your friends or colleagues are willing to pay to hear you shout.

Wine Tasting – Wine fundraisers offer the opportunity for a very pleasant social occasion! Contact your local wine merchant to see if they will come on board and offer a percentage of sales to boost your total.

X-Factor Evening -. Fundraising is all about doing what you can to make a difference. So if you can hold a note, then an X-Factor style competition could be right for you.

Yoga Marathon – If you’re a self-confessed yogi, why not run your own yoga class and ask your students to contribute a small fee for taking part?

Ziplining – Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or maybe afraid of heights, get ready to face your fear and do it anyway. There are ziplines across the UK that you can visit. Get friends and family to sponsor you for the challenge.

Zumbathon – If you’re feeling energetic and want a physical challenge that lots of people can take part in, this is a great way to raise sponsorship together. Contact your local Sports or Leisure Centre to see if they will help.