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Fundraising ideas

Whatever event or challenge you decide to organise or take part in, we’ll support you in every way that we can. Fundraising is a great way to gain new skills and meet friends so let’s get started!

Start small, think big

  • Why not order a collection box for the reception at your work or ask if you can put one in your local pub, newsagent or vet?
  • Bake some cakes and sell them at work, school or to your friends
  • Have a swear box in your offi ce, or pick a popular word instead and charge everyone that says it
  • Hold a sponsored ‘give something up’ day. Friends and colleagues could give up chocolate, tea or even talking!
  • Hold a lunchtime quiz at work or school
  • Why not do the washing up for a week and ask for a donation?

Seasonal ideas


  • Have a wardrobe spring clean, then sell anything you don’t want by holding a sponsored clothes swap, or a car boot sale
  • Hold a sponsored pancake fl ipping party – great for kids and adults
  • Hold a cheese and wine party for National Cheese Day in March. You could ask your local shop to sponsor the event by donating cheese and charge £5 for entry.


  • Organise a Wimbledon party, with strawberries and cream. Friends pay £5 to come along.
  • If you are proud of your gardening skills why not invite your friends, family and neighbours round for a garden party and charge an entrance fee?
  • Put another steak (or veggie burger) on the barbie. Organise a sizzling one to raise some cash. You could also run a sweepstake on whether it will rain or not!


  • Organise a pet blessing at your local church for St Francis of Assisi Day
  • Celebrate Halloween at work, by dressing up and playing trick or treat with different departments. To avoid a trick, they must give you a treat in the form of a donation!
  • Penny for the Guy – make a Guy Fawkes and ask people to donate


  • Make use of your winter wellies and hold a wellywanging competition
  • Put on a festive mince pie and mulled wine night
  • Ask your local pub if you could have a Christmas carol singing night or organise one in your neighbourhood

Don’t forget to take a look at our organised events too. We can help you hold a Paws for Tea party, get you involved in an overseas challenge or cheer you on in a running event!

— Page last updated 31/07/2018