Struggling to pick an idea for your fundraising event? We’ve compiled some of our favourite ideas and our top tips just for you.
Top Fundraising Ideas
• Tea party – Planning tea for two? Why not invite all your friends and throw a fundraising tea party. Or maybe invite your neighbours and have a street party? It will only take a few hours out of your day – or more if you fancy a good old chin wag – but can raise over £100!
• Cake sale – What better way to enjoy an indulgent snack than sharing it with other people! Get the family baking over the weekend and delight your colleagues with a cake sale on Monday. Not only will it cure those Monday blues but you could also aim to raise over £200 for breast cancer research.
• Quiz night – Let your competitive side out with a fundraising quiz night! Charge teams to take part and maybe include some raffle prizes to increase the excitement. Quiz nights tick all the boxes, you can hit a target of £500 and increase your general knowledge!
• Sponsored events – We love a fundraising event that puts a smile on people’s faces. Do something daring or wacky, hold a sponsored head shave or spend the day in a crazy costume! A sponsored event can take as little as a 30 minutes but can raise £300.
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• Sports club – Are you gaga for golf, a football fan, or raving for rugby? Why not organise a fundraising sports day? Sports days are a great idea for fundraisers who want to gather their teammates and get fundraising! Fundraising at your sports club can raise a fantastic £1,000!
• Local run, bike ride, swim – Raise awareness, raise money for breast cancer research and raise your fitness level! What better way to help save lives than by also keeping yourself fit and healthy. Get your family, friends or colleagues together for an afternoon, day or weekend to create a fundraising force to be reckoned with and potentially raise £1,000!
• Ball – Throwing a ball or dinner dance is a way to raise a lot of money, often £1,000, in one event. They’re also a fabulous way to inject some glitz and glamour into your fundraising! Start the evening with drinks and canapés followed by entertainment and a raffle. A ball is an example of an event that works well when organised by a committee of people who all have specific tasks.
Hints for success
• Throw an event themed around a hobby or something important to you, it will make the process or organising an event easier!
• Give yourself enough time to plan your event, that way you’ll have enough time to cover the big aspects of an event and also pay attention to the detail.
• Use all resources available to you to market your event. Spread the word to your friends and colleagues, tweet and share on social media and use local media sources to tell as many people as possible about your brilliant fundraising event.
• It might not be the most fun aspect, but you’ll need to think about legal and potential health and safety issues. Get in contact with us and we can talk you through what you need to do.
• To make organising your event you it can be a great idea to get family and friends involved in the organising, but remember to do this in relation to the size of your event, if you’re holding a large scale event then the more the merrier! But give everyone specific tasks to avoid confusion.
• Let us help you, we have a dedicated team ready and willing to support you with ideas, things to think about and fundraising materials. Please call us on 0333 20 70 300.
• If you’re concerned about handling a lot of money from your fundraising, set up a JustGiving page to which people can make donations. We’ll thank everyone and update you with how much you’ve raised. Set up your personalised JustGiving page.
Now is good
The time to fundraise is Now, so sign up today for your free fundraising pack. You can be part of the generation that stops breast cancer.
Every action, big or small, gets us a step closer. We’re the people who can make it happen – so let’s get started, now!