Fun HAD Fundraising Ideas!
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Buy a book of 500 raffle tickets, tear them up and ask
everyone you know to pick a ticket, when they have picked a ticket they
owe you that amount. When all tickets have been picked you will have
made £1,252 – you could ask local businesses to donate prizes that you
could give away as a bonus on certain ticket numbers!
Pyramid lunchYou invite 5 people to lunch, those people
invite 5 people to another lunch, then they invite 4 people, who invite 3,
who invite 2, who invite 1 person. If each person pays £5 to attend
you can raise £8,125!
RestaurantSee if your local restaurant will let you have a table for
half price. Organise a set menu, invite 20 friends and charge them
full price. You could always ask if the waiters will donate their tips
to your fund one night.
Pyramid Coffee MorningThe same as above but on a smaller scale.
Makeover night Do you know any beauticians or nail
technicians? Invite friends round and for £10 they could have a
manicure or pedicure and a night of fun with the girls.
Hold a Theme Party Decide on a fun theme & charge an entrance
Hold a themed dress-down day at work Charge £2 to dress
down, alternatively £5 to dress up.
Ask your local school to have a dress-down dayGet letters sent home to let parents know
of the event and see if they would be interested in raising money for us.
Check to see if your company has a £1 for £1
match funding scheme Lots of companies will donate money to charity for their employees.
Car WashGet your local Fire Station or Car
Dealership involved! They do all the work, you refill the
buckets! Advertise it in your local paper – this is good advertising
for a local car business!
Girls/boys night inProvide wine/beer at your house, play some
music have a chat watch Sloppy DVD/Football tell your firends to bring
Is it your 21st?Or a special anniversary – in your speech
mention you are doing this amazing fundraising and send round a
collection. You could hold a raffle or ask for donations instead of
Time to get your own backAsk a teacher/boss to go in the stocks and
have wet sponges thrown at them, you should find plenty of people to make
a donation for this pleasure!
Ask your friends/family to bake
something for you to sell. Head down to church/village/school fetes
and sell your delicious goodies.
Car Boot Sale One man’s trash is another man’s
treasure! Have a fun day bartering with the local public over your
Jumble SaleTake advantage of the summer fetes!
Book SaleWho reads all their books more than
once? Empty your shelves and head down to the car boot or fete and
sell every book for £1.
Host a Bingo night Speak to the local community centre and
ask for the hire of the hall for free for charity and get/friends family
down for a night of “full house”. Charge entry and have prizes
Promise Auction Ask your friends and relatives to agree on
promises they will auction for money, such as carrying out a weeks worth
of ironing, a spring clean, car cleaning and walking the dog. Or, if
they have a skill like hairdressing or work in a restaurant they could
Slave auctionInstead of auctioning off promises, auction off people.
Smarty ideaGive everyone you know a tube of Smarties and
ask them to give the tube back to you filled with 20p’s, each Smartie tube
contains around £12. Don’t forget the Gift Aid request!
Smarty idea 2!Give a tube to each class at your local school and see
which class can fill the most tubes in a month.
Bag Packing at your local supermarketGet your friends and family together to
make it more effective.
Quiz night Organise a quiz at your local pub, social club, club house or
Games nightHold an outdoor picnic with a good old fashioned game of Rounder’s. Charge
Sports Sweep StakesTake all the teams that are entering and ask
people to bet on who will win. – the prize could be something that you
Any Sweep StakeMake it X Factor or another event.
Balloon RaceAsk your local primary school or Guides, Brownies, Rainbows,
Cubs or Scouts to host a balloon race. Each child pays £1 for the
balloon and they are all let off together with the child’s name on a card
on the string. When someone finds the balloon they call up and give
a prize for the balloon that has been reported to have travelled the
RafflesHold a raffle at your workplace, social club, golf club,
tennis club, church fete, summer fair or anywhere else you can think of!
Tombola'sGet everyone you know to donate a prize and head down to any event.
Remember it doesn’t have to be a summer fete!
Ask BIGAsk at least one person for a £1,000 donation – The worst
they can say is no, or maybe they’ll donate £500 instead, or even £250
better yet they could say yes!
Hold a dinner partyInvite your friends, family, work
colleagues associates. Talk to them about what you are doing and ask
for their help. A nice night for you and a good way to raise money.
DelegateGive 10 of your friends 10 donation forms each and ask them
to help raise money for you.
Network with your Neighbours.Write to all of your neighbours in your
street (or in your block of flats.) Attach a letter stating what
you’re fundraising for and ask them to make a donation – you never know
you might get a neighbour that wants to join you!
a local land mark to open their garden for one day and give the entrance
fee and proceeds to you, or alternatively if you have a nice garden ask
people to come and have tea and cakes in your garden.
Talent ShowGet your children/friends to take part in a ‘Children’s Stars
in their Eyes’ and charge entrance.
Fashion ShowSpeak to local stores/boutiques about setting up a Charity
SponsorshipDo something you are afraid of and get friends to sponsor
you. You could shave your head, jump out of a plane, bungee jump.
Local pressWhen you are holding an event, make sure you get in the local
paper so more people come along!
Office fundraisingSpeak with everyone in your office and get them
to challenge each other to raise the highest amount. Get your
employer to give the winner a day off or a prize!
Corporate PrizesDo you work in a large Company? Ask
the department that deals with the free tickets your company has donated
to them to auction them for charity.
Collect in a shopping centreYou have to apply for a licence form the council
but you can raise a lot of money if a few of you collect outside those
busy shops on a Saturday.
Pub CrawlGet your mates to dress up and hit the town with collection
buckets. Phone the Pub Landlords beforehand to get permission to
collect on their property and you never know they might throw in a free
Murder Mystery EveningHave a dinner party with a twist, charge
your friends and get them to dress up as characters.
Start up your own extra change boxKeep a jar near your door and every day put
all your extra coins in it. It adds up, or put it on your desk at
Movie ticket/Theatre ticketAsk them to donate several tickets. Sell
them or put them as a raffle prize at an event.
Strip and swapGet all you friends to bring all their old
designer clothes round, and all have a swap. Pin on a realistic
price to each item and that money goes direct to the charity.
Creative friends Ask a local artist or creative friend if
they would donate art/jewellery/cards that you could auction, sell or
HobbiesDo you go to Weight Watchers, Yoga, Salsa Classes? Give a
presentation and get the group behind you with your fundraising.
members of your local gym to sponsor you to walk a certain distance on the
treadmill – you can fundraise
and get fit at the same time!
Sponsored triathlon/marathonAsk at your gym if
anyone is doing one and see if they will adopt HAD.
Organise a tennis tournamentAsk your tennis clubs if you could hold a
competition, arrange matches, add up scores, winners etc, charge people
for entering and the winner gets a prize.
Salon Ask you hairdresser if
they will have a HAD Weekend where all the stylists dress up and £2 off
every customer fee goes to your cause.
Need something for your kids to do in the school
holidays? Get them mowing, cleaning cars, digging etc. for
Competition £2 entrance,
photocopy a particularly difficult one and see who finishes first.
Karaoke NightWho cares if you can’t carry a tune? Spend a night at a
Karaoke Bar and sing to your heart’s delight. Have the announcer tell
the crowd that you are singing for donations.
your boss if they will swap one of your holiday days for a days pay?
Poker NightGet your friends round for a poker night.
Let everyone know that 10% of the winnings are payable to HAD.
Skittles NightTalk to the local bowling alley or
skittles pub and see if they can do you a deal!
Music nightIf you know any musicians ask them to perform a benefit
concert. Get involved with the local school or scouts/guides club and
see if they can show off their musical abilities by holding an X Factor
competition or busking for parents.
Do you know any teachers?Get them to get their class
involved. Children are very good at creative fundraising.
Game showsSet up your own ‘Deal or no Deal’ or ‘Blind Date’ with your
friends or kids at school.
Guinness Book of Records Get sponsorship for a world record.
Longest chain of paperclips, or line of coins or something wacky and try
to beat it.
Pram PushSpeak to local play group and see if they would
organise a pram push for you.
Treasure HuntSet one up in your town, people pay money to enter a
team. Advertise it in the local press/radio and the money raised goes
Bicycle ride Plan a route, ask friends to join you tell them to get
sponsored. Why not finish the route at the pub, a good day for all.
Comedy Night Get a group of friends and organise for each friend to do a
10 minute section and tell them to bring their own jokes.
Dance-a-thonHold a non stop dance-a-thon and get
people to sponsor a diet you go on!
Football Day/ Rugby
DayHold a football/rugby
tournament for children and charge everyone admission or to enter their
Karting ChallengeSee if you can get a group together and
persuade the karting club to give you a discount then charge the full
Penalty Kick CompetitionOrganise a penalty kick competition, winner gets
a prize, charge for entering.
Donation Forms Ask your local shop/hairdresser/dry
cleaner/dentist/gym to keep some of our donation forms.
Collection tinsAsk your local
bar/hairdresser/takeaway etc to have a collection tin on their front desk.
Raffle prizes Ask your
hairdresser/dry-cleaner/mechanic/local boutique to donate a prize that you
could raffle. You have given
them your service for years, ask for something back.
arrangementsContact the local
Flower Arranging Club and see if they will each donate a beautiful
arrangement that you could raffle off at your party or event.
Groups Talk to your local
charity groups such as The Rotary, Women’s Institute and ask if they can
help you to fundraise for us – they have lots of experience and like to
support people in the community.
Five aside Football
Set up a competition
yourself. Alternatively ask the league at your local sports club to fundraise
Sponsored Walk Contact your local
Ramblers club and ask them to walk for HAD.
Gym Challenge Organise a 24 hour
Community Fun Day Organise a fun day for
all in and with your local community.
Leg WaxArrange a sponsored leg wax at your local
a arts and crafts fair and charge for stands and admission.
night Enlist local bands to play for free and have a music night at a local pub or community hall.
Have a bbq with your friends
and family charge admission and a donation towards food and drinks.
Seasonal PartiesOrganise a seasonal
party around spring, summer, autumn or winter. Make it fancy dress and
Halloween Party Invite friends and
family to a party in fancy dress. Sell jacket potatoes with imaginative
personalised crackers for your work colleagues. Ask them to make a
donation for them.
Work Christmas lunch
Charity Car ParkContact your local
carp park administrator and sign up to cover the carpark for a
a charity account and sell your unwanted bric-a-brac.
Coffee Morning Hold a coffee morning
with your friends and family.
playtime Hold a play time session for your toddlers and parents group.
Collect donations for entry and refreshments.
We would love to get to 101
ideas so give us a call if you can add to the list!