A-Z of Fundraising Ideas

Make the Most of your Fundraising Event!

We want you to get the most from your fundraising day, so here are few ideas to help you raise money for an amazing cause….. Thankyou!


Arts & Crafts—put your creative talents into action and sell your crafts at work, local craft fayres, to friends & family, coffee groups, etc….


Bake-Off! – Everyone loves cake … don’t they? Whip up some treats and sell them in your workplace , to friends & family , etc… Get your colleagues to vote for their best cake!

Bad-Tie Day— Dig out those terrible ties! Wear them to work and give your colleagues a laugh! People will need to pay you though to take it off!

Bring & Buy Sale— “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” Ask your workplace if you can do a Bring & Buy Sale —selling your old stuff to colleagues and vica-versa.

Bike Ride—Do a sponsored bike ride—get fit , feel great & raise money at the same time! Set up a JustGiving page for My Sister’s Place or ask for a sponsor form.

Bingo—Who doesn’t love Bingo! Make up your own names / numbers and have some fun. Charge a donation to play.


Colour-Theme Days—choose a colour and dress up in your chosen colour, decorate your workplace with balloons / banners in your chosen colour , make cakes / sweets / jams all in the same colour! Why not choose purple to show your support against domestic violence?

Collect those coppers—Collect your loose change for charity!

Car Wash– Charge your colleagues , teachers, parents , neighbours, etc to wash their car

Chocolate Ban—Give up chocolate for a day, week or even a month!


Dress-down day – an easy way to raise money – dress down for the day and put in a donation!


Five-A-Side—Challenge your mates/colleagues to a Five-A-Side football match . Each team pays to play! Make a bit extra with a penalty shoot-out!

Fun-Run – Pull out your running shoes and do a sponsored fun run! Set up a JustGiving page or ask us for a sponsor form!


Guess The Number Of….. Cram a jar full of sweets and charge people to take a guess on how many are inside! The winner keeps the sweets J

Guess the Name … Dig out your old teddy bears , give them a secret name and charge people to guess the name. the correct answer wins the teddy!

Guess the Baby ….. Have fun guessing who’s baby photo belongs to which one of your colleagues! Charge to guess have a small prize for the one who gets the most right!


Hula-Hoop-Athon! – Challenge your friends to a hula-hoop contest. The longest time is the winner. Get people to sponsor you to hula-hoop for certain length of time… or ask people to sponsor you by the spin i.e. 10p for every spin you do before it falls to the floor!


It’s A Knockout – Organise an It’s A Knockout Competition. Have some great fun and perfect for team building days! Pay to play or make it a sponsored event.


Movie Night – stock up on popcorn and put on your favourite movie! Invite your friends and family over for the Ultimate Movie Night and charge a small fee to enter!


Netball Tournament – Get a couple of teams together and each player pays to play! Why not play in fancy-dress to make it even more fun?!


Odd Job day – start charging for the odd-jobs that need doing around the house! £1 to clean the dishes , £1 to hang out the washing, £1 to iron the clothes, etc…. You could ask the children to help you with some jobs and get them raising money too!


PTA Coffee Morning – Organise a coffee morning at school, ask people to bring in cakes, biscuits, croissants, scones and for a donation. You could combine this with a ‘Bring & Buy Sale’.


Quiz Night – Hold a quiz night and charge per entry


Raffle – Ask friends and family to donate prizes and then raffle them to raise funds!


Swim-Athon! – Ask people to sponsor you per length or per mile! Why not get people to come along and cheer you on!


Tombola – As friends and family to donate prizes which will go into the tombola. Only numbers with a 0 or 5 at the end win a prize! Charge for the tombola tickets.


Walk-Athon! – Start walking for charity! Ask people to sponsor you per mile and don’t forget you can set up a JustGiving Page for My Sister’s Place.


Yo-Yo Competition- Got a talent for Yo-Yoing?! Well now is the time to show off to your colleagues and raise funds at the same time! Ask people to sponsor you a small donation per minute of non-stop yo-yoing!

Good Luck with all of your fundraising and thank you so much for your help and support in helping women and children who are affected by domestic violence. Your donations will help make a difference….. Thankyou!