Some ideas for fundraising at work or with a group of friends…

Afternoon Tea – Put the kettle on and get baking. Entertain guests with raffles, auctions, tombolas & live music.

Arts/Craft Stall – Make necklaces, dried flower arrangements, stained glass mirrors, etc, to sell on a stall.

Badge Making – Make badges to sell at work, to friends or at craft fairs.

Bad Tie Day – Charge your colleagues a pound to come in wearing their loudest tie. Award the winner.

Barbeque – Add stereo, football and rounders bats and make it a whole day’s event.

Bingo – Hold a one-off evening

Bungee Jump – Raise sponsorship by flying in the face of fear.

Cake Stall – Bring cakes into work day and charge a small fee for eating/not eating them

Car wash – Wash cars at shopping centre or office car parks.

Carol Singing – Get a group to go door-to-door singing.

Coffee Morning – It’s open house for the morning. Make extra with raffles, bring and buy sales and cake stalls.

Cricket Match – Assemble a team and challenge your county team to a match. Charge spectators.

Darts Tournament – Challenge all the pub teams in the area to compete for cash prizes, or a barrel of beer.

Dress down day – Charge colleagues for coming into work without the suit

Easter Egg Hunt – Edible hide and seek. Charge entry fee and ask confectioners to provide the eggs.

Ironing – Offer your ironing services – at a cost all in the name of charity!

New Year resolutions – Get sponsored to stick to your new year’s resolutions.

Quiz – In the office or down your local (if it doesn’t run a pub quiz), set one up. Test the regulars on pop, trivia or sport.

Raffle – Ask local firms to donate prizes and sell tickets.

Scavenger hunt – Variation on the treasure hunt where participants have a list of items to collect.

Scrap metal – Collect scrap metal and sell it to a scrap metal dealer or recycling plant.

Sponsored Silence – Mum’s the word. Stay silent for as long as you can.

Swear box – Spend a £1 for every $@*£$! uttered. Put a box at home, at work and at the pub.