“Reaching 50 recently and being pretty lucky in life so far, I wanted to mark the occasion by doing something physically and mentally challenging and to support a great cause.”
Paul Marvell, ChildHope Trustee and London to Paris Cycle participant
Fundraising can be as big or small as you want it to be, and it can be anything you want it to be! Start a book club, train for a marathon or organise a charity gig night. Fundraising in the community can help people to come together to have some fun, and whilst you do that, you can raise vital funds to help improve the quality of life for children living and working on the streets.
Here are some fundraising ideas:
Take on a challenge: With family, friends or work colleagues get competitive and take on a challenge for 2013. You could train for a marathon or a group trek to Kilimanjaro. You can spur each other on by training together.
Team bonding: Get your office to loosen up by giving a £1 to have a dress-down Friday, or themed day.
Fancy something a bit more social? Organise a sports team and have interdepartmental matches or take on a team riding or running challenge. If that’s not your cup of tea then maybe pint and a monthly pub quiz is, entry fee money going to ChildHope.
We can provide collection boxes or help you to set up giving through your payroll. If you’d like to get more involved and become a ChildHope partner then please contact us to discuss this further.
If you have raised money then check if your employer will match it, many companies offer matched giving – boosting the impact of your fundraising.
Donate in celebration: If you have a celebration coming up, why not give a unique present for a Birthday, anniversary or Wedding? Donate your money to ChildHope and you’ll be giving the gift of hope and opportunity to children in Africa, India and South America.
Schools and Youth Community centres: A non-uniform day is a classic fundraiser. You could tie this in with a fun day - stalls could include a tombola, raffle, face painting, guess the baby photo of the teachers, car washing, hair beading, egg and spoon race, guess the number of sweets in a jar and anything else that you can think off.
Children can get more involved by forming a charity committee and organising a fashion show, disco or battle of the bands.
If you have a drama group then put on a charity play or pantomime and the cost of the entry fee will go to a good cause.
Have fun with friends and family: Start a book club, donate money for each event and discover a new author you’ve never read or reread your favourite book.Or if films are more your interest…
A film night where the host gets to pick the movie then discuss it afterwards, or maybe just enjoy the homemade popcorn instead.
Once the weather gets warmer you could have a BBQ party, get to know your neighbours better and raise some money for charity too.
For friends and family who love good company and fine food you should get together for your own fundraising ‘come dine with me’ or wine and cheese tasting evening. Set up a justgiving page and send your event donations to us.
Mums groups: Organise a coffee morning for other Mums, donate, drink coffee and have a natter.
We’d be happy to help so if you’d like more information please email Pamela at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep in touchSocial networking sites can be a great way to organise and let people know what’s going on in your world, and a great way to inspire others through your own success! So do make use of them when planning your fundraising events. We’d love to hear all about it so please do keep in touch with us via our Facebook and Twitter pages.
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