There are many things you can do to raise money for our work from jumble sales to quiz nights. Take a look at some of our fundraising ideas below. Alternatively you can download our fundraising and event ideas (PDF). You can also download a sponsorship form (PDF) and event invitations (PDF) to help you make your fundraising a success.
Dress down day
Get your colleagues to pay £1 to wear whatever they like for the day. Or make it more interesting and try fancy dress and have a competition for the best costume.
Ask your colleagues to sign up to Office Olympics and make a donation to take part, divide them in to teams and choose fun games and challenges for your contestants. The events are up to you. Popular ideas include chair races, speed typing, elastic band firing contest (take care!) and longest paperclip chain in 20 seconds.
Desk decorating contest
Get your colleagues to decorate their desk cubicle and compete for the most creative desk. Colleagues make a donation to enter the contest and everyone in the office votes. Arrange a prize for the winner such as tea and coffee made for them all week, a free lunch or half a day off.
Guess the baby
Who looks the same as they did when they were little? Ask your colleagues to bring in baby photos and get people to guess for a donation, the winner with the most correct guesses wins a prize.
Make every email count
Add a link to your online fundraising page in your email signature, every email you send will be promoting your fundraising and let everyone know you are supporting RLSB.
Bake a cake competition
See who is talented in the kitchen and who shouldn’t give up their day job. Ask your colleagues to bake cakes and compete for the yummiest and the best decorated cake. Send an email round asking for three judges and ask them to make a donation to be a judge. Sell all the remaining cakes to the rest of the office.
Come Dine With Me
We’ve all seen the popular TV programme and know how much people love dinner parties. Invite your friends round for a top notch dinner and get them to pay what they’d pay in a restaurant or get four friends to take it in turns to host and ask for a donation to enter the competition.
It’s simple and easy to organise. If you normally meet your friends at the local coffee shop, invite them round and catch up over coffee and cake in the comfort of your home and ask them to make a donation.
Go through your wardrobes, cupboards and loft and arrange a jumble sale or sell items on Ebay. Your clutter might be just what someone’s looking for.
Use up those leftovers
Instead of your routine trip to the supermarket, raid your cupboards and freezer and use up those leftovers and tins you’ve been storing. Donate the amount you would have spent on food and make some space in your kitchen at the same time.
Arrange a clothes swapping event in a local venue, pubs or village halls are great places and charge £2.50 entry on the door. Promote the event on Facebook, contact local community groups and let your newspaper know. For extra fundraising at the event, consider holding a raffle and ask local businesses to donate prizes.
Organise a quiz night at your local pub and get teams to donate their entry fee.
Contact local venues and ask for a discounted rate to hold a ball, we can supply you with a sample letter to use. Think of a unique theme to make your ball stand out and get your friends, family and contacts to promote the event for you. Auctions and raffles are great ways of making extra money on the night.
We can supply you with tins and buckets if you want to collect sponsorship money. You can collect on private property such as supermarkets, pubs and garden centres providing you have permission from the owner or manager. To collect on the street or on public property, you need to apply to the local authority for permission.
There are lots of things you can do and receive sponsorship money for, from taking part in a sponsored run to doing a sponsored silence or from organising a sponsored swim to getting sponsored to clean people’s cars. Make sure you circulate your sponsorship form as widely as you can. For example, sre you a member of a sports or social club or a church? Ask other members to pass round your sponsorship form (PDF).