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An alphabet for all your fundraising ideas!

We can all struggle from time to time to think of an idea for our next fundraising attempt! But not anymore, as the brains at CCHF have put together an all expansive list of ideas and events which could be used to raise money for whichever great cause you are backing.

To top it off, its even been put into a lovely, all inclusive, alphabetic list for your connivence: aren't we great! 



These can be great ways to get rid of some old stuff and raise some money for charity too. Organise your own fundraising auction and sell talents as well as goods!


To stay fit and healthy, organise an aerobics-athon. Maybe with work colleague or at your local gym.


Bake off!

Who doesn't love cakes, baking and - frankly - food! Getting friends and family together to bake can be an brilliantly tasty way to raise money.

Bad Tie day

Everyone knows someone who wears bad ties. If you don't then you're probably the bad tie wearer! For this event get your colleague's to do their worst!

Beat the goalie

England might be rubbish at penalties, but buck the trend with this easy to organise event! Challenge your friends to a beat the goalie competition.

Bike ride

Easy and fun! Pick a distance, location and date and then simply get everyone you know to sponsor you.

Find out what happened when 10 University volunteer's did a 1,500 mile sponsored cycled from London to Istanbul for CCHF! (You don't have to go quite that far!)


Organise a bingo event – if you're feeling creative you could even come up with your own calls for the numbers.


Charity Christmas cards

Design your own charity Christmas cards to sell to your friends and family.

Charity calendars

This could be a great opportunity for the start of each new year. Choose a theme, gather your family and friends and produce a calendar for charity!

Copper Collections for Charity

Collect all those unwanted coppers that weigh down your pockets – small change can make a big difference.


Gather all the talented people you know under one roof and put on a concert for friends and family.

Cricket match

Cricket's not for everyone, but if its your thing why not gather your undiscovered bowlers, batters and fielders, and organise one giant Challenge your peers or teachers to a cricket match. Each team pays a fee.

Car wash

Charge your colleagues, teachers, friends and family to wash their cars.


Dress down day

An old'n but a good'n! Any excuse not to where that stuffy uniform or suit!

Disco or Dance

Why not get together with as many people you can find and put on a disco or a dance. All proceeds can go towards charity any you can even have a raffle as part of the evening. Great for all ages.


Eating competition

Who's your money on? Get a few people who back themselves with large appetites to go head-to-head with people betting on the winners!

Egg and spoon race

Are you up for an egg and spoon challenge? Race your friends and family. No cheating now!

Egg painting competition

Don’t waste those eggs after the race – turn them into works of art. Sell them to raise money for us.


Fancy dress

Fancy dress parties are a great excuse to dress exactly how you want too...

Five-a-side football

Join a five-a-side league or create your own tournament! All participates can pay an entry fee which can go towards charity. Get your shooting boots on!

Fashion show

Put your creative talents to the test and organise a fashion show – why not use recycled clothes and make it an eco-show?

Fun run

This is easy to set up and sponsor! Or alternatively just join a local organised event and run for your favourite charity!


Guess who the baby is (from photos)

This could prove fairly embarrassing. Collect as many baby photos as you can from your colleague and then put together a prize for whom ever can guess the most correctly!

Guess the number or weight of …(balloons in a car, sweets in a jar)

A fair favourite! Get a jar or clear box and fill it with something edible!


Hula Hoop Contest

How many times can you spin the hula hoop? See if you can break the world record which currently stands at 74 hours and 54 minutes!!!


Indoor Olympics

Find any good sized school or sports hall and create your very own Olympics with all the classics... Egg 'n spoon, 3-legged and all the rest. Rain won't stop play and its a good one for all age groups!

International cooking evening

Have everyone you know bring a different dish from every area of the world and celebrate the fantastic flavours from around the globe. People can then pay to eat and sponsor any charity of your choosing. You could even have a raffle at the end of the evening for cooking courses.

Ice-bucket challenge

You know the drill. Get some ice. Get some water, and film yourself getting drenched. Donate and nominate several others to join in and do the same. Viral charitable giving like this has massively helped charities in the past and can certainly do so again.


Jumble sales

This is just too easy to set up and do! Everyone has too much stuff which they'd love to get rid of. Using again a school hall or even outside, you can quickly turn your unwanted 'junk' into wonderful charitable donations!


Kite flying

When the wind is right get those kites in flight! A simple 'Who can stay in the air the longest?' will give you a great opportunity to raise money whilst having giving extra promotions for best looking and flown kites! You could even use it as an opportunity to get business support on your kites in the form of sponsorship!


Using your singing abilities (or lack of) to raise money. Get friends, family and colleagues involved in this easy to set up event.


Line of coins

Collect your coppers and keep growing your collection until you donate it. Get everyone involved and give a prize for the person with the biggest line of coins!

Lent challenge

Give up something. Anything! Get people to sponsor you and you've easily made some money for charity whilst proving your self-restraint at the same time!

Litter picking competition

Not one for the faint hearted, but all for a good cause on two fronts. You could even get the council or local authority to sponsor you for doing your duty by Queen and country...


Money boxes

Easy! Leave some money collection boxes every, at work. local supermarket or school and get everyone involved in your fundraising. You could even do street collection although this of course will require a license!

Monthly donations

Again this couldn't be easier to set-up. Get various people to give charitable donations and organise an event at the end of the year to celebrate the donations! This will involve some immense planning!


Nominate your boss!

Create a challenge especially for your boss and encourage your colleagues to sponsor them or even takes bets as to whether they will even completed it!

Neck 'n Nominate (booze-free)

Record yourself drinking a shot of something unusual and nominate a few other people to join in whilst also giving to charity. Viral charitable giving like this has massively helped charities in the past and can certainly do so again.


Odd clothes day

Perfect for schools or work. Getting your maddest and worst clothes and dress up for a day. The more the better.

Olympics sports day

Did the Games inspire your inner athlete? Get your school, work or community together for a day of fun, sports and fundraising.


Penalty shoot out

Show off your skills in a sponsored shoot out as part of a football fundraiser.

Photo competitions

If you’re a budding photographer, hold a competition for interesting snaps.

Pancake race

Hold your own pancake race – challenge your friends and family.

Pin the tail on the donkey

Challenge your work colleagues or school to a pin the tail on the donkey. Remember to blindfold them to ensure there's no cheating!

Plant sale

Growing plants is good for the environment, fun and can certainly be a good way to raise money!

PTA coffee morning

This can be an excellent opportunity to get the whole community involved. We are doing one to celebrate CCHU's 25 years anniversary, its on the 23rd of November. To find out more click here:http://bit.ly/2eUvJOW


Quiet in the workplace

This one is easy. No talking. None. Zero!


Get together with some friends or your local community and have a quiz night. Prizes for winning teams or individuals. This can be a great way to raise awareness of particular issues whilst raising money and volunteers for your charity!



Friends, family and even local businesses can all come together to put on a fantastic raffle which will provide an ideal opportunity for fundraising.


Who can read the most books? This can be done over a week, month or even (if you're feeling particularly brave) a year! You can aware winners on number of books or even pages as reading Winnie-the-Pooh 34 times will probably beat Pride and Prejudice...


You can recycle spent ink cartridges or collect left over foreign coins from your holiday!


Soak the boss

See if you can convince your boss or work colleage's to in the stocks and get wet! Get people to pay per sponge. Pay-back for all that overtime....


Set up a variety of stalls, from plants or cakes to recycled goods. Any sort of selling stall can create more donations than you would think possible.


This can be applied to anything. Whether you want to get people youknow to sponsor you to do something or even get a local business to buy sponsorship space on your next event.

This could be easily arranged and provides local businesses an opportunity to get involved in their local community. With CCHF you can donate directly via our Make A Donation Page!


Swim the distance for your local charity. Get sponsored per length, width…or mile!


Talent contest

This can be organised within your local hall and provide a great Christmas party or charity school event. Hold a contest to showcase the talents of your friends and family! Prizes for the winner and, even, loser!


As with the above raffle, get friends and family to donate gifts and organise a Tombola.

Treasure Hunt

This will usually be better organised in the summer, however (any excuse to misbehave in the office) you could even organise one around your place of work. Negotiate with your boss and spend an afternoon hunting for a series of clues leading to an ultimate treasure. Pay to play.

Three legged race

Again, probably better suited to the summer and outdoor pursuits. But teaming up with work colleague's to run a 3-legged race can be an excellent opportunity to raise a tonne of money.


Ugly face pulling competition

Does this need explaining? Just don't make them too terrible...


Virtual Silence

(We struggled with V but we pulled through!!) Virtual Silence: Resist any social media for as long as you can. This can be done on your own or on a competitive basis with work, friends and family. This will be a refreshing experience whilst raising great money for Charity.


Walk, and then some!

Sponsored events are a fantastic way to raise money. Pick a destination and just walk on towards it.

Welly throwing competition

A Scottish (?!) classic...Put your shot put skills to the test and see how far those wellies will go.

Word search

Create a charity-themed word search and challenge your friends and family.


X-Factor Competition

Celebrate all your talents by putting on a show – Britain’s definitely got talent...somewhere. Organise your own show and invite your local community as well. This can be a fantastic way to celebrate the year or Christmas.


Yo-yo competition

Have you got a talent for yo-yoing? Then put your skill to good use and get sponsored!

Yodelling competition

Who doesn't love a good Yodel....no just me? Well, if yodelling is your thing, then either get friends to pay you not to do it, or get sponsored instead!


Zoo quiz

Create a zoological quiz and test your friends’ and family’s knowledge of the animal kingdom.

So there you have it! 26 letters, 69 ideas across 3 epic blogs! What more could you want? (Nothing if you were wondering!)

Now there is no excuse not to have something to do when thinking of your next, first or any fundraising event! If you would like to find out how you can get involved in fundraising events for CCHF you can contact us here:http://bit.ly/2dtfpFJ Or even donate to any of our create causes here:http://bit.ly/2dabwnc

Well that should be plenty to keep you going! If you would like to find out how you can get involved in fundraising events for CCHF you can contact us here:http://bit.ly/2dtfpFJ Or even donate to any of our create causes here:http://bit.ly/2dabwnc