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A - Z of Fundraising Ideas - individuals

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Auction of promises
• People offer goods and services to be auctioned off.

Cake sale
Bad taste clothing day • Organise at work – people pay to wear bad taste clothing.

Cake Baking • Cook some yummy cakes and sell them for a £1 a slice.

Dinner for good • It’s simple – go to www.dinner4good.com/childlife. You can create your own invitations.  Guests accept and donate to Childlife. You then hold a fun dinner party or maybe a murder mystery.

Ebay • Turn out all your old stuff and sell it on Ebay. You’ll be amazed how much all your unwanted goods can raise.

Facebook • Encourage your friends to support you through Facebook and other social networking sites - lots of gentle reminders and links to your fundraising page will help.

Gift Aid • Reclaim money from the money people donate by asking them to tick the Gift Aid box if they are a UK taxpayer.
Hat dayHat day
• People pay to wear a hat for the day – you could have a prize for the silliest hat and the person who wears theirs the longest.

Invite • Friends and family to donate money in place of presents for Christmas.

JustTextGiving • This is a text donation service through JustGiving in conjunction with Vodafone. Go to www.justgiving.com/justtextgiving where you can create your own unique code for people to donate between £1 and £10 to Childlife straight from their mobile..

Karaoke night • Ask a local Pub if you can use a space for a private Karaoke night – each singer will make a donation per song.

Lucky dip Secret Santa • Ask people to donate little gifts and then wrap them up and charge people for a lucky dip present.

Mobile phone recycling • Collect up all your old mobiles (as well as inkjet cartridges and laser toners) and go to www.eachonecounts.co.uk/childlife to register your items and find out how to send themName the teddy off to raise money for Childlife.

Name the Teddy • The winner of the competition gets to keep the teddy.

Open House • Invite people to bring homemade crafts and food to sell at your house. Each stall holder can donate to your charity.

Pamper night or Poker night • Either set up your house as a relaxation parlour or as a casino and invite friends over.

Quiz Night • Organise a quiz night with friends where they all pay a £1 and you set the questions.

Races • Night at the races – record a whole series of horse or dog races and then let each guest bet on their favourites.

Swear Box • Place a donation in every time you swear – you will be surprised at how much money you will raise!

Terramuni potTerramundi Pot • Buy your own Terramundi pot (or other money box) and fill it with all your loose change at the end of each day.

Underwear on the outside • Raise money by getting people to sponsor you to wear your underwear on the outside.

Variety show • You could set up a “Britains got Talent” style show and get your friends to donate to enter.

Wine tasting evening • A fun evening where guests will have tasting notes and have to guess which wine (labels will be obscured) they are tasting from the description.

Christmas decorationsX-mas cards and decorations • Make your own X-mas cards and decorations and then sell them at a Christmas craft fayre.

Yield • Grow your own flowers and sell them on a plant stall.

Zumba-thon • Organise a sponsored dance exercise class.

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