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A to Z of Fundraising - in the workplace

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Art Exhibition
• Set up an Exhibition of Art and photographs for people to buy.

Barbeque • Buy a whole lot of burgers cook them up to sell one lunch time.Bar B Q

Coffee morning • Bake some cakes and gather in the canteen for people to buy cakes and drinks.

Dinner & dance • Book a venue and caterers and then sell tickets to work colleagues and their partners.

Easy fundraising • Through www.easyfundraising.org.uk you can shop through many retailers and they will donate 15% of what you spend to your chosen charity.

FootballFootball Tournament • Hold a football tournament between the departments. Each player pays an entry fee to play.

Guess who • Get people to bring in photos of themselves as children and then have a competition to see who can guess who is who.

Hawaiian shirt day • People pay to wear a Hawaiian shirt for the day.

It’s a knock out • Organise a series of games and sort out teams between departments.

Jog-athon • Get colleagues to pay for a certain amount of jogging around the office. (e.g. 50p per minute)

Knit • Ask if thee are any knitters in the office who could knit up some items that to sell.

Litter on your desk • People will pay a fine for having a messy desk

Money box collection • Simply hold a collection around the office..

Name that Object • Bring a character into work. It could be a cuddly toy. Get your colleagues to guess it’s name.

Office Sweepstake • Hold a sweepstake for a Football tournament ( e.g World cup) or Horse race (e.g Grand National) The winner can win a prize but all the proceeds go to charity.

Padlock Challenge
• Place a £50 note in a clear Perspex box with a number combination padlock and the staff pay to try and guess the combination to win the £50

Quiz • Organise a quiz evening. Charge per person for the quiz and fish and chips. Get people to bring their own drinks.

Run a race • Get your work colleagues to sponsor you to run a marathon.

Silent Auction• Each department chooses a theme and then the staff can bring in donations related to that theme to fill a hamper. The hampers are then placed in a room between a certain amount of time with a pen and paper next to them for people to enter their bids. The person with the highest bid wins the hamper and donates that money to the charity.

Tombola • You could get colleagues to donate presents for your tombola.

Unwanted gifts donations • Staff donate their unwanted gifts( this usually works best after Christmas) - they can then be either sold or raffled.

Volley ball • Organise a sponsored Volley ball tournament between departments

Weight lossSet up “the Biggest Loser” at work and work colleagues can be sponsored for the amount of weight they lose. The biggest loser wins a prize.

Xmas • Carol singing in the office. People may even pay you to give up!

Yellow day • People pay to wear everything yellow for the day.

Zany hat day • Colleagues pay a set fee to wear a really wacky hat to work.

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