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A - Z of Fundraising Ideas for individuals

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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