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A-Z of Fund-raising - 8845STMF visual 4.indd

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Aerobics: Organise a sponsored aerobathon       Burns Night (25 January): Scottish dancing,      Cc
with the help of gyms, leisure centres          haggis, neeps & tatties.
& sports shops.
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Abseiling: See if you can organise one.
Afternoon tea: Put the kettle on & get
baking. Entertain guests with raffles,
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auctions, tombolas & live music
Arts/Crafts Stall: Make necklaces,              Cake making: Make & sell cakes at craft          Ff
dried flower arrangements, stained glass         fairs or coffee mornings.
mirrors, etc.
                                                Calendars: Design & sell a pictorial calendar    Gg
Art exhibition: Stage an exhibition for local   for your company. Departments/suppliers
artists. Charge entrance fee & commission.      can sponsor pages.                               Hh
Auction: Auction off items, taking a            Car boot sale: Cash in your old belongings,
percentage of sales. (10% 20 %)                 or sell pitches. Raise more with bouncy
                                                castles, raffles, etc.
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Auction of Services: Auction services
of people & businesses - anything from          Car treasure hunt: Drive from clue to clue in
singing lessons to dinner for two.              search of the ‘treasure’. Teams pay to enter.
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                                                Car wash: Wash cars at shopping centre
                                                or office car parks.                              Kk
                                                Carol concert: Host a festive concert for
                                                your community. Earn extra by selling            Ll
                                                minced pies & mulled wine.
Battle of the bands: Contest for unsigned       Chariot race: Teams race decorated               Mm
bands, where audience votes on the winner.      ‘chariots’ - from a horse & cart to a
Charge bands to enter, offer cash prizes.       sedan chair.
Sell tickets & set up a paying bar.
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                                                Charity ball: Raise sponsorship the
Beat the Goalie: Score a goal & win a prize.    sophisticated way. Organise a themed ball
Footballers pay to enter.                       with DJ or live music at a hotel or nightclub.
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                                                Charge for tickets, boost income with games
Bed push: ‘Beds’ can be a hospital bed,
a four-poster or even a 3-piece suite!
                                                & raffles.                                        Pp
Or make your own!                               Charity push: Get sponsored to cover
Bingo: One-off evening or regular
                                                a set distance in a bed, shopping trolley,       Qq
                                                and bathtub.
morning sessions.
                                                Christmas draw: Sell tickets & ask local
Board Games Evening: Invite friends to play                                                      Rr
                                                firms to supply prizes.
Scrabble, Monopoly, Cluedo & more.
Charge entrance or game fee.                    Coconut Shy: Easily arranged for traditional
                                                fairs - a few coconuts & wooden balls.
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Boat Trips: Organise a cruise down a nearby
river or canal. Include refreshments            Coffee morning: Make extra with raffles,
& entertainment.                                bring & buy sales & cake stalls.                 Tt
Book Sale: Sell old books, collected from       Collecting tins: Trusted fundraiser. See our
everyone you know. Book dealers may buy         information for collectors.                      Uu
leftover stock. Make sure you don’t give
                                                Concerts: Entertain the crowds with your
away a famous first edition!
                                                own recital, or hire bands of musicians.         Vv
Bouncy Castle: A great way to keep
                                                Cricket match: Assemble a team &
kids entertained at bigger family events.
Bouncing fee.
                                                challenge your county team to a match.           Ww
                                                charge spectators.
Bungee Jump: Raise sponsorship by flying
in the face of fear.
                                                Crossword contest: Compile huge                  Xx
                                                crossword, so punters pay per clue,
                                                each number hides a ticket for prize draw.
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Dance: Barn dances, tea dances, disco           Foreign coins: Ask for leftover holiday coins,   Cc
dances, salsa dances - whatever rocks           change into sterling later.
your boat.
                                                Furniture sale: Hire a large hall to sell
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Darts tournament: Challenge pub teams in        donated furniture & old office equipment.
the area to compete for cash prizes or beer.    Take sales commission.
Dinner & cabaret: Hire a popular & spacious
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restaurant. Entertain ticket holders with
music, comedy & magic.                                                                           Ff
Disco: Spin the decks or hire a DJ to stage
a themed disco night.                                                                            Gg
Duck race: Sell numbered plastic ducks          Garage sale: Sell off all your
& launch them from a bridge.                    unwanted belongings.                             Hh
                                                Garden party: Sell tickets or invite guests
                                                to make a donation.
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                                                Gardening: Offer your gardening services
                                                to friends & family.
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                                                Guess the??? Competitors guess how
Easter egg hunt: edible hide & seek.            many sweets in the jar, a cake’s weight, etc.
Charge entry fee & ask confectioners to         The closest answer wins.                         Kk
provide the eggs.
                                                Guest speaker: Invite a guest speaker & sell
Eyebrows: Get sponsored to shave them off       admission tickets. Boost funds with raffle        Ll
- they grow back eventually!                    & refreshments.
                                                Guided tours: Take tourists & visitors on        Mm
                                                locally guided walks or trips.
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Face painting: Get creative with face paints
at fetes, fairs & children’s parties.
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Fancy dress: Jazz up your event with a          Halloween party: Another excuse to dress
fancy dress contest, charge entrance fee.       up & party. Charge entrance fees & raise
                                                money trick or treating.                         Qq
Fashion show: Ask businesses to sponsor
venue, outfits or catwalk. Charge admission      Head shave: Sick of bad hair days?
& sales commission.                             Go bald for charity. Girls as well as boys!      Rr
Fete: Reach the whole community by              Hook-a-duck: Fete & fair game.
holding a fete, or team up with organizers      Ask local companies to donate prizes.            Ss
of an annual event.
                                                Hoopla: Fete & fair game. Ask local
Film evening: Recreate an evening of            companies to donate prizes.                      Tt
vintage cinema by showing classic films
                                                Household sale: Sell off all your
& musicals.
                                                unwanted belongings.                             Uu
Flower show: Always popular. Boost funds
with competitions, advice corners &
side stalls.                                                                                     Vv
Football tournament: Charge teams to
enter. Ask local businesses for prizes.                                                          Ww

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Inflatable: Put a bounce into your summer         Mini-Olympics: Traditional & silly sports.      Cc
fete with an inflatable fly wall, boxing ring or   With entry fee.
gladiator court.
                                                 Mosaic Appeal: Get together with your
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Ironing: Offer your ironing services - at a      friends to buy a tile in the St Mark’s Mosaic
cost. At least £1 per shirt. Get the boss to     Appeal www.mosaicappeal.co.uk
iron shirts!
                                                 Music concert: Entertain the crowds with
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                                                 your own recital, or hire musicians.
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Jazz festival: Play your own or stage a                                                          Hh
show for local musicians. Sell tickets
                                                 Nature trail: Offer guided walks to natural
& Refreshments.
                                                 beauty spots.
Jewellery making: Buy your own beads &
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                                                 New Year resolutions: Get sponsored to
get threading, sell your products at markets
                                                 stick to your new year’s resolutions.
& craft fairs.                                                                                   Jj
Jumble sale: arrange a sale in your local
town hall, church or school.                                                                     Kk

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                                                 Open garden: Sell tickets to your garden
                                                 visitors, refreshments, plants & vegetables.    Mm
                                                 Opera night: Stage an opera evening
Karaoke: Arrange your own contest, with a
machine, a room & a well-stocked bar.
                                                 or arrange a trip to see a big London           Nn
                                                 production.
                                                 Ornament sale: Set up a market/fair stall.      Oo
                                                 Or plan your own event & charge for pitches.
                                                 Outward bound: Go climbing, hiking,             Pp
                                                 camping, etc, in preparation for your trip.
                                                 Seek sponsorship.
Left-hand day: Get sponsored to try doing                                                        Qq
everything with your left hand for the day.
Line dancing: It’s all the rage. Just make                                                       Rr
sure you have a caller & plenty of drink!

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                                                 Paintballing: Organise paintball challenges
                                                 at locally run centres. Players pay to enter.   Tt
                                                 Pancake race: Get flipping on Shrove

Marathons: Get sponsored to run a
                                                 Tuesday, charge teams to enter,
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                                                 & spectators to eat.
traditional 26-mile race. Tried & tested
                                                 Pantomime: Your chance to play the ugly
– not just you!
                                                 sister with friends, family & colleagues.
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Mile of pennies: In your town centre.
                                                 Parachute jump: Daredevils only.
Ask shoppers to donate coins, hopefully
                                                 Get sponsored to take the plunge.
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Parties: Pick a venue, a date, a theme…           Race night: Run on a large screen after all      Cc
& party on. Sell tickets & charge for food etc.   bets have been taken. A typical evening
                                                  consists of eight races. Props (& film) are
Personalised gifts: Sell uniquely
                                                  supplied by race operators. Some gaming          Dd
personalised gifts for special occasions.
                                                  regulations apply.
Pick a cork: Fair game. Pick a numbered
cork out of a board. Some numbers
                                                  Raffle: Ask local firms to donate prizes & sell    Ee
                                                  tickets. Check raffle laws with charity.
win prizes.
Pick a ticket: Fair game. Pick a numbered
                                                  Raft race: Teams compete by building their       Ff
                                                  rafts & racing over a set distance. Teams pay
ticket from a bucket.
                                                  to compete.
Plant a tree: Seek sponsors for a “plant                                                           Gg
                                                  Ramble: Take to the countryside. Include a
a tree” scheme.
                                                  theme (fancy dress, singles, three legged,
Plant sale: Sell donated plants or rent out       Easter), & charge for entry & refreshments.      Hh
pitches to traders.
                                                  Recipe book: Publish favourite recipes
Playstation play-off: Organise a league           from local restaurants & chefs.                  Ii
& compete on a certain game.
                                                  Recycling collections: Collect paper,
Charge entrants.
                                                  aluminium, glass, etc, & sell on to              Jj
Play your cards right: Fair game made             recycling companies.
famous by Bruce Forsyth. Guess higher
or lower.
                                                  Refreshments: Sell teas, coffees,                Kk
                                                  sandwiches, cakes, etc, at any
Pop concert: Hire a venue & invite local          fundraising event.
bands to play. Sell tickets & set up stalls.                                                       Ll
                                                  Roll the dice: Roll six sixes & win a car!
Private tuition: Whether it’s French              You need a big event… & car sponsor …to
or Flamenco, sell your skills with                make this worthwhile, and you must take out      Mm
private lessons.                                  insurance to pay the cost of the car if won
Prison Break Out: Either lock up for the
                                                  insurance can be £500 -£1000 so beware!!
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night or stranded with no cash, make your
way home.
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Programmes: Get businesses to advertise in
event programme.
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Promotional gifts: Sell promotional gifts with
your Charity/organisation logo.                   Safari supper: Travel from restaurant to
                                                  restaurant, having a different course at each    Qq
Pub games night: Stage a championship
                                                  stop. Ask restaurants to support your efforts,
of traditional pub games - darts, skittles,
dominoes, cards, etc.
                                                  but set cover charge to include all food &       Rr
                                                  your donations.
                                                  Silver collections: Ask supporters to donate
                                                  their loose change collections.
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                                                  Sit in a bath: Get sponsored to spend the
                                                  day in a bath of beans/maggots/tea, etc.
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                                                  Skittles: Make an evening event out of this
Quizzes: If your local doesn’t run a pub quiz,
                                                  traditional pub game.                            Uu
set one up. Test the regulars on pop, trivia
or sport.                                         Skydiving: Free fall your way back to earth
                                                  - for sponsorship.                               Vv
                                                  Slippery pole: Fair game where competitors
                                                  pillow fight while sliding along a                Ww
                                                  slippery pole.
                                                  Sponge throwing: Players pay to chuck            Xx
                                                  sopping wet sponges at whoever’s in
                                                  the stocks.
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Tabletop sale: Indoor variation on the car      Variety show: Comedians, magicians,            Cc
boot sale. Charge for table hire.               singers, dancers & musicians all under
Talent competition: Discover Britain’s next
                                                one roof.                                      Dd
big thing with your own talent show.            Vehicle rally: Well-organised car & bike
Charge entry & offer prizes.                    shows are great crowd pullers & fantastic      Ee
                                                fundraisers.
Ten-pin bowling: Bowling alleys often
have special rates for big groups &             Visits: Organise visits to local places or
charity evenings.                               tourist destinations.
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Tin can alley: Traditional fair game. Knock
down the stack of tin cans & win a prize.
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Tombola: Fair & fete favourite.
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Toy sale: In the run up to Christmas, toy
sales can be big fundraisers.
                                                Walks: Organise walks to historical spots      Ii
Treasure hunt: Teams compete to discover
                                                & places of interest. Ghost walks are
the ‘hidden treasure’.
                                                also popular.
Turn off your mobiles please- ask everyone
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                                                Waste paper: Collect waste paper & sell to
to turn their mobiles off then ask for £5 per
                                                recycling companies.
mobile number –pick out the winner tell                                                        Kk
everyone to turn on their mobiles and ring      Water sports: Teach water sports or get
the lucky winner. In a hall of 100 people       sponsored to take part.
everyone will know who has won, split
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                                                Waxing: A hair-raising experience for the
the prize.
                                                boys. Get sponsored to wax your legs
T-shirts & clothing: Market your charity,       or chest.                                      Mm
club, company by producing a range of
                                                Weight of the cake: Fair game. Pay to guess
promotional clothing.
                                                the weight - & win the cake if you’re right.   Nn
Tuck shop: Sell sweets, crisps, cake,
                                                Welly throwing: Fun for every fete & fair.
drinks, etc, at a children’s event.
                                                Wine & cheese: Ask supermarkets to
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                                                donate the wine & cheese. Sell tickets,
                                                & produce.                                     Pp
                                                Wine tasting: Hold tasting sessions for wine
                                                companies. Charge commission on wine           Qq
                                                sold. Arrange a raffle.
Underwear party: One for the adults!
Charge guests to come wearing it, or take
                                                Woodcutting: Offer to prune trees or chop      Rr
                                                firewood for friends & family.
commission for selling it.
Uniform free day: Pay £1 to wear your                                                          Ss
own clothes to school or work for a day.
Unwanted presents: Arrange a post-                                                             Tt
Christmas sale of unwanted gifts. Ask
traders to donate a cut of their takings.
                                                Xmas evening: Stock up on crackers,            Uu
                                                pudding & mince pies. Break with tradition
                                                by holding it in July!                         Vv
                                                Xmas hampers: Make up & sell your own
                                                Xmas hampers. Include food, drink, toys
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                                                & gifts.
                                                X-Ray Slides: Try to get a celebrity to give
                                                you a signed x-ray to raffle.
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Yacht racing: Just a thought for ‘Y’!
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Yard of ale: Challenge yourself & others to a
lengthy drinking contest. Charge entry fee.                      Dd
Yo-yo Competition: See who can make
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Zodiac evening: Invite a guest astrologer for                    Hh
a star-studded fundraiser. Charge for entry
& horoscopes.
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Zzzzzz: Organise a sleepover in a haunted
house or castle all night. Breakfast in
the morning.                                                     Jj

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Fundraising for St Mark’s Hospital Foundation
Northwick Park Watford Road Harrow Middlesex HA1 3UJ
Tel: 0208 235 4092 or 0208 869 2371 Fax: 0208 423 8339
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Websites: www.stmarkshospital.org.uk or www.mosaicappeal.co.uk
Email: stephen.roose-jones@nwlh.nhs.uk
Registered Charity Number 1088119                                Zz

								
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