Put your thinking cap on
What’s your thing? Maybe you love baking. Maybe you love swimming. Maybe you have a party trick. Maybe you’re struggling with what to do to raise money (and if you are don’t worry), or maybe you already know. Make a list of everything you can do.
From the everyday stuff like getting together with your friends and family, walking to school or to work, or playing your favourite game, to the weird and wacky. Really let your imagination run wild. Put down everything and anything you can do, even if you can’t do it brilliantly. You can pick and choose later on.
If you get stuck, see our fundraising ideas.
Turn your ideas into clever fundraising
Have a think about how much money you would like to raise. Then take a look at your list of ideas and think about which ones could help you reach that target.
Which would be easy to organise, but would bring in the money? Which ones do you think will appeal most to your friends, family or colleagues? Which could you turn into a sponsored event or challenge? Perhaps people could join in with some ideas, and you could raise money as a group?
And remember, if you’re in need of a bit of extra inspiration, take a look at some of our ideas.
Spaces, places and times
Think about where the best place would be for your fundraising. Maybe you already know a suitable venue, such as your office or school? Or maybe you could ask to use a local park or swimming pool.
Now think about when you would do it. Maybe it would be better to raise money on a weekend, so that more people can get involved? Whatever you decide, it’s a good idea to check that other events aren’t happening at the same time before you set the date.
Get others involved
Ask if your friends and family would like to help. Make a list of things that they could join in with, to help you make your fundraising as successful as possible. They could help with transport, for example, or with setting up a venue. Approach local businesses who might be able to provide you with sponsorship or even raffle prizes.
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