Fundraising ideas

There are so many things you could do to make a difference – just pick something you love to do. Enjoy a physical challenge? You could organise a trek or cycle with your friends. Love socialising? How about a quiz or party? Use any talents you have – in craft, baking or music, for instance – to make a difference. Here are just a few ideas to get you going.

Our 2019 London Marathon runners raised a whopping £190,000, enough to provide over 10,000 hours of care! Watch their top tips on how they raised such an incredible amount

Get social

Quiz Night. Get everyone together for a brain workout. Sell tickets, and have a raffle or tombola too. Why not ask local businesses to donate the prizes?

Summer Picnic. Invite your friends and family to a fabulous spread! You might have an entry fee, or charge per picnic item. You could pair it with the Sports Day...

Dinner Party. This can be an intimate gathering or a promenade meal in which each course is enjoyed in a different home. A suggested donation will get you on the guest list. Or how about opening a ‘pay-what-it’s worth’ pop-up restaurant for the evening?

Get physical

Ride the roads. We have the inspiration you need to get on your bike. Whether it’s a sponsored coast-to-coast ride with friends or a commuting challenge – pick a fundraising target that will keep you motivated.

Sports Day. Everyone gets competitive when shown an egg and spoon! Charge an entry fee or ask teams to make a donation for each challenge.

Take on a personal challenge. Walk to work for a month, choose a long distance path in the UK or take on a run. The bigger the challenge for you personally, the more sponsorship you can ask for from others.

Get crafty

Bake Off. Who is the best baker in your family or office? There’s only one way to find out. Throw a tea party to show off your skills, hold a competition and charge to enter. You could ask for extra donations to taste the winning cakes and bakes!

Summer Fete. Discover the hidden craftiness of your friends and colleagues - hold a sale of items you’ve all produced. Boost your fundraising total through a guessing competition: how many sweets in the jar or the weight of a homemade or donated cake.

And much much more...

And there are so many other things you could do:

  • Fashion show
  • disco
  • sunflower growing competition
  • bring and buy sale
  • charity ball
  • Auction of Promises, where you can bid for skills or services donated by friends.

Or why not let the seasons inspire you?

  • Valentine’s Day party
  • Easter Egg hunt
  • Halloween fun night
  • Christmas Concert

We are here to help you

We are here to help you with your fundraising, if you need us. Not only can we give you tips for making your fundraising a success, we can provide the extra materials you may need to help you reach your target, such as balloons, posters, bunting and money collection boxes.

If you think you might need more materials, or would like more advice on keeping your activity safe, legal and fun - just let us know you want to fundraise via this form.

Doing your own thing?

If you've already got your own place in a challenge event, can't see the event you'd like to do on our website or want to arrange your own fundraiser - please let us know using this form! Then we can roll out the red carpet and give you the full Team Sue Ryder treatment.