Fundraising activity ideas
- Host a coffee morning.
- Organise a dress down themed day at work.
- Hold a raffle.
- Ask your colleagues and friends to sponsor a 24 hour silence.
- Sell cupcakes at work.
- Go to a car boot sale, or sell your unwanted items on e-bay.
- Ask for donations instead of birthday or Christmas presents.
- Take part in a sponsored sporting activity, fun run, 10k, cycle or marathon and fundraise on behalf of HospiceCare.
- Music themed nights.
- Host a Garden party.
Top tips for Fundraising
Spread the word - tell as many people as possible what you are doing - an obvious one, but the more you ask, the more you will get! Email friends, family, business contacts, colleagues etc about your planned activities early to ensure their support.
Get Online - set up an online giving page as soon as possible. This makes donating easy and allows you to keep track of the individual supporters and encourage people to forward on your online page to their friends and family.
Speak to your employer - some companies have matched funding, meaning they will donate an amount equal to what you have raised (up to a set amount). Even if they don’t, they may allow you to organise your fundraising activities at work, or promote them using internal communications or your intranet.
Make it personal - people are more willing to give if they can see you are passionate about a cause. They are generally sponsoring and supporting you, not the charity, so it will help if they can understand why this is important to you.
Gift Aid - make sure you tell people to Gift Aid their donations, and give them the option if you are using paper sponsorship. For Gift Aid, we need the person’s home address and postcode and a box ticked that they agree to Gift Aid their donation.
Secure it! If someone says that they will sponsor you, make sure they do! Sending out email updates on how your activity, training or event is going can work as a gentle reminder to those who haven't yet supported you.