A-Z Fundraising Ideas

No matter what you love, you can turn your passion into a fun fundraising event and share your love with friends and family while raising money for children infected and affected by HIV and/or AIDS.

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Abseil

Abseil down your local tallest building or join in a group event and raise funds en masse.

Aerobics

Why not get fit by organising an aerobics session? Get your family and friends involved too; it's great to fundraise together!

Art exhibition

Are you a keen artist? Put on an art exhibition and charge a small entrance fee or sell your work.

Arts and crafts fair

Creative and keen to organise an event? Why not hold an arts and crafts fair? Hire pitches to local craftsmen and women and set up activities to do on the day for people that attend.

Auction

Grab your gavel and start selling. Auctions are a fun and easy way to raise money for charity.

 

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Bad Tie day

Great for offices, you can incentivise the scheme with prizes.  If you don't own a bad tie, just visit a local charity shop – that way you can help two charities!

Bag packing at local supermarket

Many local supermarkets let charities come in and pack bags, allowing you to ask their customers for donations. Why not pop in and find out if your local supermarket will support you on your quest!

BBQ

Hold a charity BBQ. You could also run a competition for Best Burger!

Bike ride

Get friends, family, and colleagues to sponsor your next ride. Alternatively, arrange a mass sponsored ride!

Big Fun Runs

No times, no pressure, no sweat – just some easy moves and lots of laughs! You can get involved with your local park run or take on the World AIDS Day Red Run on behalf of AiDS Orphan. 

Book Sale

Too many books and not enough space? Organise a book sale at your village hall or community centre.

Bring and buy sale

A firm favourite of fundraisers is the traditional 'bring and buy' sale as it is a great opportunity to bring along your unwanted quality goods to sell on, and pick up a bargain for yourself. The foodie stalls e.g. cakes, jams and chutneys always do really well!

 

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Cake sale

Ask your friends, family, or colleagues to bake a cake and then sell them by the slice or cake. Great for the office or at home!

Car boot sale

We all like picking up a bargain and what better way than to rummage through a car boot sale?

Car wash

Why not offer to clean cars for a fee, or ask for a donation to Beat. You could charge your teachers, friends, and family to wash their cars, or even your local supermarket if you can set up in their car park and ask their customers.

Coffee morning

Coffee, tea, biscuits, and cakes make for a great coffee morning! You could do a coffee morning at home or alternatively find a local village or church hall to hold it in. Cake and nick-nack stands also work well at these types of events.

 

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Dance Off

Harness your inner Tony Manero and dance off for charity.

Darts match

 Why not hold a darts match in your local and ask the pub or a local business to donate a prize for the winner.

Dinner party

Get your mates round for a Come Dine With Me style evening. You could ask them to pay what they think the meal is worth and donate the money to AiDS Orphan. Or maybe you would prefer to do an around the world dinner party where you go to a different house for each course.

Disco

Put on those dancing shoes and dance the night away. Charge an entry fee!

Dress down Friday

Whether there’s a theme or you just want to go casual at school or work, this is always popular.

 

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Easter egg hunt

Want an idea for school fundraising? Set up an Easter egg hunt with fun clues for the kids.

Egg and spoon race

A classic. Pair with other similar events for a sports day style fundraiser.

 

 

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Fancy dress Friday

Take dress down Friday to the extreme! Onesies, pyjamas, or superheroes are always winners.

 

Film night

Stock up on popcorn and host a film night for friends and family. Sell the popcorn and drinks (for a profit) and charge an entry fee. Donate all the proceeds to AiDS Orphan.

 

 

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Garage sale

Why not set up a garage sale at home and then invite people to come along and buy? Don't forget to put out flyers and advertise! You could also de-clutter and sell your stuff on online sites like ebay or music magpie and donate what you raise to AiDS Orphan.

Golf day

Checked shorts at the ready! Go pro at a golf club or get silly at your nearest crazy golf course? Crazy golf is becoming increasingly popular with underground golf and junkyard golf. Hold a tournament and place bets on who will win - donate all the proceeds.

Guess the weight…

Sell tickets to guess the weight of a jar of sweets, a cake, a car, or anything else that takes your fancy.

 

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Head shave

Fed up with your 'do? Get sponsored to cut your hair. This is always a winner as it is perceived a very bold and bald thing to do. Remember you can donate the hair you cut to charities which use the hair as wigs for cancer patients.

 

 

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Instagram

Share a selfie, donate, then nominate a friend.

Ice lolly sale

Perfect for summer. Sell them at a movie night, barbeque or just set up a stand and sell round the neighborhood (make sure you check local council laws and get the right permissions).

 

 

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Jumble sale

Get rid of all your unwanted items whilst raising money for charity.

 

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Karaoke

Host a karaoke evening at home or at school. If your local pub is in the mood, they may also support you.

Knitting competition

Get crafty. Whether it’s a scarf, tie, Christmas jumper or silly socks this is a great challenge and you can sell the crafts at the end too! Why not bump it up and do a knit-a-thon?!

 

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Line dancing

Grab your partner and dosey doe. Give a prize for best cowboy hat, and best dance partners with this fun family event.

Litter picking

Give something back to your local community with a sponsored litter pick afternoon.

 

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Mile of coins

Ask for donations in coins and see how long your line of coins is.

Make the tea 

Be everyone's favourite colleague and make tea all day (in exchange for sponsorship of course!)

Mini Olympics

Test those budding Olympians and hold a mini Olympics. Get silly with office Olympics - fastest typist wins.

 

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Name the teddy

Why not get a local business to donate a big teddy and hold a 'name the teddy' competition. You could come up with a list of names where people can buy the name that they think it is called. You can then give the teddy as the prize. This is great as a scale up idea for a barbeque, movie night or sports day fun day.

 

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Obstacle course

Create your own obstacle course and let the mayhem begin.

Odd clothes day

This is really just an excuse to be scruffy!

Open Garden

What it says! If you've got a gorgeous garden, open it for the weekend and sell tickets.

Open mic night

All you need is moonlight, music and you!

 

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Pancake day

Flipping great! Give prizes for best flips, champion fryers and wackiest toppings. Hold your own pancake race. Be sure to make extras to boost your energy levels afterwards!

 

Plant sale

Always got lots of spare cuttings or plants you don't need? Why not sell them and donate the money?

 

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Get quizzical

Organise a quiz night. Pubs are often happy to assist and may even give you a percentage of their takings as their contribution.

 

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Raffle

Why not hold a raffle and ask for donated prizes from competitors and local business alike?

 

 

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Scrabble contest

Challenge your friends to a Scrabble competition. Each competitor pays to play.

 

Spelling Bee

Are you an excellent speller? Challenge yourself to a predetermined quantity of words.

Swim-a-thon

Why not get sponsored per length swum? You can do this in your local pool or in the sea - just please be safe!

 

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Talent show

Everyone's got a talent - from tongue twisters to trumpets, get your friends and family showing off their best skills.

Tea party 

Whether it’s just tea and biscuits or a full-blown afternoon tea, this is a winner.

Ten-pin bowling

Head to the lanes and challenge your friends, family, or colleagues. Ask for a fee or donation to enter and then give a prize to the winner.

Three legged race

Team up with a friend and challenge others to a three-legged race. Each team pays to play.

Tombola

Get friends and family to donate gifts and organise a tombola. Only numbers ending in 0 or 5 will win a prize!

Treasure Hunt

Create a treasure hunt and challenge your friends to find what you have hidden. Pay to play.

 

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Uniform free day

Ditch the uniform for a fee. Easy fundraising for your school!

 

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Variety show

Put on a show and charge entry to watch. Get your friends and family involved as acts if they have talent, or ask around in your school or university to get people involved!

Vehicle Rally

Are you into cars or motorcycles? Why not hold your own rally? If you are part of a bike or car club why not get them involved too?

 

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Word search

Create a themed word search and challenge your friends and family. Remember to charge a fee.

Wax Off

How much would your friends be willing to pay to see you wax? Challenge them to join you!  

 

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X-Factor Competition

Celebrate all your talents by putting on a show. Organise your own talent show and invite friends and family too.

 

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Yo-yo competition

Have you got a talent for yo-yoing? Then put your skill to good use and get sponsored!

Yoga class

Get flexible and get fundraising with this stress-busting activity

 

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Zumbathon

Dance and donate with this energetic fundraiser.

Zip Wire

Get sponsored to take a ride and challenge friends to join you.