A to Z of fundraising ideas

  • A – Afternoon tea
    Put the kettle on and get baking. Entertain guests with raffles, auctions, tombolas and music.
  • B – Baked bean bath
    Get sponsored to spend the day in a bath of baked beans.
  • C – Car wash
    Wash cars at shopping centres or office car parks.
  • D – Dinner party
    Host a dinner party and charge your friends.
  • E – Easter egg hunt
    Get your whole community to take part.
  • F – Football tournament
    Schedule fixtures and charge teams to enter. Ask local businesses for prizes.
  • G – Garden party
    Perfect for the summer months. Sell tickets or invite guests to make a donation.
  • H – Head shave
    Sick of bad hair days? Go bald for Brief Lives - Remembered
  • I – Irish night
    It doesn’t have to be St Patrick’s Day to celebrate the Irish culture. Throw a party, and if you have the skills charge a fee for Irish dance lessons.
  • J – James Bond party
    A James Bond night can offer a lot more than movie watching. Get ready to make Martinis.
  • K – Karaoke night
    Ask your local pub if you can organise a night of loud and out-of-tune singing.
  • L – Legacy giving
    Include a legacy to Brief Lives - Remembered in your will.
  • M – Marathon run
    Always fancied taking on that big running challenge? Get yourself signed up for a marathon and start training!
  • N – Name the teddy
    Get a cute cuddly toy and ask people to pay to pick the name. The winner keeps the teddy.
  • O – Office fundraising
    Fundraising activities for the office could include bake sales, office Olympics, dress down day or perhaps take breakfast orders and set-up your own tea trolley.
  • P – Payroll giving
    Set up a monthly donation from your pay packet.
  • Q – Quiz night
    Organise a quiz night at home or at your local pub.
  • R – Raffle
    Ask local businesses for great prizes and raffle them off.
  • S – Sweepstake
    You have one question such as ‘How many sweets in the jar?’ and people pay to give an answer. Whoever has the winning answer gets a prize and you donate the money raised.
  • T – Three Peaks challenge
    Complete the iconic UK challenge with friends or family.
  • U – Uniform free day
    Organise a non-uniform day at school or at work.
  • V – Variety show
    From magic to music, gather up all the local talent for a great night of entertainment.
  • W – Walks
    Set up a distance challenge in a beautiful location and get sponsored to complete it.
  • X – X-Factor competition
    Fancy yourself as the next One Direction or Olly Murs? All you need is four judges and a venue.
  • Y – Yoga marathon
    Know your tree pose from your downward dog? Contact your local gym to set up a fundraising day.
  • Z – Zumbathon
    Organise a mass Zumba challenge to raise sponsorship and have fun


Please do consider helping us by organising an event to fundraise and raise awareness of TCF. It can be great fun and a wonderful opportunity to get together with friends whilst doing something really worthwhile!

Whatever you decide to do, please make sure it is:

Safe – both for you and everyone else involved

Legal – there are laws governing raffles, bars and particularly food

Please note that events usually need public liability insurance in place. TCF’s insurance policy will probably cover you but in order to check we will need details of the event and a risk assessment form (we can provide a sample form and guidance on completing it) at least 30 days prior to the event.

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