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Organise an event and help raise money for older people

Get your work colleagues involved, round up your friends and family and involve any groups and clubs of which you're a member. It's all for a great cause.

Anything can be a good fundraising opportunity. What would you like to do? A dinner party, a film screening, van pulling and drastic haircuts – these are all fundraisers that have helped older people but you might have some other ideas up your sleeve.

Do think about how much time and effort you can spend on planning and organising the event.

  • Is it going to be a sponsored activity or are you hosting an event?
  • What do you enjoy?
  • Where do your talents lie?
  • Can anyone help you?

Remember, you are doing a good thing for charity but it should be fun too.

We are here to help

We are here to help with advice, ideas and support as well as posters, collection tins, balloons and sponsorship forms. We can share tips on ranging from help getting things for free to how to market your fundraiser. Don't be shy give us a call!

Let us know what your plans are and how we can help you – drop us an email at or call us on 020 3033 1617.

Find out how to get publicity for your event and set up a fundraising web page at our Publicise your event page.

Event ideas

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Euro 2016 sweepstake

Download our sweepstake pack and get ready for Euro 2016. Simply get everyone to pick their teams to give them a chance to win money while raising funds for Age UK.

Get your Euro 2016 sweepstake pack

The Great Cake Bake

Encourage your colleagues to bring in home-baked (or shop-bought) goodies to sell in the office. It’s a simple way to raise money and will perk up the morning coffee break.

Get quizzical

Quiz nights take place in pubs across the UK and are always popular. Why not organise your own and raise funds for Age UK?

Throw a party

Perhaps a themed dinner party, a murder mystery evening, games night, karaoke, barbeque – if it gets people together, it can be a fundraiser. Impress your guests with your hosting skills and charge them a small donation for the food or games.

Sponsored anything

Swim, walk, run, silence and pie eating! Most things can be sponsored so the choice is yours. What would your friends and colleague consider an absolute challenge or daring? Maybe they think you're inseparable from your iphone or unable to not get the car everywhere. Prove them wrong and some raise money for older people.

Go wild

Let your imagination run wild - the more creative the more publicity you may get and the more people might support you. So get that thinking cap on, is there a world record you could attempt or something that could involve all your work colleagues?

Join one of our events or challenges

Our programme of events includes runs, triathlons, skydiving, treks and bike rides all over the world. Read about our events and challenges.

Get in touch

If you are interested in supporting Age UK we would love to hear from you.  Please contact our events hotline on 020 3033 1617 or email

Further information

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For more information: Call Age UK on: 0800 169 8787