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.
What makes a good fundraising opportunity?
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.
Some things to consider:
- 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?
Do think about how much time and effort you can spend on planning and organising the event. Remember, you're doing a good thing for charity, but it should be fun too.
5 popular fundraising events
1. 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.
2. 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?
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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?
You could also join one of our events or challenges
Our programme of events includes runs, triathlons, skydiving, treks and bike rides all over the world.
See our events and challenges.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 3033 1617.