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Calling all fundraisers!

We need YOU to do something amazing. With many of us staying at home, now's your chance to get involved, raise much-needed money and support vulnerable older people through the pandemic and beyond.

Tell us about your fundraising

Stay home, have fun and raise money for Age UK. Try these bright ideas:


Step to it!

Challenge yourself, friends and family to reach your 10,000 steps a day. Challengers can donate to take part.

Virtual supper club

Ask friends to put together a tasty meal together from store cupboard staples and sit down together for dinner (via video conference of course!). Donate the cost of a meal out.

Lockdown disco

Put together a great playlist of all your favourites, invite friends for a video conference or get the household together, and dance the night away for Age UK!

Cough-up the coffee money!

How about donating the money you would have spent on your daily takeaway coffee to Age UK? Sure to get your fundraising full of beans!

New skills challenge

Can you learn to play a new song on your guitar, or even pick up a new language? Ask friends and family to donate once you have smashed your challenge.

Get quizzical

Host a virtual quiz night for Age UK! Ask for donations to take part and test your trivia with friends and family.

Knit up a storm

Who says knitting's just for winter? Try your hand at some of our super-simple Big Knit knitting patterns and make a tiny hat, just right for topping off an innocent smoothie. Every hat sold raises 25p for Age UK. 

Get knitting

Hair dares

Give yourself a brand new look! Shave your head, cut your trademark locks, or grow it all out into a mullet! Ask friends and family to sponsor your hair-raising adventures.

Dress to impress

Get the family in their finest, or ask colleagues to dress in their best whilst working from home. Everyone pays a pound to take part.

Board games against boredom

Dust off your board games and host a games night at home! Losers (or winners) donate to Age UK.

Set up an Age UK fundraising page on JustGiving

It's the simplest way to collect donations and let everyone know you're raising money for Age UK!

The money you raise helps us be there for for older people like Joyce 

I’ve only been isolated because of coronavirus for a short while, and already I can feel the difference. I don’t generally get depressed, but with total isolation, being a carer 24/7 for my husband without any breaks or being able to go out anywhere, I think you could soon get very low. You can feel very alone. If it wasn’t for Age UK, I really don’t know what would happen.


Download our online fundraising resources

Let your friends, family and everyone in between know about your lockdown fundraiser for Age UK! We've got badges to share on your social networks and emails to help you tell the world about your challenge.

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