There’s a fundraising event for everyone. Would you like to be the star of your fundraising or share the glory as part of a group? What are you good at and how could you challenge yourself? You could use this as an opportunity to try something you've always wanted to.
Be inspired with some fun fundraising ideas below
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.
Quiz nights take place in pubs across the UK and are always popular. Why not organise your own and raise funds for Age UK Sutton?
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.
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.
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?
Simply set up your fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving. It's really easy - either login with Facebook or sign up with your email.
Why not set up a page in memory of an older person who means a lot to you? You can even connect with you friends to see what fundraising they're doing
You can also find us on Localgiving, which often runs matchfunding iniatives and competitions, which could see you double (or, dare we say, triple!) your fundraising goal
If you'd like to use another fundraising platform other than Localgiving or Virgin Money Giving, then contact us and let's talk about how best we can support your fundraising project
Let your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram followers know what you have planned, and how you’re helping such a great cause. Keep them updated with how preparations are going and, of course, how they can donate to you!
And of course, don't forget to keep us updated on your event. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google + and we'll be sure to get the world out for you. Tag us using the hashtag #24Kfor25Y on your social posts. We love seeing your pictures and all the great fundraising you're doing.
Sending us the funds you've raised is simple! If you haven't connected with us on Virgin Money Giving or Localgiving, just pay the donations into your own account, and send a cheque made payable to Age UK Sutton to:
Age UK Sutton
2 Lower Square
St Nicholas Way
Sutton SM1 1EA
Ask your employer: Ask your company if it has a matched-giving scheme, which means it'll match your fundraising pound for pound. And don't forget to involve your workmates in your fundraising activities.
Set a target: Try setting yourself a fundraising target. It's easier if you divide your fundraising target and work towards an amount each month instead of one big sum.
Don't give up: Persistence really pays off! There's nothing wrong with sending out reminders a couple of weeks after your first request for donations. Keep people updated with how your preparations are going and get everyone involved.