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Festive Fundraising Ideas

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Leukaemia Care, Charity

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It’s that time of the year again, and now’s the perfect opportunity to bow out of this year with a bang!

At Christmastime, the British public are feeling their most generous, so it’s an excellent chance to try your hand at some fundraising. You might be a London Marathon runner trying to reach that target, or maybe you just want to do something amazing for all those affected by blood cancer. Whatever your reason, why not try our festive fundraising ideas below?

Christmas Jumper Day

Friday 15th December is National Christmas Jumper Day here in the UK, and we want all of you to get involved! This is a great opportunity for workplaces and schools to take on some simple festive fundraising. All you have to do is charge colleagues or classmates a small fee to wear their Christmas jumper to work or school. So, what are you waiting for? Dig out that novelty jumper now!

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

We would wager that there’s not a household in the UK that doesn’t own a copy of Now That’s What I Call Christmas. Everyone loves a good Christmas sing-a-long, so why not host your own Christmas carols or concert?

You could ask your local supermarket to give you a slot to sing carols with your friends and family outside the store. Or, you could go bigger, and organise a local Christmas concert (an especially good idea for schools).

This year, we’ll be carolling outside of the Sainsbury’s store in Blackpole, Worcester!

Pin the nose on Rudolph

Pin the tail on the donkey is a party classic, so why not give it a Christmas twist and play pin the nose on Rudolph? Sure to be a hit with adults and children alike, simply charge a fee per go.

eBay gift exchange

There’s always a couple of surprise gifts that don’t really tickle your fancy. However, we don’t want to offend the gift giver, so we wear or use it once and then stuff it in a drawer never to be seen again.

Instead of allowing your unloved gifts to gather dust, you could put them to good use and sell them on eBay for charity! Just head to to find out more.

Wrapping wizard

Some of us just really don’t have the knack for wrapping presents. Even the art of wrapping up a simple box eludes us, ending up looking more like a rugby ball (don’t ask us how that happened).

But what if you’re one of those wrapping wizards? Someone who can wrap any shaped gift and tie it all together with a perfect bow? Well, why not put your skills to good use and offer to wrap friends and family’s Christmas presents for them? Just charge them a small fee for your services!

Christmas quiz master

Everyone loves a quiz, and there’s no better one than a Christmas quiz. You can either host it at your local pub, your office, school, or even your living room. All you need to do is gather your questions and teams, and charge a team entry fee!

Christmas movie marathon

Whether you’re a Home Alone kind of person, or Dr Seuss’ The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is more your thing, hosting a Christmas movie marathon with friends and family is a brilliant and simple way to raise funds for blood cancer patients. Just charge people a pound or two to choose a film (like a jukebox!) or charge an entry fee to your movie marathon.

Joyeux Jackpot

Our lottery is the gift that keeps on giving when you sign up a loved one this Christmas.

The Goalden Gate lottery is just £1 a week and a simple yet exciting way to do your bit for Leukaemia Care. When you sign up a friend or family member, they’ll have a chance of winning the £1,000 jackpot every week!

You can find out more here.

Give a gift

One of the easiest ways you can support people affected by blood cancer this Christmas is by making a donation. Whether it’s a one-off, or you’d like to become a regular giver with weekly or monthly donations, your gift could make a real difference this Christmastime.

You can find out more about donations here.

If you’ve been inspired by any of these festive fundraising ideas, get in touch with our Fundraising team! Just call 01905 755 977, or email

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