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For some people, signing up to a big fundraising event can seem like a huge challenge, especially when you have long training plans and big fundraising targets to deal with. Maybe it seems too far away to start collecting or you haven’t had any good fundraising ideas. Sometimes it is a good idea to get started early so you don’t have to panic a few months before and not be excited for your event. Everyone needs inspiration when trying to raise money, even something as simple as starting your online giving page now, can help you to start raising awareness of your event, get some funds coming in and avoiding the last minute panic.
Here are a few top ideas that could help you raise £100 a month to break a large fundraising target down into manageable chunks. Perfect for anyone taking on a challenge for us!
Download a finishing time sweepstake form from our website and get friends, family and work colleagues to guess your race finishing time and donate £1 per guess. The winner could be given a prize for the closest guess.
Organise a car boot or sell your unwanted gifts on eBay. You only need to sell 10 items for £10 to reach your monthly goal.
Get family members or friends to sponsor you 40p a mile for The London Marathon that’s only a tenner each, doesn't seem like such a big ask!
Take advantage of the milder weather and make a splash for cash with a sponsored car wash. Grab a bucket and sponge and get a group of friends or colleagues together to help you wash peoples’ cars for a couple of quid. You’ll be surprised at how much you raise.
Go hairless... Why not hold a sponsored chest or leg wax if you’re feeling brave and charge people to pull off a waxing strip. It might bring tears to your eyes but will raise you lots of money. If you’re not brave enough, rope in a friend or family member and wax them instead!
Why not piggy back other events. Look out for local events such as summer fetes or local dances where you can hold a tombola, raffle or cake stall to raise donation money.
Host a big summer night in! Rather than hitting the beer gardens or wine bars when the sun’s out, host a summer barbeque or garden party and get your friends to donate for the pleasure of attending.
You will need to get a group of about 10 people together. Contact any football clubs in your area and ask them if you can do a collection at the start, half time and the end of the game. Fancy dress would be good for this as it always attracts attention and means you may collect more.
Ask your local pub to hold a quiz night and charge £10 per team. Donate entry fees and the more teams that enter, the more money you raise!
Ask five local stores to have a Leukaemia CARE collecting tin at the till. When full, they normally hold around £20.
Hold a Christmas carol event or a mince pie social! Get people to join together and donate for a mince pie and some mulled wine.