A-Z Fundraising Ideas

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A - Let's Get Started

A close shave
Abseiling
Aerobathon (sponsored per minute or charge those taking part)
American Tennis Tournament
Antiques Fair
Arm Wrestling
Art Exhibitions
Arts or crafts stall
Astrology Evenings
At the carwash
Athletic meetings
Auction of Promises
Auctions

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B - Let's Get Started

Baby-sitting
Baby show/glamorous grannies!
Back to Front Day
Bad Hair Day
Bad Tie day
Bag Packing
Bag shopping
Bake sale
Baked beans bath
Ball
Balloon race
Band Fest (Rock Against Racism)
Barbeque
Barn Dance
Bazaar
BBQ
Beard Shaving
Bed push
Big match night
Bike rides (sponsored)
Bike tours
Bingo
Blind Date
Bob a job
Book and Jumble Sale
Book sale
Bowling
Break out for a day
Breakfast Event
Bridge drive
Bring and Buy Sale
Bungee Jumping
Busking

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C - Let's Get Started

Cake sale
Car boot sale
Car cleaning
Car rally
Car Treasure Hunt
Car wash (sponsored)
Carol singing
Casino Night
Casual day at work/school
Charades evening
Children's sports day
Chocolate Ban
Christmas Day Swim
Christmas Fair
Church Collection
Churchgate Collection
Cinema charity screening
Circle of trees
Coffee mornings
Coin chain
Coin collections
Coins (fill a smartie tube/jar with coins)
Comedy Night
Concert
Craft sale
Crossword marathon (sponsored)

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D - Let's Get Started

Dance
Dance marathon
Darts Tournament
Dinner Dance / Party
Disco
Do door-to-door collections
Dog show
Dog Walking
Donations in lieu of presents
Donkey Derby
Drama
Dress-down/casual day
Dry Cornflakes/Cream Cracker eating contest
Duck race

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E - Let's Get Started

Easter bonnet competition
Easter egg hunt
Egg and spoon race
Egg Painting
Exercise Bike competition (complete "shifts" over a set period.
Exhibition - Art/craft/photography/flower arranging/children's work etc
Expeditions

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F - Let's Get Started

Face Painting
Fancy dress ball / competition
Fashion show
Festivals
Fete/Fair
Fill Smartie tubes with coins
Film show
Firm wide raffles, auctions and collections
Fishing Competition
Five-a-side soccer tournament
Five a side football competition
Flower show
Football Match
Football tournament
Fortune telling
Fun run

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G - Let's Get Started

Gala Evening
Garden party
Gigs
Girls V Boys Day / Event
Give something up e.g. smoking, chocolate etc. (sponsored)
Give up something for Lent and get it sponsored!
Go-Karting
Golf Day (invite local firms to organise teams)
Good as new sale
Gourmet Raffle
Greyhound meeting
Guess the amount of sweets in a jar
Guess the Height / Weight / Amount…
Guess the pot of cash
Guess the Weight
Gymkhana

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H - Let's Get Started

Half marathon (sponsored)
Halloween fancy dress party
Halloween party
Head and beard shaving
Hill Walking / Running
Holiday photo competition
Honesty box
Hopscotch
Horse Race
Horticultural Exhibition (charge and admission or sell plants)
Human Chain

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I - Let's Get Started

Individual Gifts
Indoor Games Night
Inter-departmental Quiz
International Evenings
Irish Coffee Morning

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J - Let's Get Started

Jamboree
James Bond event
Jazz Night
Jelly Eating Challenge
Jewellery Making/Selling
Jigsaw Marathon
Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge
Job swap (sponsored)
Joke-a-thon
Juggling Challenge
Jumble sale

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K - Let's Get Started

Karaoke Evening
Karate Event
Kiss-a-thon
Kite Flying
Knit In
Knitting Challenge
Knitting Sprint (knit for an hour - provide regulation wool and needles!)
Knobbly Knees Challenge
Kris Kringle

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L - Let's Get Started

Lawn mowing
Leap Frog
Leg Waxing (good for the men!)
Lent collections
Limbo Competition
Line Dancing
Litter Collection (sponsored per item/black sack)
Little Italy party
Local Pub Quiz
Long distance walk/cycle (sponsored)
Longest chain of paper clips, line of coins, etc
Lottery
Lunch-time event
Lunch runs at the office
Luncheon
Lunchtime cabaret

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M - Let's Get Started

Magic Show
Marathon (get fit and run a marathon, get people to sponsor/guess your time!)
Marathon table tennis, aerobics, line dancing or badminton
Masque Ball
Match with special teams (bosses vs. staff, boys vs. girls, mothers vs. sons)
Matched giving from Company for employee fundraising
May fair
Midsummer Ball
Midsummer masked ball
Mountain climbing
Movie night
Mums Run (ask your local school to help)
Murder Mystery Night
Music recital
Musical Chairs
Musical Evening

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N - Let's Get Started

Name the Baby/Teddy
Nature Trails
Nearly New Sale
New Year's Eve dance/party
Newsletter or magazine
Night In (stay in on Saturday night with your friends and donate the money you save)
No Smoking/No Chocolate Day (give up your vices for charity)
No uniform day

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O - Let's Get Started

Obstacle Course
Odd Job Days
Odd One Out
Office Collection Day
Oiche Gaelach
Old Time Dance (sponsored per dance)
One-day fasts (sponsored)
Open Gardens - garden parties around your neighbourhood
Opera evening
Outgrown Clothes Sale
Own clothes' day

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P - Let's Get Started

Pancake breakfast
Pancake day party
Pantomime
Parachute jump
Parties
Payroll deduction
Penalty shoot-out competition
Pet show
Photography competition
Picnics
Pie Eating Competition
Pillow Fight
Pizza party
Plant sales
Plastic duck race
Poetry Competition
Pool Competition
Pram Race
Pub crawl
Pub Games

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Q - Let's Get Started

Quiff competition
Quiz Night (general knowledge table quiz or themed quiz e.g. music/tv)

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R - Let's Get Started

Race Night (horse/greyhound racing)
Radio Controlled Car Race
Raffles
Rag weeks
Read-a-thon
Road fun run
Role Reversal Day
Role Reversal Day
Rounders Tournaments
Rowing
Rugby match
Running (sponsored)

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S - Let's Get Started

Scavenger Hunt
Scoff-a-hotdog competition
Scrabble Tournaments (pay to play or sponsor points)
Shakespeare marathon
Shave- a- Thon
Shoe Shining
Silly games afternoon
Simpson's Quiz
Sixties/seventies night
Slave auction
Sleep-out
Sponsored Bag-Pack
Sponsored bike ride for young and old
Sponsored Cycle / Walk / Run / Slim / Silence / ANYTHING!
Sponsored Dart Match
Sponsored Dog Walk
Sponsored Events, e.g. slimming
Sponsored Silence
Sponsored silence
Sponsored swim, slim, non-smoke, silence, walk etc.
Sponsored walk
Sports day
Spot the baby photo competition
Spring clean
Squash Tournament
Strawberry and cream tea party
Street Collections (Don't forget - you will need a Garda permit)
Street party
Summer fair
Supermarket Bag Packing
Supermarket trolley dash
Swear box
Sweepstakes
Swim-a-thon
Swimming gala

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T - Let's Get Started

Talent night
Talks and demonstrations - e.g. book readings, cookery demonstrations
Tea party
Teddy bear's picnic for children
Tennis tournament
Theatre Premiere or Gala Evening
Theme days/evenings
Themed Dinner Party
Themed event based on particular countries/cultures
Three-legged Race
Three-on-three basketball tournament
Throwing wet sponges at a person in stocks
Tombola
Top of the Pops show
Trading places for the day
Treasure hunt (on foot or in car)
Treasure Hunt (sponsored/ask local firms to donate prizes)
Treks
Trivial Pursuit Challenge
Tuck shop
Tug of War
Twister-a-thon

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U - Let's Get Started

Unicycle Racing
Unwanted Christmas presents sale
Unwanted Gift Sale
Used Book Sale (bestsellers at bargain prices)
Used Stamps

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V - Let's Get Started

Valentine's Day cards
Valentine's Day event
Valet Services
Variety Show (sketches, song, dance, readings)
Vegetable eating
Vegetable sale
Vegetarian Evening
Veteran car rally
Video-a-thon
Volleyball Tournament

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W - Let's Get Started

Walks
Weigh-a-thons
Welly-Throwing Contest (sell your tickets or ask for donations at the end)
Wheelbarrow Races
Where will the cow poo?
White Elephant stall
Who wants to be a millionaire?
Who's that baby
Window Cleaning
Wine & cheese party
Wine and chocolate night
World food night
World record beating attempt

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X - Let's Get Started

X-Files day
Xmas Cards
Xmas fair/panto/party
Xylophone Marathon

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Y - Let's Get Started

Yacht Race
Yard Cleaning
Yo-Yo competition
Yodelling Competition
Yoga Demonstration
Yoga Marathon
Your own thing!

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Z - Let's Get Started

Zany Dress Day
Zany Ideas
Zodiac Readings
Zzzzz - a sponsored sleep in or even stay-awake!

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