Need a bit of fundraising inspiration? We’ve got you covered.
Below we’ve split our ideas into categories and thrown in a few examples to get you thinking. Each and every fundraiser means so much to us, so we’ll be here to help you from planning to your final push for donations. For more information or help with any of these please contact our Events Co-ordinator Eilish here.
If you’re a bit of a daredevil or have always wanted out of that pesky comfort zone of yours, these are the challenges for you. Thrill seeking fundraisers are a great way to raise money – why? Because people would never do it themselves! You’ll earn their respect (and donations) through pure bravery. On top of that, the adrenalin rush and feeling of accomplishment after facing your fears is absolutely unmatched! Check out some suggestions below…u’ll get their cash through pure bravery.
- Climb a mountain
- Jump out of a plane
- Abseil down a building
- Come face to face with a scary animal
- Spend the night in a haunted house
MONTH LONG CHALLENGE
There’s a reason millions of people join in these challenges every year – because they’re fun, satisfying and often promote a positive change! Choosing something that you do over 30 days is a great way to keep your audience up to date with your progress, encouraging donations along the way. We’ve listed some of the more well-known ones below, but to come up with your own all you need to do is choose a goal and a month!
- Dry January
- Sober for October
Whether you want to take on a challenge or have a fitness goal in mind, sporting challenges are a brilliant and fun way to get your body moving for a good cause. You’ll feel great for exercising, and feel even better for doing it to help people. It’s a win – win! You’ll know what sport or activity you love and can build a challenge around that, but if you need a bit of help check out our ideas…
- 20,000 steps a day for a month
- Swim the Channel
- Climb all of the Munros
- Row the Atlantic
- Run a marathon
The beauty of this fundraiser is you can pick exactly what you want to do… maybe something you’ve always wanted to try?! You can hype up your supporters by keeping them up to date with your preparation and then wow them on the day with a live stream! Let’s face it, these are absolutely hilarious – and funny means money! We’re certain you’ll smash your fundraising target if you go this route. For example…
Raising for money for us means that you’re directly helping amputees across the country. A big part of our mission as a charity is to help people understand the perseverance and adaptability that people who have lost limbs must show everyday. If you want to challenge yourself while having a small taste of life as an amputee, have a look at these examples below…
- Perform daily tasks without the use of your hands
- Go a distance on stilts
- Use a wheelchair or crutches for a period of time
Limb loss can affect all ages and backgrounds, and can be caused by a number of conditions or traumas. If our charity is close to your heart through personal experience, friends or family, an easy way to help is starting a fundraising page and setting a target. That’s it – no fancy challenges or big events, just a request for donations towards a cause that you know is worth it. It’s common for these fundraisers to be held for…
- Wedding Anniversay
- In memory of a loved one
Back to basics! There are events and ideas for fundraising that have stood the test of time, and they will continue to do so. Benefits of going for one of the classics is that they work and people know that they’re there to support a charity. You all know the ones, but we’ve got a wee list below anyway…
- Bake Sale
- Live music night
- Fashion show
- Dress down/up/fancy! Pay a small fee to take part and a bigger one not to!
- Bring & buy sale
Coming up with your own challenge or event is fun and rewarding, but if you want to join an already organised event there are plenty out there. These run throughout the year, cater to different ability levels and can be found all over the world! We can even sometimes get discounted places at these events for anyone fundraising for us. Just click HERE to see what’s coming up, or get some inspiration below…
- The Kiltwalk
- London Marathon
- Tough Mudder
- Meadows Marathon