If you need some inspiration, take a look at some of our fundraising and sponsorship suggestions below.
- Have Fun – Organise a family fun day – try your hand at face painting, ask friends to bake or donate towards a cake / candy stall, guess the age of the teddy, have a mini treasure hunt, hold silly races – have a change the hat relay!
- Make Something Tasty – Have a cake sale at work, organise a children’s bakery or cupcake decorating class, ask parents to pay a small donation per child. Try cooking something brand new and organise your own pop up restaurant, ask family and friends to donate instead of paying for their meal.
- Dress Up - Organise a disco and raffle, an office party, a black tie ball, a round the world dance event with everything from salsa to ballroom to ceilidh.
- Or Dress Down - Ask your work if they will hold a dress down day for all employees and donate the money raised on the day.
- Be a good sport - Organise a sponsored toddle or mini swim or take part in a pre-organised run, walk, cycle or swimathon and opt to donate to us.
- Re-use / Recycle - Organise a car boot sale, a charity auction, ask friends / family to donate unwanted items or write to local businesses / clubs. You can try asking local businesses to donate a prize rather than sponsor you. Ask your friends to pay a small entry fee, bring some clothes to swap then get swishing!
- Get packing – Get some friends together and pack bags in your local supermarket in return for donations.
- Sing Your Heart Out – Organise a karaoke marathon, a Christmas Carol concert or create your own X-Factor night.
- Charity of the year - If you company nominates a charity each year then enter SiMBA in the selection process and ask your colleagues to vote for us too
- Sponsored Stairs – Do you work in a high rise building? Ask your colleagues to sponsor you to use the stairs instead of the list for one month.
Start of the year
- Have an unwanted Christmas present sale or swap
- Hold a sponsored slimathon or a leftover Christmas Cake eat-a-thon
- Organise a Burns Supper
- Hold a pancake race on Shrove Tuesday, spectators can eat the pancakes afterwards but only if they make a donation
- Have an Easter egg hunt or roll
- Organise a teddy bears picnic
- Have a garden party or a barn dance
- Organise a treasure hunt for grownups with forfeits along the way and drinks at the end. Charge an entrance fee per team.
End of the year
- Offer your services as a gift wrapper for a small fee
- Hold a carol singing concert with mulled wine and mince pies
- Have a Christmas card amnesty – tell your friends that you’re donating to SiMBA rather than sending out cards and ask them for a small donation.
Fundraising doesn’t have to be a huge commitment, why not incorporate it into activities that you’d be doing anyway, like having a girl’s night in or having friends round for a barbeque? Whatever you decide, the best way to ensure that your event is fun for everyone is to have fun organising it yourself.
Remember that you are representing SiMBA and helping us convey our key message as well as raising much needed funds.
If you are thinking of fundraising for SiMBA why not take a look at our Fundraising Guide.