Fundraising ideas

Thinking of organising your own event and fundraising for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices?

Browse our list of bright ideas for some fundraising inspiration and handy tips.

Fundraising at work

  • Bake sale – the original fundraiser and still one of the best! Download our handy bake sale fundraising pack and why not create your own poster to promote the event?
  • Fancy dress or Dress down day.
  • Have an office picnic – instead of buying lunch get the team to bring in picnic foods and donate your lunch money.
  • Organise a raffle – get rid of those unwanted gifts and use them as prizes.

Fundraising at your local pub

  • Get creative! Snail racing, pantomime horse race, chicken race or organise your own Tour de Town (name it after your local town).
  • Always add a raffle to your event. Everyone loves a raffle and they can boost your fundraising total by a few hundred pounds.

Fundraising at home

  • Cook dinner for your friends and invite them to indulge, in return for a donation of course!
  • Clear out the clutter – donate your unwanted clothes and knick-knacks to one of our shops.
  • Host a coffee morning – there’s nothing better than coffee, cake and a good catch up with friends.
  • Go shopping – if you shop online with Give as you Live we can receive donations from each purchase you make.
  • Save your old stamps to raise vital funds. Request up to five freepost envelopes, send your stamps in for free and we will receive £11 per kilo for all stamps received.

Fundraise while you shop (it won’t cost you a penny extra)

  • Sign up to support us on EasyFundraising.org.uk and raise donations from over 3,200 retailers as you shop online.
  • If you are an Amazon shopper, support us without spending a penny extra through Amazon Smile.
  • Use Savoo Search as your default search engine and Savoo will donate 1p to us for every search.

Fundraising at your club/organisation

  • Get the community involved and organise a fun day, car wash or plant sale.
  • Organise a treasure hunt, create your own map, give clues and send people on a trail for the gold!
  • See who has the biggest brain – a quiz night always attracts lots of people.
  • Invite one of our amazing Ambassadors to motivate and inspire your club. Our team of fully trained volunteer Ambassadors will come to your club, with a tailored presentation and help you learn more about the care and support we offer to local families email your request.
  • Organise a sponsored walk, run or cycle around your local area or local park.

Do something different!

  • Give it up – whether it’s chocolate, alcohol or crisps, give something up and get sponsored to do it.
  • Feeling brave? Take part in one of our fantastic challenge events.
  • Organise a sweepstake, whether it’s Great British Bake-Off, Strictly, The Apprentice or a sporting occasion, place your bets and raise the stakes.
  • Give a Car is a not-for-profit social enterprise that can turn your old car into cash. They either sell your car at auction or scrap it with the proceeds raised going to your chosen charity.
  • Use ChariTABLE to browse thousands of UK restaurants, book tables directly from your phone and support Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. At absolutely no cost to you, £1 for every diner will be donated by the restaurant to us when booking through ChariTable Bookings.

Get involved with our campaigns

  • Buy a virtual gift and help make every moment count for the families we support.
  • You can help us by donating your 5 pence pieces to our One Million 5p Challenge, and help us raise £50,000 to fund a full time nurse.
  • Join our onegoodthing appeal – we’re not asking for money, just a good quality donation for our charity shops.

Fore more help and inspiration get in touch with our Community Engagement Team on 01932 823100.