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A-Z of fundraising ideas

Want to raise money to help support our work but not sure where to start? Here's a range of fantastic fundraising ideas to give you some inspiration.

A – Amazon Wishlist

Many of the children we support have complex medical conditions – buying them or their families something from our wishlist mean your giving a gift that will make a real difference

B – Bake sale

Hold a bake sale – the original fundraiser and still one of the best! Grab our star baker pack below to get started.

C – Clear clutter

Donate your unwanted items to our charity shops and help them find new homes while raising vital funds.

D – Doodle do or dont!

Send someone a physical card with Doodle-Doo, or a virtual one with Dontsendmeacard and raise money for us either way.

E – Eat nowt to help out

Challenge yourself to give up crisps, sweets or chocolate for a month, and get friends to sponsor you as a willpower boost.

F – Five p challenge

Join us in our challenge to collect one million 5p coins.

G – Game on

Host a gaming day with your friends. Gather together in person or remotely and raise money by playing anything from Minecraft to Mariokart.

H – Host an event

Coffee morning, birthday bash or even a mini concert – getting together with friends and family is a great opportunity to fundraise.

I – Informal attire

Holding a fancy dress day or a dress down day are both good fundraising ideas. If you work is quite formal, a dress down day is always popular in hot weather. Alternatively if your office has a casual dress code, why not mix it up and have a formal Friday?

J – Jump

Or run, swim, walk, cycle etc.. around your local park as a sponsored community event.

K – Krispy Kremes

Purchase discounted packs of freshly-baked Krispy Kreme donuts that can be resold at schools, workplaces etc to raise money.

L – Lunch

Instead of buying lunch, have an office picnic – get your team to bring in picnic foods and donate the money you would have spent on your daily meal deal.

M – Marathon

Want to get active? Take on a marathon, half marathon, or one of our other exciting fundraising events.

N – New car

If you’re thinking of getting a new car, use Give a Car to sell or scrap your old one and turn it into a charity donation.

O – Office Sweepstake

Organise a sweepstake, whether it’s the Great British Bake-Off, Strictly, The Apprentice or a sporting occasion, place your bets and raise some cash.

P – Partner with us

If your whole company wants to help out, find out about becoming one of our amazing corporate partners.

Q – Quiz

Our Shooting Star quiz is perfect for pubs, schools or a virtual event. Learn stuff and have fun while raising money to support children with life-limiting conditions. Download the questions below then contact us for the answers.

R – Raffle

A raffle is a great addition to any event. Everyone loves a raffle and they are an easy way to boost your fundraising total by a few hundred pounds. There are rules around how to run raffles, so be sure to check the offical advice below, and contact us if you have any questions.

S – Shopping

There are so many ways to support us while shopping. Visit one of our local stores, or online shops, or use services like:

Give as you live




The Giving Machine

to support us every time you shop online.

T – Treasure Hunt

Organise a treasure hunt, create your own map, give clues and send people on a trail for the gold!

U – Unclaimed client funds

Work at a solicitors, or know someone who does? They could support us by donating unclaimed funds.

V – Virtual Gifts

Can’t think of a present for someone? Shop our range of virtual gifts and give the gift of knowing you’ve helped make magical moments happen.

W – Write your will

We can help you write a will for free. There’s no obligation to leave us a gift in your will, but we hope that you’ll consider making a difference for those facing hardship in the future.

X – Xmas trees

Have your real Christmas Tree collected and recycled in return for a donation.

Y – Yak Racing

Or snails, sheep, chickens or even horses. A race night at a pub or social club is a great way to have fun and raise money.

Z – Zombies!

Host a fancy dress party, or have a theme for your bake sale or other event – everyone loves dressing up!

? – Over to you…

We’re sure you can come up with some fantastically creative ideas for fundraising – whatever you do be sure to let us know!

Shooting Star Quiz

Once you have downloaded our quiz questions, contact us for the answers.

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