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A-Z of fundraising

A


Anniversary Gifts. Ask friends and family who would normally buy you a present for your anniversary or birthday to donate to CAP in your name this year instead.

B


Bake. Invite friends to a mouth-watering bake sale or coffee morning.

C


Cycle. Fancy a cycle challenge? Sign up for a place at Ride London with other CAP supporters or take on your own challenge.

D


Dinner. How about hosting a dinner party where you tell a story of a CAP client’s journey out of debt? If you’re competitive, you could make it a Come Dine With Me style event, where people donate to take part.

E


Ebay/Etsy. Here’s one for the crafty among you. Crochet, sew, paint, make, and sell your creations online to raise money.

F


Flip pancakes. Throw your very own Flipping Marvellous Pancake Party.

G


Games Night. Organise a fun night of board games for your friends.

H


Hike. Go on a sponsored walk, either by yourself or join an organised walk.

I


Impart knowledge. Do you have a skill others would like to learn? Offer classes in a foreign language, music or exercise.

J


Jumble sale. Embrace your inner minimalist and raise money by selling the stuff you want to declutter from your home anyway!

K


Knit. In exchange for donations to CAP, offer them their very own handmade hat or scarf!

L


Loose change. Have a jar to collect those copper coins in your purse or wallet, and they’ll soon add up.

M


Matched giving. Ask a local bank or business to match your fundraising and watch your total go up!

N


Non-uniform/dress down day. Ask people to donate £1 to come to work in casual clothes. Or go a step further and make it fancy dress!

O


Obstacle course. Organise a sports competition: mini Olympics, 5-a-side football tournament or an elaborate obstacle course.

P


Pamper night. Invite people round for an evening of manicures, hot chocolate and facials.

Q


Quiz. Run a pub quiz with a small entry fee and a prize.

R


Run. Whether you’re a marathon runner or a Couch to 5K, there are lots of opportunities for sponsored runs including the ones here.

S


Swim. Set up your own challenge or check out some opportunities here.

T


Theme Day. Invite your colleagues to take part in a Christmas jumper day, a 70s theme day (complete with retro music and flares) or an International day.

U


Unwanted clothes. Refresh your wardrobe or free up some storage space by organising a clothes swap.

V


Volunteer. Offer to babysit, garden, walk a neighbour’s dog etc

W


Without. Give up something like chocolate, alcohol, your phone for a week/month.

X


 X-Factor. If you’re musically talented (or enthusiastic!) host a talent show or gig.

Y


Year-long challenge. Set yourself a sponsored challenge for the year. Take up a new skill, pledge to get fit.

Z


Zip wire. Sign up to do a zip wire, abseil or sky dive.

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