Fundraising ideas

There are loads of ways that you can raise money for Tommy's research. Here are just a few to inspire you!

Fundraising in different places

At work

Skills auction: Offer your skills and services to the highest bidder. You could offer to get your colleague's lunch, jazz up their powerpoint presentations or recycle their unwanted paper.

Email-free day: Have an email-free day at work. Everyone pays a fee to take part, and pays a fine if they break the rules.

Who’s the baby?: Ask everyone to bring in a photo of themselves as a baby, then charge people £2 to guess the identities, with a prize for the winner.

At school 

Non uniform day: Ditch the school uniform and pay a small amount to go to school in casual clothes for a day. Dress-down days are simple but effective ways of raising funds, especially if you decide to ask everyone to dress according to a theme.

Sponsored Mini Marathon: Ask the children to run/walk a specific distance and collect sponsorship money – it’s a great way to keep fit and raise money for Tommy's at the same time

Pupils v teachers: Hold a quiz morning where pupils pit their knowledge against their teachers. You can choose any subject to quiz people on.

At home

Sell something: You can do something useful with unwanted items you have at home – sell them and donate the proceeds to Tommy’s! You could organise a car boot sale or use the internet.

Let’s do lunch: Host a lunch for your friends and ask them for donations – around the same amount of money they would have spent if they had dined out at a restaurant

With others

If you’re a member of a group or club form a committee of helpers and organise a really big event.
• Organise a sponsored walk
• Have a golf day
• Hold a ball or charity dinner
• Organise a concert

What next?

If you'd like to find out more about fundraising for us, please contact Devina on 020 7398 3453 or email her at [email protected]

Or, why not create an online fundraising page to make collecting donations that bit simpler.

A-Z of fundraising

A

Abseil, aerobathon, art show, auction

B

Bad hair day, ball, bag packing, bike ride, birthday celebrations, bring ‘n’ buy

C

Carol singing, car boot sale, car washing, celidh, coffee morning, craft sale

D

Dinner party, disco, dog walking

E

Easter egg hunt, egg and spoon race, eighties night

F

Fashion show, face painting, festival, film night, football competition, fun run

G

Garden party, golf tournament, guessing games, garage sale

H

Head-shave, human fruit machine, hundred metres of coins

I

It’s a knockout, international food evening

J

Jumble sale, job swap, juggling contest

K

Knobbly knees contest, karaoke, knit-a-thon

L

Lock up your boss, leg waxing, line dance

M

Musical event, murder mystery evening

N

Non uniform day

O

Open garden party, obstacle races

P

Parachuting, picnic, pramathon

Q

Quiz night

R

Race night, raffle, run, recipe book

S

Sponsored activity (silence, swim, bike ride, walk), silent auction, strawberry tea

T

Tombola, treasure hunt, talent contest

U

Unwanted goods sale

V

Valentines ball, vintage car rally

W

Wellie throwing, window cleaning, wine tasting

X

Xmas party, xmas shopping car parking

Y

Yo-yo competition, yellow themed night

Z

Zany accessories day

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