There is so much we need to do to ensure pregnant women and their families, now more than ever, have safe and healthy pregnancies. But due to lockdown and cancellation of sporting and challenge events, 40% of the funds Tommy’s expected to raise this spring have disappeared. To meet this increasing demand, we need all our Team Tommy’s heros to come together and help raise vital funds. We have come up with a wealth of different ideas that can help you stay connected with friends and family whilst raising funds to help save babies’ lives.
Why not organise your own fundraising event?
We're here to help and support you on your fundraising journey - just complete our event registration form and we'll be in touch with ideas and materials to ensure your event is a real success. Don't forget to read our Fundraising tips and Fundraising FAQs pages too.
Follow our steps to find out how to be the quiz-tessential quizmaster. Download our how to run a virtual quiz here.
We have also written a "Quiz of 2019" to help get your started. Download our Tommy's quiz of 2019 here.
Are you looking for a quick and easy event to host to help generate more donations so you can raise lots of vital funds? (Of course you are!) then a Tommy’s Tea is the perfect event to host. Download our how to have a Tommy's Tea guide here.
Roll up your sleeves, get the oven on and make some delicious tasty treats. Every munch, crunch and ooo yummy is a scrummy way of cooking up your fundraising total. Download our how to put on a bake sale guide here.
Hair we go!
Our quick and easy way to raise vital funds for Tommy's through our pink sweepstake. Download the pink sweepstake grid here.
A great fundraiser to play at work! Print out the bingo board for all players, ask for £2 to enter, set the prize, turn on the radio and play till someone gets a line or a full house! Download our radio bingo grid here.
A raffle is great to have at a charity fundraising event or as stand-alone event for your fundraising. It can be as simple as charging a fee for tickets and the winner gets a prize. Download our how to hold a raffle guide here.
Need to clear out that cupboard? We all have unwanted items that we keep meaning to give away to a worthy cause, but never get around to doing it. eBay for Charity enables you to sell them online and donate anywhere between 10 percent to 100 percent of your sales to Tommy’s, keeping the rest for yourself. Just nominate Tommy’s as your beneficiary charity when you list your item by ticking the 'eBay for Charity' box and specify how much of the sale price you would like to donate to Tommy’s. This will also give your listing a special eBay for Charity logo. View current eBay for Charity Tommy's listings.
For a walk with a difference start at midnight and enjoy the quiet countryside or town streets, watch dawn break over the houses and hills and finish with a hearty breakfast. Download our how to organise a midnight walk here.
For all other fundraising ideas download our fundraising guide below!
Fundraising in workplaces, schools or at home
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.
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.
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
Fundraising with a group or committee
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
We're here to support you
If you'd like to find out more about fundraising for Tommy's pioneering work into reducing baby loss in pregnancy, please contact Devina on 020 7398 3453 or email her at [email protected]
Don't forget that you can create an online fundraising page to make collecting donations that bit simpler.
A-Z of fundraising ideas
Abseil, aerobathon, art show, auction
Bake sale, Bad hair day, ball, bag packing, bike ride, birthday celebrations, bring ‘n’ buy
Carol singing, car boot sale, car washing, celidh, coffee morning, craft sale
Dinner party, disco, dog walking
Easter egg hunt, egg and spoon race, eighties night
Fashion show, face painting, festival, film night, football competition, fun run
Garden party, golf tournament, guessing games, garage sale
Head-shave, human fruit machine, hundred metres of coins
It’s a knockout, international food evening
Jumble sale, job swap, juggling contest
Knobbly knees contest, karaoke, knit-a-thon
Lock up your boss, leg waxing, line dance
Musical event, murder mystery evening
Non uniform day
Open garden party, obstacle races
Parachuting, picnic, pramathon
Race night, raffle, run, recipe book
Sponsored activity (silence, swim, bike ride, walk), silent auction, strawberry tea
Tombola, treasure hunt, talent contest
Unwanted goods sale
Valentines ball, vintage car rally
Wellie throwing, window cleaning, wine tasting
Xmas party, xmas shopping car parking
Yo-yo competition, yellow themed night
Zany accessories day
Social media can help you build a real buzz around your event. These channels work best when you make them personal. Be yourself and talk to your friends and followers as you would in person.
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How to make the most of your fundraising
There are a few simple guidelines to take into consideration when organising events for charity. If you’re in any doubt please contact us for advice.