next time you’re thinking about a casual Sunday afternoon cycle, don’t just ‘think bike’ but ‘think bigger’ by inviting your friends, family, colleagues or wider community to join you in a sponsored cycle. Or perhaps you take your cycling seriously and regularly compete in races – Mountain, Road or Single Speed – then, why not put all that effort and energy to even better use by raising some £££s as you pedal!
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organise some quality Fairtrade beverages, biscuits or cakes, and invite family and friends around for a cuppa and a chin wag. to stimulate an educational debate or facilitate a discussion on dreams think about streaming the Game Changers film. Either ask for donations there and then, or some people may feel inspired to organise their own year full of events to raise funds.
invite your friends, family, neighbours to join you for dinner, asking them to donate what they would expect to pay for the same meal at a local restaurant, or – if you’re cooking with confidence – as much as they think the meal is worth. If you’d like an African ‘flavour’ to your dinner party, see Idea 5 for inspiration on the different types of food you could serve. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you could organise what is known as a ‘safari’ dinner, where people travel to different homes for each course.
before the days of automatic dish washers there was such a thing as washers of dishes, a communal tradition utilising H2O, soap suds and a second person as a dryer-upper. In honour of what is fast becoming a lost art, why not offer to wash the dishes every evening for a year and see what your parents will pay you in return; it must be worth at least a £ a day! If you must use an automatic dish washer, you could always offer to stack, empty and put away every day for a reasonable price of course.
organise a supervised session for local children where they decorate, dye or paint blown or hard boiled eggs. Ask each child’s parents for a financial donation and keep your costs down by asking people to donate whatever equipment you may need.
ask colleagues, friends, family, or local businesses and shops, to donate foil wrapped chocolate eggs of various sizes, or plastic eggs filled with sweets and treats. Hide the eggs, in or out doors. Offer official collection baskets; for a donation of course.
put your creative talent to the test and let the catwalk raise the rest by inviting individuals with a creative flare – from your office, school or wider community – to contribute to a fashion show. Be creative about how you raise awareness and funds, e.g. approach local art and design students and commission designs that highlight the value of education, or ask local designers to donate items to auction off. Local boutiques could be invited to show their latest designs – for a donation or course, or members of the pubic could donate on the door to see what’s hot on the high street.
are you a keen gardener or know some green fingered guardians? It doesn’t matter if your garden is large or small, square or round, secluded or surrounded, a wide open space or a window box, you can raise funds for our school by asking the public for donations to see your prized annuals, bulbs, fruits, perennials, roses, shrubs, trees, or even your selection of house plants. Clotted cream, jam and scones are optional extras, and who wouldn’t dip into their pocket for a glass of homemade lemonade in summer heat or even a selection of hot teas to take the chill off.
thinking of organising a charity Golf day? Well you’d better know your Better balls (where pairs use their best score on each hole), from your Four balls (where 4 players compete in a round), or your Foursomes (where 2 players play against 2 others, each pair hitting alternative shots with one ball), from your Scrambles (where a team hits from the best position). Got it? Now all you need is a course of course, local companies to donate prizes, and to sell green fees, plus other money making schemes like ‘get out of bunker’ cards and try-that-shot-again cards (also known as mulligans).