A fundraising event or fundraiser is an event or campaign whose primary purpose is to raise money for a cause, charity or non-profit organisation.

For Unite Ambassadors a fundraiser could be part of a social action project. It could become an annual event for a choose charity or raise awareness on a certain topic that needs support. It could even help fund the activities of future cohorts of Unite Ambassadors and thereby ensure the sustainability of the programme in a particular setting.

Here is an A-Z of fundraising ideas.

A
Auction, abseil, ‘Antiques Roadshow’, art exhibition

B
Beard shave, black tie ball, BBQ, bake sale, bag packing, book exchange, bath of baked beans, bucket collections

C
Cake bake, car wash, concert, car boot sale, cricket match

D
Darts tournament, disco, dance marathon, dog walking

E
Egg and spoon race, exercise class, Easter egg hunt

F
Fashion show, fishing competition, fancy dress party, film show, face painting

G
Garage sale, garden party, gala evening, gaming event

H
Halloween party, head shave, hockey match, hugathon

J
Jumble sale, jokeathon, jazz evening, jelly bath, juggleathon

K
Karaoke night, kick a bad habit, keep fit

L
Lunch party, line dance

M
Marathon, magic show, Monopoly challenge, massage, murder mystery

N
Non-uniform day, no smoking day, netball competition

O
Open day at work or in your garden, open air concert

P
Plant sale, pub quiz, ping pong competition, pantomime, pancake race, park run

Q
Quiz, quit smoking, ‘Question of Sport’

R
Rugby match, raffle, roller skating, raft race, race night, Readathon, record breaking

S
Sponsored silence, skydive, swishing – clothes swap, sponsored swim/ walk, sports day, sleep-out, soap box derby

T
Talent contest, treasure hunt, tennis match, teddy bears’ picnic, tug-o-war

U
Unwanted gift sale

V
Variety show, volleyball match

W
Water events, welly throwing

X
Xmas party

Y
Yodelling contest

Z
Zany as you like…