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A to Z Ideas for Fundraisers

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If you’d like to raise funds for the PKD Charity then why not get involved with your own fundraising activities?

Here are a few of our favourite fundraising ideas in a handy A-Z.

Auction A Day Off - or a Preferred Parking Place! Hold a verbal or silent auction and the top bidder receives the prize. You can hold an online auction through eBay.

Bingo Night. Everyone pays for their Bingo Cards, the winners get a prize which could be a donation or a cash prize.

Car Washing Day. Organise a day of car washing, with help from friends and family or set one up in your street.

Dinner Party. Hold a ‘Come Dine with Me’ or ‘Ready Steady Cook’ style dinner party and ask your guests to pay a small entrance fee.

EBay. Register with Mission Fish and you can opt to donate the proceeds or part ofthe proceeds of a sale to PKD.

Family Clear Out. Get with family members to donate something that you can sell through an online auction site, at a car boot or garage sale.

Guess Whose Childhood. Ask staff to bring in a childhood photo. Pin the photos to a notice board and create an answer sheet. Everyone pays £5 for their blank answer sheet and tries to guess the name for each photo. A prize is awarded to the winner.

Hold a Sponsored Silence at Work or School. It’s amazing how much money people are prepared to give for some peace and quiet!

Ink Cartridges. Recycle them in one of our recycling envelopes or have one of our boxes in your workplace. Just contact us for recycling envelopes and boxes.

Jumble Sale. Have a clear out at home or get colleagues to bring in their unwanted goods and hold a jumble sale at your local community centre.

Karaoke Evening. You could raise money by voting for the best singer (or the worst!)

Leave. You could leave some PKD collection tins at home, or your workplace, it’s amazing how quickly those pennies can add up.

Mobile Phones. Recycle them in one of our recycling envelopes and PKD will receive a cheque in return.

Neighbours. You could knock on a few doors and see if there are any small jobs which need doing. E.g. window washing, garden tidying etc.

Organise a Dress Up/Dress Down/Fancy Dress/Pyjama Day. For a small donation all staff members can wear something out of the ordinary for the day. You could even chose a dressing up theme.

Putting Competition. Promote the contest in advance and sell tickets for chances to putt. Ask for donations for prizes for hole-in-one shots. Add a draw for an added twist!

Quiz Night. Organise one at your local pub. You can ask the pub to donate a percentage of the takings to PKD Charity.

Race Night. Hold a Race Night in your local pub, school or community centre. You could do this yourselves or pay for a compare for the evening for added authenticity.

Sponsored Activities. Hold a Swim, Bike Ride, Bungee Jump, Head Shave……in fact anything you can think of.

Try a Collection with a Twist. Place a jamjar in each department at work or in each classroom at school. Drop change in jars to compete against other departments or classes. Pennies are worth positive points, silver coins and notes are worth negative points. ‘Sabotage’ the other jars by dropping silver in them.

Unwanted gifts. Have a collection from your friends, family and colleagues. You could then list them on EBay or use them for prizes in a raffle.

Valet Service. You could offer to clean cars for your family, friends and colleagues for a small fee.

Welly Wanging. Hold a competition to see who can throw the furthest. Big wellies for adults and little wellies for children! Everyone pays to enter and the winner gets a prize.

Xmas Fair/Easter Fair/Summer Fete. Hold a themed fete with various stalls. These could include Tombola, Cake Stall, Raffle, Toys, Books and Bric a Brac etc.

Youth Club. Get your local Youth Club involved and see how much money they can raise by holding a Sponsored Silence, or other sponsored event.

ZZZZzzzz’s. Get the children involved and hold a sponsored sleepover, or a sponsored sleep out for the adults.

Need More Help?

We are here to help you with everything from sponsorship forms, t-shirts, leaflets, balloons, stickers and collection buckets, through to contacting your local media, advice on running your event and ongoing advice and support. You can also download an Event Sponsorship Form here.

So if you’ve got a fundraising idea, and want some support, or if you’re stuck for inspiration, then please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 07715 664687 to request a Fundraising Event Pack.

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