A-Z of Fundraising Ideas: D

Continuing our blog series of fundraising ideas, today is brought to you by the letter D!


Whether you’re a first time or regular fundraiser, we all need a little inspiration sometimes. So, to give you a helping hand, we are putting all of our favourite fundraising ideas together in a handy series of blog posts!




Dog Walking – Do you walk your friends’ or neighbours’ dogs? Consider charging people for dog walking services and give this money to charity. Or organise a sponsored dog walk for you and your friends to do. Involving your pooches in fundraising is most definitely possible!

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Dinner Party – Host a dinner party with a theme of your choice for family and friends. You could charge people for attending your dinner party and host an auction or raffle, to add to the entertainment of the evening!

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Darts Competition – Contact your local pub and organise a darts competition there – ask if your pub can donate a drinks tab to the lucky winner too! Consider holding a raffle on the night, to raise more funds for your cause.


Disco – Who doesn’t like a good old dance? Music, disco lights and potentially some karaoke makes for a great event and fundraiser! So, make sure you have your dancing shoes at the ready for this one!

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Doughnut Eating Competition – Ever played the doughnut game of trying to eat a sugary doughnut without licking your lips? Or perhaps you’ve tried the doughnut string game, where you have to attempt to eat a doughnut off a washing line, without using your hands? Either way, why not host a doughnut eating competition and charge your friends to attend? Make a leader board of the winners and see who is crowned victorious!


Dog Sitting Services – Do you often dog sit for friends and family and get gifts in return? Why not suggest they give you donations for charity instead of this gift? Happy dog, happy humans and fundraising at the same time – perfect!

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Some of these activities are great as stand-alone events, and some can be run together to support a bigger event.


We hope this post has given you some food for thought! All of your fundraising is very much appreciated and helps us to continue our vital work to raise awareness and provide bespoke support to those affected by Inherited Metabolic Disorders.


If you have any activities planned, we would love to hear about them! Please get in touch with Maggie on margaret@metabolicsupportuk.org about your event and we will support and promote your activities as much as we can!