A – Z of Fundraising Ideas: F

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

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

Food Festival – Organise a day or weekend to celebrate the wonders of food! Encourage others to bring a dish of their choice to share with others. You could charge people for each food they purchase, or a blanket fee for everyone to try all the dishes on offer. Get people to sell off their leftover baked and cooked goods at the end, and auction off some show-stopper cakes and food hampers!

 

Film Night – Film, popcorn and good company – an amazing mix of things! Encourage friends to come and join you for a night of movies and good laughs, with food and drink provided for a fee. All you need now is a few blankets to make you feel extra cosy!

 

Facebook – If there’s a cause you feel passionate about, why not set up a Facebook Fundraiser and let everyone know why you want to raise money for this cause!

 

Flyers – Flyers can be a great way to raise awareness of a charity and encourage donations to them. Why not ask your favourite charity for some flyers? You can hand these out locally and encourage support for your cause.

 

Family Fun Day – One way to keep kids and adults alike entertained is to hold a family fun day, which you can do in support of charity. You can organise lots of games and offer refreshments. A great way to raise awareness about your charity, whilst having fun!

 

Fright Night – Spend a night in a spooky hotel; host a horror movie night; or play some Halloween games. Host a fright night event for a fee; or get sponsored to get scared silly elsewhere. Just beware of the ghouls and ghosts!

 

Face Painting – If you’re going to a school fete or local festival, why not offer your face painting services with all the proceeds going to charity? Get practising your tiger and spidermen faces, as there could be a few of those to do!

Football Match – Get a couple of teams together and have a charity kickabout! Encourage the match participants and viewers to donate for attending, and have some refreshments available at half time to fuel up the footballers’ bellies and fire for the game!

 

Fancy-Dress Party – Invite guests to come to your very own fancy-dress party! Get your guests to donate to attend in a special attire and hold a fancy-dress competition for the best outfit! Aside from the laughs that you’ll undoubtedly get from the costumes, you’ll also get some money raised for charity!

 

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 our Marketing and Fundraising Officer, Maggie, on margaret@metabolicsupportuk.org or 0845 241 2173, and we will support and promote your activities as much as we can!