A – Z of Fundraising Ideas: I

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

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!

Ice Cream Making Day – If you’re one of the lucky ones who owns an ice cream making machine, consider hosting an event involving this beautiful food. Host an ice cream making class or make a few different flavours and hold an ice cream tasting party! After all, who wouldn’t want to eat ice cream for charity?

Instagram – Have you got an Instagram account? Consider uploading a photo of a charity event that you’ve attended or of some charity merchandise that you have, to promote awareness of a cause that you support. Add the donation details of your charity to your photo to make it easier for your followers to send a few pennies along to your chosen charity.

Internet No More! – Challenge yourself to go without the internet and get sponsored to do this! Internet banking, you now need to go into the bank to do this; and no more social media and Netflix. The challenge may be greater than you think!

International Evening – Host an event with international food and entertainment. Either get people to bring their own international foods and make it a market type event, giving everyone the option to purchase different foods, or host a dinner party with an international menu and entertainment to follow.

Irish Night – Have an evening to toast to the luck of the Irish with Irish tipple and food on the menu. Have Irish music to accompany all the good food to further attract your guests to your do!

Intergalactic Evening – Do you love space and astrology? Why not host an event to celebrate your passion and inspire this in others? You could have a night watching astrology documentaries or space-based films, hold a star-gazing evening and teach others about the different constellations in the sky, or host a dinner party with space inspired foods!

Ice Themed Party – Maybe a bit of a chilly event but one that could amaze your guests! Kit out your house or venue with glittery fake snow, little polar bears and penguins, and you could even offer your guests Narnia coats when they arrive! Have an evening with snow inspired foods and iced drinks for people dressed in winter themed outfits. Which of your friends can produce the best snow queen outfit too?

Ice Skating Party – Either see if you can encourage an ice skating rink to host an ice skating party in support of your charity, or provide an ice skating excursion with refreshments for a set price. Whichever option you choose, get your skates at the ready and start generating some interest in your event!

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!