Whether you're raising money at school, with friends or family, at work, at university or with a club or group - we've got loads of ideas to get you going!
Get excited about all things daffodil and plan a springtime fundraiser for our biggest appeal of the year. Our top ideas for you:
- play how many daffs in the jar? – fill a jar with daffodils and charge your friends or workmates to guess how many are inside. Order your daffodils by emailing us at email@example.com
- hold an afternoon tea – share a slice of something nice and collect a delicious donation in return. Perfect for Mother’s Day or Easter celebrations.
- give something up or try something new this March – whether you try out a new sport or do a digital detox, do it in return for sponsorship.
- sign up for a fitness challenge – set yourself a running, swimming, cycling or walking goal for the month of March and get sponsored for every mile you travel.
- put on an Easter crafts day - get some materials, charge an entry fee and go bananas with easter basket making, egg painting, chocolate moulding or whatever takes your fancy.
Do something fun with your colleagues to raise money to support people living with a terminal illness. How about:
- organising a Pub Quiz - get into teams, charge a fee to take part and put the most exhuberant of your colleagues in charge of being quiz master!
- creating a swear jar - and make sure people put in a pound every time they use a naughty word.
- running a sweepstake - whether it's for the Six Nations or the Apprentice, assign everyone a team or participant, charge to play and split the pot between the winner and Marie Curie
- organising karaoke or an open-mic night
- throwing an office sports day - channel peoples' competitive spirit and organise chair races and 10m tea runs
- having a dress-down day
- Sign up for a challenge as a team - you could do a local run, swim or cycle
- nominating Marie Curie as your Charity of the Year.
Whether you're part of the Scouts or Guides, a book or supper club, a social club or a sports club, why not try one of these fundraising ideas to get everyone in good spirits? Try one of the following:
- a zumba-thon - get everyone moving and shaking for a good cause
- rubber duck race - find a suitable stretch of your local river and charge per entry
- run a stall at your local summer or winter fete, offering goodies, games, or services
- do a charity dinner dance - you could even do a themed one for Valentine's Day
- a charity raffle - ask local businesses to donate prizes
- organise a car or tractor rally
- organising a bridge or board game tournament
- set up a charity concert
Here are some ideas for how to have fun with the kids and raise vital funds for Marie Curie while you're at it. Why not try:
- a dodge ball tournament - have a little prize-giving ceremony at the end with awards for most creative dodger and good sporting attitude!
- a sponsored silence - a classic, but always a challenge
- a treasure hunt - theme it according to the season
- a rounders tournament
- a super hero day - dress up as your favourite superhero – don’t forget, not all heroes wear capes... Marie Curie was a hero in the world of Science
- a car boot sale - this is a good opportunity to have a bit of a clear out too.
Inspiring fellow students to get involved in a fundraiser often means doing something which is a bit different, ripe for excellent photo opportunities, or helps with saving money. How about:
- doing a yellow paint run
- organising a frock swap - people pay entry to bring their old clothes in exchange for others
- organising movie marathon – make sure to get some film-tacular treats for your guests to enjoy while viewing your movie favourites
- playing 'LOST' – drop your students off at a mystery location from which they will need to hitch hike their way all the while completing various challenges, without spending a single penny!
- having a library fines Friday – get your library to donate all of the fines for late or lost books paid on a Friday
- an auction of promises – whether it is taxi-ing around your mates for a week, or doing the dishes
- holding a barn dance or ceilidh
- doing a sponsored sleep out
- organising a grub-crawl – different courses in different local pubs – what could be better?
- holding a man vs. food contest.
Want to get some friends together to do something a bit different? Go big and glitzy or keep it low key - either way the most important thing is to have some fun while you raise money. Why not try:
- a cocktail evening - take a trip to the obscure spirit aisle and try those exciting flavours (and moves with the cocktail shaker) which you've always wanted to master!
- doing an abseil or skydive - if you're scared of heights, this is sure to impress your friends into making a generous donation
- a pamper event - get out the nail varnish, foot rubs and scented candles and ask your friends for a donation to attend
- Come Dine With Me - bring out the competitive spirit and try something new in the kitchen
- a head shave - a bold, brave and bonding way to raise vital funds
- a knit and natter day (or night!)
- doing good deeds for donations - always entertaining to see what people come up with...
- organising a concert - rope in family and friends with musical abilities and charge for entry.