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!
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.