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Fundraising Tips & Ideas

Tips & tricks on how to maximise your fundraising


  • Plan effectively – Make sure you have sufficient time to get sponsored and you’re not spending all your time sorting out the details. Get in touch with us, we can help!​

  • Advertise – Maximise your use of social media to get sponsored. Start a Just Giving page to make it easy for people to donate. And please let us know about your event – we can support you via our own social media and give you tips on how to reach more people through your social media​

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  • Sell your story – tell people why you’re raising money for Carers Link Lancashire and what difference the charity makes. We can supply you with a range of resources to help with this

  • Be creative – People are often asked to give money by the way of sponsorship. Try doing something different to engage more people

  • Challenge yourself – you’ll get more money by doing something difficult. If you run a 5k every week, people won’t sponsor you to do a 5k

  • Consider the evidence – take photos or videos of your activity so people can see you’ve done what you said you will

  • Keep going - when you’ve completed your activity, keep asking for sponsorship money. Many people will still give after the event

  • Say thanks – remember your manners. People are giving from their own money, and they are much more likely to sponsor you again if you’ve kept them happy

  • Don’t do it too often – People won’t want to sponsor you every month. Get involved in other fundraising in the meantime, such as volunteering at a supermarket bag pack.



Z to A of Fundraising Ideas

There are so many ways you can get involved in raising money for Carers Link Lancashire! Get creative – the best ideas are often the wackiest! From Zumbathons to Afternoon Teas, we like to do things a little differently here at Carers Link Lancashire so here is our list of fundraising reverse alphabetic order for a change!

  • Z - zip it!, zip-wire, zumbathon

  • Y - yacht race, yogathon

  • X - X-factor show, Xbox Tournament

  • W - walk, waxing, wrapping service at Xmas, wine & cheese party, wine-tasting evening, win a day off work

  • V - valet service, variety show

  • U - unwanted present swap

  • T - talent show, teddy bears’ picnic, tennis tournament, themed event, treasure hunt, tug of war

  • S - sponsored event, sports day, swap shop, swear box, sweepstake, swimathon, supermarket collection

  • R - race night, raffle, readathon, recipe book, recycling

  • Q - quit something for a week (or forever!), quiz night

  • P - paintballing, parachute jump, party, plant sale, PlayStation tournament,

  • O - office Olympics, open challenge, open garden

  • N - night in, name that…., netball tournament, no smoking week, non uniform day

  • M - market stall, mountain climb, murder mystery night, music evening

  • L - ladies lunch, lunch run

  • K - karaoke night, knitting

  • J - jam sale, jewellery sale, jobs for sponsorship, jumble sale

  • I - ink cartridges, international evening, ironing

  • H - hat sale, head shave, home collecting box

  • G - garden party, gardening, golf day, guess the...number/weight

  • F - face painting, fancy dress, fete stall, football match, fun day, fun run

  • E - easter egg hunt, ebay, exhibition

  • D - darts tournament, diet, disco, dog walking, dress down day

  • C - competitions, car boot sale, car wash, Christmas card sales, Christmas jumper day, coffee morning, collections, concert

  • B - baby competition, babysitting, bake off, battle of the bands, bbq, bingo, birthday donations, book sale, bridge evening, bring and buy sale, bungee jump

  • A - abseil, afternoon tea, anniversary donations, art exhibition, auction


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