Ten fun ways you can raise money for charity

Charity bake sale
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Giving back has never been easier. Whether you’ve only got a few hours or months, there’s always fun ways to raise money for a worthwhile cause.

BAKE SALE

Bungee jumping

Bungee jumping

Everyone loves cakes so you’re likely to make a good bit of money this way. Baking can be fun and a great way to get your friends and family involved, as well. Holding a bake sale is a quick and easy way to raise money and doesn’t involve much foreplanning.

EXTREME SPORTS

Activities such as bungee jumping, skydiving and abseiling have become increasingly popular over the years. Of course this hasn’t taken away from their fear factor. If you’re looking for to inject some adrenaline into your fundraising efforts, extreme sports are definitely for you.

KARAOKE NIGHT

Dig out your old karaoke or SingStar machine, get the drinks flowing and make sure you’ve your phone on hand to record all the embarrassing moments.

BAG PACKING

If you’re new to the whole raising money thing, bag packing is a good place to start. It’s not the most exciting way to spend your Saturday but it’s a great way to meet lots of people who might want to get involved in your cause. And if not, you’ll at least get to have a chat to people you would have otherwise just ignored in the supermarket.

THEMED NIGHT

Having a themed night is a perfect way to raise money. People can often get bored of the bog standard night out so offering them something a bit different is likely to pique their interest. Great themed night ideas could be fancy dress, 80s night or a masquerade.

WAXING/ SHAVING

It might not be fun for those on the receiving end but seeing people (mainly men) getting waxed is always money well spent.

EATING MARATHON

The popularity of shows like Man Vs Food have made stuffing your face until you feel sick socially acceptable which is good news for fundraisers. Challenge yourself or friends and family to an eating marathon.

QUIZ NIGHT

Quizzes are the ideal way to get people of all ages involved in your fundraising. They’ also require pretty minimal effort. All you need to do is find a space to hold your quiz night and get a hold of good quiz and you’re ready to pick the brains of all your kind friends.

OFFICE OLYMPICS

An ideal way to bring fundraising to your workmates is through office Olympics. Get a group of people to take part in an Olympic style event like the fastest typer.

COME DINE WITH ME

Not much different to the average Saturday night but involves raising money for a good cause. Pick a group of people that are good at taking criticism and invite them round for dinner. Either all bring one course or do it like the show and dine at each others houses throughout the week. You can ask guests for donations when they arrive.