Could you help raise much-needed funds for our Devon refuge this year? Be inspired by these suggestions for 15 ways to fundraise for NDADA
Fundraise at work
1. Hold a sweepstake
Eurovision, Strictly, Wimbledon or the Grand National … employees pay £5 to enter, with the money raised going to charity (find an alternate prize to give to the winner).
2. Fancy dress day
Companies have previously worn their pyjamas at work to raise money for NDADA’s Christmas pyjama appeal, but there are plenty of other options. Ask for a donation to dress up for casual Fridays, Christmas jumper days, Halloween or World Book Day and you’ll be surprised how much you can raise.
3. Quiz night
Organise a quiz night where teams pay to enter. Invite your colleagues’ partners and friends. There are plenty of resources online to help you plan.
4. Lunchtime workshop
Are you a dab hand at making jewellery from air-dry clay, a keen knitter or a budding novelist? Perhaps your colleague is a whizz on Photoshop? Organise a lunchtime workshop to share your (or a colleague’s) skill and ask for donations for those who would like to learn something new.
5. ‘Sorry’ jar
Drop a donation in the jar each time someone swears/makes a bad cup of tea/doesn’t wash up their mug/whatever is unforgivable in your workplace!
Fundraise with children
6. Snack stand
Live on a safe street with friendly neighbours? You and your children could sell homemade biscuits or lemonade.
7. Beach clean/litter pick
Encourage your child to do a sponsored beach clean or litter pick in your local area.
8. Sponsored silence
Children (and parents!) love a sponsored silence. Could your child be sponsored to go a day without talking?
9. Host an afternoon of tea and cakes
Get the kids to help bake some sweet treats, then invite friends and family round to enjoy them for a donation.
10. Organise a sports day
Rally friends to compete in a fun family sports day – perhaps hold it at a local park or even in someone’s garden and ask for donations to enter. The classics are the best: sack race, egg and spoon race, wheelbarrow race, welly throw, tug of war, etc.
11. Complete a personal challenge
Is there something you’ve always hoped to achieve? Run a marathon? Complete the Couch to 5K challenge? Cycle every day for a month? Walk a certain distance over the course of a month? Choose your own challenge and ask for sponsorship when you complete it – it will also add to the sense of achievement.
12. Fun run
Organise a fun run through a local park or similar outdoor space, where attendees donate to be involved. Add a fancy dress element to make it really memorable.
13. Coldwater plunge
Fancy braving the elements? The NDADA team love a chilly swim in the sea, but we know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea! Take the plunge – or organise a group to do it together – for donations.
14. Sports tournament
Gather a gang to take part in a rounders, cricket, golf, netball, touch-rugby or football tournament, where teams pay to enter.
15. Car boot/bring and buy sale
Friends and family can buy others’ preloved items.
Are you planning on going ahead with one of these 15 ways to fundraise funds for NDADA? If you’re collecting donations online, you can link your fundraiser to our JustGiving page. If you are collecting cash, you can drop your donation to Re:love. Remember that tax payers can Gift Aid their donation, which will give us an extra 25p from HMRC for every £1 donated.
If you are looking for a location for your fundraiser, we can host your group at our Re:love store in Barnstaple. Guests can browse and buy from our preloved fashion collection during the event, raising even more for NDADA!