Fancy raising money for Women's Aid but don't know how? Here are some ideas to help you.
You often hear about the stars attending glamourous charity dinner parties and bidding for fantastic auction prizes. Now it's your turn! Book out a restaurant on a quiet evening when you can negotiated a group rate and then charge your friends a cost per plate. Hold a mini auction and competitively bid for a selection of prizes.
Many small clubs and bars are happy to host benefit gigs for charity. All you need to do is find a good local band or DJ who would be willing to pay for free, put up some posters about the event and ask the club to donate some or all of the entry fee to Women's Aid.
Hold a clothes swap with friends. Ask everyone to bring along their unwanted clothes and accessories. Then, bid against one another to win your friends' items, and see the pounds add up to a fantastic donation for Women's Aid.
Why not get all of your friends round for a pamper party? Offer makeovers, massages, and beauty treatments in return for a donation to Women’s Aid.
Get together everyone you know who can sing/dance/play a musical instrument/recite a poem... and hold a talent show at your local town hall. Don't forget to decorate the hall and ask for a donation to Women's Aid on the door.
How about organising a friendly charity poker game to raise some much-needed funds for Women’s Aid? You could host a tournament and charge for players to take part, or play for cash and donate all of the money bet over the course of an evening.
Set up a book club
Take it in turns to choose a book, then get together at each others’ houses to discuss the book once you have read it. Make sure you take some nibbles and a donation for Women’s Aid, and have fun!
Charity Football Match
Why not organise a charity football match with your friends or colleagues in a local park and ask friends and family to sponsor you? A fun, healthy way to help raise much needed funds for Women’s Aid.
What better way to enjoy a warm summer's day and raise valuable funds for Women’s Aid than by holding a barbeque for your neighbours? Ask guests to make a donation to Women’s Aid.
Walk or Cycle to Work
Get your workmates to sponsor you to leave your car at home for a week and walk or cycle to work. You’ll be helping the environment while raising money for Women’s Aid.
Hold a quiz at a local pub or town hall and donate the entry fee to Women’s Aid.
Give It Up!
Be it smoking, drinking or sugary foods, ask friends and family to sponsor you to give something up.
Recycle your old mobile phone
If you’ve just upgraded your mobile phone why not put your old one to good use by letting us recycle it to raise money for victims of domestic violence?
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