From bake sales and film nights to fun runs and sponsored silences, we’re sure you can come up with lots of creative ways to raise money for Women’s Aid. Here are a few ideas from us to get you started:
With a group of friends or colleagues, take it in turn to host a dinner party, with guests scoring the parties to crown the dinner party champion! Each guest makes a donation to Women’s Aid equal to the amount they would pay for a meal out.
Calling all daredevils! Face your fears and take on the ultimate challenge for Women’s Aid by being sponsored to do a tandem skydive. Most airfields offer the opportunity for you to skydive with fully qualified instructors in return for a minimum amount of sponsorship to charity.
Climb every mountain
Want to run a marathon or climb Everest without so much as leaving the school gates? Think of a physical challenge, work out how to simulate it, and divide the distance by the number of team members.
You could climb the 8,848m of Everest, using the stairs or a climbing wall. Divide the challenge by 10 people with each person climbing the equivalent of 884.8m. Ask people to sponsor your efforts and watch your total mount up – just like those metres.
Charity Football Match
Bring a competitive element into your fundraising by organising a charity football match or 5-a-side tournament.
Each team pays to enter, with extra forfeits for anyone who’s given a red or yellow card. Spectators can join in the fun by holding a sweepstake to predict the winning team.
Go purple for the day
Add a purple theme to your fundraising by organising a dress-down day at work/college with everyone donating £1-2 to wear purple. Purple is the internationally recognised colour to raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse. You could even get sponsored to dye your hair purple!
Rags to riches
Sell your unwanted clothes or items on e-Bay, or at a car boot sale, and use the money earned to boost your fundraising target. You can also sell your old books on Amazon too. You will be surprised at the sorts of things that people are willing to buy!
Take on a trek with TrekFest
Put your walking boots to the test and trek for Women’s Aid! With 25km or 50km options, the Brecon Beacons or Peak District, either as a team or solo, you ‘re sure to find a challenge to suit you and will bring in lots of sponsorship donations, which will go towards helping our work supporting women and children affected by domestic abuse. For more information please contact Gemma in the Women’s Aid events team.