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Seasonal Fundraising Ideas

Find the perfect fundraising ideas for any season!


Rain or shine, you can find the best ways to fundraiser throughout the year. Do something amazing during 2019.

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Hot ways to fundraise

Get together

  • Movie night - show a christmas movie, Valentine's rom-com, or a winter classic at your local church hall or community centre. Ask for a donation for entry and raise extra funds with tasty treats for sale. Or go big and approach a venue that hosts film nights to show your movie -  with all proceeds going to Save the Children.
  • Winter Quiz - Get cosy at your local pub or comunity centre with a themed quiz night. Give it a wintery or festive theme and hold a raffle* on the night to raise even more. 
  • Soup-er satisfying - When its cold outside, what's better than a heart warming soup - or even a selection? Get your office involved by asking colleagues to bring in a home-made soup for the Battle of the Broths. Everyone gets to sample the soups - for a donation to Save the Children- and vote for their favourite. Or do it in your local community hall.
  • Wine and Dine - Have friends and family round for an early Christmas dinner or have each person prepare a different course or dish to share. Ask guests for a donation for your hospitality.
  • Snow Ball - Transform your school disco, university ball or community hall into a winter wonderland. Dress to impress, have fund and fundraise - with a percentage of tickets or all proceeds going to Save the Children. 


Get outdoors 

  • Winter walk - wrap up warm and get your friends or family together for a winter walk. Get sponsored for a long-distance challene to help give children the chance of a better future. Or if you're part of a nursery or primary school, go out for a winter walk with children and try to spot robins and other wildlife. 
  • Challenge yourself - New year calls for a new challenge! Lace up your trainers for children, and we'll support you every step of the way. From cycling to walking to running, we've a host events to choose from. Check them out! 


Get festive

  • Festive Bake Sale - Get your friends, colleagues or pupils to show off their festive baking flair! We're thinking gingerbread men, mince pies and Christmas cupcakes...
  • Get Crafty - Make and sell Christmas cards, baubles and festive goodies to sell for a donation at your school fayre. If it's a white winter, make a snowman and take children's photos for parents to purchase - with a donation to Save the Children. 
  • Ready, Steady Wrap - Set up a present-wrapping station at work or in our local community hall. Ask people to donate in exchange for your skills. 
  • Sing-along choir concert - Use your church hall or community centre and get everyone together with your choir for a festive sing-a-long. Ask for an entry donation, as well as donations for some tasty treats and drinks on the night. 
  • Save the Childrens Christmas Jumper Day - on Friday 13th, round up your colleagues, family, friends and wear your brightest, funniestm, craziest Christmas jumpers to help make the world better with a sweater. 

Key Events

  • Christmas Jumper Day 
  • New Years Eve
  • New Years Day 
  • Burns Night
  • Chinese New Year
  • Valentine's Day

Spring into action

Get out

  • Great British BBQ - The weather is warming up, so fire up the barbique, throw a garden party, provide food and drinks in exchange for donations to Save the Children. 
  • Spring Picnic - Host a picnic in your garden or a local park and ask for donations. You could even ask for donations in exchange for your secret recipes. 
  • Rounders Tournament - Get two teams together, organise a prize, and ask for donations to play. Batter up! 
  • Football Match - Organise a 5-a-side game in your local park and ask spectators to donate a small fee to watch. You could kick it up a notch by getting the losing team to donate to Save the Children.

Get walking

  • 10,000 steps - Get active this spring and take 10,000 steps a day for 30 days. Use your smart phone or watch to keep an eye on your progree. Ask your mates to sponsor your efforts. 
  • Walkathon - You, your friends, one day, 26 miles. Pick a route and get going! Ask our loved ones to sponsor you per mile. 
  • Get the dogs out - Offer to walk our neighbours and friends' dogs in exchange for a donation to Save the Children. Everybody wins here! 

        Get fresh

  • Spring Clean - Pick out your unwanted items, sell them online or at a car boot sale, or plan a clothes swap. Donate the proceeds and help children build a brighter future. 
  • Flower Sale - Plant your flowers at the begining of spring. When they bloom, dig them up and swap them for donations. 

Key events 

  • Pancake day 
  • Lent
  • Easter
  • Mother's Day 
  • st Patrick's Day
  • Holi
  • Queen's Birthday 

Fundraise for Save the Children this summer and be part of a movement helping children everywhere to thrive and build a better future for us all.


  • Camp out to mark would refugee week - Show you care about children on the move by giving up your home comforts for a night during the week of 17-23rd June.
  • Beat your personal best - Take advantage of those endless summer days and break some records. Sign up to a challenge here.
  • Garden Cinema - Want something a bit more relaxing? There's nothing better than watching your favourite films under the stars. If you don't already have one, borrow a projector from work or friends and host a big-screen experience.

Get sporty

  • Women's world cup (7th June - 17th July) - A world cup sweepstake is a must! Simply put the name of each country into a hat and get everyone in your office to pick one. or host your own football tournament! 
  • Wimbledon (1st-14th July) - Why not throw a Wimbledon theme garden or office party? Serve up strawberries and cream!
  • Tour De France (6th-28th July) - Ditch the car or bus pump up your tyres and hit the road.