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Unique Summer Fundraising Ideas

Dive into Summer with our refreshing fundraising ideas

With the long summer days, there is so much time to fundraise! Whether you want to take on a sporting challenge, a day out with friends or an office sweepstake, we have the perfect summer fundraising ideas to dive into this this season.  

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Turn your summery fun into a way to change children’s lives, check out our inspiration below.

Harness the power of sport to fundraise for Save the Children this summer. You'll become part of a movement helping children everywhere to thrive and build a brighter future for us all.


Is there a tournament happening this summer? The perfect excuse to raise funds for children around the world. Kick off with a work place sweepstake and charge £1 to play!
Young football fans in Jordan


For the first two weeks in July, everyone's talking tennis - its synonymous with the British Summer. 

Why not throw a Wimbledon-themed garden or office party? Serve up strawberries and cream, asking guests to donate £2 per punnet. If they really want to get into the spirit, they could come dressed as their favourite star - donning Rafa wristbands or a Venus visor - and ask people to sponsor them to look silly. 



Tour de France

The fittest athletes in the world hit the road for the Tour de France in July - and it's no coincidence that the UK gets summer cycling fever too. Why not ride in its slipstream? This July, ditch the car, train, or bus, pump your tyres up and hit the road. 

You may find other aspects of French culture more appealing. For example, why not hold a cheese-sampling night in honneur of La Tour? Indulge your guests for a small price of a £5 donation.


The longer days are an unmissable opportunity to do something BIG for children. Here's how you can use the extra daylight to change children's lives.

Beat your personal best

Take advantage of those endless summer days. Could you beat your personal best for the number of lengths at your local pool? How many steps can you complete in a day? The possibilities are endless.
Siraj*, 14, wrapped up in a towel after swimming with his family at the beach near their new home in Italy.

Garden Cinema

Want something a bit more relaxing? There's nothing better than watching your favourite films under the stars. If you don't have a garden all you need is a projector and a blank wall.

Camp out to make World Refugee Week

Give up your home comforts for a night during World Refugee Week.

Invite your friends and family to pitch up next to you, play garden games and cook dinner over an open fire - then ask them to donate for the experience. The funds you raise for the camp out could help make sure child refugees can learn and be protected. 

We have loads of resources.

Paying in your fundraising

While you’re basking in that post-fundraising glow, don’t forget to send us all the donations you worked hard to raise. It’s quick and easy.

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