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A-Z of fundraising ideas

A-Z of fundraising ideas

Fundraising ideasOur runners, cyclists and challengers are incredible, however if marathons and extreme courses aren't for you, there are many other ways you can raise money for Southampton Hospital Charity. Whether you are a first time fundraiser, or a seasoned pro, we hope these easy A-Z ideas will inspire you to go out and have some fun! 

Remember we are here to help you make your plans, spread the word, and help you beat your fundraising target. Contact us on 023 8120 8881 or

Do you want some ideas to help you get started? Below is a A-Z of different fundraising ideas to help get your creative juices going! Those with links also have 'how to guides' to ensure you get the most out of your event.


Festive fundraising

  • Fun laughs and good times this festive period

    Secret Santa - Instead of spending £5 on secret santa presents, why not spend £4 and have everyone put the extra £1 in a collection box for the charity.
  • Mince pie and mulled wine party - Put on some carols and serve mince pies and mulled wine around you Christmas tree in exchange for a donation to the charity.
  • Christmas fayre - If you are creative, or know someone who is, why not take a stall at the Winchester Christmas market, or your local town fayre. This will give you the chance to promote the charity, while selling handmade gifts, decorations, clothes or treats.
  • January sale - Sell your unwanted presents at a post-Christmas car boot sale to make sure they go to a good home and donate the proceeds to us.



  • Abseil
  • Arts and crafts
  • Assault course
  • Auction        


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  • Bag packing at a local supermarket (we can send you a Tshirt and bucket for donations)
  • Baked bean bath
  • Balloon race
  • Barbeque
  • Bingo 
  • Bike race
  • Body waxing
  • Bonfire night
  • Book sale
  • Bring and buy sale
  • Bungee jump



  • Darts evening
  • Dance competition
  • Dinner party
  • Disco
  • Dress down day


  • Egg hunt
  • Eighties night
  • Exhibition
  • Expedition
  • Exercise bike static race


  • Face painting
  • Fancy dress 
  • Fashion show
  • Fete
  • Football match
  • Fun day
  • Fun run






  • Halloween party
  • Head shave (we dare you...!)
  • Heroes v villans party
  • Hill walking


Aduma Massari head shave


  • Jazz night
  • Jumble sale        




  • Karaoke
  • Knitting competition


  • Ladies lunch
  • Log throwing competition
  • Leg wax (much more appealing to donors when men take up this challenge!)


  • Marathon/mini marathon (the charity often has event places for many of these races throughout the year so why not contact us for a place - 023 8120 8881)


  • Name the teddy
  • Nature trail
  • Nearly new sale


  • Obstacle course
  • Office party
  • Olympic themed party
  • Online auction
  • Open garden
  • Overseas challenges


  • Pantomine
  • Pet show
  • Photo competition - best photo / match baby photos to current photos and the person with the most correct answers wins a prize
  • Pub quiz




  • Quiz night (everyone loves a good quiz in the office or down the local pub. Add a small entry charge and the hardest bit will be thinking up the questions!


  • Race night
  • Raffle
  • Raft race
  • Resell and recycle (declutter your house and have a garden/car boot sale)


  • Selling charity merchandise
  • Silent auction
  • Skydive
  • Sponsored silence
  • Sponsored swim
  • Sponsored ...?
  • Spot the difference
  • Street party




  • Talent show (with the wide range of talents that your friends and family have, you'll be surprised at how many people want to show off what they can do. Don't forget to charge those who simply watch too!)
  • Tennis competition
  • Tombola
  • Treasure hunt


  • Variety sale
  • Vehicle rally
  • Valentines party




  • X Factor themed competition
  • Xmas fair
  • Xmas hamper
  • Xmas card sale
   Street party


Can you think of 100 ways to raise £100?