Move More: Five ways to do your own fundraising

Tuesday 05 September 2023
Woman running outdoors

Want to move more? In this blog post, we will show you five of the most exciting ways to do your own fundraising while keeping fit and active.

These five fundraising ideas will help bring some fun to your routine while making make a meaningful impact on the lives of children and young people across the UK. Want to try your own idea? Be our guest! Brainstorm with your children, family and friends to see what ideas you can come up with.

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1. Take part in a step challenge

A step challenge is great way to keep you active and walking. Set an achievable target of steps you want to reach, for instance, aim to get in 5,000 or 10,000 steps in everyday for 30 days. Every time you achieve this goal, consider putting £1 (or any amount you choose) into a savings jar. Watch your jar fill up as a representation of your efforts. You can also encourage your friends and family to sponsor your daily steps to add to your fundraising total.

2. Participate in a sporting event

Do you want to push yourself to the limit and raise money for Action for Children? Signing up for a sporting event is not just a thrilling opportunity to challenge yourself but you can also make a significant impact through fundraising. This activity combines a passion for sport with the joy of giving back to charity. There are a number of different sporting events you can join to help fundraise for Action for Children. If you have already signed up to an event, take a look at our fundraising advice and free resources.

Group of Action for Children fundraisers at Kiltwalk with mascot Cosmo

3. Host a ‘dance-a-thon’

Get ready to create your own dance floor and get moving around the house. Invite your friends and family members over to join in on the fun. For those who can’t attend in person, set up a video call to show them your dance moves and help fundraise virtually. Encourage them to participate in this energetic event and consider pledging a donation for every dance performance. You can also set challenges and goals, for instance, by seeking extra fundraising donations for doing specific dance moves or dance styles. Involving your loved ones in this kind of event can help create valuable memories.

4. Do an environmental challenge

Eric and Idris litter pick DIY Fundraising

Embark on an environmental challenge that will get everyone outdoors and active while doing something that benefits the planet.

This could involve activities such as picking up litter or planting flowers. Encourage those in your neighbourhood to sponsor your efforts by pledging a donation for each bag of litter.

Eric and Idris's litter pick challenge is an example of how these activities can become an effective way to fundraise. They have raised over £300 for Action for Children.

5. Walk, run, or cycle your commute to work

Turn your work commute into a fundraising adventure. To help you get moving, create a challenge where you seek sponsorship for every mile or kilometre you cover on your way to the office. Or create a little friendly competition between your colleagues. Pick a distance and put everyone into teams to see who can collectively complete the fastest distance. Place bets on who you think the winning team will be. This is also a fantastic opportunity for team building.

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Ideas and inspiration

Making a difference doesn't always require big gestures. Sometimes it's the small steps that lead to change. With these fundraising ideas in mind, you might be inspired to move more and help fundraise for Action for Children.