Do your own fundraising

Want to make a difference? Help children and young people by fundraising in your local community or online

There are lots of ways you can raise funds for children and young people - all on your own time. From coffee mornings to football matches or Facebook fundraisers, just choose what works for you. We’ve got some ideas below to get you started.

St Faith’s School in Cambridge raised £251 by changing their school socks to “silly socks” for the day. Stripes, polka dots, rainbows, animal print – you name it, they wore it.

Get baking

Our Action for Children coffee mornings or bake sales are a really easy way to raise money. They also mean eating lots of delicious cakes! Try hosting one at your village or school hall. Or invite friends and family around to your home.

Tip: Have an Action for Children box on the table for extra donations. Call 0300 123 2112 to order your collection box.

Seven colourful cupcakes with various decorations

Facebook fundraising

This is a great way to raise money and awareness for the causes you care about. It’s all done online, so friends and family can get involved, wherever they are.

To start raising money, sign into Facebook and go to our fundraising page. You’ll find a pre-populated template here that you can use to create your own fundraiser in a matter of minutes.

Share your skills

Do you speak another language and want to teach others? Are you a musician who’d be happy to give a virtual lesson? Would you like to show someone how to make your incredible brownies?

Host an online experience auction and sell your skills. Every penny you raise will help us give vulnerable children in the UK a safe and happy childhood. Share your talents. Try something new. And have fun with friends.

Call 0300 123 2112 to sign up.

Run a quiz night

Hold a quiz night in person or online and ask people to pay a small entry fee. Write some general knowledge questions or base them around a theme, like movies. Ask people to pay a small entry fee. You could also run a raffle to raise extra funds.

Throw a dinner party

Do you love to cook? Why not host a charity dinner party? Put on a three-course feast for your friends. Then ask them to donate what they think the meal would cost in a restaurant. It’s a wonderful way to raise money and share good food with loved ones.

Young women around table drinking wine and eating food

Set up a football match

Gather your workmates together for a five-a-side football tournament. Charge entry fees for teams. Think about selling soft drinks and snacks as a way to raise extra money.