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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 pamper sessions or football matches, just choose what works for you. We’ve got some ideas below to get you started.

Sue marked her 70th birthday with a walking challenge for Action for Children. She walked 13 miles over five days and asked friends to sponsor her instead of buying a birthday present

Hold 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.

Put on your running shoes

Set yourself a fitness challenge and start a fundraising page. You can tailor your challenge to your fitness level. Or challenge your friends and make it a group effort!

How about running one mile a day for a month or running a marathon over a week?

Get baking

Coffee mornings, bake sales or virtual tea parties are a really easy way to raise money. They also mean eating lots of delicious cakes!

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

Share your skills

Do you speak another language? 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. Share your talents. Try something new. And have fun with friends.

Go live!

Have a go at livestreaming for Action for Children. You can show off almost anything that you think will be interesting for your audience. What about gaming, or online tutorials such as yoga, knitting, baking, or juggling?

Go to the movies

Get the popcorn ready and host a movie night. Use the Netflix Party Chrome Extension to host a movie night for your friends. Ask everyone to donate the cost of a cinema ticket.

Boxes of popcorn

Pamper session

Whether it be online or in person, pamper parties are the perfect way to raise money for a good cause. Conjure up some cocktails, don face masks and raid your make up kit for a relaxing time.

Get crafty

Set up a group with friends and family to knit, crochet or paint your way to raising money. You can have a great time crafting with friends and then sell your creations to help give more children a safe and happy childhood.

Close up of hands doing crochet

Dance the night away

Host an online dance party by inviting your friends to help create the playlist. Singing and dancing together will create a huge mood boost. Encourage friends to donate what you might have spent on a night out.

Five-a-side fun

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.

Looking for support?

Not sure what you’d like to do, but know you want to get involved? No problem! Our friendly community fundraising team are on hand to answer all your questions.