Do your own fundraising

Help children and young people by planning your own fundraising activity, in your local community or online.

From bake sales to ball gowns and everything in between, we’ll be on hand every step of the way to make sure your fundraising is a success.

But to help get you started, we’ve pulled together some ways you can raise funds for children and young people.

Want to do your own thing? Be our guest! Have a brainstorm with the children in your life and see what ideas you come up with.

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Sue's birthday fundraiser

Mother and daughter walking in park

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. With each step, Sue raised vital funds that could help vulnerable children and young people across the UK.

Eric and Idris's litter pick challenge

Eric and Idris developed a passion for looking after their environment in 2020. They were keen to do whatever they could to help their local area by keeping it tidy and regularly asked their parents if they could pick up litter during their walks.

They decided to challenge themselves to litter pick every day for 100 days and raise money for Action for Children in the process.

Eric and Idris litter pick DIY Fundraising

Here’s what Eric and Idris had to say about their challenge:

“We are litter picking because we want to do our bit for the environment. We’ve decided we want to pick up the rubbish we see and put it in the bin, and we recycle what we can. We started on our walks home from school, which made us feel proud of ourselves and like we were making a positive difference.”

Eric and Idris are environmental champions and through their very own fundraising idea, have raised more than £300 for Action for Children.

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