• Abseil: be a daredevil and reach new heights with an abseiling challenge 
  • Afternoon tea: hold an elegant afternoon tea with friends or family 
  • Auction: encourage local businesses to donate items to be auctioned off 


  • Bake sale: get your local community baking to sell some delicious treats 
  • BBQ: fire up the grill for a charity BBQ Day with friends or neighbours 
  • Bingo: eyes down – who will be the first to get a full house? 
  • Book sale: raise money by selling unwanted books through your local community 


  • Car wash: help shine up local cars in a community car wash event 
  • Cocktail night: hold a charity cocktail evening and show off your skills – shaken not stirred, of course! 
  • Coffee morning: get together and enjoy a cuppa while raising money 
  • Crafts: turn your hobbies into a fundraising activity and get crafting 


  • Dance-a-thon: challenge your friends to see who will be the last one standing on the dancefloor 
  • Darts contest: take aim to see who lands the bullseye in a round of darts  
  • Dinner party: pick a theme and host your own charity dinner party 


  • Egg painting contest: get creative to see who can paint the best egg 
  • Exercise marathon: hold a day-long event to see who can go the distance 
  • Eurovision party: everyone can represent a different country at this party 


  • Fancy dress day: hold a fancy dress day at school or work for a donation 
  • Fashion show: rock your best outfits in a local charity fashion show 
  • Film night: host your own film night, you can even get creative with themes 
  • Football match: see who will score the winning goals in a charity game 


  • Games night: get competitive in a board games or video games night 
  • Give something up: give up something you love and raise money for charity 
  • Grow a beard: let it all grow out while raising money for charity 
  • Guess how many: challenge people to guess how many items are in a jar 


  • Harry Potter party: discover Hogwarts with your own Harry Potter party 
  • Head shave: brave the shave and shave all your hair off for some sponsorship money 
  • Hiking: take a sponsored hike and see how long you can trek for 


  • Ice cream tasting: who doesn’t love ice cream? What better way to discover all the different flavours in a tasting event 
  • Iron man challenge: hold an iron man event and see who is the fittest 
  • ‘It’s a Knockout’: have some fun with an It is a ‘Knockout style’ event 


  • Jam making try your hand at making some jam at home to sell 
  • Jigsaw puzzle marathon: see who can complete the most puzzles fastest 
  • Joke-a-thon: try your hand at stand up and crack out your best jokes to exchange laughs for donations 
  • Jumble sale: one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure -sell items you no longer want and raise money in the process 


  • Karaoke: who will be top of the pops? 
  • ‘Keepy uppy’ contest: who will keep the ball up in the air the longest? 
  • Kick a habit: challenge yourself to lose a vice while raising money – what better incentive? 
  • Knitting: use your knitting skills to create some items to sell 


  • Learn a new skill: get sponsored to learn a useful new skill 
  • Lego contest: see who can build the most impressive Lego creation 
  • Litter pick: raise money for cleaning up your local community 
  • Loose change collection: dig down the backs of sofas, dig deep in discarded jackets and ask people to donate any loose change they have 


  • Makeover: ask people to donate skills for hairdressing, manicures, etc. 
  • Mobile free day: challenge everyone to go without phones for a full day – can you do it?! 
  • Mountain climb: rise to the top with a mountain climb challenge 
  • Murder mystery party: find out who dunnit at a murder mystery night 
  • Music concert: dust off your school recorders, strum the guitar, play the spoons – hold your own local music event or battle of the bands 


  • Nail art: raise money through creating beautiful nail art on people 
  • Netball tournament: take to the court for charity netball matches 
  • Night-time walk: get sponsored to walk with friends all night long on a moonlit walk 


  • Obstacle course: see who can complete the obstacle course fastest 
  • Open mic night: let anyone take to the stage in an open mic event 
  • Original recipe contest: who will be the next Nigella or Gordon Ramsey? 
  • Outdoor theatre/cinema: hold an outdoor theatre show or movie night with an entry fee to watch your favourite show 


  • Penalty shootout: step up to the line for a penalty shootout tournament 
  • Plank / press up challenge: see who has the strength to hold out the longest 
  • Poetry day: get lyrical and share your poems in front of an audience 
  • Poker night: all money won in the game gets donated to charity 


  • Quad bike racing: get the adrenaline pumping in a quad bike race 
  • Quickest time contests: see who can complete a task the fastest 
  • Quiet hour: challenge people to stay quiet for an hour, donate for every noise 
  • Quintessentially British party: tea, scones, and cucumber sandwiches – everything British  
  • Quiz night: test everyone’s knowledge with a quiz night to raise money for charity 


  • Raffle: hold a local raffle with donated prizes and see how much you can raise 
  • Read-a-thon: challenge people to get reading for charity 
  • Roaring twenties party: host a decadent theme party for your friends 
  • Rock climbing: see who can reach the top in a rock-climbing challenge 
  • Run: test out your endurance by challenging yourself to do a sponsored charity run 


  • Sky dive: face your fears and take to the skies for a charity sky dive 
  • Sports day: get nostalgic with a school sports day themed event- think sack race, egg and spoon, three legged races galore 
  • Street party: all your neighbours can get involved with a local street party 
  • Superhero party: pay homage to your superhero and dress up for the day to raise money 
  • Short story contest: hold a contest to find the best short stories 
  • Sponsored skip: who can skip the most out of your friends? Get fit and raise money for charity 


  • Table tennis tournament: see who edges out the competition at table tennis 
  • Talent contest: give everyone the chance to show off their best talents 
  • Teddy bear picnic: host a teddy bear picnic for families to enjoy 
  • Tombola: run a local tombola with fun prizes to help raise money for charity 
  • Treasure hunt: put together a treasure hunt around your town 


  • Ultimate frisbee: take to your local park for an ultimate frisbee competition 
  • Uniform free day/own clothes day: skip the uniform for a day in return for a small donation 
  • University Challenge: host your own University Challenge style event 
  • Unplug from tech: get sponsored to completely switch off from tech for a day 
  • Upcycling: transform old items into something new that you can then sell 


  • Variety show: hold a local variety show and enjoy an evening of entertainment 
  • Vegetable growing: see who can grow the largest marrow  
  • Video game competition: discover who is the best when it comes to gaming 
  • Village fete: organise a village fete to help raise money 
  • Vintage sale: rummage through your closets to find vintage looks to sell 


  • Wedding gifts: instead of gifts, you can ask for donations to charity 
  • Window cleaning: offer to clean neighbourhood windows for a donation 


  • X Factor competition: host your own X Factor style singing contest 


  • Yoga marathon: release the tension and stretch out your body for longer 
  • Yo-yo contest: crack out your best yo-yo skills in a competition 


  • Zero waste day: challenge yourself to go fully zero waste for a week 
  • Zip wire: soar through the sky as you take on a zip wire challenge