Here are some fun and creative recommendations for activities you can do to get involved:
A – Afternoon tea
Put the kettle on and get baking. Entertain guests with raffles, auctions, tombolas and music.
B – Baked bean bath
Get sponsored to spend the day in a bath of baked beans.
C – Car wash
Wash cars at shopping centres or office car parks.
D – Dinner party
Host a dinner party and charge your friends.
E – Easter egg hunt
Get your whole community to take part.
F – Football tournament
Schedule fixtures and charge teams to enter. Ask local businesses for prizes.
G – Garden party
Perfect for the summer months. Sell tickets or invite guests to make a donation.
H – Head shave
Sick of bad hair days? Go bald for Child Bereavement UK.
I – Irish night
It doesn’t have to be St Patrick’s Day to celebrate the Irish culture. Throw a party, and if you have the skills charge a fee for Irish dance lessons.
J – James Bond party
A James Bond night can offer a lot more than movie watching. Get ready to make Martinis.
K – Karaoke night
Ask your local pub if you can organise a night of loud and out-of-tune singing.
L – Legacy giving
Include a legacy to Child Bereavement UK in your will.
M – Marathon run
Always fancied taking on that big running challenge? Get yourself signed up for a marathon and start training!
N – Name the teddy
Get a cute cuddly toy and ask people to pay to pick the name. The winner keeps the teddy.
O – Office fundraising
Fundraising activities for the office could include bake sales, office Olympics, dress down day or perhaps take breakfast orders and set-up your own tea trolley.
P – Payroll giving
Set up a monthly donation from your pay packet.
Q – Quiz night
Organise a quiz night at home or at your local pub.
R – Raffle
Ask local businesses for great prizes and raffle them off.
S – Sweepstake
You have one question such as ‘How many sweets in the jar?’ and people pay to give an answer. Whoever has the winning answer gets a prize and you donate the money raised.
T – Three Peaks challenge
Complete the iconic UK challenge with friends or family.
U – Uniform free day
Organise a non-uniform day at school or at work.
V – Variety show
From magic to music, gather up all the local talent for a great night of entertainment.
W – Walks
Set up a distance challenge in a beautiful location and get sponsored to complete it.
X – X-Factor competition
Fancy yourself as the next One Direction or Olly Murs? All you need is four judges and a venue.
Y – Yoga marathon
Know your tree pose from your downward dog? Contact your local gym to set up a fundraising day.
Z – Zumbathon
Organise a mass Zumba challenge to raise sponsorship and have fun.
Whatever you decide to do, please make sure that it is:
1. safe – both for you and everyone else involved
2. legal – there are laws governing raffles, bars and food amongst other things