A-Z of Fundraising Ideas
Heartbeat is the North West’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre, which supports over 800 people per week on their rehabilitation journey. With no government funding, fundraising is the only way Heartbeat can continue to deliver its services. Help us make this possible by organising your own fundraising event. Here are some ideas;
Organise an afternoon tea. Ask for a donation or set a charge for a delicious afternoon tea.
Sponsored bike rides are very popular. They are easy to organise and can involve people of all ages and all levels of fitness.
Why not ask friends and family to donate money instead of giving presents for birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.
Arrange a competition, charge an entry fee, hold a raffle and serve refreshments.
Easter Egg Hunt
For an entry fee children can hunt around a field or building for hidden eggs.
Arrange a seasonal garden or hall fete. Charge an entrance fee and ask stall holders to pay for their place or donate takings.
Set up a mini golf course and hold a contest. Have a raffle and auction too.
Hiking and Hill Walking
Sponsored by the mile or by the mountain
It’s a Knockout
Use a local sports centre, invite local shops, youth organisations, sports clubs. Charge an admission, sell refreshments.
Very traditional, but still works.
Arrange a themed party in a local pub or private venue. Charge to enter or sell tickets.
Labour of Love
Offer your skills or services for an hour, day, week for a donation rather than a wage e.g. wash your neighbours car.
Why not take on the challenge of all challenges and enter into a marathon. A full Heartbeat fundraising pack will be issued upon registration.
Naughty but nice!
Give up a treat such as chocolate or coffee for a week and donate the money you would have spent.
Host a coffee morning or cheese and wine evening in your own home or in a local community venue.
Show off your green fingers by selling some of your plants.
Always popular in school or in the local church hall. Charge teams to enter, have a raffle and sell refreshment.
Recycle your old mobile phones, DVD’s, laptops, CD’s or other unwanted items and donate the proceeds to Heartbeat.
Arrange a sponsored event of your choice whether it be a football, netball or hockey match. A sponsored silence, swimathon or bake off… …the possibilities are endless!
Organise your own X-Factor event. Sell tickets and hold a raffle at the event. Ask local businesses to donate a prize for the winner!
Unwanted Gift Sale
Great after Christmas and Birthdays. Either sell your unwanted gifts and donate the proceeds to Heartbeat or donate your unwanted gifts directly to us to use in raffles and tombola’s throughout the year.
Register as an official volunteer for Heartbeat and get involved in all our fundraising events!
Walk to work
Get your colleagues to walk to work with you and donate their petrol/bus/train fare money to Heartbeat
Organise a festive party with mince pies, mulled wine and entertainment, charge an entry fee and ask them to bring/pay for food and drink.
Organise a competition and demonstrate your skills.
Sponsor children to go to bed one hour early and make their bed in the morning!!
For more ideas and full sponsorship pack contact the Heartbeat Fundraising team on 01772 717147 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
♥ A-Z of Fundraising Ideas (pdf)