If you are looking for the best charity fundraising ideas, you’re in the right place! Below we have come up with a whole host of ideas for fundraising; from the classic and traditional fundraiser ideas to a few others that are little unusual, hopefully we will be able to inspire you if you are planning on raising money for our charity

Alder Hey Children’s Charity.

Bake sale

It’s an oldie, but a goodie! Hosting a bake sale is the perfect way to get people involved and raise money for charity. If it’s a particular time of year, such as around Halloween, Christmas or Valentine’s Day, you could ask everyone taking part to make their cakes and sweet treats themed, just to make it that little bit extra special! Ask everyone to make homemade cakes and then club together to sell them for charity. (We think cupcakes are the best bet, because you can make them in bulk and sell them for 50p or £1 each!)

Running event

Whether you’re an experienced runner or not, taking part in a running event is an extremely rewarding way to raise money for charity. No matter your fitness levels, if you put in training and hard work, you will be able to accomplish your goal – which is why we believe this is one of the best fundraising ideas. Don’t forget to check out our marathon training tips if you are planning on taking part in a long-distance running event.


Not one for the faint hearted! Find out if there are any charity abseils happening near you, grit your teeth and take part. Alder Hey Children’s Charity takes part in a charity abseil at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral every year – so even if you’re not sure if you want to take part, you could pop along and cheer on those who are!


Whether it’s with friends, family or colleagues, a BBQ is a fantastic way to raise money for charity – who doesn’t love a BBQ?! Ask everyone who is attending to bring one item of food or drink, such as a pack of beef burgers, some veggie sausages or a few bags of salad. If everyone brings something and donates a few pounds when they arrive, the charity donations will soon add up. The best bit is, even if weather isn’t on your side on the day, you can still cook your BBQ food indoors.

Dog walk

We bet that if you try and think of five dog lovers that you know, you’ll be able to come up with more than that in a matter of seconds! So round up all your friends, family members and colleagues who have dogs (or who simply love dogs and want to take part) and host a charity dog walk. All meet at one point, such as in a park or on a beach, and ask all those taking part to donate a few pounds to charity when they arrive. Not only is it an easy way to raise money, but it gets everyone outdoors in the fresh air with their canine friends.

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