Fundraising ideas

Fundraising ideas:

If you’re thinking about fundraising for Sight Life, here are some ideas that you could consider.

1. Quick and easy ideas

Take on a simple challenge to help us support people with sight loss.

  • Give up your guilty pleasure and see how long you can last.
  • Keep your lips sealed for a day and ask for donations.
  • Shave off your hair and ask for donations.
  • Clear out your house and auction off items you don’t need any more.
  • Do good deeds for donations.
  • Empty your pockets and donate loose change every night for a month.

2. Something active

Take on a physical challenge and raise money by being sponsored to get moving and get active.

  • Organise a long walk with friends and family and get sponsored.
  • Turn swimming into a challenge.
  • Get sponsored for climbing a mountain.
  • Hold a longer zumbathon class and ask dancers for donations or collect sponsorship.
  • Arrange a friendly football tournament and charge teams to enter.

3. With friends

  • Offer to make and deliver breakfast for your neighbourhood and ask for donations.
  • Hold a quiz night.
  • Hold a themed party and get your friends to pay to take part.
  • Ask for ‘Give in Celebration’ donations instead of gifts.
  • Hold a movie night with popcorn and snacks and charge for tickets.
  • Offer your friends and family manicures, facials and pedicures, all in their own home for a fee.

4. At work

Get your work colleagues involved in your fundraising.

  • Hold a cake sale during a coffee or tea break.
  • Donate a day’s wage and ask your employer to match your donation.
  • Do a job swap with someone in your office and get sponsored.
  • Office Olympics – see who’s the fastest typist? Place your bets and enter.
  • Charge £2 per person to have a dress down day.

5. In a group

We are looking for volunteers to join and set up new fundraising groups. Each fundraising group will help raise funds and awareness in their community. This could include anything from a coffee morning, to a fun run, to handing out information leaflets.

Our fundraising groups will have lots of different volunteering opportunities, such as group leader, event organiser or just someone who helps out now and again so no matter what your strength you can help!

There are loads of ways you can fundraise in a group or in your community and get everyone involved.

  • Test everyone’s musical knowledge with musical bingo.
  • Host a street party.
  • Hold a raffle with donated prizes.
  • Host a ball in your school or with your local fundraising group.
  • Strut your stuff in a fashion show and ask local businesses to sponsor the event.
  • Organise a themed ball or fancy dress, raising money from ticket sales, food and drinks.

We’d also love to hear your own ideas for fundraising.