Fundraising Ideas

A

Art Exhibitions

Astrology Evenings

Athletic meetings

Auctions

B

Baby-sitting

Bad Hair Day

Bad Tie day

Bag Packing

Bake sale

Baked beans bath

Barbeque

BBQ

Beard Shaving

Bed push

Bingo

Bob a job

Book and Jumble Sale (see off all your old books and knick knacks)

Book sale

Breakfast event

Bridge drive

Bring and buy sale

C

Cake sale

Car boot sale

Car cleaning

Car Wash (suitable for all ages)

Carol Singing

Casual day at work/school

Children’s sports day

Christmas Day Swim

Church gate Collection

Cinema charity screening

Coffee mornings

Coins (fill a Smartie tube/jar with coins)

Concert

D

Dance

Darts Tournament

Dinner Dance / Party

Disco

Dog show

Dog Walking

Donations in lieu of presents

Dress down day at work

E

Easter egg hunt

Egg & Spoon Race

Exercise Bike Marathon (complete ‘shifts’ over a set period)

F

Face Painting

Fancy dress ball / competition

Fashion show

Firm wide raffles, auctions and collections

Flower show

Football Match

Fortune telling

Fun run

G

Gala evening

Gigs

Girls V Boys Day / Event

Give up something for Lent and get it sponsored!

Golf classic

Golf Day (invite local firms to organise teams)

Guess the amount of sweets in a jar

Guess the Height / Weight / Amount…

H

Halloween fancy dress party

Halloween party

Head and beard shaving

Head Shave

Hill Walking / Running

Hurling Solo Run

I

Individual Gifts

Indoor Games Night (board games, skittles, cards)

Inter-departmental quiz in your workplace

Irish Coffee Morning

J

Jamboree

James Bond event

Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge

Joke Competition

Jumble sale

K

Karaoke Evening (ask a local pub to host a karaoke night for you and charge entry)

Karate Event

Knitting Sprint (knit for an hour – provide regulation wool and needles!)

Knobbly Knees Challenge

L

Lawn mowing

Leg Waxing (good for the men!)

Line Dancing

Local Pub Quiz

Lottery

Lunch-time event

M

Magic Show

Marathon (get fit and run a marathon, get people to sponsor/guess your time!)

Marathons / Mini Marathon

Matched giving from companies for employee fundraising

Music recital

N

New Year’s Eve party

No Smoking Day

No Smoking/No Chocolate Day (give up your vices for charity)

No uniform day

O

Obstacle Course

Odd One Out

Oiche Gaelach

Old Time Dance (sponsored per dance)

Open Gardens – garden parties around your neighbourhood

P

Pancake breakfast

Panto

Payroll deduction

Penalty Shoot-out

Pet show

Pizza party

Plant sales

Pool Competition

Pram Race (babies not included!)

Q

Quiz Night (general knowledge table quiz or themed quiz e.g. music/tv)

R

Race Night (horse/greyhound racing)

Raffle

Read-a-thon

Register your event with Special Olympics Ireland and inform local clubs of your plans

Remember to get receipts for all costs incurred

S

Scrabble Tournaments (pay to play or sponsor points)

Shave- a- Thon

Sponsored Bag-Pack

Sponsored bike ride for young and old

Sponsored Cycle / Walk / Run / Slim / Silence / ANYTHING!

Sponsored Dart Match

Sponsored Dog Walk

Sponsored Events, e.g. slimming

Sponsored silence

Sports day

Spot the baby photo competition

Street Collections (Don’t forget – you will need a Garda permit)

Street party

Supermarket Bag Packing

Swear box

Sweepstakes

Swim-a-thon

Swimming gala

T

Talent competition

Talks and demonstrations – e.g. book readings, cookery demonstrations

Tea party

Teddy bear’s picnic for children

Tennis tournament

Theatre Premiere or Gala Evening

Theme evening

Themed event based on particular countries/cultures

Three Legged Race

Treasure Hunt (sponsored/ask local firms to donate prizes)

Fasting

U

Unwanted Christmas presents sale

Unwanted Gifts Sale

Used Book Sale ( bestsellers at bargain prices)

V

Valentine’s Day event

Valet Services

Variety Show (sketches, song, dance, readings)

Vegetable sale

Veteran car rally

W

Walks

Weigh-a-thons

Welly-Throwing Contest (sell your tickets or ask for a donations at the end)

Whist drive

Who wants to be a millionaire

Window cleaning

Wine & cheese party

Wine and chocolate night

Wine tasting

X

Xmas Pantomime

Y

Yacht Race

Yard Cleaning

Yoga Demonstration

Your own thing!

Z

Zany Ideas

Zodiac Readings

Zzzzz – a sponsored sleep in

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