Need a little inspiration?
Sometimes it can be a little bit daunting to know where to start when you’re fundraising. What types of events are easiest to organise? What types of events are most successful? What types of events are most fun?
To help you, we’ve compiled an A to Z of fundraising ideas. It is by no means a comprehensive list. Do let us know if you’re up for something else, because we’re here to help you.
A is for – Arts and crafts. Whatever your talent – be it knitting or card-making – why not hold an exhibition of your work with the proceeds donated to Kilbryde Hospice?
B is for – Burn’s Supper. Buy tickets to the Kilbryde Hospice annual Burns Supper. Or why not host your own? Invite some friends round for some Cullen Skink, haggis, neeps and tatties and cranachan – perhaps even a wee dram – in honour of The Bard. Burn’s Suppers are a fantastic fundraiser for golf clubs, bowling clubs and Canadians.
C is for – Car boot sale. Spring clean your house, loft and/or garage and donate the day’s sales to Kilbryde Hospice. Our very own Hospice Car Boot Sale at the Busby Hotel was a great success, check out the website for dates of future car boot sales.
D is for – Dress down day. Everyone’s favourite, surely?
E is for – eBay. Register yourself on eBay or another auction site and auction off your old, unwanted items. If you select Kibryde Hospice as your nominated charity you’ll ensure the Hospice receives a share of the commission on each item.
F is for – Football. Whether it’s a Friday night five-a-side or a full blown football tournament, either are ideal for raising money for Kilbryde Hospice.
G is for – Golf Day. You are guaranteed a laugh at our Annual Andy Cameron Classic Golf Day. But always remember to bring two pairs of socks, in case you get a hole in one!
H is for – Halloween Party. Probably best organised around the 31st of October.
I is for – In Celebration. Whether it’s a birthday, engagement or wedding anniversary, congratulations from everyone at Kilbryde Hospice. Why not ask your friends and family to make a donation in your name to celebrate the event?
J is for – JustGiving. Whatever your fundraising plans, remember to create your very own Kilbryde Hospice JustGiving page. It only takes 5 mins to set up, and is a safe and friendly way to collect donations from your friends and family.
K is for – Karaoke competition. At the local pub or in the comfort of your own home. Only one rule, mandatory £50 donation for anyone who attempts to sing ‘Unchained Melody’ or ‘Bad Romance.’
L is for – Ladies Lunch. Gather your girls and join us at our annual ladies lunch in May, or organise your very own.
M is for – Marathon. Loch Ness, London or New York – 26 miles in aid of Kilbryde Hospice.
N is for – Naughty but nice. Cupcakes or lingerie party? We’ll leave that one up to you.
O is for – Onesies. Get on your onesie at work, school or college and raise some money for Kilbryde Hospice.
P is for – Piggy banks. Think outside the plastic piggy! Whether its 20p pieces in an old Smarties tube or Ploink!, the digital equivalent, your small change can make a huge difference towards providing care for local patients and support for their families.
Q is for – Quiz night. Organise a night in your local pub, you’ll be surprised how competitive it gets!
R is for – Recycling. You can recycle your old mobile phones and printer ink cartridges with Kilbryde Hospice. Drop off recycling items at the Kilbryde Hospice shop and get collection envelopes and/or collection boxes from our website.
S is for – Sponsored event. Whatever idea you have for a sponsored event – a cycle, swim, dog walk or even parachute jump, drop us an email and we’ll help you get going.
T is for – Teddy Bear’s Picnic. The perfect fundraiser for Nurseries and Toddlers Groups. What will you discover when you go down to the woods today? Hopefully smiling children and their teddy bears having a magical time whilst raising money for Kilbryde Hospice.
U is for – Ultimate challenge. An abseil, zip-line, bungee jump, skydive or white-water rafting. One for the adrenaline junkies perhaps?
V is for – Valet service. Offer to clean the cars inside and out for all your family, friends and work colleagues with all the proceeds going to Kilbryde Hospice.
W is for – Walks. A long distance expedition, such as the West Highland Way, or a walk around the local park. Whatever takes your fancy?
X is for – X-Factor. It costs up to £2.50 a minute to vote for your favourite act on X-Factor. Just one week, don’t vote and donate £5.00 to Kilbryde Hospice instead. You can even donate by mobile phone – simply text HOSP44 £5 to 70070 to donate to Kilbryde Hospice.
Y is for – Yoga Marathon. Get sponsored to do yoga for a day. You’ll be so supple by the end of it that you might be able to perform One-Legged King Pigeon.
Z is for – Zumba. You want to party yourself into shape, yeah? Zumba is the easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s sweeping the nation. Sponsored Zumbathon anyone?