Red Nose Day – Five Fun Fundraising Ideas
14th March 2019
The 15th of March welcomes the return of Red Nose Day which aims to raise money for vulnerable people in the UK and some of the world’s poorest communities through fundraising.
Last Red Nose Day raised £76M, with 50% of funds raised aiding the UK and 50% internationally. The positive effect of the funds raised is unimaginable, changing lives forever – so here’s five fundraising ideas to help you play your part.
We’d be all lying if we said we didn’t like cake, so an office bake off is always a clear favourite in the workplace. Make things more entertaining by appointing your very own Paul Hollywood to judge the cakes – try not to be too harsh!
Raising money by putting yourself through a challenge is an original trick in the fundraising book. This way you can raise more funds, as friends and family tend to pay more if it means you must endure fear or some sort of suffering on your part – that’s natural unfortunately!
If it’s alone, or in a group – step out of your comfort zone whether it be a sponsored skydive, sponsored silence, walk, run, or cycle.
Red Nose Day authorises any excuse to dress up – especially for a good cause.
It’s pretty simple. Everyone pays a few pounds and dresses up for the day. Of course, it can be themed specifically, or it can be something more casual… but we do suggest that everyone wears something red!
Run a raffle… with good prizes
Want to get involved, but don’t have much time? A raffle is easy to arrange and all you need is a book of tickets. The trick is to get everyone involved!
So, forget the usual rubbish prizes raffle prizes and propose something different that people will really engage with. For instance, an extra day’s holiday, if possible? You’ll have plenty of takers for this one!
Office quizzes are great fun, plus – they’re a great way of forming closer relationships with your colleagues. Charge teams a specific amount of money to enter the quiz and you’ll end up with a reasonable sum!
None of these take your fancy? Download the official Red Nose Day fundraising pack to give you more inspiration.
It comes at no cost with posters, stickers, balloons and more to point you in the right direction.