Get something in returnIsn’t it easier to just pop a tenner in the collection tin? Well, yes, it probably is – and by all means feel free to do just that by clicking the link above.
But our fundraisers want to go the extra mile. To give their time rather than just their money, so that others are also inspired to give.
And they get something in return. It may be a simple or personal pleasure, like the enjoyment of a pancake well tossed.
But there’s also the fun of teaming up with friends or colleagues, the satisfaction of seeing lives transformed by the money raised and the buzz of getting the whole community involved.
Make your family proud
Get pelted with wet sponges. Air your rusty plate-spinning skills in public. Discover hitherto unrealised desires to dress as a gorilla in inclement weather.
Raising funds is the perfect opportunity to do things that, with very good reason, you have never attempted before.
Make a pig of yourself
Fundraising and slap-up feeds seem to go together like fish and chips. And it needn’t end at cake sales.
Helen Baggott’s pudding evening in Oakham ended up as something of a feeding frenzy.
‘It didn’t take any persuading to get people to come,’ she says, although she adds: ‘Next time I’ll give people teaspoons to eat with, as some puddings disappeared before everyone got a taste.’
Become a menace to society – for a good cause
‘We had one dodgy moment when we nearly didn’t get under a bridge,’ says Iona Stroud who set up a 12-tonne tractor pull along Paignton seafront.
Thankfully they made it with just an inch to spare. ‘A great cheer came from the crowd when we crossed the finishing line without having caused major damage.’
Develop a habit
The amazing thing about our fundraisers, from the abseilers to the walkers to the red envelope deliverers, is the fact they keep coming back year after year. We can’t think of any better endorsement.
To help you on your fundraising journey we've tried to make things easier for you by creating 'My Christian Aid', a free starter fundraising pack full of stories to inspire you, ideas to start you off and resources to make your fundraiser happen.
So what are you waiting for? Order your starter fundraising pack now.
Any questions? Call our Events Fundraising Team on 020 7523 2019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .