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A member of a Cricklade congregation doing a sponsored abseil in their local church.

At church

Your church congregation are ideal people to get involved with your fundraising activity. Think of what suits your church, congregation and celebrant and go for it.

Here are some interesting fundraising ideas to try at your church:

  • Sponsored abseil! Does your church have a tall tower that would be perfect to scale down? Sign your vicar and congregation up, and see your church tower in a whole new light. Contact your local Christian Aid office for support in organising a sponsored abseil.
  • Hair-raising challenge! Sponsor your vicar to do something hair-raising. It could be to shave off his beard, dye her hair bright red or have their legs waxed.
  • Sponsored Scooting! Organise a sponsored walk with a difference – no walking allowed; only mobility scooters and wheelchairs are to be used to complete the course you set. Charge people to enter, and encourage them to raise sponsorship.
  • Coffee morning! The classic church fundraiser. Invite your friends, family and congregation to join you in your church hall for coffee and cake.
  • Bake off! Run a traditional bake sale but add some competition. Get people to submit their chocolate brownies or Victoria sponges for judging – your vicar could be the guest judge. Charge for baking submissions and for selling the cakes afterwards.
  • Solidarity sleepout! Spend a night sleeping rough and show solidarity for those who don't have a place to call home. Invite a group from your church or youth group to spend a night sleeping out, raising sponsorship for people who have no place to call home.