Event Ideas

There are lots of ways that you can raise money for the DEC. Here's a few ideas to get you started...


  • Set yourself a challenge and run, swim or climb to fundraise
  • Get sponsored to quit your bad habits or guilty pleasures
  • Get sponsored to bathe in  custard,  jelly or baked beans
  • Get sponsored to shave your head or dye your hair a crazy colour
  • Sponsored Silence - Ask family and friends to sponsor you to zip your lips for the day

Community Events

  • Hold a street party with food, drink and games. Have a collection and a raffle to raise funds for the DEC
  • Pub Quiz - Bring out your friends’ and neighbours’ competitive sides and donate the entry fees
  • Community Funrun - Get your neighbours active and raising money for a good cause

With Friends

  • Zumbathon - (or another type of “thon”) Ask to be sponsored by the hour and see how long you can last!
  • Cocktail or Dinner Party - Invite friends over for an evening of food and drinks and ask them to donate
  • Sporting Competition - Compete to become the winning team in your favourite sport and donate the competition entry fees
  • Birthday or Wedding - If you have a big event coming up ask people to donate instead of giving gifts

At Work or School

  • Coffee morning or Bake Sale -  Bake cakes, biscuits and buns to sell for a good cause
  • Dress up day - Set a theme and charge a pound to dress up
  • Raffle - Sell tickets and donate the profits
  • Collection Bucket - Simple but effective!

Auctions and Sales

  • Sell your unwanted stuff on eBay. Set up your account with a request that all or some of what you make is donated directly to the DEC. See http://pages.ebay.co.uk/ebayforcharity/sell.html for more details.
  • Auction of Promises. Rather than selling material goods, ask locals to donate their talents and time and then hold an auction with the proceeds going to the DEC.
  • Arrange a fun auction, ask people to donate items to sell and donate the proceeds.
  • Take some unwanted antiques to a local auction house and donate what you make.
  • Car boot sale - Raise money for the DEC while giving your home a clear out.
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