Want to fundraise but stuck for ideas? Fundraising should be fun and it's always good to do in groups

Here are just a few ways in which you could raise some money. Do let us know about your own fundraising event so that we can give you any advice or publicise the event.

Car Boot Sale

Car Boot Sale

Sell any unwanted items at a car boot sale and donate the proceeds to DSC. It’s a great way to declutter your house and to raise money for the charity.

Sponsored Silence

Sponsored Silence

An incredibly difficult task to do especially if you are a bit of a chatterbox! Just try it for an hour and then go for a whole day and get sponsored. You might need to bring round a pen and paper with you if you do need to get yourself noticed.

Open Garden

Open Garden

If you are lucky enough to have a beautiful garden you could open it up one day a year to the local community to come to see if for a donation. You could even persuade other people in your neighbourhood to do the same to allow entry to all.

Sponsored Dancethon / Zumbathon

Sponsored Dancethon / Zumbathon

If you already belong to a dance or Zumba class why don’t you see if you could join together and do a sponsored danceathon for a whole day or even a weekend. You could be getting even fitter and raising funds for DSC.

Give it up

Give it up

Choose something that you enjoy and that might be bad for you and then get sponsored for giving it up for a month. Whether that be alcohol, chocolate or smoking – you’re sure to feel better for it and will raise money at the same time.

Bake Sale

Bake Sale

Always popular. Invite the neighbours around for a cake and a chat and raise funds for DSC or hold a cake sale in your office. Add in the competitive edge and get some judges to judge which one is the best cake.

Go Glam

Go Glam

Dress up in your ball gown and pearls for the day either for the school run or going to the office and get sponsored. (This is probably less embarrassing if you can persuade some others to do it at the same time!)

School Fundraising

School Fundraising

See if your child’s school supports charities each year and whether they might do a ‘wear your own shoes’ day or sponsored walk for DSC.

BBQ or Dinner Party

BBQ or Dinner Party

Why not invite your friends around for a party and ask them for a donation to go towards DSC. You could even have a group of you holding a ‘Roving’ dinner party with each course at a different person’s house.

Finals night

Finals night

If you’re a big fan of Strictly Come Dancing, X Factor, Eurovision Song contest or any other competitive programme, why not hold a special evening at your house to watch the final episode and ask your friends for a donation. Games can be put on throughout the evening too raise extra donations.

Tennis / Badminton / Squash Tournament

Tennis / Badminton / Squash Tournament

If you play a racket sport then see if your club will hold a tournament on behalf of DSC. They are easy to run and another fun way to bring people together and raise money.

Car Wash

Car Wash

Why not suggest to your neighbours that you can wash their cars for a donation one day. You’re likely to make new friends down your road and have lots of happy neighbours with shiny cars.

For other active fundraising events please look on our challenge events page.

For any advice or information about fundraising please contact Alison Morgan at Alison@disabilitysportscoach.co.uk