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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.