Put your skills to use
Get productive with your talents! Think about where your skills lie and put them to good use. Our young fundraisers did just that during COVID-19, with eleven-year-old Lydia putting on a virtual performance of Oliver! for her local church and seven-year-old Christopher designing his own t-shirts to raise money for refugee children.
- Sell items handmade with love. Are you a wordsmith or creative designer? You could auction some drawings, write poems for people or make packs of celebration cards for people to buy. Everyone loves a personal touch and your skills can help support those who need it most.
- Donate your time. Why not offer to do chores to raise money for charity? People on your street might need a car washing, lawn mowing or help setting up the internet. Offering to help is not only neighbourly but gives people the opportunity to support a good cause and passing on a job they were avoiding at the same time – winners all round!
- Fill stomachs and open hearts. If you’re a dab hand in the kitchen you could host a fundraising dinner party, bake sale or afternoon tea. Some of our child sponsors have added a personal touch by serving recipes from the country their sponsored child is from. Not only can it bring you closer to your sponsored child, but it brings your guests closer too.
However you choose to fundraise, let us know! We love sharing the creative ways you’ve dreamed of to support children so write to us or tag us on social media with your great charity fundraising ideas.
If you're still looking for ideas of how to fundraise, you can download our fundraising pack for more inspiration.