Jigsaw marathons are a great way of bringing people together to raise money! Ask everybody that comes along to pay a small sum to take part before starting a timer to see who will finish first. Jigsaws are an ideal way to keep children entertained while being a healthy source of fun at the same time. Solving puzzles can help too in the development of motor skills, hand–eye coordination and shape recognition - making it a win-win fundraising idea.
As the saying goes, one person’s trash is another’s treasure. That’s why a jumble sale can be a successful way of raising money. Children, parents and teachers alike can be invited to bring in items to sell. It’s a fun way to raise money while helping people find a new outfit, a favourite toy or a book. Not only that, a jumble sale is an environmentally-friendly method of raising money by recycling, reusing and rehoming belongings that would otherwise end up in a landfill site.
Everyone loves juice and what better way to teach children there are healthy alternatives to processed sugar and additive-filled drinks? Mobile juice bars are the latest on a growing list of businesses now available to hire for events. Why not approach one and ask them to be a part of your fundraising event? In most cases you will find they are more than happy to help and at their discretion may donate a percentage of their sales on the day.
Jewellery making is a great way to encourage children’s creativity while raising money as well as giving them something special to take home at the end of the day. You could ask parents to make a small contribution that grants access to a jewellery-making class either during a lunchbreak or after school. Equally, children could make necklaces and bracelets to sell at a school fair or in the playground after school to parents and friends.
You’ve probably heard of a sponsored walk, but how about a sponsored jog? Get everyone’s hearts racing, whether it be jogging around the building or within a sports hall for several laps. Children, parents and teachers can all get involved and ask their family and friends to sponsor 10p, 50p or even £1 per lap. Alternatively, they could donate a set amount. It is a great way to fundraise because it not only gets everyone moving but you’ll find the children will be inspired to complete as many laps as possible to collect the most!
Why not encourage keen jam, chutney and marmalade-makers to get involved in your fundraising by making a range of preserves to sell? Homemade produce is not only widely-loved, but being able to shop nearby is increasingly becoming a priority in many communities. ‘Spread’ the word by asking your local newspapers to publicise your event, or use social media to let the wider community know your jam stall is open for business.