Fundraising ideas

There are hundreds of ways you could fundraise for us and we’re always excited by the great ideas people come up with, here are just a few that we hope might inspire you:

  • Auction something on Trademe, at an event, work or school
  • Have a stall at a local market or fair, hold a garage sale, or car boot sale
  • Hire out what you do best – it could be mowing lawns, handyperson, sewing curtains, or a massage
  • Run, run, run – you could run a marathon, join a local fun-run or run anywhere you want
  • Organise a golf, tennis or darts tournament
  • Compete in an event, or ask your gym to host one
  • Give up chocolate, social media, that morning coffee or shopping – you choose, and pick how long for then get your friends and whānau to sponsor you
  • Shave your head or beard, or maybe don’t get a haircut for 6 months?
  • Set yourself a challenge, or ask your friends to set you a challenge – it could be to learn a new language, do that skydive you’ve always talked about, or start taking public transport to work, set yourself a swimming goal – or anything else you can think of
  • Host a morning tea, themed lunch or coffee morning
  • Hold a bake sale or sausage sizzle
  • Have a dinner party and ask your guests to donate what they’d pay for the same meal in a restaurant
  • Eating competitions - how many crackers without drinking water, how many pies or chillies? 
  • Office Olympics – who can type fastest, or race down the corridor in a swivel chair
  • Have a ‘guess who the baby in the photo is’ competition
  • A dance party, ball or disco
  • School mufti day or a dress up/dress down day at work
  • Organise a fashion show, an art exhibition or art class
  • Guess how many sweets in the jar, soccer balls in the car or baked beans in the bucket?!
  • Organise a quiz night, games night, theatre or movie night

We’ve got loads more ideas of fun ways to fundraise, big and small, so please get in touch with us if you’re thinking of fundraising to support Skylight’s work in our communities.

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