A – Z of Fundraising Events and Activities

This document has been produced to suggest and stimulate ideas for fundraising events and activities through an A to Z list of fundraising activities.


Antiques Fair, Alternative Marathon, Arts and Crafts Fair, Art Exhibition, Auction, Auction of Promises, Antique Roadshow, Angling Competition, Animal Quiz, Acrobatics,

Aquarobics, Abseil, Aerobathon, Afternoon Tea Party, Apple Bobbing, Autograph Sale.


Bad Hair Day, Bad Tie Day, Baked Beans Bath, Barn Dance, Bedroom Tidying, Bingo Nights,

Blind Date, Book Sale, Boot Sale, Bring-and-Buy Sale, Ball, Balloon Race, Barbecue, Bazaar, Bed Race, Bridge Party, Breakfast Party, Barn Dance, Buffet Lunch, Burns Night Party, Barbecue, Beaujolais Nouveau Evening, Bike Ride, Bell Ringing.


Carol Singing, Coffee Morning, Chain Letter, Concert, Covenants, Cricket Match, Car Wash,

Champagne Lunch, Collecting Boxes, Cake Sale, Caribbean Evening, Clay Pigeon Shoot,

Curry Party, Cookery Demonstration, Christmas Ideas Day, Car Treasure Hunt, Car Boot

Sale, Cook Book. Cabaret, Car Wash, Cartwheel Competition, Christmas Ball, Christmas

Bazaar, Christmas Card Sale, Christmas Pantomine, Competitions, Computer Games

Marathon, Concert, Conker Championship, Corny Joke Competition


Dance Marathon, Darts Tournament, Dinner Dance, Disco, Dog Walking, Drawing Competition. Darts Competition, Dice for A Car, Disco, Donkey Derby, Dog Show, Dutch Auction, Duck Race, Diminishing Coffee Morning, Demonstrations.


Eating Baked Beans with a Cocktail Stick, Egg-and-Spoon Race, Egg Painting, Expert Talk.


Fashion Show, Fete, Fifty-Fifty Sale, Face Painting, Film Show, Flag Day, Flower Festival,

Football Match, Film Premier, Fish & Chip Evening, Fun Run, Fair, Fifties Evening, Fancy Dress Party, Fancy Dress Football, Fireworks Party, Flower or Fruit Sale, Foam Party, Funny Face Competition.


Garage Sale, Garden Party, Good As New Sale, Gala Evening, Gymkhana, Golf Tournament, Gardens Opened To The Public, Games Night, Garden Evening, Game shows based on TV quizzes, Girls v Boys day, Gigs, Go-karting, Guess the Height, Weight, Amount or Name Game.


Hair Plaiting, Hangman Competition, Head Shaving, Hockey Match, Hopscotch, Hugathon, Halloween Party, Hula Hoop Contest, Hat Sale, Horse Show.


Ice Skating Show, Icing Cookies, International Food Dinner Party, It's a Knockout.


Jazz Event, Junk Collection, Japanese Evening, Jelly Eating, Jigsaw Puzzle, Joke Competition, Judo Competition, Juggling, Jumbo Sale.


Knit (sponsored), Keep-fitathon, Kite Flying, Kiss Chase, Knobbly Knees Competition, Knockout Pillow Fighting.


Lecture, Lambada Marathon, Line Dancing, Lottery, Loud Tie Day, Luncheons.


Magic show, Make-up Demonstration, Maggot racing, Marathon, Medieval Fair, Masked ball, Midnight feasts, Market, Mufti day, Murder mystery event, Musical bumps, Musical chairs, Music quiz, Mile of Jokes or £1 coins, Miss World Night, Midsummer Ball, Midnight Matinees - Theatre/Film, Money Murals, Murder Mystery Dinner, Matched Giving (From Employer)


Nearly New Sale, Nature Walking, Netball Tournament, New Year's Party, No Smoking Day, Non-uniform Day.


Old Tyme Musical, Opera, Obstacle Course, Odd Jobs, Odd Clothes Day, Odd One Out, Onion Peeling Competition, Open Garden Day.


Pet Show, Pantomime, Plant Sale, Pram Race, Pop Concert, Party Plans, Pub Crawl,

Progressive Dinner, Ploughing Competition, Panel Game, Pancake Race, Punch Party,

Plastic Duck River Race, Pyramid Coffee Mornings, Punch & Judy, Pets Advice Evening, Pancake Day, Panel Games, Penalty Shoot Out Competition, Pet Show, Pie Eating, Plant Sale, Poetry Writing Competition, Pyjama Party, Play, Pram Push.


Quiz Night, Quasar Night.


Races, Radio Controlled Car Racing, Rapping Competition, Reading Shakespeare's Plays

Marathon, Record Breaking, Rock 'n' Roll Night, Rugby Match, Race Night, Recipe Swap, Raft Race, Run (sponsored), Rag Week


Santa's Grotto, School Fair, Shoe Shining, Silly Games, Skateboarding, Slide Evening,

Soapwatching, Songwriting Competition, Sponsored Slim, Sponsored Bike Ride, Sponsored

Dog Walking, Sponsored Knitting, Sponsored Haircut or Headshave, Sponsored swim,

Sponsored silence, Sponsored anything, Sports competition, Stalls at Fairs, Swap Shop,

Swear Box. Sale, Shop, Slave for a Day Auction, Sherry Morning, Strawberry Tea, Supper

Party, Sweep Stake, Silent Auction, Sheep Shearing Competition, Shows (flower, etc.), Steam or Traction Engine Rally, Skittle Evening, Sunday Brunch, Skipathon, Swimathon, Swear Box, Sponsored Snowman, Steprobics.


Talent Contest, Tombola, Toy Fair, Treasure Hunt, Trusts, Two Hundred Club, Theatre Premier, Tea Dance, Theme Evening, Tug of War, Ten-Pin Bowling, Teddy Bears' Picnic, Three-legged Races, Throw Wet Sponge at Teacher.


Ugly Legs Contest, Ugly Face Pulling Contest, Uniform day, University challenge.


Valentine's Ball, Vanity Fines, Variety Show, Vicars and Nuns Day, Valuation Day, Vintage Car/Bike Rally.


Whist Drive, Walk (sponsored), Water Games, Wear Wellies Full of Jelly, Wellie Throwing Competition, Wacky Races, Wheelbarrow Racing, Wine-tasting Evening.


X Files day, Xylophone Concert, Xmas Stockings, Xmas Cards, Xmas Gifts.


Yacht Race, Yeti Hunt, Yogathon, Yo Yo Competition.


Zany Clothes Day, Zany Parties, Zany Races, Zoo Trips, Zodiac Readings, Zip Line Challenge