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A-Z of fundraising ideas

Montage of fundraising tips

Our A to Z is inspired by some of the weird and wonderful fundraising activities that our supporters have delighted us with over the years!

If you have any ideas to add to our list, or if you'd like to fundraise for the MS Trust please email fundraising@mstrust.org.uk or call us on 01462 476707.

A

Abseil; afternoon tea; art exhibition; anniversary celebration; auction of promises; aerobathon; arm wrestling competition

B

Be Bold in Blue; bric a brac sale; brunch party; bag packing; book sale; beauty night; bingo; barbeque party; ball; barn dance; balloon race; Burns night; bonfire party; battle of the bands; bowls tournament; birthday celebration; bike ride; boxing challenge

C

China Trek; cake sale; cinema night; coffee morning; car rally; champagne breakfast; car boot sale; car wash; carol singing; collection boxes; craft fair; concert; cycle ride; 'come dine with me'; Christmas card sale; casino night; cheese and wine evening; Christmas Cake Off; Charity Night; corporate partnerships

D

Dog walk; dinner dance; drag race; disco; donations in lieu of gifts; dog show; darts competition; doughnut eating competition; donate by Direct Debit; dress down/dress up day; dance-a-thon

E

eBay for Charity; Eurovision party; eighties night; Easter egg hunt; egg painting competition; exercise bike challenge

F

Fantasy football; fashion show; festive fundraising; film evening; firework display; football tournament; fancy dress party/days; food hamper raffle; fun run

G

Gift Aid; golfathon; garden party; guess the baby photo/number of sweets in the jar etc.; go-karting; greetings card sale; grass cutting; gig night; gift wrapping; garage sale; give up alcohol or chocolate for 1 month; grow a beard or moustache, Goodwood Cycle Challenge

H

Hideous hair day; head shave; hanging basket sales; Halloween night; horse riding; happy hour; hook a duck; hoopla; hen night; Harry Potter party

I

It's a knockout; ice cream party; Italian evening; ice skating; ironman; Indian evening; ironing challenge; international dinner party

J

Jazz night; jumble sale; jewellery making; jeans day at work; junk food challenge (give it up for a week!); juggle-a-thon

K

Kick a bad habit; karaoke night; kids colouring competition; knit-a-thon; keep fit class; Kilimanjaro trek

L

Lunch party; line dancing; London to Paris cycle; lollipop hunt; leg wax; Land's End to John O'Groats; limbo competition; loud shirt day; lottery

M

Murder mystery; masked ball; musical recital; Morris men display; matched giving by employer; May Day celebration; makeover day; Monster Ski challenge; medieval banquet; mountain climb

N

New Year's resolution; non-uniform day; name the teddy; no TV for a week; nineties party

O

Open garden; one day fast; orienteering race; open mic night; online fundraising; Outward Bound; overseas challenge events; opera night

P

Plant sale; pantomime; pub games; pool party; paintballing; pub crawl; pogo stick hopathon; pool tournament; pyjama party; parachute jump

Q

Quiz night; quit smoking; quilt auction; QI night; quickstep - learn a new skill; Quidditch challenge on Wii; quad bike racing

R

Reflexology party; raffle; rock'n'roll night; running; race night; read-a-thon; rowing event; regatta; record breaking; recipe swap; Reindeer Rally Run; rowing machine challenge

S

Skiing and snowboarding challenge; street party; summer ball; sailing; skydive; silent auction; strawberry tea; salsa night; swear box; sports day; sponsored silence/swim; sweepstake; supermarket collection; sunflower competition; Sudoku competition; space hopper race; sprout eating competition; school fete; Santa Run

T

Tribute band night; talent competition; teddy bear's picnic; three peaks challenge; treaure hunt; tug of war; triathlon; tombola; throw a wet sponge at your boss; Trivial Pursuit night; toy stall; three legged race; team building; tuck shop at school/work; treadmill challenge

U

Ultimate Frisbee competition; ukulele concert; USA party; unwanted gift swap; university challenge; unicycle race; ultramarathon; university raising and giving (RAG)

V

Valentine's day ball; vegetable sale; village fete; video night; variety show; violin recital

W

Weight loss challenge; wedding celebration; wine tasting evening; welly throwing; Wimbledon party; 'wear your wedding dress' day; wall of shame (vote for the most embarrassing photo!); whisky tasting; white water rafting; wear a wig to work day; Wii competition/game-athon

X

Xmas fayre; X-Factor competition; Xmas ball; X-box Game-athon; Xanadu party

Y

Yachting; yo-yo challenge; yoga; You've Been Framed

Z

Zodiac party; Zumba-thon; zorbing; zoo party; zany clothes day; zip slide; Zero to Hero Boxing Challenge

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