We’re passionate about fundraising here at Padoq, so we thought we’d give you some ideas that will help increase awareness around your chosen charity. Whether you’re into running or love to bake in your spare time, there’s a fundraising event for everybody. You’ll soon see that participating in a charitable cause brings an incredible sense of achievement; knowing just how much happiness you’ve brought to those in need is a feeling like no other.
Having a fundraising padoq makes the whole process easier. Gather donations, update the group on your progress, raise awareness, and celebrate with your community by sharing the final sum. Fancy giving it a go? Here’s a few fundraising ideas to get you started!
If you’re not quite ready to be a runner yet, that’s absolutely fine. Walking is a fantastic step in the right direction and requires just as much dedication and energy to get up everyday and hit that target you’ve set. Upping your daily miles can significantly improve your mental health, making this a great fundraising option for charities that focus on wellbeing.
Our choice: There’s the Race For Life that you can get involved in alongside fellow walkers to raise money for Cancer Research.
If you’re a regular runner and fancy something different, why not try out one of the many challenges available across the UK? The Color Run is a perfect place to start. Dig through the depths of your wardrobe for a plain white T-shirt and get ready for a spectrum of colours. It won’t be long before you’re looking like a paint palette – no one escapes as a blank canvas!
We know some of you won’t be able to resist a fundraiser that will leave hearts racing. Sky dives, abseiling, mountain hiking, bungee jumping, parkour… the list is endless. This is the perfect opportunity to try something new and making it a charity gig will definitely give you that extra push when the nerves kick in.
Nobody can resist a cake sale. Granted, we can’t all be as talented as those in the Bake Off tent, but there’s just something about baking homemade goods that makes us want to take it up for a living. It’s worth noting that you’ll draw more interest in during celebratory times of the year like Christmas and Easter, so go for a cake that everybody will love and add your own twist to encourage sales.
5-a-side Football Tournament
A fantastic way of bringing a community together, 5-a-side football is a fun but competitive game for all ages. Pick a location with quality astro pitches, see who can come up with the most creative team name, and throw in a trophy for the champions. Each team must make a donation to enter and you could even organise a post-match buffet to bring in extra funds.
If you’re talented with a paintbrush, why not raise money for a charity at the same time? Not only will you be helping the community, you’ll also be putting your art skills out there for the world to see. Ask people to send in their requests, set a price, and start painting.
Embrace your inner dancing queen and teach those with two left feet how to move. The best thing about getting your groove on is that the participants don’t have to be a professional to enjoy it. Practice makes perfect and it’s all about finding a style that they’ll enjoy. Gather a group of friends, neighbours, and colleagues, rent a room out, and charge an entry fee to raise money for your chosen charity.
Hopefully you’ll now have a better idea of which fundraising activity you’d like to do to raise awareness for your chosen charity! Let everybody know and start collecting donations with your own padoq – download the app here.