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A

Get creative with some arts and crafts and sell them for donations.

Take on a challenge with a sponsored abseil.

Host an afternoon tea for some friends.

B

Make and sell some delicious treats as part of Tearfund’s Big Bake

Host a bring and buy sale

Face your fears and bungee jump

Get your friends, family or church involved in Tearfund’s Big Quiz Night

C

Have a clear out and sell your pre-loved items – maybe at a car boot sale.

Your celebration is a great opportunity to raise money – ask for donations instead of gifts for your birthday, anniversary, Christmas or another special occasion.

Take on a cycling or climbing challenge, or help others out with a car wash.

At Christmas, you could fundraise at a Christmas concert or sell some festive cookies.

D

If you’re currently working from home, you could donate your commute and give the money you would usually spend on travel costs.

Host your own dinner party.

Try dog walking in your local area for a small donation.

Or simply donate!

E

Sell your pre-loved items on eBay.

Set up a neighbourhood Easter egg hunt.

Hold a sports competition with the old classics, like an egg and spoon race.

F

Host a film night, fashion show, or a fancy-dress party.

Complete a football challenge or hold a charity football match.

G

Get your friends to guess the weight of a cake or the number of sweets in a jar.

Give something up for a day, a week, or a month.

Sign up to Give as you live

H

Donate an hour of pay.

Take on a hiking challenge.

Dare to have a full head shave.

I

Make and sell your own ice-cream.

Commit to taking an ice-cold shower for a week (or longer if you’re feeling brave!)

J

Make and sell jewellery or run a jewellery making workshop.

Host a Jazz night or a jumble sale.

K

Sing-along to your favourite hits with a karaoke party.

Improve your football skills with a keepy-uppy challenge.

Form a knit and natter group and sell your creations.

L

Walk the length of the UK from Land’s End to John o’Groats. You can even do this by walking the equivalent distance in your local area.

If you’re an avid gamer, you can livestream as you play video games and ask people to donate as they watch.

M

Run a marathon.

Host a movie or music night.

N

Ask your school or workplace if they are willing to host a non-uniform day – participants pay a small donation to dress down for the day.

O

Set up an obstacle course in your garden.

Do some odd jobs in exchange for donations.

P

Commit to a press-up challenge.

Have a pancake party – yum!

Q

Host your own quiz night with family or friends.

Take up a new hobby such as quilt making.

R

Sign up for a running event in your area.

Showcase your skills with a musical recital or a poetry reading.

S

Stay quiet for a day with a sponsored silence.

Take on a swimming challenge or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try a skydive.

Start a sit-up challenge.

T

Challenge your friends to a tug of war.

Start training to take on a triathlon.

U

Clear out your cupboards and sell any unwanted items.

Play ultimate frisbee and ask all players to make a donation.

V

Live stream your video game marathon and ask viewers to donate as they watch.

Host a virtual event – this could be a workshop, a performance or an interactive game or quiz.

W

Do a sponsored walk or take on a work out challenge.

You could even attempt to break a world record.

X

Set up a treasure hunt – X marks the spot!

Test your gaming limits with an X-box marathon (or commit to gaming for a certain amount of hours on another gaming platform of your choice).

Y

If you’re committed for the long-run, you could take on a year-long challenge.

Get your walking boots on and complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge.

Z

Host a party, quiz night, or workshop over Zoom.

Try a Zoom escape room.

Get fit and fundraise with a Zumba-thon.

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