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If you have a fundraising challenge in mind, or are taking part in a challenge with your own place in that event, get in touch and the OCD-UK team can support you through the whole experience and we will do everything that we can to support your fundraising efforts.
In the past year some of our fantastic fundraiser's have challenged themselves to events such as:
Here are some ideas within our A-Z of fundraising ideas to help you get out there and have fun while raising much needed funding for OCD-UK.
Charge a small fee to view the displayed work and then auction it off.
Auction of Promises
Arrange for your office to auction off their services for a day, i.e. 'I promise to make tea for the entire office for the day'.
Baby photography competition
Invite your friends to get their baby photos out and charge to 'guess the baby'.
Bad taste day
Ask colleagues or friends to go to work in their most bizarre clothes, maybe 70s theme. If they refuse, get them to pay a fine.
Bag it up day
Ask your local supermarket if you can bag customers shopping and ask for a donation for your service.
Charge an entrance fee for an evening of fun barn dancing.
Hold a fun charity barbecue party and charge people to come.
Organise a bingo night event. Charge an entrance and get friends and businesses to donate prizes.
Bake some cakes and sell them to family and friends.
Car boot sales
Raise money while getting rid of all those unwanted bits and pieces.
Clean the cars in your neighbourhood or school car park for a fee.
Cheese and Wine
Hold a cheese and wine party and charge people to come.
Get all friends together and host a charity coffee morning.
Dance away to raise money for OCD-UK, organise a 70s disco night.
Dress down day
Organise a dress down day at school or work and collect a donation from all those that take part, and double that amount from those that don't participate.
Who can eat a big bowl of baked beans fastest, charity bet on the favourite.
Sell your unwanted items on eBay donating the sales proceeds to OCD-UK.
It's cheesy, but could be great fun for night of Euro pop.
Fancy dress party
Party the night away, inviting everyone you know in fancy dress and charge an entry fee and make it double for those not in fancy dress.
Fast for 24 hours
Hold a sponsored 24-hour fast.
Ask your friends to donate their old clothes and hold a 'recycled' fashion show for your school or neighbourhood.
Charge entry and sell drinks and chocolate and popcorn to boost your fundraising.
Host a charity football match between offices.
Sell tickets to your friends and family and enjoy tea, cake and sandwiches in the sun.
Organise a charity golf day.
Beard or a moustache.
Sell tickets to a fancy dress ball or party.
have your hair for OCD-UK and ask friends to sponsor you.
Get people to sponsor you for how many times you can go around the ice skating ring.
How far can you get without money? Be sponsored to escape.. be safe though.
Job swap for the day
A fun sponsorship idea to give you a break from your usual routine for the day.
Organise a jumble sale to sell unwanted clothes.
Ask a local pub or bar to host a Karaoke night for you perhaps in a function room then charge people to take part.
Get sponsored by the hour or for a full day of exercise.
Pick a letter from the alphabet and base everything around that letter… dress code, food, drinks and music.
Get office teams together and charge to take part.
Host your very own masked ball, charging to attend.
Usually a weekend party animal? Stay in on a Saturday night and donate the money you save and be sponsored to stay in.
Pay £1 to dress however you like or wear the silliest clothes you can find and get sponsored for the embarrassment.
The charity that helps children and adults affected by OCD.
Setup your own online fundraising page for OCD-UK through Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving and send the link to your family and friends to donate to your chosen charity, OCD-UK.
Country house near you? Maybe approach then to see if they will open their gardens for a day and donate entrance fee to the charity. Or maybe even open your own colourful garden.
Serve your friends indulge in a little of what they fancy – from chocolate treats to free massages and get them to donate for you to pamper them.
Party the day or night away inviting everyone and charge a donation.
Are you a smoker? Or do you have any other bad habits, drink to much coca-cola or eat too much chocolate? Quit for a month and get everyone to sponsor your efforts.
Organise a quiz night at home at work, in a club or in your local pub or bar. Charge a fee to answer questions. The winner gets half the money and the rest goes towards OCD-UK.
Ransom and release
All you need are some willing office VIP’s (very important prisoners) and somewhere to hold them captive doing your fetching and carrying. Then it's up to the VIPs to get friends, family and colleagues to stump up the cash for their release.
Rock n Roll Evening
Rock the day or night away inviting everyone and charge a donation.
Get people to sponsor you for how many times you can go around the skating ring.
School party night
Organise a party with the theme of school dinners. Get them to dress up in school uniforms and serve up bangers and mash.
Get sponsored to shave your head, your chest, your armpits or any other hairy bits... keep it clean though!
Arrange for your office to auction off their slave services for a day, i.e. 'I promise to make tea for the entire office for the day'.
Hold a sponsored silence. Ask your parents and colleagues to sponsor you to keep quiet. You could ask them to sponsor you for the whole day or per hour.
Host a fun square dancing evening and charge entry.
If you work in a tall building, get sponsored to take the stairs for a week or month.
Put a swear box in your office, home or pub to raise money for charity. Get them to pay each time they curse.
Get some raffle tickets and persuade your friends and colleagues to donate prizes.
A challenge event for people, and a fun way to raise big money for OCD-UK. Get a local company to donate a prize.
Organise teams who attend nearby universities and hold a challenge to see which university or team comes top. Charge for participation and to guests.
Unwanted gift sale
Your unwanted gifts could be somebody else’s treasure, you can hold a car boot sale, jumble sale or sell via eBay.
Single? maybe organise a Valentine's day party and charge to attend.
Round up your talented friends and put on a show, charging for admission.
Walk to work
Be sponsored to walk to work for a week.
Wine and Cheese Tasting
Invite an 'expert' or local wine dealer to bring along a few cases of wine and donate some of the proceeds to charity. Or invite colleagues to taste some 'home made' cocktails and charge an entry fee per person.
World food night
Prepare and sell a selection of dishes from around the world.
Host the ultimate geek's night and an X-File's party.
Yummy cake sale
Bake some tasty cake treats to sell to family, friends and colleagues.
Yorkshire Pudding eating
See how many you can eat in 15 minutes, get your friends and colleagues to run a sweepstake.
Zany Clothes Day
Ask colleagues or friends to go to work in their most zany clothes. If they refuse, get them to pay a fine.
Organise a zombie party.