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Organise an event

Want to put the ‘fun’ in ‘fundraising’? Running an event to raise money is a great way to enjoy yourself with your friends at the same time as helping our students. To help you organise an event we’ve put together a pack with handy hints, donation forms, etc. Download our Fundraising pack [PDF 487KB]

In the meantime, here is an A-Z of fundraising event ideas to get you started:

A
Abseil
Afternoon Tea
Art exhibition
Auctions

B
Bad tie/shirt day
Bag packing
Bake off
Bingo
Bike ride

C
Caption competition
Car boot sale
Card making and selling
Cinema screening
Coffee morning
Cooking competition
Curry club

D
Dance-off
Dinner party
Doughnut sale
Dress down/up day

E
Ebay unwanted items
Eco day
Egg painting competition
Expert talk

F
Five-a-side tournament
French evening
Funny face comp

G
Guess who the baby is!
Give it up for a week/month
Guess the number of…
Garage sale

H
Hair shave
Hat party
Horse racing sweepstake

I
Indoor games evening
International day/evening

J
Jazz evening
Jewellery making
Jumble sale

K
Karaoke night
Knitting

L
Live below the line
Look-a-like contest

M
Marathon
Mini Olympics
Murder mystery night
Music and mulled wine night

N
Name that tune
Netball tournament
Night in
No smoking week

O
Odd jobs
Onion peeling competition

P
Painting competition
Plant sale
Poetry night
Pub games night

Q
Quiz night

R
Raffles
Recycling for cash
Rugby match

S
Second-hand sale
Scrabble contest
Sherry evening
Silent auction
Sports day
Street collections
Swear box
Sweepstakes

T
Talent contest
Tea morning
24 hour fast
Tombola
Teddy Bears picnic
Treasure Hunt

U
Unwanted gift sale
(Down) Under Day!

V
Variety show
Volleyball contest

W
Wacky dress party
Walk
Wellie throw
Wine & Cheese night
Wine tasting

X
X-Factor

Y
Yoga marathon
Yes day
Yodelling competition

Z
Zany events
Zoo quiz

Please keep us in the picture – literally if possible – so that we can feature your events in our updates and inspire others to help too. You can send us news, photos and updates at s.cripps@qmul.ac.uk.

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