Thank you for looking after mum. I am so grateful for the kind care the whole team gave to mum and for helping us through this sad time. She received excellent care and as a family we received so much support.
From a grateful daughter 

A to Z of Fundraising ideas

Our advice when choosing an activity to raise money is, the more fun you can make it, the more people will want to be involved. Please let us know if you are doing a fundraiser, so we can support you by supplying collection tubs or buckets, balloons or banners and we can give you a letter of authority. This means when you ask for support or prizes, you can prove it is in support Bury Hospice.

Before you start establish whether this is something you would like to set as an annual fundraiser, ideally from our perspective that would be fantastic. Also consider will you need help to organise it if so, who could you get on a committee? Many hands make lighter work, they will also add value with their own ideas, which could be very beneficial.

The A to Z is here to hopefully inspire some ideas but if you want to discuss what you are thinking of doing or ask the team for help please get in touch with Fundraising, telephone – 0161 797 1748 or email

To download a printable version of our A to Z of fundraising ideas click the link below
A-Z of fundraising ideas

Good Luck and happy fundraising

A – is for – Auction, Auction of Promises or Slaves, Antique Fair, Art Exhibition, Assault Course, Aerobics, All Day Event, Anniversary Celebrations, Antiques Evening, Archery, Abseil

B – is for – Bad Hair Day, Barn Dance, Ball, Ballroom Dancing, Bric-a-Brac, Bike Ride, Bridge Evening, Barbecue, Book Sale, Bring a Pound into Work, Baked Bean Bath, Barn Dance, Balloon Race, Battle of the Bands, Bury’s Got Talent, Bed Push, Bingo, Bridge, Bowling, Bring and Buy Sale, Bungee Jump, Bag Packing, Beat the Goalie, Breakfast Party, Buffet Lunch, Boat Race, Babysitting, Beetle Drive, Black Pudding Eating

C – is for – Car Boot Sale, Coffee Morning, Cake Bake, Cricket Match, Craft Fair, Concert, Card Sale, Competition, Car Wash, Carol Singing, Casino Night, Comedy Night, Calendar, Champagne Lunch, Chinese Banquet, Christmas Fair, Curry Night, Caribbean Evening, Classic Car Show, Collecting Tin, Custard Pie Fight, Clay Pigeon Shoot, Cabaret Night, Croquet Day
Crazy Golf, Colour Run

D – is for – Dress Down Day, Dog Walking, Dog Show, Dance-athon, Darts Tournament, Duck Race, Disco Night, Dinner Dance, Driving Skills, Dine at Mine

E – is for – Easter Egg Hunt, Egg Rolling Competition, Exhibitions, Eat all you can Eat, Eurovision Song Contest Party, Egg and Spoon Race, Eighties Night, Ebay for Charity

F – is for – Fantasy Football, Fancy Dress Party, Fishing Contest, Flower Show, Fete, Fashion Show, Film Show, Five-a-Side Football, Football Tournament, Food Eating Contest, Fun Day, Face Painting, Furniture Sale, Fun Run, Fifties Night French Night

G – is for – Guess the Money in the Jar, Garden Party, Golf Tournament, Gala Evening, Gardeners Question Time, Go-Kart Grand Prix, Glamorous Granny Competition, Games Night, Gift Aid,Gravy Wrestling

H – is for – Head Shave, Hockey Match, Harvest Supper, Horseracing Night, Hallowe’en Ball, Hang Gliding, Horse Show, Hat Sale,
Hula Hoop Contest, Hook a Duck

I – is for – Indian Head Massage, Ice-Cream Sales, Italian Evening, Indian Evening, Ice-Skating, It’s a Knockout, Inflatables, Irish Night

J – is for –  Jewellery-Making, Jazz Night, Jumble Sale, Jail Break, Jam Making, Jelly Eating Competition, Jeans Day

K – is for – Karaoke, Knit-a-Thon, Keep Fit-a-Thon, Karting, Kite Flying, Knobbly Knees Contest

L – is for – Line Dancing, Latino Dancing, Limbo Dancing, Luncheon, Lock up your Boss for a Day, Loose Change Collection, Lorry Pull, Lottery, Lecture, London Marathon

M – is for – Murder Mystery Evening, Musical Evening, Masked Ball, Market Stall, Marathon, Match the Pet to the Owner Competition, Mile of Pennies, Music Concert, Meal, Make-up Demonstration, Medieval Banquet, Midsummer

Ball, Miss World, Mad Hatters Tea Party, Matched Giving

N – is for – Netball Match, Nature Trail, New Year’s Eve Ball, Nostalgia Dance, Name the Teddy, Nature Trail, Nearly New Sale, Non Uniform Day

O – is for –  Obstacle Race, Open Garden/House, Odd Jobs, Opera Night, Open Day, Orienteering, Onion Peeling Contest

P – is for –  Pub Quiz Night, Pancake Race, Plant Pale, Photography Competition, Parachute Jump, Pantomime/Play, Pram Race, Pet Show, Pop Concert, Poetry Reading, Paint Ball Competition, Party, Picnic in the Park, Pub Crawl, Payroll Giving

Q – is for – Quiz Night, Question of Sport Night

R – is for –  Regatta, Raffle, Raft Race, Race Night, Recycling Collections, Rag Week, Reunions, Rocky Horror Night, Rugby Match, Rock n Roll Night, Royal Ascot Day

S – is for – Sponsored Sports Events, Salsa Night, Snooker Competition, Silent Auction, Skittles Evening, Sweepstake, Safari Supper, Scavenger Hunt, Shoe Shine, Street Party, Sponsored Silence, Swear Box, Sports Day, Sponsored Slim, Santa’s Grotto, Sandcastle Competition, Santa Run, Sixties Night, Stop Smoking Day

T – is for – Treasure Hunt Ten-Pin Bowling, Talent Contest, Tennis Tournament, Tombola, Tug of War, Tea Party, Theme Night, Table Football, Tribute Night, Toy Fair, Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Tea Dance, Trivial Pursuit Night

U ­– is for – Uniform Dress up, Ungroomed Day, University Challenge, Unwanted Gift Sale, Underwear Party, Ugly Face Pulling Contest

V – is for – Valentine Ball, Variety Show, Vegetable Sale, Volleyball Tournament, Vintage Car/Bike Rally, Valeting, Victorian Day

W – is for – Wine Tasting, Wine and Cheese Evening, Sponsored Walks, Whist Drive, White Elephant Stall, Waxing, Wellie Throwing Contest, White Water Rafting, Wii Challenge, Window Cleaning, Weight of the Cake, Water Sports,
World Cup Night

X – is for – Xmas party, Xmas raffle, Xmas Hampers, Xmas cards, X-Rated Full Monty Show

Y – is for – Yoga-thon, Yacht Race, Yodelling Contest, Yard of Ale Contest, Yo Yo Contest

Z – is for – Zumba in the Park

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