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Fundraising ideas

Want to raise money? Stuck for ideas on how to get fundraising? Look no further – our fundraising ideas pages are full of inspiration to help you fundraise for the British Red Cross.

Fundraising ideas

Nicola Germain begins her abseil


Lower yourself down a building and help construct new ones. £620 could house a Mongolian family.

Bingo balls


Odds are, you won’t win the bingo prize. However, every £7 raised could provide 280 kits to help prevent the spread of cholera.

Marie O’Donnell collects for Red Cross Week

Bucket collection

Money in the bucket can mean water in the bucket too. £44 could help maintain wells in Afghanistan.

Woman decides what to buy at a Red Cross cake sale

Cake sale

Eat cake and provide vital food aid. £22 could provide a Mongolian family with monthly food parcels for a year.

Guests sitting at tables at the Wirral ball

Charity ball

Hold a ball and help people access drinking water. £2,650 could make a community’s water sources safe.

Coffee morning to fundraise for the Red Cross

Coffee morning

Socialise at a coffee morning and support someone less able to get out. £88 could help one person readjust after a hospital admission.

Dishes of curry

Dinner party

Eat home-cooked dishes and enable people in Sierra Leone grow food. £60 can help set up farm and work groups.

Two men and a woman pose in red clothes

Dress code red

Pulling on a scarlet wig or a crimson dress could enable someone overseas to wrap up warm in a Red Cross blanket.

Five hours to work by kayak

When Adam pondered how to raise money for Red Cross Week, he decided on a commute by kayak – and it’s a journey he’s unlikely to forget.

Boys play football

Five-a-side football

A fun game of football can make a serious difference. £580 could fund activities for children affected by war.

A man takes on the aerial challenge

High ropes challenge

Swing around while helping provide essential emergency response equipment. £200 could pay for 20 emergency tow straps.

Mick MacDonald is Lady Gaga

Is that Lady Gaga fundraising for us?

You’d need a p-p-poker face not to start giggling at the sight of fundraiser Mick MacDonald – but his freaky get-up raised £1,000.

Runners in the 2008 London Marathon

Marathon or run

Set your blood pumping and help someone when their heart fails them. £800 could pay for a defibrillator.

Cake and tea pot

Red Cross Tea Party

Pour a cup of kindness for people in crisis and hold a tea party to make a difference.

A girl takes part in a sponsored silence

Sponsored silence

Hold your tongue and enable people to shout about life-saving issues. £60 could help a hygiene promoter reach communities.


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