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Beat the goalie

What is it?

  • Organise a penalty shoot-out competition and raise money for the British Red Cross!
  • The person who scores the most penalty kicks out of five attempts is the winner.
  • Raise money by setting a suggested donation for people to pay to join in (maybe £1).

What you’ll need

  • A date for your competition
  • Lots of people to take part
  • A goal and a football (and a ball pump just in case)
  • Someone to be the goalkeeper for the whole thing to make it fair
  • A sheet to record how many goals each person manages to score
  • Permission from your youth leader or teacher
  • A way of making sure everybody knows about it so that they can join in. Think about the ways you can do this – maybe using posters, newsletters or announcements
  • A camera so you can take lots of photographs
  • A safe, sealed or lockable place to keep the money you collect
  • Someone who can write a cheque for the amount you raise

Top tips

  • Set your day a few weeks ahead so you have plenty of time to tell everyone about it.
  • Give people five chances to score. If it’s a tie at the end everyone left in the competition gets one more chance. If they miss, they’re out – repeat this until you have a winner.
  • Don’t set the suggested donation too high – you want as many people as possible to be able to join in.

All about the money

  • Ask people to donate their money at the start of the competition – it’s easier to collect then.
  • Once the event is over and you’ve collected all the money, post us a cheque (made payable to the British Red Cross) for the amount you raised, along with a copy of the banking form from the module five facilitator's notes. Our address details are also on the same page as the form.
  • If you have any questions about sending us money or want to ask for other advice, please contact our fundraising team on 0844 412 2728 or


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