Festive fundraising ideas

There's no better way to get into the Christmas spirit then with some festive fundraising. Here's some inspiration to get you go-ho-hoing...

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Trust Christmas cards

Introducing a brand new design for 2023! This pack of 5 Christmas cards features Dame Ellen MacArthur’s gorgeous hand-drawn illustration, guaranteed to bring the Trust's magic to any mantelpiece this festive season. Buy here from our shop.

Extra seat at the dinner table

Imagine setting an extra space at your Christmas dinner table and donate the cost of feeding another loved one.

Festive movie marathon

Christmas is when you settle in and watch your favourite festive films. Why not turn this into a movie marathon with loved ones, asking guests for a donation for your makeshift movie theatre at home and your selection of seasonal treats they can help themselves to.

Dare to Dip

Near the sea or fresh water and fancy a challenge? Get a group together or challenge yourself and take on the winter water. Encourage sponsorship from friends and family, shout about it on social media, and even livestream the event!

Declutter for good

Out with the old in with the new. Why not stick on the classic Christmas tunes and have a festive clear out. Declutter for good by selling unwanted items on eBay, Vinted, Depop or Facebook Market, and donate the money to the Trust.

Holiday themed parties

Hostess with the mostess! From glitzy attire and masquerade balls to fancy dress as the Grinch or Rudolph, host a party with the theme of your dreams to raise funds this Christmas. Collect donations on the door or sell pre-paid tickets, and maybe organise extra activities on the night to boost your support.

Host a raffle

Ask around your local community for donations for a raffle draw, and get in touch with our Fundraising Team as we can help with a Trust goodie bag too. There are a number of different online platforms you can use, or stick to a more traditional approach. Let as many people know about your raffle as you can!

New year challenge

New year new me! Could your new year’s resolution go further to help inspire brighter futures in young people? Challenge yourself and take on one of our exciting fundraising events happening in 2024.

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