Fundraising 2018-06-20T14:59:47+01:00

When it comes to fundraising, nothing is out of bounds. Whether you choose to hold a tea and cake morning with friends, or organise a grand gala event, your support is greatly valued. Below, you will find some inspiration for your fundraising ideas. Remember to choose something that you have a passion for as this will make the organisation (and participation) much more fun!

However, fundraising comes in all forms, and if you’re not able to participate in an event, then please consider joining one of our other donation avenues. If you would like to make a monthly contribution through your pay, then please consider Give as you Earn. It’s incredibly easy to join (you simply ask your employer to add you to the scheme, let them know who you want to support, how much you want to contribute, and that’s it!), and your employer may wish to match, or contribute, to your donation too. You can find more information about the Give as you Earn programme here: www.cafonline.org.

If you do your grocery shopping online, then please register for Give as you Live, and we will receive a donation each time you place your order from shops such as Tesco, ASDA, Waitrose, and M&S, at no extra cost to you. Simply register and opt for The Charlie Gard Foundation as your chosen charity, and we’ll receive a donation each time you purchase from one of their retail stores. An average of £100 weekly spend could raise £100 a year for us, which is a fantastic contribution for simply doing your weekly shop. For more information on how to register, please visit their website here: www.giveasyoulive.com.

And for those of you who like to use Amazon on a regular basis, then please do register for an AmazonSmile account. Similar to the above option, you will be donating funds to our charity simply by doing your everyday shopping. For more information on how to register for AmazonSmile, please visit their website here: www.smile.amazon.co.uk.

We also have a Lottery in the pipeline, which is a great way to help raise funds for our fantastic cause whilst also having a spot of fun with the chance to win up to £25,000! Please visit our lottery page for more details.

If you’d like to ask any questions about fundraising, please do drop us an email at fundraising@thecharliegardfoundation.org. If you’d like to download sponsorship forms, you can do so here.

For some inspiration, please visit our A-Z of fundraising ideas at the bottom of this page.

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Arm wrestle

Assault course




Bring and Buy

Baked bean bath

Bike ride

Bungee jump

Charlie’s Cheeky Monkey Run

Car boot sale

Coffee morning

Cake sale


Car wash

Dinner dance

Dress down day

Dog walking

Easter egg hunt

Eighties party

Egg and spoon race

Extreme sports

Fancy dress party

Film show

Fashion show


Fantasy football

Football match

Fight night

Golf day

Guess the number/weight/name

Give as you Live

Give as you Earn

House cleaning

Head shaving

Host a party

Hockey match

International evening

It’s a knockout

Inter-company sports match

Jumble sale

Jazz night


Knobbly knees competition

Line dancing competition

Ladies night

Lucky dip

Masquerade ball

Magic show

Murder mystery party

Matched giving for your employer

Mountain climb

No drinking/sweets/TV week

Nearly new sale

Name the …

Netball match

Odd jobs

One-day fast

Onion peel competition

Pub crawl


Poker tournament

Pool competition

Parachute jump

Quiz night

Quad bike racing


Race night



Run (half marathon/marathon)

Sweat box

Sponsored silence

Sponsored toddle


Salsa evening


Tea party

Treasure hunt

Tuck shop

Themed events

Underwater party

Uniform day

Variety show

Video night

Window cleaning

Wine tasting evening

Wheelbarrow racing


Wrestling match

Xbox tournament


Yoyo competition

Yodeling competition

Zombie party

Zodiac evening

Zany clothes day

Zumba day