A-Z Fundraising


If you want to help fundraise for us but are stuck on what to do, we have plenty of ideas to inspire you.

Whether you’re looking for a sporty challenge, wanting to put your skills to good use, or just bring everyone together for a bit of fun, you’ll have a great time fundraising and helping us be there for children.


  • abseil: reach new heights with an abseiling challenge
  • afternoon tea: hold an elegant afternoon tea with friends or family
  • arm wrestling contest: see who’s crowned the arm wrestling champion
  • art exhibition: showcase local artists and raise money through an entry fee
  • auction: encourage local businesses to donate items to be auctioned off


  • car wash: help shine up local cars in a community car wash event
  • cocktail night: mix up your favourite drinks in a charity cocktail evening
  • coffee morning: get together and enjoy a cuppa while raising money
  • crafts: turn your hobbies into a fundraising activity and get crafting
  • cycling: get sponsored to hop on your bike for a charity cycle


  • eBay: sell any unwanted items you have lying around on eBay
  • egg painting contest: get creative to see who can paint the best egg
  • Etsy: use your crafting skills to sell your awesome creations on Etsy
  • exercise marathon: hold a day long event to see who can go the distance
  • Eurovision party: everyone can represent a different country at this party


  • games night: get competitive in a board games or video games night
  • give something up: get sponsored giving up something you love
  • golf day: get outside and take to the green in a charity golf day event
  • grow a beard: let it all grow out while raising money for charity
  • guess how many: challenge people to guess how many items are in a jar


  • ice cream tasting: discover all the different flavours in a tasting event
  • improv night: let your community flex their skills at an improv night
  • international food party: ask everyone to bring a dish from a specific cuisine
  • iron man challenge: hold an iron man event and see who can tough it out
  • It’s a Knockout: have some fun with an It’s a Knockout event


  • karaoke: find out who’s got the chops to be the best at karaoke
  • kayaking: take to the water to see who wins a charity kayak race
  • keepy uppy contest: who will keep the ball up in the air the longest?
  • kick a habit: challenge yourself to break a bad habit while raising money
  • knitting: use your knitting skills to create some items to sell


  • makeover: ask people to donate skills for hairdressing, manicures, etc.
  • mobile free day: challenge everyone to go without phones for a full day
  • mountain climb: rise to the top with a mountain climb challenge
  • murder mystery party: find out who done it at a murder mystery night
  • music concert: hold your own local music event or battle of the bands


  • obstacle course: see who can complete the obstacle course fastest
  • onion chopping challenge:who can go the longest without shedding tears?
  • open mic night: let anyone take to the stage in an open mic event
  • original recipe contest: bring out your best recipes to be crowned winner
  • outdoor theatre: hold an outdoor theatre show with entry fee


  • quad bike racing: get the adrenaline pumping in a quad bike race
  • quickest time contests: see who can complete a task the fastest
  • quiet hour: challenge people to stay quiet for an hour, donate for every noise
  • quintissentially British party: tea, scones, and everything British
  • quiz night: test everyone’s knowledge with a quiz night to raise money for charity


  • sky dive: take to the skies and get sponsored for a charity sky dive
  • sports day: get nostalgic with a school sports day themed event
  • street party: all your neighbours can get involved with a local street party
  • superhero party: dress up as the person you consider your superhero
  • short story contest: hold a contest to find the best short stories


  • ultimate frisbee: take to your local park for an ultimate frisbee competition
  • uniform free day: skip the uniform for a day in return for a small donation
  • University Challenge: host your own University Challenge style event
  • unplug from tech: get sponsored to completely switch off from tech for a day
  • upcycling: transform old items into something new that you can then sell


  • wear NSPCC green day:encourage people to wear NSPCC green for the day
  • wedding gifts: instead of gifts, you can ask for donations to charity
  • window cleaning: offer to clean neighbourhood windows for a donation
  • wine tasting: enjoy some delicious drinks at your own wine tasting event
  • world record attempt:challenge people to try and break a world record


  • bake sale: get your local community baking to sell some delicious treats
  • bbq: fire up the grill for a charity BBQ day with friends or neighbours
  • bingo: who will be the first to check off all their numbers at a bingo night?
  • birthday giving: ask your loved ones to donate instead of buying you gifts
  • book sale: raise money through your community selling unwanted books


  • dance-a-thon: see who can last the longest on the dancefloor
  • darts contest: take aim to see who lands the bullseye in a round of darts
  • dinner party: pick a theme and host your own charity dinner party
  • dog show: let those pups strut their stuff to see who is voted the winner
  • drawing contest: challenge people to show off their drawing skills


  • Facebook fundraising: use Facebook fundraising tools on your social media posts
  • fancy dress day: hold a fancy dress day at school or work for a donation
  • fashion show: rock your best outfits in a local charity fashion show
  • film night: host your own film night, you can even get creative with themes
  • football match: see who will score the winning goals in a charity game


  • Harry Potter party: discover Hogwarts with your own Harry Potter party
  • head shave: shave all your hair off for some sponsorship money
  • hiking: take a sponsored hike and see how long you can trek for
  • homebrewing: try your hand at some homebrewing and sell your drinks
  • hour of earnings: challenge your colleagues to donate an hour of their pay


  • jam making: try your hand at making some jam at home to sell
  • jazz night: take in some smooth tunes at your own jazz night event
  • jigsaw puzzle marathon: see who can complete the most puzzles fastest
  • joke-a-thon: crack out your best jokes to exchange laughs for donations
  • jumble sale: see what old or unwanted items you have lying around to sell


  • Las Vegas night: enjoy a glitzy Vegas casino themed evening
  • learn a new skill: get sponsored to learn a useful new skill
  • lego contest: see who can build the most impressive lego creation
  • livestream: host an online gaming, cooking, fitness, or crafting livestream
  • loose change collection: ask people to donate any loose change they have


  • nail art: raise money through creating beautiful nail art on people
  • name the [blank] contest:challenge people to name the song or movie
  • needlework sale: create some impressive needlework you can sell
  • netball tournament: take to the court for charity netball matches
  • nighttime walk: get sponsored to walk alone or with friends all night long


  • penalty shootout: step up to the line for a penalty shootout tournament
  • plank / press up challenge:see who has the strength to hold out the longest
  • poetry day: get lyrical and share your poems in front of an audience
  • poker night: all money won in the game gets donated to charity
  • pot luck event: everyone brings a dish to contribute to the pot luck


  • read-a-thon: challenge people to get reading for charity
  • roaring twenties party: host a decadent theme party for your friends
  • rock climbing: see who can reach the top in a rock climbing challenge
  • run: test out your endurance by challenging yourself to do a sponsored charity run


  • table tennis tournament:see who edges out the competition at table tennis
  • talent contest: give everyone the chance to show off their best talents
  • teddy bear picnic: host a teddy bear picnic for families to enjoy
  • tombola: run a local tombola with fun prizes to help raise money for charity
  • treasure hunt: put together a treasure hunt around your town


  • variety show: hold a local variety show and enjoy an evening of entertainment
  • vegetable growing: see what vegetables you can grow and sell
  • video game competition:discover who’s the best when it comes to gaming
  • village fete: organise a village fete to help raise money
  • vintage sale: rummage through your closets to find vintage looks to sell

X, Y, Z

  • X Factor competition: host your own X Factor style singing contest
  • yoga marathon: release the tension and stretch out your body for longer
  • yo-yo contest: crack out your best yo-yo skills in a competition
  • zero waste day: challenge yourself to go fully zero waste for a week
  • zip wire: soar through the sky as you take on a zip wire challenge

here are some ways you can help us!


Fundraising for Warrington Youth Zone is a rewarding way for you to get involved and support our vital work. Whether you participate in one of our thrilling challenge events or organise your own fundraiser, you’ll make a big difference.

About WYZ

Warrington Youth Zone believes in ‘Inspiring young people to achieve’. We exist to support young people’s development, offering opportunities to gain, increase and develop skills, knowledge, self awareness and confidence, and enabling them to make positive and healthy life choices through our wide range of programmes aimed at different age groups.