A - Z Fundraising ideas




Afternoon tea – host an afternoon tea for friends, family and colleagues

Auction – hold your own auction.  Get local businesses to donate items to be auctioned off

Art show – organise an exhibition of local artists and raise money through entry tickets



Bake sale – host a bake sale to raise money from your tasty treats

BBQ : hold a charity BBQ this summer

Bingo – organise a bingo night – dabbers at the ready!

Birthday giving – have everything you need?  Why not ask family and friends to donate to Kidney Kids Scotland rather than buying a gift

Book sale: get your friends and family to donate unwanted books and hold a book sale, a nice idea for the garden on a sunny day



Ceilidh – hold a ceilidh for charity

Climb a hill or many hills – do you own challenge or sign up to one of our ready-made challenges

Cocktail night: mix things up with charity cocktail evening

Coffee morning: get together for a chat and enjoy a cuppa and cake while raising money

Cycling – Kidney Kids has a virtual 20 mile challenge you can sign up to !

Clothes Swap:  Host a clothes swap and sell tickets to attend.  A whole new wardrobe for the price of a ticket!


Dancing : see who can last the longest on the dancefloor in a charity dance marathon

Darts: organise a charity darts competition at your local pub or even in your house if you have a dart board!

Dinner party: pick a theme and host a charity dinner party

Dress down day – get the office to take part in a dress down day, donating a small amount each to Kidney Kids

Dress in Kidney Kids Colours – we are all about the blue and yellow – turn your office or school into sea of blue and yellow for the day



eBay: sell any unwanted items you have lying around on eBay

Eurovision party: great fun to host with friends representing different countries



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 such as a Bond Night 😊

Football match: see who will score the winning goals in a charity game



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 or get your club to take part in Kidney Kids annual Chip in for Charity Stableford Tournament

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

Guess the weight:  challenge people to guess the weight of – well anything goes really



Head Shave : shave all your hair off for some sponsorship money

Hiking:  take on a hike.  There are lots of well marked hikes in Scotland (Fife Coastal Path, West Highland Way, Great Glens, Pilgrim Way)

Hour of earnings: challenge your colleagues and the bosses to donate an hour of their earnings – a great one to do for World Kidney Day


International food party: ask everyone to bring a dish from a specific cuisine

Iron man challenge:  not for the faint hearted but if you are super fit then perhaps this is the one for you

It's a Knockout: have some fun with an It's a Knockout event


Jam making or chutney making: try your hand at making some jam or chutney at home to sell

Jigsaw puzzle marathon: see who can complete the most puzzles fastest

Jumble sale: see what old or unwanted items you have lying around to sell



karaoke:  karaoke competition, who’s voice is top of the pops

keepy uppy: who will keep the ball up in the air the longest?


Las Vegas night: enjoy a glitzy Vegas casino themed evening

loose change collection: ask people to donate any loose change they have


Makeover: ask people to donate skills for hairdressing, manicures, etc.

Mobile free day:  Ask everyone to go without phones for a full day.  A great challenge for the teens in your life.          

Murder mystery party: find out who done it at a murder mystery night.  Packs can be found online.



Nail art: raise money through creating beautiful nail art on people

Needlework sale: create some impressive needlework you can sell



Obstacle course: see who can complete the obstacle course fastest

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 – great one to get the kids to organise.  All you need is a little bit of garden and a lot of imagination



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

Poker night: all money won in the game gets donated to charity



Quickest time contests: see who can complete a task the fastest.  The tasks you can use for this are literally as long as a piece of string

Quiet hour: challenge people to stay quiet for an hour, donate for every noise.  Challenge the kids on this one 😊

Quiz night: test everyone's knowledge with a quiz night to raise money for charity


Race Night – Race Nights are a huge amount of fun.  Why not organise one in your local pub?

Roaring twenties party: host a decadent theme party for your friends

Run - test out your endurance by challenging yourself to do a sponsored charity run.  There are literally hundreds of organised events running up and down the country every year where you can raise money.



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 


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

Treasure hunt: put together a treasure hunt



Uniform free day: skip the uniform for a day in return for a small donation

University Challenge: host your own University Challenge style event

Upcycling: transform old items into something new that you can then sell



Variety show: hold a local variety show

Vintage sale: rummage through your closets to find vintage looks to sell


Waxing - if you are a man then having your legs or chest waxed  (in public)  is always a fundraising winner, eek!

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 fine wines at your own wine tasting event

World record attempt: challenge people to try and break a world record

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X Factor competition: host your own X Factor style singing contest

Yoga marathon: release the tension and stretch out your body for longer

Zip wire: soar through the sky as you take on a zip wire challenge