October Fundraising Ideas

As the weather cools down and the nights begin to draw in, there is no better time to start planning your breast cancer charity fundraising!

So, get the team round for a cup of hot chocolate or a glass of fizz, and watch those ideas take shape. Here are a few to get you going!

One for crafty people!

If you’re one of those lucky people who can turn a sheet of paper into a sailing boat, or, you’re handy with the needles, or you can do amazing things with your hands, this one’s for you!

Decide what you would like to make – here are a few ideas to get you going…

  • Halloween bags or baskets
  • Christmas/birthday cards
  • Christmas decorations/tree decorations/gift tags
  • Christmas hampers
  • Knitted hats, gloves and scarves
  • Candles
  • Soap
  • Jewellery

But I’m sure you can do better! Items can be sold at School and Christmas Fayres, Table Top sales, Facebook Marketplace, local websites, or, invite a few friends round for a Crafty Party and sell your creations for a donation to your fundraising!

Let them eat cake…

Now that Bake Off is back on the telly, there is an increased interest in baking cakes! So, why not hold your own Bake Off at work, school or club, or just amongst friends? Or, invite a few friends to pop round to yours to sample some by hosting an afternoon tea or coffee morning? Make the most of the opportunity by having a raffle too, and perhaps a few games like Guess the Name of the Teddy or finding the Hidden Treasure on a map. Anything to relieve your guests of their cash!

Halloween

Host a Halloween Spooktacular Party! Who doesn’t love this time of year? Have a best costume competition, apple bobbing, jack o’lanterns, pumpkin pie and decorate the house with spiders, ghosts and skeletons! Make a warm punch with a few eyeballs bobbing in it and charge an entry fee. Your fundraising will soon be ‘Out of this world!’

Bonfire Night

It might be in November, but now’s the time to be planning your event! Build a bonfire and invite your friends to come along with their guys! Give a prize for the best one! Serve jacket potatoes, beans and sausages. Let off a few big fireworks and get sparklers for the children. Make sure the entry fee covers the cost of the fireworks and leaves some for your fundraising!

  

Eat Out to Help Out!

As we head into November, many restaurants become very quiet. This is the time to collaborate with your favourite restaurant AND raise money! Have a chat with the Manager and find out whether they would be up for working with you. The basic idea is simple: you choose a night when the restaurant is quiet, select a menu, set a price and invite your friends and family to come along for a meal out! The cost of the meal includes a ‘cut’ for your fundraising. You can add value by adding in a free glass of bubbles (ask local supermarkets for donations) and, if you have any talented friends, some free entertainment if they can do a ‘spot.’ Of course, no event like this would be complete without a raffle! Get a letter of confirmation from [email protected] so you can approach local businesses for prizes.

Make money as you shop! If you shop online this is for you! Over 5,000 businesses will donate to Walk the Walk as you shop, and it costs you nothing.

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If you have a fundraising event or activity planned, take a look at our extra bits and pieces to help you... if we can help in any way, please do get in touch.

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