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Fundraising A-Z

To help keep the heart of Havant’s arts and heritage community beating, we at The Spring need your help! All you need to do is check out our A-Z of fundraising ideas, or even create your own. It’s simple, fun and anyone can do it!

In return we can offer you social media coverage and the warmest gratitude of all our volunteers, staff and trustees, who work to keep The Spring alive! Together we can #SpringIntoAction


A-Z of Fundraising Ideas

A – Abseiling the Spinnaker – Challenge yourself to ‘The Ultimate Emirates Spinnaker Tower experience’! Witness breath-taking sights across Portsmouth Harbour, the Solent and over to the Isle of Wight, as you descend one of the tallest landmarks in the UK! Find out more here:

B – Bake sale – Gather some friends together and host a fun bake-off, then sell your delicious creations to friends and family! Then burn those calories and get active with a sponsored bike ride or badminton tournament!

Bungee jump – Unleash your inner thrill-seeker at various locations across the UK, or experience the Spinnaker Tower’s latest addition - ‘The Drop’! For more information, please visit:

C – Coffee morning – Host a coffee morning with friends and collect some donations in a coffee cup! Casino evening – You never know, you might have beginner’s luck!

Company event – Get your workplace involved and have a pyjama or fancy-dress day!

Cycling – Organise a cycle ride or challenge!

D – Dance ‘til you drop – Dance your day away with a non-stop dance session!

Dog walking – If you’re an animal lover, offer a dog-walking service to your neighbourhood!

E – Eating Challenge – Feel the heat and host a chilli cook-off!

Eco day – Tidy your town or local seafront with a sponsored litter-pick!

F – Film night – Get the popcorn out and have a fun film night with friends!

Football tournament – Organise a 5-aside football match with your football team or friends!

Fun fitness fundraiser – This could be anything from a relay race to a game of rounders!

G – Guided tours – If you are knowledgeable about the local heritage, and you know others who would like to learn more, offer a guided tour in return for a small donation!

Grow a beard – Get your grooming kit at the ready and become part of the latest beard trend!

Game night – This could be anything from classic board games, to guessing games like charades or guess-a-sketch, losers must donate!

Golf tournament – Get ‘putting’ for pennies!

Go-Karting – Race around a multi-level circuit in Gosport! Find out more here:

H – Hike – Get those walking boots on and discover places you’ve never trekked before!

Hula-hooping – If you’re a talented ‘hula’ or a just a ‘have-a-go-hooper’, either way you can create a fun hooping party to raise money!

House cleaning – Spare some of your time to tidy for your loved ones who could use an extra hand!


I – International evening – Tickle your taste buds and enjoy an evening of international cuisine! Indoor games – Hold a darts, chess, pool or snooker competition with friends!

Idea of Your Own – Come up with your own unique way to fundraise!

J – Jog-athon – Go for a sponsored jog and get fit at the same time!

Jigsaw competition – Arrange a timed jigsaw competition and whoever loses must donate!

K – Karaoke night – Grab the microphone and sing your heart out!

Knitting – Pass on your knitting skills to your friends and host a workshop from the comfort of your own home!

L – Loose change challenge – Dig deep and donate!

Ladies day – Get the girls together for a day or night, in or out!

Left-handed day – Try to accomplish everything with your left hand for a laugh, or with your right hand if you’re left-handed!

M – Marathon – Whether it’s a mini marathon, half marathon or the London marathon, get your running shoes out and start training! To find out more about the London marathon, please visit:

Medieval evening – If you like all things historical, host a themed banquet!

N – No-smoking day – Give up old habits and get healthy! Try this for a day, week, or even a month!

No-make up day – Go make-up-free and feel liberated!

O – Obstacle course – Test your stamina and take part in a range of obstacle courses at your local Tough Mudder event! Find out more here:

P – Pre-loved sale – One man’s junk is another man’s treasure! Sell online or at a car boot sale!

Parachute jump – Take a leap and jump for a good a cause!

Photoshoot – If you’re a novice photographer, get some experience by offering photoshoots for a small fee!

Plant sale – If you’re green-fingered and have plants to spare – sell them to willing neighbours who would like to spruce up their gardens!

Pamper evening – Try your hand at massaging or offer beauty treatments for friends!

Q – Quiet day – Go quiet for a day and do a sponsored silence!

Quit a habit – We all have our habits, some good, some bad, try giving one thing up!

R – Raffle – A popular way to raise money at your local club or organisation!

Re-cycle – Some recycling companies pay money for items such as clothes, jewellery and scrap metal!

Rugby tournament – Scrum together and ‘try’ your best!

S – Skydive – Freefall for funds! Or you might like to try indoor skydiving at iFLY in Basingstoke! Find out more here:

Sweepstakes – Put money in and the winner donates all!

Swim-athon – Arrange an event at your local pool and get spectators to splash the cash!

T – Treasure hunt – Create your own treasure map for your little pirates and their friends and ask parents to donate towards the hunt!

Toy sale – Re-home some unwanted toys and clear the clutter for cash!

U – Unicycle – A ‘uni’que cycling challenge for circus enthusiasts!

V – Vintage tea party – Dig out the bunting and chinaware and offer a vintage-style afternoon tea for friends and family!

Vegan evening – Host a vegan tapas evening and ask everyone to bring a dish and donation!

W – Walk – Gather a group and go for a sponsored stroll!

Wine and cheese evening – Enjoy a sophisticated fundraising evening of fine wine and tasty cheeses!

Wax-Off – If any men dare to bare then get sponsored to be waxed!

Wimbledon strawberries and champagne party – for every point donate a pound!

White-water rafting – Take the plunge and get wet and wild with white-water rafting! For more information about locations across the UK, please visit:

Weight-loss Challenge – Lose weight but gain ‘pounds’!

X – X-mas gift-wrapping – If you enjoy wrapping gifts then offer a gift-wrapping service for those who would happily pay to have someone else do it!

X-mas jumper party – Get festive and donate during the season of goodwill!

Y – YOLO Challenge – ‘You Only Live Once’, so do a once in a lifetime challenge, and make it count!

Z – Zumba-thon – Get moving for money with your Zumba friends!

Zipwire challenge – Experience the award-winning tree top adventure ‘Go-ape’ at Itchen Valley Country Park, Southampton, or Alice Holt Forest, Farnham. For other locations, please find more information at:

Zorbing – Whether it’s on water or land, try this hilarious activity that’ll have you ‘rolling around’ with laughter! You can find more information here at: