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Seven days, so many ways. Each Christian Aid Week, we love to see our amazing supporters coming up with new ideas to fundraise year after year. 

So, whether you’re a seasoned fundraiser or a first-timer, do something you love this Christian Aid Week. 

Need some inspiration? Choose from our selection of activities and challenges to spark new ideas and make them your own.  

Fundraise in your community

  • Quiz night: get quizzical with your friends and hold a quiz night at your church hall, community centre or local pub.  
  • Ceilidh: pull on your dancing shoes, hire a good band and recruit a caller who knows all the dances and can help those with two left feet. Charge for admission and refreshments. 
  • Talent show: organise a Britain’s Got Talent style event and charge for admission.  
  • Supermarket/train station collection: arrange a date for a collection at your local supermarket or train station. Get in touch for more information on how to do this. 
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Credit: Alex Baker/ Christian Aid
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Supporters in fancy dress for Christian Aid at the Tay Bridge Cross fundraising event

Fundraise at work

  • Different dress day: whether you dress up in your finest clothes, or dress down in your comfiest clobber, charge everyone to take part. Mix it up a bit and do a fancy-dress day or a wear your funniest shirt or tie day – be as creative as your boss will allow! 
  • Car wash: wash all the cars in your office car park and ask for donations.  
  • Matched giving: many workplaces match what you fundraise – ask yours if they do too! It’s the easiest way to double your total. 
Take part in 70K in May

Help us raise vital funds for Christian Aid Week by taking on the challenge of 70K in May. Create your fundraising page in just a few minutes.

Fundraise at school

The pupils in your school will likely have loads of great ideas about how to fundraise if you ask them. However, here are a couple of ideas to get you started:

  • World Food Day: a great way to explore the work of Christian Aid, and our roles as global citizens. Invite members of the community to make a dish that means something to them and collect donations to support the work of Christian Aid.

  • Craftivism Fair: get creative and get pupils to share their messages of hope with others. Selling their artwork to the wider community can be a great way to raise some money and to share the hope!

  • ‘Mini’ Big Sing: learn the three Fischy Music songs created for Christian Aid and host a concert for parents after school. Ask for donations on the door and you could even sell some refreshments with the proceeds going to support the fantastic work of Christian Aid.

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Fundraise at home

  • Movie night: bring Hollywood to your home! Organise a film night with DVDs, drinks and popcorn at your home – all for a small donation, of course! 
  • Garden party: hold a party or an open garden event. Choose your own or other local gardens that people would pay to visit, and have stalls, games and refreshments too. 
  • Cook it: invite your friends for a slap-up meal cooked by you, for a suitable donation. It could be a gourmet meal or a delicious BBQ; just serve up your signature dish. 
Create your fundraiser

Do your own thing this Christian Aid Week. The first step to creating your perfect fundraiser is to set up your fundraising page.

Fundraise at church

  • Coffee morning or afternoon tea: whether morning’s your thing, or afternoon is more your cup of tea, invite your friends, family and congregation to join you for tea, coffee or cake in your church hall.  
  • Sell it: bake some cakes to sell after church, or get green-fingered, planting extra seedlings and holding a plant sale. Organise a car boot or tabletop sale in your church hall, get rid of your unwanted belongings and charge others for tables to sell theirs.  
  • Choir concert: ask your church choir to put on a concert and charge for admission. 
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Credit: Christian Aid / Joseph Cabon
Volunteers and staff enjoy a Big Brekkie
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Credit: Alex Baker/ Christian Aid
Christian Aid supporter at Greenbelt Festival 2019

Fundraise on your own

  • Hair: shave your hair or beard or dye your hair a bright colour and get sponsorship for ruining your treasured locks. 
  • Give it up: whether your favourite thing is chocolate, coffee or cheese, get sponsored to give it up for a month (or even longer!) 
  • Yes day: say yes to everyone’s demands (within reason) and ask people to sponsor you to do so. 
Get in touch

We really value hearing from our supporters, whether it's questions about your fundraising, accessing resources or feedback.