Fundraising ideas

There are lots of simple and fun ways to raise money for SOS Children's Villages UK. Whether you host an event, take on a challenge or get sponsored to do something silly, the money you raise will change children's lives forever.

Our team can help you organise and promote your event, and will support you every step of the way.  

Why not host a fundraising event at your home?  You could:
  • organise a coffee morning or tea party
  • host a film night, but be sure to bring the popcorn!
  • throw a themed event such as a garden party or Halloween party
  • host a dinner party or barbecue

Ask your friends to sponsor your challenge. You could try:
Why not get your office or school involved? You could:
  • have a dress down or fancy-dress day
  • hold an auction or raffle
  • have a bingo or quiz lunch
  • organise a bake sale or summer fete
Or maybe you and your friends have star quality? Why not:
  • hold a concert
  • organise a jazz, 80s or rock and roll party
  • run a karaoke night

Fundraising heroes - Amy Harneiss

I have recently returned from a trip in Cambodia where I got to see first-hand the poverty that children are subject to, and realised that this is an issue that affects kids across the entire world. I decided to look further into what more I could do to help, and I came across SOS Children’s Villages UK. I really liked that they do genuinely make an impact on kids across the world and provide them with a safe and loving home, education and access to medical care that they wouldn’t have access to without SOS.

I decided that I wanted to do more to help and promote this fantastic charity. To do so, I have signed myself up to a charity challenge - a 5-day mountain trek throughout Croatia, summiting three mountain peaks. I have funded the cost of the trip myself, so all money raised to sponsor me will go directly to the charity and ensure that SOS can carry on helping children who really need the help. Because without the help and support that SOS provide, they could face growing up in this world alone. 

If you have a great fundraising idea that we haven’t thought of, we would love to hear how it goes!

For more ideas and advice on how to create the perfect fundraiser, check out our fundraising guide, our handy tips and tricks section, or contact our fundraising team by email