Top Ten Charity Fundraising Ideas

Top Ten Charity Fundraising Ideas


Challenge yourself with one of our UK Treks

Fundraise for Help for Heroes in 2014 by joining one of our UK-based charity treks, including the Ben Nevis climb in March. Our UK charity treks are low cost and are some of our most accessible challenges; anyone can get involved! Take on a winter ascent of Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands and be part of the “Fly the Flag for the Commonwealth” Challenge, for what will be a truly unforgettable experience. You will not only be climbing the highest mountain in the UK, but through your charity fundraising you will be doing something amazing to help our wounded. Find out more…

Be part of something very British…

_MG_3253_resizedHelp for Heroes are delighted to be the Official Charity Partner of the British 10K London Run in 2014, marking the centenary of the start of the First World War. A very achievable distance, the 10K London Run is an exciting way to get involved with charity fundraising for Help for Heroes in 2014, you can pay your respects to our past whilst raising vital funds for the future of our current wounded. Find out more…

If running isn’t your thing, but you fancy doing something terribly British to raise money in 2014, why not get involved in our Colossal Cake Sale.

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If you’re a fan of the Great British Bake-Off and can rustle-up a half-decent Victorian Sponge or batch of yummy cupcakes, we want to hear from you! You can hold a Help for Heroes Cake Sale any time in 2014, but we’d love you to join our Colossal Cake Sale fortnight – in association with Whitworths Sugar – from 19 April to 5 May 2014! Find out more…

Whether to choose to fundraise by running or baking, we just want you to do your bit – try and avoid a soggy bottom!

Raise money without even trying!

Before you hit the January sales take two minutes to register free at Give as You Live and raise money for Help for Heroes as you shop - it won’t cost you a penny! More than 3000 stores including John Lewis, Amazon, iTunes, Expedia, Argos, Sainsburys, Next and B&Q will donate to Help for Heroes with every purchase.

You can also sign up to Pennies and choose to round up your totals online, in restaurants or in store to the nearest pound and let your pennies make a HUGE difference.

Use your mobile for good!

Whether you only use your mobile phone for emergencies or are surgically attached to it, there are two really simple ways to get involved with Help for Heroes in 2014.

Text To DonateText to Donate is really easy, and if you don’t have time to do a challenge or volunteer but want to show your support, just text HERO to 70900 to donate £5. 100% of the £5 comes to Help for Heroes (you will be charged £5 plus your standard network rate).

Alternatively if you want to get involved with Help for Heroes in 2014 but are not sure how, just text HERO to 60777 (standard network rate only) and one of our amazing team will call you back for a chat. It is a really simple and easy way to show your support and let us know by text you want to “do your bit”.

Avoid the Christmas Blues!


Force your hand and do something fun in the New Year, and raise money for our wounded servicemen and women at the same time! Burns Night, Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us, so use them as an opportunity for a charity fundraiser. Perhaps you could turn your New Year’s resolution into a fundraising idea, perhaps a sponsored diet or a month without chocolate after an indulgent Christmas?

Perhaps you know of a local pub or restaurant who would be keen to drum up business in the quiet period between New Year and Easter? Get them to organise a charity fundraising evening of curry, karaoke or a live band, in aid of Help for Heroes!

Whatever your fundraising ideas, let us know and get support from our knowledgeable and friendly fundraising team – register your charity fundraiser here!

Getting-muddy-on-the-tough-mudder-challengeAre you tough enough to become a “Mudder”?!

Take part in one of the toughest and muddiest challenges in the UK, and help raise vital funds for our wounded servicemen and women at the same time! “Tough Mudder” has to be one our craziest ways to “do your bit” – hardcore 12-mile long obstacle courses designed by the Special Forces to test your strength, stamina, mental resilience and camaraderie! With Tough Mudder events in 2014 in London, Scotland, the Midlands, Yorkshire, the South West, the North West and Dublin there really is no excuse not to put your running shorts on and prepare to get very, very muddy. Find out more…

Get your company or employer involved

We are lucky enough to have scores of businesses across the UK who have become involved with Help for Heroes. From small businesses who support us as their Charity of the Year, or who get a team of staff together for a charity fundraising or challenge, to leading brands such as Asda, Whitworths, Bells and Tennents, there are a number of ways to “do your bit”. As well as allowing you to fulfil your CSR responsibilities, your company will also be helping our wounded servicemen, women and veterans as they continue with their daily battles. Find out more...

Be part of our National Collection Weekends


If you don’t have the time to organise a bake-off or run a marathon, an easy way to “do your bit” for Help for Heroes is to volunteer for our National Fundraising Collection Weekends which take place in supermarkets and retail stores across the UK. In 2014 we are lucky enough to be partnered with Asda and Debenhams. Please volunteer as part of our network and give up just a couple of hours one weekend to rattle a bucket or collection tin for Help for Heroes, and help us to raise vital funds. Find out more…

Become one of our amazing volunteers

If you have the time, we’d love to have you as part of our amazing 8,000-strong volunteer network across the UK. If you live in Wiltshire you can volunteer at the Tin Hut, where it all began for Help for Heroes in 2007. You would be helping to communicate with our incredible supporter network by telephone, email and letter, raising awareness and thanking our fundraisers for their tireless efforts. We also have a number of local and regional volunteers and coordinators across the UK. If you’d like to volunteer your time for Help for Heroes let us know by emailing us:

Alternatively if you live near one of our very busy Help for Heroes stores in Cardiff, Lakeside or Meadowhall, and ideally have some retail or customer services experience, you can volunteer your time for a few hours each week. 

Join us on Hero Ride 2014

Last year our signature fundraising challenge, Hero Ride, had 1,500 cyclists and raised £1.1million. We want 2014 to be bigger and better, and we have a number of organised rides across the UK starting in Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff and Wiltshire, all arriving together in London for the grand finale! Whether you are a seasoned cyclist who loves a fast and furious sportive, or a Help for Heroes supporter who wants to take on a personal challenge in 2014, we want to hear from you! Be part of something amazing as you cycle hundreds of miles across Scotland, Wales and England, riding alongside some of our Band of Brothers and wounded servicemen and women. If they can do it, so can you! Find out more and sign up…

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