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Fundraising Ideas at Work & In the Office

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You will have a dedicated account manager who will support you every step of the way, working with you to develop a fundraising plan and help you meet your corporate social responsibility needs and objectives. Most importantly you and your staff can have fun in the process!

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Our top picks for fundraising at work

Great North Run

Great North Run

11 September 2022. CHARITY PLACES AVAILABLE

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Big Battlefield Bike Ride 2023

Big Battlefield Bike Ride 2023

11 - 17 June 2023. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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Online Escape Room Games

Online Escape Room Games

Set up an online Escape Room game for some riddle-cracking fun!

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Bake for Heroes

We're all in knead of a little fun! Why not make your loved ones smile with cake and raise funds for our heroes at the same time?

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Charity Walks and Treks

Take on a charity walk, trek or hike. Get inspired with our events, or create your own path. Help for Heroes is with you every step of the way.

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Step 2 It

Step 2 It

Join our online community of steppers and be as creative as you like to reach 10,000 steps a day, or a daily distance of your choice, over 30 days.

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How to set up an office-based fundraising event

To organise an office-based fundraising event, you need to define your cause and set a goal of how much you would like to raise for a given charity. You need to think about the logistics of an event in relation to your office. For example, if you’re planning a sports tournament, do you have a feasible location to pull it off? Once you’ve planned the event, you need to promote it to ensure colleagues get involved.

How to get all employees involved in office fundraising events?

A great way of getting people involved in office fundraising is matching employee donations. It’s also great if the event has an element of competition or can help people develop skills that are linked to their job role. And if all else fails, food will always get people involved!

How to use my office fundraising event for our business’s social media?

If your office fundraising event is open to both staff and clients, you can use your social media channels to promote your event and invite people along. If the event is solely for staff, you can use it as an opportunity to take photos to share on your social media channels, showcasing your charitable activity and the spirit of fun within your business.

What’s the best way of collecting money within an office?

Depending on the type of fundraising event you’re organising, you can collect money in advance. However, it’s better to collect the money on the day to build up an engaging collection process. In the digital age, less and less people carry cash around, so it’s important to offer flexible ways of donating in the workplace.

For example, mobile payments and money collection apps don’t require anyone to have cash, so team members can easily transfer the correct amount with one simple action.

MORE IDEAS FOR FUNDRAISING AT WORK

Auction of Promises

Ask everyone in your team to write down a promise – something they could do for someone else -  such as baking a cake, washing a car or helping to put up some shelves. Auction off these promises to the highest bidder and donate the money to Help for Heroes.

Hold a Sweepstake

Have a bit of fun with your friends and family, or work colleagues. You can create a sweepstake for almost anything - from a sports event to guessing the weight of the baby. Decide the entry price for all participants and how the entry money will be split between the winner and the charity and enjoy raising money for our heroes!

Note:  If you are running an office sweepstake, you need to know that they can only take place where all the participants are based at the same location.

Replicate an Iconic Challenge

Ever fancied doing an iconic challenge such as John O’Groats to Land’s End or the Great Wall of China? You can choose from the many organised challenges or why not create a local event of your own and get sponsored to do it? 

Cook-Off

Seek out those budding chefs amongst you by hosting a cook-off and have colleagues compete to raise the most money. The winner gets an extra cash donation towards their fundraiser from the organisation – as well as bragging rights!

Scavenger Hunt

If your team is back on-site, a work scavenger hunt is a great way to get people away from their desks or workstations and colleagues can compete individually or in teams. Ask everyone to donate to participate in the hunt, then distribute clues to help them find the items in the building, or even outside! This is a fun activity that’s easy to plan and, if you’re competing in teams, working together to solve clues can be a good way to boost teamwork. 

Golf Tournament

Golf tournaments can be a great way to raise money for charity. Simply set a date, choose a location for your tournament and ask colleagues and your business networks to donate to enter a team. You can really stir up the competition by offering incentives like a hole-in-one prize, privileges for the top golfer or forfeits or fines for the losers!

Dress-Up Day

Persuade your colleagues to have a dress-up day at work. Ask them to make a suggested donation of £2, with a prize for the best fancy dress. Whether you’re working in the office or from home, this is a fun way to feel connected and break up the week. After all, who doesn’t want to see their boss turning up in the office or popping up on screen in full costume!