A traditional Halloween activity loved by children (and adults!) of all ages. Bring your local neighbourhood together with a pumpkin carving competition. Charge an entry fee and encourage everyone to display their entries in their front window or garden ready for judging, with a small prize for the winner. Or get work colleagues involved by asking them to take photos of their spooky creations, then put the winner to the staff vote!
Top tip: Many pumpkin carving patterns can be downloaded from the internet for free.
DECORATE YOUR PORCH
Bring a buzz to your street this autumn! Ask your neighbours to decorate their porches, front windows or front gardens in the spirit of Halloween and get everyone involved in judging the winner. Each house pays an entry fee to get involved and the most creative décor wins a prize.
A spooky virtual quiz is simple to organise and fun for all age groups. Choose questions that are Halloween themed and ask friends and family, work colleagues or schoolmates to pay an entry fee. Don’t forget to prepare a prize or award for the winner. When thinking about themes and questions think scary movies, spooky television shows and classic horror novels. Or how about Halloween anagrams like this one:
Moneybag (Keep an eye out for this monstrous figure!)
Top tip: To raise even more money, why not impose fines on anyone caught cheating, or perhaps on the losers!
SCARY FANCY DRESS
Persuade your colleagues to have a Halloween 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!
Know some budding golfers? Why not hold a Halloween Charity Golf Day. We’re sure you can get creative with your golf attire and still comply with club rules!
THE GREAT HALLOWEEN BAKE-OFF
A perfect school or work fundraiser. Remember to appeal well in advance for donations of Halloween themed cakes and biscuits – and raise money for our heroes by asking everyone to donate in exchange for a treat!