Fundraising is fun

Why not have fun and raise money for Parents for Children at the same time?

Set yourself a challenge

You may want to set yourself a challenge like running a half marathon or marathon, or taking part in a triathlon. Perhaps you've always harboured a secret desire to try skydiving or to walk from Land's End to John O'Groats.

Every little helps

Here is a picture of a clown making a balloon sculpture.Your fundraising ideas don't have to be challenging or difficult to organise. You could be moving house and planning a car boot sale of all your accumulated bric a brac. Or perhaps you're thinking of organising a quiz night at your local pub.

Whatever you're planning, there are lots of ways – large and small – that you can help Parents for Children to continue our work for vulnerable children at the same time as having fun.

Take part for Parents for Children

We have various events planned that we'd love you to take part in. Keep an eye on the 'News' on our website for details as they are announced. You can register your interest online, or contact our events team on [email protected], or call 020 7520 2880.

We'd also love to hear from you if you are already planning to take part in an event and would like to raise money for us. Our supporters have run in the London Marathon; taken part in cycling events, such as L'Étape du Tour; and competed in the London Triathlon, as individuals and as teams, to name just a few.

Event ideas

Although most people's thoughts turn to sporting challenges when they think about raising money for charity, there are plenty of other ways you can help us. Some of the ideas that have proved successful for our fundraisers are:

  • Dress down or fancy dress day at work
  • Fancy dress pub crawl
  • Curry/pasta evening
  • Quiz night
  • Bag packing/tin collection at local store
  • Car boot sale
  • 'Appeal' letters sent to business contacts
  • Raffle
  • Lunchtime car washing

If you have a fundraising idea, however quirky you may think it is, we'd love to hear from you. We can help you with fundraising advice and a Parents for Children fundraiser's pack to start you on your way. Our events team would be delighted to hear from you. You can email [email protected], or call 020 7520 2880.

Photo © Rolf Marriott