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Fundraising Ideas
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Fancy Dress
  • Non Uniform Day – let pupils come into school in their own clothes if they make a donation the The Encephalitis Society
  • Fancy Dress Party – Get the Superman costume out or whatever else takes your eye by organising a fancy dress party. Charge an enterance fee or organise collections on the night.
  • Onesie/PJ Day – A chance to see the whole office in their onesies in return for a donation.


Cash in Your Attic
  • Auction – Holding an auction is a popular way of fundraising. Get local businesses or colleagues to donate items.
  • Jumble Sale – Go rifling through your possessions, and get others to do the same, before putting it all on sale to raise money.
  • Sell online with eBay – Set up your own charity auctions with the help of eBay, ensuring all profits benefit The Encephalitis Society.


Place Your Bets
  • Raffle – Hold a raffle and see if colleagues, local businesses or friens are willing to donate prizes.
  • Poker Evening – If your friends like a gamble, organise a poker evening where all the winnings go to The Encephalitis Society.
  • Bingo – Reel out some of those classic Bingo calls by getting colleagues and friends to join in the fun.


Test Your Mettle
  • Pub Quiz – See if your local pub can host a pub quiz or if there is already a regular quiz night can they hold one in aid of The Encephalitis Society.
  • Department Challenge – Take advantage of inter-departmental rivalries and organise a fundraising challenge e.g. paintball battle/five a side challenge.
  • Guess The Weight – Fill up a jar with sweets, everyone pays to take a guess and the winner gets the jar.


Host with the Most
  • Tea Party –invite your friends and family round for afternoon tea. These are simple to organise and a fun way of raising money.
  • Comedy Night – Organise a comedy night where you book performers and sell tickets for the event.
  • Black Tie Ball – People love dressing up so turn on the glamour and hold a black-tie ball, selling tickets to raise money.


Song and Dance
  • Golf Day – these are a popular way of fundraising which can even attract high-profile participants if you have the right contacts.
  • Gig – If you have friends who play in a band, or you play in one yourself, then rope them in to doing a charity gig.
  • Karaoke Evening – a fun way to raise money and discover hidden talents! Sell tickets, have prizes donated and vote for the winners.


Quick and Easy
  • Cake Sale – use the lure of cake to entice colleagues to help you organise a cake sale. Try to get everyone to contribute a cake.

  • Run a tombola – If you can hold a tombola at a fair, carnival or another community type event then it is a simple way of raising money.

  • Car Wash – Get the cars on your street, or in your office car park, gleaming and raise money for The Encephalitis Society.


Last Resort
  • Get Bagging – visit your local supermarket and, for a small donation, you can help shoppers pack their bags.

  • Empty the penny jar – every penny counts and that jar full is just waiting to be cashed in!

  • Bring and Buy Sale – this is a time honoured and traditional fundraising method. People bring goods to be sold and buy items which are on sale.


The Encephalitis Society is the operating name of the Encephalitis Support Group which is a registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee.

Registered in England and Wales No. 4189027. Registered Office as above. Registered Charity No. 1087843.