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Easy Fundraising Idea

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In anticipation of money being very tight next term, I would like to do a fundraiser before I lose my numbers to school. Any ideas for an easy one that raises good funds please?

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Our biggest fundraiser by far with minimum work and outlay is the 'Smartie Box challenge' , we raised almost £600 last time and only about half the chn did it. We give a small prize for most items & highest amount raised, I think it helps if you can tell them something it's being spent on.

- give each child a mini Smartie box (full) + a sponsor sheet.

- once eaten they (or parents, who get very competitive) have to refill it with as many small items as possible (100+)

- asked them to list things on the back (no valuables, duplicated items or body parts ..eye lash, toe nails etc)

- and return by date.

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Our biggest fundraiser by far with minimum work and outlay is the 'Smartie Box challenge' , we raised almost £600 last time and only about half the chn did it. We give a small prize for most items & highest amount raised, I think it helps if you can tell them something it's being spent on.

- give each child a mini Smartie box (full) + a sponsor sheet.

- once eaten they (or parents, who get very competitive) have to refill it with as many small items as possible (100+)

- asked them to list things on the back (no valuables, duplicated items or body parts ..eye lash, toe nails etc)

- and return by date.

Great idea, thank you! On your sponsor sheet, do you have a minimum amount?

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Sponsored bowling for us. Lots of fun too. We have our own mat, skittles and bowl. Each child has a sponsor sheet, which can be sponsored by the skittle or total knocked down. Raised £1,000 last year.

If you don't have your own equipment try your local bowling alley. We used to borrow one free from them before we got our own.

Good luck, whatever you decide I hope it's a great success.:):):)

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A simple one we did was to give each child a ladybird shape on card to colour in and then ask friends/family to 'cover a spot' with a coin' - selotape it on. We gave a prize for the most collected and each ladybird had 10 spots on. We made a surprisingly large amount. Also, sponsored bounce on trampoline - how many bounces in one minute. Or how many laps of garden on scooter in one minute. Good luck!

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On the smartie theme. We have sent home tubes of smarties and asked parents to fill with 20p coins. You can get quite a few in one tube! Also sent home 'pennies for pre-school' containers. Just ask parents to sit somewhere in th kitchen and fill with loose change. We need to think of more ideas that involve the children.

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We did a treasure hunt... always spring half term when we had most children..

Similar to the smartie tube, we had a sheet of card divided into 20 boxes with a named item in each one for the children to find and stick to the card.. things like something red, a bus ticket, flower, piece of string, etc..

 

This went with a sponsor sheet asking for them to be sponsored per item.. they all had a small prize and a certificate for returning their card and money... a book was given to the child raising the most .

 

made quite a good sum each year..

 

Also look at local school fetes and ask if you can run a stall... we used to have one each year at 2 or 3 local schools worked well as an advert for us as well.. made a tidy sum at each one.. Easiest was a table of pots filled with dry sand , some had cash in them, others a token to win a small prize, others a bigger token for a bigger prize , some empty. People paid per pot to sieve and empty them and win the prize. Easy to keep filling the pots as they were emptied out and sieved.. .

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