Run your own fundraising event

If running isn’t your thing, that’s ok! There are plenty of other ways to raise money for the British Youth Council, from running a bake sale or hosting a quiz night to wearing fancy dress or organising a golf day! Whatever your idea, we are here to help you make it a success. Simply get in touch and tell us what you are planning and we will endeavour to support you throughout the organisation and on the day.



Need some inspiration? Check out our list of fundraising ideas!

Hold a coffee morning, afternoon tea or cake bake
At home, at work, in an interesting location? Invite along some friends or colleagues and ask them to make a contribution.

Organise a sponsored silence
At work, at home, a school class, local scout troop – anywhere and for as long as people can last out, maybe a prize for the person who is the last to crack

Quiz night
Everyone loves a quiz night! Get others involved to help out, maybe provide the food for free, get a free venue, and donate prizes for a raffle or auction?

Clear out your cupboards
De-clutter your house or flat by having a clear out of unwanted items and selling them at the local car boot sale or online (eBay etc.) and then donating the proceeds to the British Youth Council. Even better, get some friends to join you!

Talent Show
Organise your very own local talent show and encourage people to make donations to the British Youth Council, hold a raffle etc. You can even have your own version of Simon Cowell to pass judgement if you want – all part of the fun!

Donations instead of presents
If you have got all you need and are having a special birthday, or Wedding Anniversary, why not ask people for a donation to the British Youth Council instead.

Dress up/down!
Couldn’t be easier to organise so why not hold lots of different events through the year?  At work or school you can pay to dress up or down, wear fancy dress or become your favourite superhero for the day.  At school you could dress up as your favourite historical or literary character and, in the office, have a crazy top, tie or hat day.  Don’t forget to send us your photos!

This is only a very small selection, the list of possibilities is almost endless – if you want more ideas, or want to discuss a possible event, then please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!


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