When it comes to raising money for charity, the more people involved, the more cash you’ll collect. So, what better place to do your bit for a good cause than the workplace? It’s likely there are plenty of people where you work that would be willing to put their hand in their pocket in the name of charity.

Once you’ve raised your money, there are a number of ways you can get the cash to your chosen charity. A lot of organisations, such as Human Appeal, offer you the chance to make monetary contributions online. This is one of the quickest, easiest and safest ways to ensure the money you’ve raised gets to those who need it most.

For three ideas for your next fundraising event, keep reading.

1. Cake sale
Why not challenge your workmates to a Great British Bake Off-style cake sale? Encourage as many people as possible to create their own confectionary masterpiece at home, then invite those taking part to bring them into work to be put to the taste test. Charge your colleagues per slice and get them to give a mark out of 10 for each cake they try. At the end of the day, you’ll not only have a reigning cake baking champion, but you will have raised some cash for a good cause too.

2. Sponsored silence
Especially in an office environment, it can be easy for the noise levels to get out of control. So, to make everyone quieten down for a good cause, you could put your chatty colleagues to the test and schedule a sponsored silence. You might think that remaining silent will be relatively easy at first, but getting through a whole day of work without saying a peep can be quite the challenge for a lot of people.

3. Raffle draw
You can’t go wrong with a classic raffle draw, so why not organise your own at work? Firstly, you’ll need some raffle tickets to hand out in exchange for a donation, and you’ll also need to decide on your prizes. The more desirable the prizes on offer, the more money you’re likely to raise, so think carefully about what you’re going to put up for grabs. You could try to get the prizes donated, or you could persuade your boss to cough up in the name of charity. Also, when you’re selling your tickets, encourage people to buy a strip rather than a single ticket. Not only will you raise more cash, but your colleagues will have a better chance of winning.

Regardless of how you go about it, there’s no reason why you and your work friends can’t have fun while doing your bit for charity.


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