Asking your friends to donate straight into JustGiving is an option, of course. However, asking them to participate in a fundraising activity, that you have organised, will be fun, profitable and rewarding (of course you need to make sure you price the event to make sure you raise money!)
There are many fun ways to raise money for the walk , here are just a few suggestions:
Why not hook up with your favourite local restaurants to host a luncheon on one of their less busy days and add an amount to the cost of a set menu as a donation for the charity. Maybe you could even put together a raffle or a silent auction between the courses to boost your funds.
DINNER PARTY AUCTION or SILENT AUCTION
Ask your friends to help you put together a little catering team and auction a dinner party for 10 people, with a team of you cooking and serving at the successful bidders home (this can be as much fun in the kitchen as it is around the dining table).
Throw a pre-recorded race night in your village hall or school (there are many events companies who specialise in these evenings). Enlist a few good friends to help you cook, maybe something simple like sausage and mash or hire in a fish and chip van.
A great opportunity to combine home friends and corporate entertaining whilst raising funds. Most Golf Clubs would welcome the chance to host a Charity Day and would be able to advise you the best way to proceed and help with 'nearest the pin' and 'longest drive' competitions. A raffle always goes down well at these events.
RUGBY / FOOTBALL MATCH
Raise funds by charging players to participate in a friendly game, maybe add in a BBQ to boost funds and make a day out for families and friends.
Liaise with your local tennis club and create your own mini Wimbledon, charge a players' fee as a donation and maybe serve strawberries and cream and Pimms for the spectators and players alike.
Holding a quiz is simple, popular and profitable. You need to decide on what type of quiz you will be holding. Is there going to be a theme to it, e.g. Christmas, Halloween, James Bond etc?
These kind of quizzes will lead to a more enjoyable and sociable evening. Village halls are often a cheap place to hold these kind of events, get your friends to help you to cook a curry or lasagna or salad to be served at the interval and don't forget to sell raffle prizes!
DISCO / DANCES
Themed dances are always popular, why not put on a 60's or 70's night and make it 'dress appropriate', a prize for the best dressed adds to the fun.
HOME CLOTHES DAY
Liaise with your Headteacher or Boss at work to charge a donation to wear home clothes or dress down to work.
Organise a Christmas Party or an Easter Egg hunt. A great way to raise funds and keep the children happy at the same time .
Speak with your local cinema about showing a new release (or an old favourite!) and add a donation per ticket.
WALK and a PUB LUNCH
Organise a long walk and charge a walkers fee and round off the day with a nice pub lunch. This is a great activity as it combines training and fundraising!
Everyone loves a coffee in the morning so hosting a coffee morning is a great way to fundraise especially if you have young children - it's a great way to catch up with other Mums / Dads after the school drop off.