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Fundraising really can be FUN!  As well as, or instead of, simply finding sponsors for your walk why not ...

... have a pink-, fancy dress-, Valentine-, make-up-, karaoke- or murder mystery party, pack supermarket shopping bags, wash cars, turn out the loft for a car boot sale, fill Smartie tubes, bake cakes, have a sponsored silence, swim or diet, organise an Easter egg hunt, an auction or a quiz night?

The list is endless!  More ideas can be found under the 'At Work' and 'At Home' sections on the right hand side of this page.

Read about what others have done

We have put some suggestions together below to get you going. If you get stuck, why not take a look at these inspirational stories. The good thing about some of these ideas is that there is a great exchange, your friends and family will benefit, you will raise your sponsorship, raise awareness and all concerned will be making a difference to the quality of life to many thousands of people with cancer now.

Tell us about your fundraising achievements

Let us know if you have done anything unusual, spectacular or funny to successfully raise money for Walk the Walk and we'll put your stories, photos and videos up here.

PLEASE NOTE ...

...that 'The MoonWalk' and 'The SunWalk' are both licensed events. The titles and also our bra T-Shirts are under copyright to Walk the Walk Worldwide so you can not copy, organise or design your own. However we are very happy to help you in any other way we can to achieve your fundraising goals.

Good Luck!

Do you have any queries or perhaps you are just in need of some more fundraising ideas?

Contact Polla on 01483 741430 or email polla@walkthewalk.org.


Ladies Night by Pamela and Fiona

"We held a ladies night in a local community centre, with tickets including a mini treatment, goodybag and arrival drink, a bar, a topless waiter prize game, pole fit, some stalls and a lot of hard work we managed to have a fab night and raise a massive £2,050 for Walk the Walk."

Read our blog for hints and tips or just to find out more about Pamela and Fiona's Ladies Night.

 


Pop up coffee shop by Danielle

"This morning I had a pop up coffee shop at my house. People brought friends and donated money for coffee and cake. We had 3 stalls selling Phoenix cards, Neil's Yard and Love Bumble accessories! I made £333.00 plus over £100 online donations from people who couldn't make it! Really pleased! Hope this inspires someone else to do one for their fundraising!!"


Pink Hamper by Barbara

"I held the raffle, had so many donations from family, friends and my employers that I was able to make up 2 really good hampers, the total raised at work from the raffle and collecting pots was £230.00."

 


Frock swap by Liz

"I held a frock swap last week and raised £269 which is set to rise.
Over the last couple of years I have lost approximately 3.5 stones and dropped several dress sizes. I started with Zumba and then last year joined a diet and fitness class. I sold tickets to the ladies at my classes.

They then brought clothes that they no longer fitted into and swapped them for those that now did. Some ladies took more clothes home than they brought to the swap so gave a donation to my fundraising to cover this. During the evening there was a dressing room for the ladies to try on clothes which was great fun as they were all fighting over them (friendly of course). I also held a small raffle and sold refreshments during the evening.
 
At the end of the evening I was left with a lot of clothes so next Saturday I am off out at 6am to bootsale them. I should do well as they are very nice clothes.
 
Hope this gives others a great idea - it really was a fab evening for all who attended.
 
Kind regards
 
Liz xx"



Scottish reeling evening by Sarah and Juliet

"Our Scottish reeling evening went well and we raised £600 for Walk the Walk. We asked all families with children ranging from about twelve years old to nineteen years old and we had ninety people attending.  We gave everyone a glass of wine when they arrived, and then started the dancing.  We danced four reels over the evening, with a sit down supper in the middle.  We decorated the hall with silver balloons, ribbons and stars and it looked very attractive. We raised the £600 from ticket sales - £8 per person, but we did all pay for some of the food ourselves, making lasagne and cakes. As well as the fundraising, there are so many other benefits to an evening like this, the fun had by all and friendships renewed and formed."


42,194 metres in a marathon!

A great idea for schools and large organisations. There are 42,194 metres in a marathon and a school in Kent asked pupils and friends to sponsor a metre for 10p and succeeded in raising over £4,000!!


Fun Quiz Night by Di and Pete

"We invite teams of 4 - 6 to take part in our quizzes, charge £6.50 per person which includes a hot supper and dessert, they are encouraged to bring their own drinks etc as we don't have a bar.  I cook the food (!!), and Pete devises the questions - 10 rounds of varying topics - nothing too intellectual, we put the emphasis on fun. We have done quite a few of these quiz nights over the last 9 years or so and they raise quite a lot of money - just over £700 each time. We are lucky to have good friends and family who also help us at these events. I lost my first husband to cancer. Strangely enough, in a roundabout way, it got me involved in Walk the Walk MoonWalks. I had heard about the MoonWalks in 2008, and thought it would be something  my youngest daughter and I could do together (she was 20 when her dad passed away), so we managed to get in for The MoonWalk London in 2009!  The rest, as they say is history, I've also taken part in The MoonWalk London 2011 and The MoonWalk Edinburgh 2012.  You just get bitten by the 'bug'! And now, it seems Pete's been bitten as well - Iceland was his first MoonWalk!!"


Ghost hunt by Heidi

"Last year, I contacted a company called Haunted Hampshire, who organise paranormal investigations at ‘haunted’ locations. I asked them if they would be interested in holding one for me, with the proceeds going to Walk the Walk. They were keen to help and we held it in June last year. They did most of the advertising, they interviewed me for their magazine and we managed to fill every space between us. It was in Romsey in a 1900’s theatre. There were around 30 people and it was from 9 pm until 3.00 am. They set up all sorts of equipment, thermal imaging, temperature readers, can’t remember the names of them all. They had 3 psychics and sťances were held on stage and in the dressing room. Certainly some very strange and unexplainable things happened that night. And we raised over £250 for Walk the Walk."


Home made preserves by Paula

"Iceland was my first MoonWalk and I found some great ideas on there. When I signed up I thought £500 was a lot to raise. I still have little bits and pieces coming in but I think I'll just break £2,500 which is unbelievable!


I used the 10 week weight loss challenge at work and raised £105 from that. I'm lucky that I work for a large department in an NHS hospital, so have lots of work colleagues and friends out on the wards who helped support me. I got Karen Morgan's knitting pattern for little bras for cream eggs, and raised £250 from them.


I thought of the idea of selling preserves as it is something I already like doing, but usually just give them away to friends and family. I know I like buying home made jams and chutneys so I wondered if other people would too. My preserve bible is the River Cottage Handbook on preserves, which has so many recipes that you can alter to what produce you have available. It's good to ask around and use facebook to see if anybody has spare fruit/veg they can't use, and if people can supply you with glass jars also as it works out quite expensive buying them from Lakeland. I didn't sell them at an event it was just the odd few jars here and there, then word gets around, then you get repeat orders!


I know in January I'll have to make lots more of Seville orange marmalade as it went down really well, but they're only around for a couple of weeks so I'll have to be organised.


I'm already making jam and pickle to sell for next years challenge (London to Brighton), and just took delivery of 30 unwanted courgettes at the weekend to make some pickle with."



Walker Support

Walker Support

Looking for help with fundraising, ideas, information etc then just ask Polla!

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Bra Pins

Bra Pins

Bra pins can be used at your own fundraising events or to take to your school or office. Buy them in our shop!

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Collecting Tubs!

Collecting Tubs!

We have our own branded Walk the Walk collection tubs - pink of course! If you would like to 'hire' one or more, follow this link!

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Bag packing at Waitrose

"I thought you would like to know that six of The Foxy Funbag's team (Kim, Jo, Catherine, Janine, Emma and myself Dawn) raised £765 bag packing with the Walk the Walk collection buckets at Waitrose in Sandhurst on Sunday!"

They are off ...... to raise £765!

Cake Stall - Yumm

"Sue Milligan, Liz Bowman and Belinda Brett decided to raise money for the MoonWalk by having a stall at the Tring Spring Fayre. As Liz and Belinda make such great cakes it wasn't long before we had sold out!! Just over £600 was raised. Thank you to everyone who bought a cake!!"

Gift Aid makes every penny worth more

Every penny is important to us - did you know that if your sponsors Gift Aid they can make their donation worth more?  For every penny they donate we get an extra 25 pence from the Inland Revenue! 

So please ensure ...

... that your sponsors complete the relevant details on the sponsor form - if they don't, we cannot claim the money!

The 'Suffering Jets' raised £3,500 with their sponsored car wash! Well done!

Fundraising Gala by Sandra

"This was my gala on the 8th June. It raised a fantastic £530. It had tombola, sweet cones, kids' lucky bag and guess the lolly. And yes, I did do The MoonWalk Edinburgh that night! It was a wonderful experience."

Charm bracelets by Maria and Jasmine

"Here is my daughter Jasmine selling charm bracelets that we made. They are quite simple, made from knotted thread or cord, and bulk-buying silver charms means they are not too expensive to make.

A friend runs craft fairs and kindly gave us the stall for the day, we made £58 and whatever went in the collecting tub. We will do similar again, perhaps at Brownies and school too."

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