Fundraising ideas

Not too sure what you want to do - but know you will be doing it by yourself?  Below are some great ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Love to run?

  • Participate in a fundraising running event and have people sponsor you. There are many events to choose from, such as City 2 Surf – find one in your home city and go for it!
  • Set your own personal challenge and have people sponsor you

Love to cycle?

  • Participate in a fundraising cycling event and have people sponsor you. There are many events to choose from, such as The Great Victorian Bike Ride - find one in your home state and give it a go!
  • Set your own personal challenge and have people sponsor you

Love to swim?

  • Participate in a fundraising swimming event and have people sponsor you. Find an event in your home city and give it a go!
  • Set your own personal challenge and have people sponsor you

Love to walk?

  • Participate in a walking event and have people sponsor you. There are many events to choose from, so find one in your home city and sign up.
  • Participate in the Heart Foundation’s Walking program.

Love to dress red?

  • Why not get your friends to sponsor you to do something wacky?  For example if you hit a target of $1000 you will dress up in a red ball gown at work.

Love to cook?

  • Host a morning tea at your work, mother’s group, or another gathering. Include healthy options, such as low-fat muffins and fresh fruit.
  • Everyone thinks they are a Master Chef…why not let them prove it! Host a Cook-Off at work, your local sports club, or with friends. Have an entry fee and a prize for the winner and watch the competitive streaks emerge!
  • A colour theme can really add to an event and there are many foods that are ‘Heart Foundation Red” – why not consider a Strawberries and Cream (low-fat, of course!) morning tea?
  • Try your hand at some healthy recipes and sell them at work?
  • Create your own healthy cookbook and sell to friends and work-mates for donations

Love to celebrate?

  • Not in need of another toaster? Ask guests to make a donation in lieu of a gift at your wedding.  For unique and meaningful bonbonniere, make a donation on behalf of the guest. Guests can receive a card, and perhaps a pin or ribbon, letting them know of the special gift and the difference it has made.
  • If you are celebrating your anniversary, ask your closest family and friends to make a donation in lieu of a gift.
  • Planning a big birthday bash? Have a great party and make a difference by asking for donations in lieu of gifts.

Love to do something else?

  • Trying to quit something? If you are trying to quit cigarettes, alcohol, soft drinks, or something else, get friends and family to sponsor you if you can go without for a month.
  • Garage sale/car boot sale/Ebay or Gumtree auction: Get rid of all of your unused items and donate the proceeds (or a portion of them).
  • Silent auction. Can be done as part of an event or just on it’s own. Spread the word to get people bidding.
  • Fetes and market stalls. If you are crafty, make items to be sold. Other options are plants, homemade jams or other food items.
  • World Heart Day (In 2013, this occurs on 29th September). Choose one of your events to coincide with this day, to give it extra meaning.

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