Fundraising ideas

We have lots of ideas for ways you can fundraise with family, friends and members of your local community, helping us to defeat brain tumours.

We have thought of lots of exciting ideas to inspire your fundraising and we can't wait to hear what you are planning.

Here are some ways to get your school, college or university involved and ideas for fundraising at work. Don't forget to have a look at our free, fundraising resources for extra tips and posters to promote your event.

If you need any help or materials such as balloons, bunting or leaflets, our community team will make sure you have everything you need!

Inspiring fundraising ideas

Hold a collection

Contact your local supermarket to ask if you can hold a collection or do a 'bag pack' at their tills for a few hours. We can provide you with t-shirts and buckets to help on the day. You can also volunteer your time as a Collection Tin Co-ordinator and help us by placing collection tins in local business in your community.

Organise a dinner dance

Planning a dinner or ball is a great way to bring your family and friends together. You could raise vital funds in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity whilst you all enjoy an evening full of entertainment, food and drink. Find out more about the impact your money makes.

Raffles and auctions

A classic fundraising idea, auctions and raffles work well on their own or as part of another event. Ask friends or local businesses if they would be willing to donate a prize. You could see if your local school, community group, church or work place would let you include one as part of event they are already planning.

Celebrate a special occasion

If you are celebrating a special birthday, wedding or anniversary, why not remember The Brain Tumour Charity by asking friends and family to give a donation instead of gifts or flowers.

Family fun day

Get your family and friends together for a day of fun and games. Fairground style stalls, face paints, music, a bbq and bouncy castle are all fabulous family fundraising ideas! Sell tickets beforehand and hold a raffle or auction on the day.


Be it football, rugby, tennis or cricket, hosting a match or tournament is a great way to play against friends and attract a crowd of supporters. Charge teams to enter, sell tickets or hold a collection and you will be well on your way to being a premier league fundraiser!

Talent show or concert

Put on a show and sell tickets to the public. Invite friends to contribute and discover their hidden talents, be it by storytelling, singing, playing an instrument.

Shave it

Are you daring enough to get sponsored to shave your head or cut off a significant amount hair? It requires a solid dose of bravery and a big smile, a sure fundraising winner though.

Download our useful fundraising guide