Fundraising ideas

Fundraise with family, friends and members of your local community, raising vital funds and awareness to help us beat brain tumours.

There is so much that you can do locally to raise awareness and raise funds in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity. We've put together a list of some charity fundraising ideas to inspire you. Have a look our free, downloadable fundraising resources available for you to use.

We have also got some suggestions for how you can get your school, college or university involved and ideas for fundraising at work to help us beat brain tumours.

Let us know what you are planning and our community team can help make sure you have everything you need, from balloons to banners and beyond!

Inspiring fundraising ideas


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Give it up!

Get sponsored to give up something that you love, from your favourite food to social media. Set a time frame and let people know how you are doing. It's a great way to test your will power and show everyone your inner strength, as well as raise money!

Celebrate a special occasion

If you have a special birthday, wedding or anniversary coming up, why not remember The Brain Tumour Charity by asking friends and family to give a donation instead of gifts or flowers. We have donation envelopes, collection boxes, occasion favours and many other resources you could use. A lovely and rewarding way to be able to give something back.

Tea and cake

Catch up with friends over a slice of cake at a coffee morning or tea party, one of the most sociable and easy ways to fundraise for charity.

Organise a dinner dance

Planning a dinner or ball is a great way to bring your family and friends together, to enjoy an evening of food, wine and entertainment while raising vital funds in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity. Find out more about the impact your money makes.

Hold a collection

Contact your local supermarket to ask if you can hold a collection in their foyer 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 Box Co-ordinator and help us by placing collection boxes in local business in your community.

Raffles and auctions

Auctions and raffles work well as a fundraiser on their own, or as part of other fundraising events. Ask people to donate prizes, local businesses may be willing give products to support a good cause. Ask your local school, community group, church or work place if they can help by letting you piggyback on their planned events.

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.

Golf day

Are you a member of a golf club, or know someone that is?


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!

An entertaining evening

Put on a show and sell tickets to the public. Invite friends to contribute, be it by storytelling, singing, playing the harmonica and more. A great way to discover hidden talent!

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.

Get crafting

Holding a craft fair is a great way to showcase your talents, as well as raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity. Charge a small entrance fee or ask stall holders for a fee per table. Sell refreshments, hold a raffle and before you know it, you will have raised a fantastic amount!

Download our useful fundraising guide