Raising money for charity is probably one of the most admirable things that you can do with your time. Health and fitness, especially as the weather gets warmer, gets brought into focus with charity runs like the Cancer Research Race for Life taking place throughout the summer. Getting fit while raising money for charity is popular and puts the fun into fundraising.
Sometimes, a fitness plan can feel boring but with the right motivation, it can be just what you need. Choosing to support your favourite charity is a great way of doing something good for yourself and for others – so why not make yourself feel great? There are so many ways you can set up a fitness fundraiser, but if you can’t set one up for yourself, why not get involved in the many that are out there?
One of the biggest office fundraising ideas is five a side football. Raising money for charity while playing against your colleagues is always a good time. You could charge a player fee, for tickets for spectators and you could have people donate food and drink to the day and a minimal charge. Everything can be given to your chosen charity, and it’s a great way to get your team together and working solidly.
Okay, so you may have heard of the game show It’s A Wipe Out! And if so, you will absolutely love this fundraising idea. Healthy competition is great fun for the whole office to get involved in and you can reach out to sports venues and events providers for charitable donations of the equipment needed for the obstacle course. Where you can, ask for donations of food and refreshments for the day and charge for tickets. Have participants raise money for sponsorship so that you can get as much done for your chosen charity as possible.
One of the biggest events of the year is the Happy 5K Colour Run, so take some inspiration and buy color powder for a run of your own. It’s messy, it’s colourful and best of all, it’s non-toxic so you can have an Eighties themed charity day! Sponsorship forms can be created and you could ask for a field or park owner to donate the space you need. You can buy the colourful powders in bulk, too, which can save money and direct more to your charity.
Getting a great deal on a public pool allowing you an afternoon to use it for fundraising purposes won’t always be difficult. Get everyone in the office who is a competent swimmer involved and enjoy the workout that comes with training for a swimming event. You could contact local newspapers to get the right turn out and charge for tickets to the event. Sponsorship will also raise a good amount of money for your charity.
Fundraising should be fun, raise a lot of money and if you can manage it, burn a few hundred calories. Getting fit in the name of charity is going to be one of the most satisfying decisions you’ll make this year!