We need appeal champions to fundraise. If you think you can help us raise £250 over the next three months, you'll get it doubled to £500 by the UK Government and help twice as many children.
First of all, we’d like to say a massive thank you for deciding to fundraise for PEAS. You’re helping to transform the lives of children in Uganda who will be able to go to secondary school because of the money you raise. We've put some of our fundraising ideas below, but you can download our full fundraising pack here. Please do get in touch with us if you get stuck or you’d like to discuss anything. We are here to help. We would also love to tell everyone of your fundraising by sharing your stories, experiences and successes on our website, Facebook pages and Twitter!
The magic number: 130 - When you’re fundraising for PEAS, there’s one important thing to remember – our schools are run sustainably and it costs us just £130 to educate one child in a PEAS school.*
If you raise £1300 you will have helped to provide 10 children with a life-changing education in a PEAS school. Set yourself a target and see how many places you can pay for. And when you ask your friends and family to sponsor you – don’t forget to tell them.
Here are some of our favourite fun, interesting, creative fundraising ideas. To get started, create your own page on JustGiving or download a sponsorship form here.
Run, walk, climb, crawl – whether you fancy running a marathon, have a burning desire to climb a mountain (super-fit supporters can climb three in 24 hours with us at the COINS Three Peaks) or fancy a cycle around London by night, there will be an event for you. See our events calendar here for opportunities coming up..
Pub quiz - This is always a really fun way to raise money. Design a fiendishly hard quiz, ask your local pub if you can hold it there and invite all your friends who pay £2 each to enter. Also ask the pub if they’ll provide free drinks to the winning team as a first prize.
Wine tasting - Ask a local wine merchant if they’ll run a free tasting session for you and charge your friends to attend. Alternatively hold a wine and cheese evening at your house – get everyone to bring a bottle and make a donation to PEAS. Try and make the evening pay for a place at a school.
Throw a dinner party - Invite 15 friends to dinner and charge £25 a head. See if you can really push it and raise enough for three school places. Or take the event one step further and organize a Murder* mystery dinner: this is really fun and there are loads of games to choose from on the Internet. Everyone can dress up in character - you can really create an exciting atmosphere for this!
* Please do not actually murder anyone...
Frock swap - Organise a frock swap at a local venue. Charge £3 on the door, everyone brings the clothes that don’t fit them anymore and swap away. If you can get your hands on a nice vintage dress or handbag to auction during the swap, then all the better.
Hold a football tournament - Or indeed any kind of sports tournament. If you are a member of a sports club then you can do this. Alternatively, if you are a member of a gym, arrange a charity aerobics class where people can make a small donation to participate.
Charity gig - Think Live Aid. If you know anyone in a band or you’re cool enough to be in a band - organise a charity gig. The band performs for free, you charge £5 on the door. You’ll need to get a venue onside too for this one.
Mud wrestling - You won’t believe how much money people will pay to watch it.
Pack your bags - This is a proven effective fundraiser. Ask your local supermarket if you can pack people’s bags for a donation to the cause. And you thought that Saturday job in Sainsbury’s was behind you… don’t stop until you’ve raised that magic £130.
Film night - Turn your living room house into a cinema, lay on some popcorn and charge people entry to see an old classic. Before you show the film, show a short film about PEAS which may even inspire some people to donate a little bit more.
Dry out - Give up drinking (or smoking) for a week and donate the money you save to your fundraising pot.
Office lottery - You need up to 49 people to play, with each person paying a pound per lottery number (1-49). If their number gets picked out of the hat, that person wins half the money and your fundraising pot gets the other half. Make this a weekly occurrence and watch the funds build up.
Girly night - (Boys you are obviously welcome to do this one too). Invite your girlfriends round, put some facemasks on, paint your nails and watch Dirty Dancing. Charge a £5 entry fee