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10 ideas that put the fun in fundraising

We all have different reasons for wanting to raise money for the Shout service.

Some may have someone close to them who has been helped by us; others may have texted Shout and found one of our volunteers was there for them when they needed it most.

Perhaps you’re a Shout Volunteer and know exactly how important the service is, or have simply chosen to support Shout because you think it’s a great cause.

Whatever your reason to fundraise, here’s some inspiration to get you started and show that fundraising isn’t just about asking for money - it’s also about having fun along the way!

1. Quiz night

Are you a pub quiz queen or a trivia buff? Hold your very own Shout quiz night

2. Bake sale

A guaranteed crowd pleaser! Read Katie’s tips for a successful cake sale

3. Open garden

Proud of your petunias? Show them off for a great cause!

4. Swear jar

Whatever it is that you want to do less of, challenge yourself to break a habit while raising money

5. Stream for Shout

Whether you’re a pro gamer or streaming for the first time, turn a fun evening with friends into an effective fundraiser. Find out more

6. Sports match or tournament

Whether you and your friends love football, pool or chess, set up an event page on JustGiving and invite everyone along to take part or support

7. Send a homemade gift to everyone who donates to your fundraiser

Knit, paint, draw or crochet? Turn your hobby into a fundraising activity

8. Commit to doing something funny or embarrassing for each donation target you hit

Set fundraising targets alongside what you'll share - it could be a funny dance move, or eating something you really hate. You could even take requests!

9. Raffle

Speak to local businesses and organisations who could donate products, then spread the word about your raffle far and wide. You could even hold an event to announce the lucky winners

10. Virtual fundraiser

Walk or run for Shout with like-minded supporters around the country through JustGiving. Just hit the orange button to join the team and start fundraising

Set up a JustGiving page

It’s the quickest and easiest way to share your fundraising and collect donations.

Any questions about fundraising for Shout? Contact us at [email protected].

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How your fundraising helps

Shout is the only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone in the UK struggling to cope. Every 60 seconds, someone reaches out to us in distress.

By fundraising for our service, you could help us to support the hundreds of children, young people and adults who contact us every day in crisis.

That support could be life-saving.