Fundraising at school or college

There are many ways your school can help raise money for Cardiomyopathy UK. We have created an A-Z of interesting fundraising ideas to get you started, but we want you to be creative and enjoy yourselves to support families affected by cardiomyopathy. Whatever you come up with we can provide you with posters, balloons, banners and collecting tins to make your event extra special.

Once you've decided what you would like to do please visit our resources section or contact our fundraising team.

A-Z of fundraising ideas


  • Art competition
  • Aerobics marathon - get the whole school involved for sponsorship
  • Auction


  • Book sale
  • Bring and buy sale
  • Battle of the bands
  • BBQ


  • Cake sale
  • Car wash - get the sponges out and wash parents' cars for sponsorship
  • Christmas carol concert


  • Dress down day
  • Dance or disco


  • Egg and spoon race
  • Easter egg hunt
  • Easter egg decorating competiton


  • Fancy dress day
  • Fete
  • Fashion show
  • Fun run


  • Hold a Great Pancake Party
  • Games day - let pupils bring in games and toys on the last day of term in return for a donation
  • Guess the... number of sweets in a jar, ping pong balls in a bucket, weight of a cake, anything goes!
  • Give up your favourite treat for sponsorship


  • Halloween party
  • Helping hand - offer to do chores for sponsorship


  • Indoor games
  • It's a Knockout competition
  • International themed day - bring in a dish from a different culture


  • Jumble sale
  • Joke competition
  • Jewellery making - make necklaces and bracelets to sell to friends


  • Karaoke competition
  • Knitting - make items and sell them for donations


  • Learn a new talent in return for sponsorship
  • Lunchtime tuckshop


  • Mad hatters day - see who can wear the silliest hat to school for a £1 or £2 donation. A prize goes to the wackiest hat!
  • Magic show


  • Netball tournament
  • Nearly new sale


  • Olympic challenge - sports day with a difference, include some new events and pit teachers vs pupils
  • Obstacle course


  • Pin badges - ask family and friends to buy our new Cardiomyopathy UK heart shaped pin badges to show their support
  • Paper aeroplane competition - whose will fly the furthest?
  • Pyjama day - come to school in your PJs for a donation
  • Poetry writing competition
  • Put on a pantomine and sell tickets


  • Quizzes - films, pop stars, music, even chemistry (!) - source prizes from local businesses
  • Question time - put the teachers in the hotseat and ask them about their favourite topic for a donation per question


  • Raffle
  • Roller disco
  • Reading challenge - choose your favourite books and get sponsored to read as much as you can in a certain time


  • Spelling bee
  • Sponsorsed silence
  • Sponge throw - with the teachers as targets!


  • Talent content
  • Treasure hunt
  • Teachers got talent - shine the spotlight on the staff
  • Three legged race


  • Uniform day for the teachers in return for sponsorship
  • Unwanted gift sale


  • Valentine's day card sale
  • Valentine's day card sale
  • Variety show


  • Wacky hair day
  • Walk - get sponsorsed to walk a certain distance in a week

X, Y, Z

  • X Factor singing competition
  • Yo-yo competition
  • Yoga - get pupils involved in a fun keep fit class
  • Zumbathon