Christmas gift ideas
Tired of giving socks and smellies?
Instead, buy a day out, a Christmas party or a present for a young person.
Fundraising groups are run by people who use their passion, time and creativity to organise events to raise vital funds and awareness for The Children’s Society.
Whether you want to organise coffee mornings, golf days, dinner parties, open gardens, quiz nights, fancy dress parties, dance-a-thons, Christmas-tree festivals or something else, its easy to set up a fundraising group. All you need is enthusiasm, energy and the desire to help children and young people.
Each group is different, but most groups meet up every month or so to plan fundraising events around their interests and to get their community together.
Whether you're part of an existing group or considering starting one with friends, these pages will give you lots of ideas for your events.
You can download our Fun, friends and fundraising resource, which has all the information, tips and guidance you’ll need to run a successful fundraising event.
The guide also links directly to pages on our website so you can easily find information about the activities you and your group are interested in.
Free resources are available to order such as collection boxes, balloons, posters and more. Order now by calling 0300 3030 555 or visit our online shop to help promote your event.
Also read our Guide to Programmes and Children’s Centres which you could show to your supporters and event attendees.
We have compiled a list of ideas for events for you, examples of other groups' events from across the country.
Ideas for events are categorised by:
These ideas for events can provide practical advice and inspiration for the type of event you choose to organise.
Find out how Trish and the team deliver lots of sweet treats to raise vital money for vulnerable children - and how you may be able to use their tips as you plan your event.
Please read about the Melksham committee's cake bake.