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Festive Fundraising Ideas

For Christmas comes but once a year….make this the best one yet by raising money for Chestnut Tree House.  Some of our favourite ideas to make your fundraising Christmas-inspired.


Chestnuts Bake Off

Mince pies, gingerbread or yule log – get everyone to bake their favourite festive treats and crown the winner Star Baker. Dish out your delicacies at the end and ask for a donation.

bake off

Game Night

Board games are a fabulous way to lift spirits. Get fundraising by getting people involved in games that can be played virtually such as Pictionary and Charades!

Christmas games night

Deck Your Desk

Whether you’re at home, in the office or at school, break out the baubles and hold a Deck Your Desk competition. Charge a small entry fee and be sure to vote for your favourite festive makeover.

deck your desk

Take a dip in the sea

Take a Christmas morning swim in the sea, share your post-dip selfie with the link to your fundraising page and drum up support! Or inspire your friends and family to donate by promising to do it in in your Reindeer Fun antlers and red nose if you reach a certain amount!

Boxing Day sea dip

Fundraise on Facebook

ou could add a donate button to a Facebook post, or if your birthday is in December hold a Facebook birthday fundraiser!

Perhaps friends and family won’t be going out as much this Christmas? Encourage them to donate what they might have spent on going to the theatre, restaurants. Or ask for your Christmas presents as a donation.



Get everyone in the festive spirit by organising a Christmas raffle and ask local businesses to donate some prizes. Here are our for our handy raffle guidelines.


Host a Christmas quiz

Release your inner quiz master by hosting a Christmas quiz and asking entrants to donate to play. For handy tips on how to host a virtual quiz visit our virtual fundraising toolkit.

Christmas virtual quiz

Online Auction

Have unwanted Christmas gifts from last year? Launch an online auction offering gifts to bid on or donate to our charity shops.


Send Christmas e-cards

Send your family, friends or colleagues an e-card instead of a normal card and donate the cost you would usually spend on cards and stamps.


Festive sponsored walk

Don your Christmas outfit, pick your distance and ask people to sponsor you. If you’re walking in a small group, be sure to make sure you are sticking to current government guidelines.

sponsored walk

Last hour’s pay

Ask colleagues if they’ll be kind enough to donate their last hour’s pay before Christmas.


One-of-a-kind Christmas gifts

Good at getting crafty? Jump on the personalised retail trend and use a platform like MyCharityMarketplace.com to sell your own one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts


Remember your fundraising will help to provide vital care for children in your local community

Fundraising Information Hub

From sponsor forms to JustGiving tips and branded materials, you’ll find everything you need to support your fundraising on our handy fundraising hub.

Got a question? Contact us!