Easy ways to fundraise

Easy ways to raise money

You could choose to virtually walk the Great Wall of China, take part in a head shave or run a marathon in your garden, all challenges are welcome. The weird, the wacky and the wonderful!

Here are some more ideas to get you fundraising in your own home:

Fancy climbing Everest, but don’t fancy the training and long trip? Why not climb the equivalent height by going up and down your stairs? Set yourself a duration of a day, a week or even a number of months to complete your stair climb.

  • Mt. Snowdon: 7,120 stairs/475 flights
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro: 38,680 stairs/2,578 flights
  • Mt. Everest: 58,070 stairs/3,871 flights

Live stream your special talents. Really good at DJing? Burpees? Baking? Why not set up your own TV show for 24 hours, share your talents and ask for donations for a fantastic cause.


Every time you or your friends and family shop online with certain companies, you can donate from the money you are already spending! How easy is that?

There are various different schemes which allow you to raise money while shopping online, including:

Donate as you search the web

You can also raise money using Easysearch, which combines the results of several search engines to ensure you always find what you’re looking for. Every time you search, half a penny is raised for your local hospice. Search just 15 times a day and you could raise around £25 a year.

Sometimes you don’t need to reinvent the wheel – here are some classic, simple fundraising ideas to get you thinking:

  • Quiz night: Go virtual on Zoom, or pop into your local and see if you can hold a quiz there.
  • Sponsored: silence, head shave, giving up chocolate… the options are endless!
  • Car boot/yard sale: Or go virtual and sell on eBay or Facebook marketplace.

Collect milk bottle tops

We don’t collect milk bottle tops, but there is an initiative that recycles the plastic tops and makes a donation to various charities – Chestnut Tree House being one of them.

If you would like to collect plastic milk bottle tops for recycling, collection points are in the following locations:

  • Topak, Units 1-2 Brookside Avenue, Rustington, BN16 3LF – more information here
  • St Pauls Church, Churchside, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6FT

Milk bottle tops must be clean, foil and sticker free, they can be any colour but please do not put any other type of bottle top in, as they are not accepted by the recycling company.

The scheme was set up as a green initiative, so please consider your carbon footprint when deciding whether to travel a long distance to a collection point.

If you do not have a collection point near you, please contact GHS Recycling, who recycle the bottle tops, to see if they can collect from your area.

If your donors are UK tax payers and they declare this when they donate by simply ticking a box on our Sponsorship form, or on a JustGiving page, we can claim an additional 25p for every £1 donated. For example £10 can become £12.50 – at no extra cost to the donor.

Download our sponsorship form

Register your fundraiser

If you're stuck for ideas, need any help, or want to get your hands on some Chestnut Tree House branded materials... just let us know. Our experienced Fundraising Team are here to help you with whatever you need.

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How to get started

  1. Decide how you’re going to fundraise: Fancy holding a Raffle? Sponsored silence? Cake sale? Or running a marathon?… Any activity can be set up for fundraising success! Don’t forget to set a goal and decide how much you’re going to try to raise.
  2. Set up a JustGiving page: JustGiving is an easy way to let people know you’re fundraising. Simply visit JustGiving, click on ‘Fundraise for us’ and follow the instructions to set up your fundraising page. Read our guide to setting up JustGiving!
    Personalise your page by adding photos and writing a story to tell people why you’re fundraising and inspire them to donate. You can also download the sponsorship form if you don’t want to do it online.
  3.  Let us know about it: Once you’re all set up, get in touch! We’d love to support you in any way you need. Have a look on our fundraising materials page to see what equipment we have available.
  4. Have fun! Most important of all is to enjoy yourself. Remember that your fundraising is making a difference. You are helping children and families who rely on their local children’s hospice for care and support.