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Give it up ideas

Struggling to think of ideas for what you could give up for Lent? Here are some Give it Up ideas to inspire you!


Your task is simple: Choose what you are going to give up (it’s totally up to you) and donate what you’ve saved over the 40 days to your local children’s hospice.

What will you give up for Lent?

Check out some of our ideas…

Could you give up your retail therapy habit for a month or buy any clothes you need from one of our many charity shops and donate the money you have saved to Chestnut Tree House?

Are you the social media lover of the house, how about giving up your scrolling for 40 days! And asking your family and friends to sponsor you?

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Why not give up the clutter this lent? You could auction off your unwanted items on eBay to raise funds for Chestnut Tree House!

Are you a chocoholic? Give up your daily cocoa and donate the money you have saved.

Maybe a cup of coffee from your favourite coffee chain every day is your thing? You could take a flask to work and donate the money you’ve saved.

Do you enjoy a weekly takeaway? Why not consider giving up the pizza, curry or Chinese for a month? Jump in the kitchen and create your own culinary masterpieces and donate the money you save to your local children’s hospice?


Maybe you’re a reality TV addict? Could you give up the weekly or daily episodes and ask your friends and family to sponsor you for your sacrifice!

Taking selfies – are you known in your circle as the selfie taker? Challenge yourself to take no selfies for the whole 40 days of lent, and ask your friends and family to sponsor you for your sacrifice!

Could you challenge the kids to give up the electronics for Lent? Maybe for the whole duration, or perhaps just for a day or two? And maybe they could be sponsored for their sacrifice, and support their local children’s hospice.

Could you give up the meat and go veggie this Lent? Donate the money you saved to Chestnut Tree House!


Are you always the last to arrive? Why not give up being late this Lent? Ask your family, friends and colleagues to sponsor you!

From taking a break from social media, to giving up your daily coffee, every penny you donate will make a big difference to local children and their families.

Getting sponsored to Give it Up

Is what you are giving up a real challenge? Perhaps your coffee consumption is a long-running joke in the office, or you are kicking the habit of a lifetime? If you are pushing yourself, ask your friends and family to sponsor you along the way

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