Ideas from fellow fundraisers

Becky's quiz

Organise a quiz night

"I would definitely recommend a pub quiz. It’s really easy to organise and it’s a great way to introduce people to WaterAid!"

- Becky from Edinburgh University.
Carolyn's coffee morning

Hold a coffee morning

”I started having coffee mornings three years ago. They are great fun and have helped me to get to know more people in my village!”

- Carolyn from Morpeth.
Paul's virtual row

Do a virtual row

"Being in the Midlands, we are fairly land locked so we had the idea for a virtual indoor row return from Dover to Calais. We raised £335!"

- Paul from Warwickshire.
Chilli growing competition

Chilli growing competition

A chilli competition is simple to organise and fun for everyone, and it can save lives! Every £15 raised means one person could gain access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation.

- Emma, WaterAid
Jessica asked for donations instead of presents

Ask for donations instead of gifts

"On my 11th birthday I hosted a charity ball, asking all of my friends to make a donation rather than buy me a gift. We raised £508.79". 

- Jessica aged 11.


Give something up

”I gave up drinking alcohol in January. I would definitely recommend it to others as it will improve their health and save them money whilst raising funds.”

- Mick from Hyder Consulting.
Emma and Lauren

Organise a cake sale

”For our birthdays we baked cakes. We felt so proud knowing that each £2 cake could buy one metre of pipe to bring safe, clean water to a community Ethiopia.”

- Emma and Lauren from WaterAid.