Ideas and Inspiration

So you’ve made the amazing decision to fundraise on behalf of the Perkins. Firstly, we’d like to say a huge thank you for your support. Our researchers certainly couldn’t continue their life-saving work without you.

There are many different ways to fundraise and it can seem quite overwhelming at first. You can host a delicious bake sale, get all your friends together for a karaoke night or host a quiz at your local community centre. The possibilities are endless!

If you're struggling to choose an activity, take a look through our A-Z of fundraising activities which may spark your very own idea!



Ask local businesses and organisations to donate items and hold an auction at home, work or online.

We all love a sausage sizzle so make sure you contact your local Bunnings and ask them how to host one of the best fundraisers around.

Ask people at your work or school to pay to dress casually for a day. You can also put collection boxes around the place to boost your funds.

Ask your work colleagues to sponsor your boss to work behind reception or in the mailroom. Talk to your boss first!

Set yourself a physical challenge ask people to sponsor you.

Get everyone to dress up in fancy dress, award prizes and collect donations.

Clean out the garage and make money at the same time.

Get sponsored to shave or colour your hair.

In place of a gift for any special occasion ask friends and family to donate.

Make some fresh, natural juices and sell for a gold coin donation at work.

Bust out the mic and get singing to raise funds.

Charge a fee for your lawn mowing services and make sure you explain where the money raised will be donated to inspire people to support you.

Ask for a donation and get your friends and family together to watch a classic

Give up food for a day and have people sponsor you.

Place collection boxes at work but make sure you tell everyone what they are for!

Get everyone down to your local for a pool competition and a chance to win some prizes.

Always a fun way to raise some funds and test your knowledge!

Ask local businesses to contribute prizes for a raffle.

Place a swear jar at home and in the office. This one adds up quickly!

Host a themed party and have everyone contribute.

Gather up all those unwanted gifts and have a sale.

Volunteer your services to friends, family or neighbours for a donation.

Get your sports team involved and get sponsored to wax your legs or chest.

Get your friends and neighbours to join in a treasure hunt whilst raising money.

Stretch and reach for a goal and raise money at the same time.

Plan a day at work or at school where everyone can dress like their inner zany and contribute to your fundraising.