Fundraising Ideas for Elderly Charities and Causes

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Posted on June 6th, 2016 by admin

There are lots of charities out there that help to protect and promote issues that affect the elderly community in our society. As we get older, we often become more vulnerable and the fact that there are causes with a sole focus on older people helps to ensure that no-one is marginalised or left behind. So what can you do to help raise invaluable funding revenue for charities that help the elderly? Coming up with imaginative ideas that capture people’s attention is all well and good, but you can also use practical, tried and tested fundraising methods to garner some income. Let’s have a look at some suggestions.

Fundraising ideas for elderly charities

Bingo Night/Quiz Night

This one is a bit stereotypical, but it’s fair to say that a significant proportion of people over the age of 65 seem to enjoy indulging in a game of bingo or 3. It’s a great way to get people engaged and having fun, whilst raising money at the same time. Anyone can play and it’s an easy game for people to get their head around. You can work with local businesses to see if you can acquire prizes for winners and use this as an incentive to sell tickets for the night.

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The Great British Bake-athon

Baking is all the rage and if you ask any of the people involved in your charity if they have any good recipes, you’ll be sure to get inundated with ideas. Baking can get elderly people in the community involved, as you can encourage them to bake their own creations and it’s not difficult to attract people towards an array of scrumptious cakes and get them to part with their cash.

Sponsored Something

Pretty much anything can be sponsored, from walking to silence. The good thing about a sponsorship event is that you can be as imaginative as you like. The most difficult part of sponsoring an activity is getting the word out and encouraging people to sponsor you. You have to get out there and let people know about the idea, tell people what you’re raising money for and persuade people that they’ll be donating to a good cause. By doing an activity that’s particularly silly, challenging or out of the ordinary, you can show people how hard you’re willing to work for a charity and what it means to you.

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