There are many ways in which you can raise money to help us support families with children and young people who have additional needs and disabilities. You can do anything, whether it’s something that is easier to organise or something a little more demanding. These events are often a lot of fun and very rewarding.
We hope this page gives you the inspiration to do something amazing and organise an event of your own to raise vital funds for Ruby’s Fund!
Arts or crafts stall/exhibition/fair
Balls (Valentine’s, Easter, Summer and Christmas/New Year or themed?)
Bad hair/tie day
Bag packing at local Supermarket
Baked beans bath
Barbecue Barn Dance
Bingo evening – everyone loves bingo – set an evening aside and call out those numbers.
Bring and buy sale
Car boot sale
Car washing (in schools grounds/fire stations)
Charity of the Year in your school/workplace
Coffee Morning / Cakes Sales
Come dine with me – set up a series of dinner parties with your friends and collect the proceeds.
Computer games knockout – organise a competition, best if played in pairs
Cook books – writing a class or school cookbook that can then be sold
Cookery contest (e.g. Ready Steady Cook – could be the teachers!)
Dragon boat race
Dress Down Day
Dry Cornflakes/Cream Cracker-eating contest
Easter Eggs hunt
Fairs, fetes, bazaars, etc
Fancy dress party/day
Fashion show (with clothes made by pupils or donated by local shops)
Fireworks party (adults to organise)
Game shows (e.g. Stars In Their Eyes, Wheel of Fortune, Blockbusters, Blind Date etc)
Gigs (local bands play in school or clubs)
Give up your favourite alcoholic drink for a month (this will also help your training!) and see how much you raise.
Hot-dog/burger stand at fetes or fairs
Judo competition or display (adults to organise)
Karaoke competition/display (adults to organise)
Marathon events – table tennis, aerobics, line dancing, badminton, etc (in shift teams)
Midnight film shows/parties/etc
Murder Mystery evening/weekend
New Year’s Eve dance/party
No work day, students choose what they want to do
Old-time music hall
Pamper party – invite the girls over, have the mudpacks, nail polish and wine ready
Pancake day race/competition
Parties – school birthday/anniversary
Penalty shoot-out competition
Rapping contest, show or sponsored event
Silly games afternoons: egg & spoon, silly races, wet sponge throwing, etc
Sports contests, teachers vs students (no PE teachers allowed!)
Stalls at fairs etc (e.g. cakes, plants, books)
Strawberry and cream tea party
Student-teacher swap day
Swear-box – place a box near you or dot them around the office and your home. Pop some silver in every time someone slips up.
Sweepstake for football league or reality TV show – place bets on who will win the latest reality show or sports league.
Teddy bears’ picnic
Theme days/evenings (e.g. countries – French, Spanish; soap operas, past-eras etc)
Throwing wet sponges at a person/teacher/manager in stocks, great at a summer fair!
Top of the Pops show, teachers or students miming and dancing to chart music
Uniform days (for schools without a uniform and/or for teachers)
Who’s that baby? (students and staff bring in photos of themselves as babies)
Wear red for Ruby’s Fund
Yo Yo competition – whose the best in the School or even sadder at work
Young Enterprise Scheme run by students, donate part of profits (e.g. making and selling cards)