As the evenings get darker and the cold weather sets in, a charity fundraiser can be a beneficial way to lift the spirits of your team. From getting to know each other better, learning your colleague’s interests out of work, to that warm and fuzzy feeling you get from helping others, a fundraiser is a great way to build team morale and raise money for a great cause.
Ultimately, you can turn any activity into a fundraiser for your charity of choice, so it’s great to establish those who want to be involved and what they are open to/able to do and what they enjoy doing. Whilst it’s great for people to challenge themselves, organising a charitable swim for a team of people who can’t actually swim, might not bring much success.
Below we have selected our top 5 charity fundraisers that work amazingly for colleagues to collaborate together on.
Charity Bake Sale
A bake sale is one of the most common fundraisers for the work place and is really easy to get involved with. From your Mary Berry’s to your complete novices, it’s great to see your colleagues creations (and disasters). A bake sale is a simple and effective way to raise funds for your charity of choice and you get to try all the bakes- what’s not to love.
Company Bike Ride
Whilst this might cut some members of staff, it’s a fantastic way to get people outside and be active. If people don’t have their own bikes, you could always contact a company to rent some out. Also if members of the team have children, why not host on a weekend so the little ones can be involved too.
Fancy Dress Day
A great throwback to the days schools allowed pupils to ditch their uniforms and wear whatever they like for the day. As a team/company, select a theme of fancy dress and ask everyone who gets involved to pay a set amount and select a winner for the best dressed.
Formed around the basis of a general knowledge pub quiz, but instead, base the questions on the staff in the company. From the history of the business to the dance moves seen at the Christmas party, this is a great way to get everyone involved and give your team a few laughs.
To make this as inclusive as possible, welcome people to walk/jog/run so that all of your team can get involved. You can also choose a reasonable distance such as 5km so people aren’t intimidated by the challenge.
Written by Sophie Sylvester