Fundraising is a challenge, but it can be fun and rewarding if you plan it right.
Before you start, think about….
How much can you raise?
Who will sponsor you?
What to do?
Don’t forget whatever you decide to do, one of the easiest ways to kick start your fundraising is by setting up an online giving page.Itt’s fast, easy and safe to use.   It lets you promote your challenge or event, contact all your supporters in one go (wherever they live) and raise funds securely.  Kidney Wales are registered with Just Giving, Virgin Money Giving and Everyday hero, you can set up your online fundraising page by visiting their websites
If you are looking for some inspiration, take a look at some of our ideas below.  Don’t forget to order your fundraising pack for more fundraising suggestions, advice and guidance.  

Fundraising ideas

  • Quiz night – You’re the host and the guests pay to play. Quiz’s can be held anywhere from your home to your local pub. You can even give your quiz a theme such as Music, film or food and drink.
  • Ask for donations instead of birthday / anniversary presents
  • Give it up! – We all have bad habits, some worse than others) but if you have a habit you want to kick why not do it whilst fundraising for Kidney Wales.
  • Matched Giving – Whether you are raising money in the office or outside of work, ask your employer about matched giving. Lots of our fundraisers have doubled the amount raises by their employer so don’t be afraid to ask.
  • Sweepstakes– Bet on a local or national competition such as a World Cup, Six nations or even Strictly Come Dancing.
  • Murder Mystery dinner party – Whether you’re a Sherlock Holmes or an Inspector Clouseau, a murder mystery dinner party is fun for everyone.


  • 5 a side football tournament – Charge a player fee and why not allow spectators to donate too, have stalls and entertainment – make a day of it!
  • Sponsored bounce / swim / run / walk / cycle –
  • Sky Dive – Are you feeling brave? Why not throw yourself out of a plane for fun!
  • Zumbathon – Have fun and workout at the same time, plus giving money to charity, what more could you ask for?

Food & Drink

  • Cake Sale at work or in the local community
  • Dinner Party – come dine with me style!  Host a party and charge your friends to come (maybe the cost of a night out on the town)
  • Garden summer party  – Invite your friends / family / colleagues over to your home for a garden party and charge entry.  You could also organsie a raffle.
  • Coffee Morning – always a winner and a great fundraiser, why not organise a few local stalls to attend too and charge them for a table.
  • Cheese & Wine evening –  it’s a perfect combination and always a hit.  Sell tickets for your event, and obtain local sponsorship for the cheese and wine.


  • Themed evening – choose your themei.e 70’s, 80’s, jazz evening, and it’s party time.  Sell tickets, and organise a raffle / auction.
  • Carol Singing – get your community invlved by Carol sining locally in support of Kidney Wales.
  • Music Gig – if you have a friend or family member that play’s in a band, why not ask them to host a gig for you?
  • Karaoke night – organise an evening of fun, games and signing at a local venue or at your home.