With summer well and truly underway, there's never been a better time to think about how you can combine the warmer weather and longer, lighter nights with raising some vital money for a charity close to your heart. Everyone knows that the sunshine tends to make us feel happier and more positive that can, in turn, make everyone that bit more charitable.
Here are our top 5 fundraising ideas for you this summer including making the most of your much-loved BBQ and enjoying Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood's return to our TV screens...
Synonymous with British summer, why not hold a charity fete, perhaps in partnership with your local school, church or youth group? From selling homemade cakes to hosting a lucky dip, raffle or tombola, there's plenty of ways you can raise important funds with a summertime fete. If you can't host one yourself, why not see if there's a local event taking place that you can have a stall at?
Car Boot Sale
With car boot sale season heating up, find one local to you and head down one weekend to sell some bits and pieces you no longer need in aid of charity. Not only will it help raise funds and awareness, you'll get to have a clean up at home too! Get the kids involved by asking them to clear out their toy box or wardrobe and choose a charity that means a lot to you as a family; it's a great way to help teach the little ones about charity and giving.
'Bring Your Own' BBQ
Is there anything better in the hotter months than a sizzling BBQ in your back garden with friends and family? We don't think so! Why not host a gettogether one warm weekend and ask your guests to not only bring a dish or a dessert but donate to charity too? Spice it up with some garden games such as Rounders where the losing team have to double their donation! It's a great way to partner socialising and that all important family time with fundraising and, of course, tasty food!
Hold your own Bake Off
We know we aren't the only ones excited for The Great British Bake Off's return to BBC this summer! With Paul and Mary set to get our mouths watering and tummies rumbling again in August, celebrate with your very own charity Bake Off in the office with all entrants donating money to a worthy cause. Not only will you feel great about giving to charity but there'll be plenty of cake to eat; just be sure to take photos of your delicious creations to send to your chosen charity that they can share on social media!
There are plenty of organised fundraising events taking place over the summer; from sponsored walks and runs to cycling. If you fancy challenging yourself, why not take a look at the website for a charity that's close to your heart and see if they have anything you can get involved with?
Charities, fundraise with Angal this summer
Angal have a range of at-home fundraising solutions, perfect for your summer fundraising, including flat-folding boxes and campaign-ready branded kits. To find out more, call us now on 01903 787978 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.