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World Challenge fund raising ideas for 14yo

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Justonemorecardi Mon 23-Sep-13 14:04:33

My dd has the chance to go on a world challenge holiday with the school, where pupils are encouraged to raise at least some of the money - which is about £1000. Has anyones dc done this? We'd love some ideas.

I have to say I hate 'non jobs' like sponsorship and bag packing as I feel its a bit cheeky to ask others to fund her holiday. I've suggested car boot sales, ebay and babysitting. The school do have a Christmas Fair and her year are encouraged to have a stall - but we need some ideas as to what will sell well in a secondary school at the beginning of December too.

Any ideas gratefully received...

monikar Mon 23-Sep-13 14:27:04

My DD's school encourages World Challenge so a lot of students do fundraising. Cake stalls are very popular - the kids like cupcakes with icing on the top especially, and I think these go for about 50p each. Any cakes are fine on these stalls though and sweets sell well too.

One girl did a quiz and used the school hall as a venue so no hall costs. She charged £5 entrance I think and put some of this money towards prizes. She asked friends and family to donate gifts for the raffle - it doesn't have to be anything enormous - a box of chocolates or biscuits is fine.

Some students have done car-washing. Babysitting is an excellent idea - the rate here is £5 an hour and DD could do her homework at the same time. Some of the problem with fundraising is that it is rather time-consuming.

Hope that helps a little - good luck to your DD.

Justonemorecardi Mon 23-Sep-13 21:34:33

Hi moniker thanks for your quick reply, the more ideas the better, we've just sat down this evening and tried to estimate how much dd can get from each activity and it has highlighted how much she'd need to do to raise half the money. We thought christmas cards and tags for a stall as I guess lots of parents will go? The trouble is she is new to the school so we don't know who the purchasers are at the Christmas fair! Might need to ask around. We've even tried to target the number of babysitting jobs - 10 x an average of £15...

ShebaQueen Mon 23-Sep-13 21:47:44

Hi, my son did World Challenge and had a fabulous time, it is a great experience for teenagers and well worth fundraising for. He did do bag packing, car washing and babysitting, also cake stalls and quiz nights. His group also made use of the school hall and hired a line dancing teacher for an evening then sold tickets. At the school firework display they ran a bbq stall which was really popular. He sold his old computer games on ebay and I also sold some gold jewellery. Hope some of these ideas help. Good luck!

SuperiorCat Mon 23-Sep-13 21:55:09

Friends DD is very crafty so made very pretty bracelets from ribbon and beads that she was selling for £5 a go. She raised £300 from this alone, just by putting up pics on her fb page.

The students would sell refreshments at school events - parent evenings, information evenings, awards etc.

The car wash was successful, as was a clothes sale - teens bringing in their clothes that they were fed up with.

Googlella Tue 24-Sep-13 08:33:06

Would the school allow her to hold a disco for year 7s? (more manageable than one for older pupils).

Some towns allow, even encourage buskers if your dd is musical.

Tombolas are usually popular if you have a stock , or can get donations of unwanted gifts (you could BUY some cheap at a car boot sale).

Good luck!

BackforGood Thu 26-Sep-13 23:04:01

*Cake sales - if selling to adults, just ask them to make a donation rather than a fixed price, you tend to get more
*Pudding Party - you invite your mates round for a glass of wine and some puddings, then at the end of the night they make a donation (like attending a coffee morning, but more appealing).. really easy to arrange, and even if you don't make a lot, you've had a lovely natter with your mates for the evening
*Set yourself up an Easysearch page
*Get her to Introduce herself at the local sheltered accommodation... older folk LOVE to see teens doing something constructive - offer her services as an 'odd job' person - for cleaning those bits of their bungalows / flats they can no longer reach. Or offering to bake to order... a lot of older folk don't want to buy a whole box of cakes, but would buy a half sized home made fruit loaf or something, os a '2 person portion' of a fruit crumble
*Can she think of anywhere she can run a tuck shop? - easy to set up and regular small amounts start to add up
*Bags2Schools type collection is the school would let her collect there, or if you have an empty garage or somewhere to store stuff in until they collect
*If she (or you) can sell stuff on e-bay, or are prepared to get up early enough to car boot, then put a note through the doors of the roads around your house, explaining what she is doing and you'd be surprised how many people will donate the odd item that they can't be bothered to sell themselves
*Quiz night
*Barn Dance
*Horse racing night (where you 'bet' on races on films - the people bring it all in)
*Family party night - would your, and her friends all get together for a party (like a 50th or 21st), but instead of celebrating a birthday, they all pay say £3 a head to get in ? Lot of function rooms would let you have room for free (as they get the bar takings), £3 isn't a lot for a night out, and, once people have had a couple of drinks, do a raffle as well

maillotjaune Thu 26-Sep-13 23:11:00

As well as her school fair, do you still have contacts at her old primary?

We've had someone doing world challenge attend 2 Christmas and 1 Summer Fair with a stall selling pocket money toys and sweets. Think Baker Ross type supplies, a guess the number of sweets in the jar on the side, and it's easy to sell this to junior age children.

maddy68 Tue 01-Oct-13 21:08:32

My daughter went to Malawi with world challenge
They packed bags in a supermarket
Did sponsored absails
Organised a school disco
Held a cheese and wine race night for the parents

She loved it too smile

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