Use Your Imagination
There are many ways in which you can help raise money for the Walking With Giants Foundation. The following are tried and tested events that can be fun, demanding and rewarding; but excellent opportunities to raise much needed money to help the WWGF assist the individuals and families affected by Microcephalic Primordial Dwarfism.
Here are some of the popular ones:
Sponsorship and Challenges
If you can, get sponsored for it! Or why not try sporting ventures such as swimming, cycling or running, and get fit at the same time.
There are plenty of things you can get sponsored for –from giving up chocolate for a month to having your beard/hair shaved off. Or feeling more adventurous?
You could take on the challenge of a lifetime – from abseiling down a building to running a marathon – and you can ask people to sponsor you for your efforts.
Or perhaps you are just starting out and want a more manageable challenge like a three mile run and fancy an extra incentive by taking part for the ‘WWGF’.
See the Challenge Events section for some activities that you might be able to get involved with.
Auction Of Promises
You could even auction someone’s skills – e.g. decorating. You could hold it at home or in a local venue and charge a small entrance fee.
Make sure you have got plenty to auction and get local publicity to encourage people to attend.
More Fundraising Ideas (A-Z)
Aerobics: sponsored marathon/competition
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
BMX bike display, or competition
Bouncy castle – it could be a sponsored event, e.g. number of bounces per minute!
Bring and buy sale
Car boot sale
Car washing (in schools grounds/fire stations)
Charity of the Year in your school/workplace
Christmas cards – making and selling them, or selling bought cards
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
Dry Cornflakes/Cream Cracker-eating contest
Easter Egg hunt
Egg rolling competition
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)
Foam party – fill paddling or swimming pool with foam and then party!
Game shows (e.g. Stars In Their Eyes, Wheel of Fortune, Blockbusters, Blind Date etc)
Gigs (local bands play in school or clubs)
Great North Run
Hot-dog/burger stand at fetes or fairs
It’s a Knockout competition
Judo competition or display (adults to organise)
Karaoke competition/display (adults to organise)
Karate display/competition Sponsored Kick/Punch
Kickboxing display/competition Sponsored Kick/Punch
Longest chain of paper-clips, line of coins, etc
Lottery – Pick the Bonus Ball – percentage of money donated to Charity
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
Night-time hide and seek for adults, using torches
No work day, students choose what they want to do
Old-time music hall
One hundred club – raising £100 every week, half term or term, or a fundraising club with 100 members in it
Pancake day race/competition
Parties – school birthday/anniversary
Penalty shoot-out competition
Penny mile, where coins are lined up and measured – can be done in teams
Rapping contest, show or sponsored event
Saints days parties/theme day
Scoff-a-hotdog or any food competition (e.g. ‘who can eat two in the fastest time possible’!)
Silly games afternoons: egg & spoon, silly races, wet sponge throwing, etc
Sponsored events (e.g. bike ride, dog walk, knit, kite-flying, headshave, haircut, hula-hooping, no smoking, rapping, run, shoe-clean, silence, sing, sports match, swim, talk, three-legged walks, walk, watch TV/don’t watch TV, window clean, etc etc 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
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
Tuck shop, where the profits go to the Walking With Giants Foundation – getting supplies donated?
Uniform days (for schools without a uniform and/or for teachers)
White Elephant stall
Who’s that baby? (students and staff bring in photos of themselves as babies)
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)
Different laws and regulations apply depending on where and how you decide to raise funds. They are designed to protect you, the volunteer fundraiser and the public from fraud and to ensure best practice.
When you are fundraising for the ‘WWGF’, you are representing us, so we ask you to comply with our fundraising rules, the relevant laws and regulations; and be guided by our principles in all that you do.
It is essential that any fundraising activity or event should be run legally and safely. We have provided some information on the other pages in this section to guide you to organise your events legally and safely, but it is the responsibility of the events organiser to ensure compliance with legal, health and safety standards.
10 Ways You Can Help!
Below are 10 vital ways to help us. Each and everyone one of them provides a vital financial and awareness lifeline which allows us to carry one with the work we do! Just click on the number and it will take you to the desired page of your choice!
We Need Your Support!
We do not receive any statutory funding, so we totally rely voluntary donations from the general public, grant making trusts and foundations, businesses (small and large), schools, clubs, societies, rotaries, and lodges.
With your help, we can provide direct support, research, vital information, advice and services to help individuals and families reach their full potential in life in a world that is not made for them!
Frequently Asked Questions:
I think our child has Microcephalic Primordial Dwarfism. Can you help us?
Yes we can! All you need to do is send an email to Sue Connerty at email@example.com and she will get back to you via email asking some information about your child. On receipt of your reply, she will the assess the information and consult with doctors on our Medical Advisory Board. If all information corresponds with the criteria needed for the WWGF to your child and your family, The WWGF will then send you some information how to regisiter for support and unite with other families affected by Microcephalic Primordial Dwarifism.
How can I help the Walking With Giants Foundation?
How do I make a donation?
There are several ways that you can make a donation, please visit our 'Making A Donation' page.
If you would like your donation to be recognised please let us know by:
Calling us 0151 526 0134 (from within the UK),
Calling us +44 151 526 0134 (from outside of the UK),
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org,
or by writing to us at, Walking With Giants Foundation, PO Box 85, Maghull, Liverpool, L31 6WW.