Your fundraising helps us

Our Fund-raisers make a real difference to peoples lives.

so whether you are planning to jump out of a plane, hold a coffee morning, scale a mountain or eat a whole load of pizza, we think you are wonderful. Just make sure that we know what you are doing so that we can check with our insurance to see that you are covered please.

Now scroll down to find out loads of ways you can get involved.

CDUK is run entirely by volunteers so why not volunteer to fund-raise yourself?

Members of the Pugh family publicising our "bricks for bakers" campaign

Most of our income comes from donations through fund-raisers like you! Every donation – no matter how big or small – makes a difference. Here are just a few examples of what your fundraising efforts could buy:

£2 buys paper and pencils for a schoolchild living in a shanty town to do homework
£5 will buy a spade to grow family food or for a gardener to find work
£10 supplies a rural mountain child with basic school equipment s/he needs for a year
£20 buys 2 fruit trees to provide vitamins for children living in rural mountain schools
£50 buys a bicycle so that a shanty or rural mountain dweller can get to and find work
£200 will set up a kindergarten with toys, tables, chairs and materials
£450 will buy an industrial sewing machine to teach sewing skills at a project

Fundraising Tips

'ask us for our '100 ways to raise money;or go on line and search for ideas, better still come up with your own ideas!

  • Be creative - think of fun things to do and the best time to do it
  • Plan ahead and break your organisation into bits with different activities you can arrange easily
  • Check if there are other major activities on at the same time so you can avoid them
  • Pick the best place for your event
  • Use social networking sites to get your event out
  • Use posters and handouts
  • Check with the local press, radio and tv
  • Check with the police and local authority if in public
  • Try to raise at least 3x what you spend
  • Try to be “Green” in what you do

Fundraising Ideas

  • Arrange a Coffee morning, dinner party or BBQ
  • Cupcake party
  • Have a girlie pamper night
  • Organise a clothes or accessories swap evening charging a small amount for each swap.
  • Have a winter wardrobe clear out - sell your unused clothes on Ebay

Do a Challenge

  • sport a bad hair do for Bad Hair Day
  • wear your worst ever fashion faux pas
  • shave your head or grow a moustache
  • wear your opposition team's football kit
  • Ice bucket challenge

Fundraise at work

  • cake sale or office bake-off
  • dress down or fancy dress Friday
  • make your colleagues lunch
  • Adopt a Charity in the office

Schools Fundraising

  • Sponsored walk, swim, slim, silence, read, cycle ride
  • Painting or drawing competition
  • Do a quiz
  • Show off with a talent show or battle of the bands
  • Get teachers to take on a challenge
  • Stage a play or organise a charity concert
  • Organise a non-uniform or themed fancy dress day
  • Hold a promise auction

Charity of the Year

Get the school to sponsor us for a year or longer. If you can then pleas tell us what you have planned and we'll make sure you have all the support you need.

School assemblies

If your school chooses to support us with fundraising, we may have someone in your area who you could invite to one of your assemblies. Alternatively, we have videos, presentations and materials that we can provide you with.



If you like RUNNING MARATHONS or FUN RUNS, or PARACHUTING or WHITEWATER RAFTING or OUTWARD BOUND EVENTS then skyline charity events are the sponsored events for you and you can have fun while raising cash for our projects. Get teams together for

  • Whitewater Rafting - team size 8
  • Parachuting - team size 15 (?)
  • Outward Bound Corporate Team Building Event team size 8

Just let us know if you want to do this



This is a game for 7-10 players and takes a couple of hours, so invite your friends round for supper or lunch and have some fun. Register for the newsletter and then you can download this game FREE

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Compassion Direct UK use the word compassion by agreement with a US Christian charity whose UK name Compassion UK is similar & should not be confused with our charity CDUK.