Need some inspiration?

Here are just some ideas for how you could raise money for Suzy Lamplugh Trust and have lots of fun along the way.


  • Quiz or board games night

Ask your local pub if they can donate a function room for you to hold a charity night in. Charge a per head fee to enter, and either find a good quiz master or bring together as many board games as you can find!


  • Bake sale

Bring some home-baked biscuits and cupcakes into school or work and sell them to your friends and colleagues, or go for an all-out Bake Off style competition with judging!


  • Get sporty

Do a sponsored swim or run, enter the marathon, cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats…the sky’s the limit!


  • Guessing games

Guess the baby photo, guess how many sweets in the jar, guess the teddy’s name… there are lots of options!


Or how about Guess where the Treasure’s Buried? Take a map (of a real or imaginary place). Draw a grid over the top. Decide beforehand in which square the treasure is buried (and write it down somewhere secure!). People pay to guess where the treasure is buried and write their name in the square they have chosen (one name per square). Once all the squares have been bought, announce the winner!


  • Tombola or raffle

Go for a theme – a bottle tombola, a chocolate raffle – or simply a collection of random but fabulous prizes! Ask your local shops, supermarkets and restaurants whether they can donate some goods or vouchers.


If you're planning to organize your own raffle, check the rules with your local authority licensing department: as long as you are selling tickets and drawing winners only at your event, you shouldn’t need a license. And if you're arranging the event on private property, always ask permission from the owner.


  • Swishing

Organise a clothes-swapping event and charge an entry fee. The rules are that everyone must bring at least one item of good-quality clothing or an accessory to ‘swish’. Allow people a set amount of time (e.g. 30 mins) to browse before the swishing begins, then, once the time is up, everyone is free to grab whatever items they want.


An alternative approach is to issue people tokens in return for the items them bring, and then to allow them to use these tokens to ‘buy’ other items at the event. For example, you might have 1 token items (e.g. a t-shirt), 2 token items (e.g. a pair of trousers) and 3 token items (e.g. a leather jacket).