Fundraising Ideas

Want to help fundraise for Harry but not sure exactly where to start? Well, we’ve got lots ideas to help you get started.

Here are some tried and tested fundraising ideas to inspire you. If you see something you want to do or have any other ideas, please let us know and we’ll see how the rest of Harry’s Pals might be able to help.

 

A

  • Abseil
  • Auction / Auction of promises – you can auction off your unwanted things or your skill set! If you need help getting prizes to auction, download our sponsor letter that you can send to companies
  • Afternoon tea

B

  • Bake sale
  • Barbeque
  • Bingo Nights
  • Book Sale
  • Book Club
  • Bring-and-Buy Sale

C

  • Car Boot Sale
  • Car Wash
  • Carol Singing
  • Coffee Morning
  • Concert
  • Conker Championship
  • Come Dine With Me – get your friends/neighbours over for a cooking competition, all for a good cause!
  • Craft Fair

D

  • Dinner Party
  • Dance competition / Disco – don’t think you need a ball room to host a sponsored disco night. Clear the sofa and get your friends dancing in your living room!
  • Dog walking

E

  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Eating competition – we raised money and had a great laugh at our Mince Pie Eating Competition in December. How many crackers could you eat without water? Can you demolish doughnuts without licking your lips?  There are so many fun eating challenges you could try.

 

F

  • Face Painting
  • Fairs
  • Fancy Dress Days – this could be absolutely anything from a mufti day at your child’s school, a silly tie day at work, or a themed fancy dress night for your friends.
  • Football Tournament
  • Fun Run

G

  • Games Night
  • Girls Night In
  • Give it up! – could you cut out chocolate for a month? Or say goodbye to your morning coffee for a good cause? Whether you want to give up a bad habit or just challenge yourself, you could donate the money you save and ask your friends to sponsor you for your efforts.

H

  • Head Shave
  • Horse Riding

J

  • Jam making
  • Jazz night
  • Jewellery making
  • Jumble Sale

K

  • Karaoke night –
  • Knitting – can you wield

L

  • Lottery – we run our own Helping Harry Lottery where you can win every single week. Enter ours here, or set up your own in your local area.

M

  • Marathon
  • Mufti Day
  • Murder Mystery Event
  • Music Quiz
  • Music Night

N

  • Nature Walk
  • Netball Tournament
  • New Year’s Party
  • No Smoking Day
  • No Makeup Week – could you go au natural for a full week? Get your friends to sponsor you as you ditch the lippy and embrace your bare faced beauty!

O

  • Obstacle Course
  • Odd Jobs – hire yourself out for the day to help with your friends/family’s odd jobs around the house. It could be putting up a shelf, mowing the lawn, or helping with a clear out.
  • Odd Socks Day
  • Open house

P

  • Pamper Day/Night – don’t spend lots of money at a spa, bring the pampering to you instead. Get your friends together for a pamper day/night and either charge an entry free, or just put out a pot for donations. You could get in some face masks, do each other’s make up and offer massages and manicures.
  • Pancake race / Pancake Day
  • Parachute Jump
  • Party – having a party? Instead of asking your guests to bring a bottle, ask them to put a donation in a bucket instead.
  • Pie Eating
  • Plant Sale
  • Pyjama Party

Q

  • Quiz night

R

  • Race
  • Raffles
  • Readathon
  • Rugby Match

S

  • Sky Dive
  • School Fair
  • Sponsored Silence
  • Silent Auction
  • Sponsored Slim
  • Sponsored Bike Ride
  • Sponsored Knitting
  • Sponsored Swim
  • Sponsored ANYTHING
  • Stalls at Fairs
  • Swear Box
  • Sweepstakes – from the Grand National, to the Great British Bake Off, ask people to pick names out of a hat. If their horse/contestant/guess wins, they’ll get half the money, and the rest goes to The Helping Happy Trust.

T

  • Table Tennis/Table Football Competition
  • Talent Competition
  • Tea Party
  • Teddy Bears’ Picnic
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Theme Day or Evening
  • Three-Legged Race
  • Tombola
  • Tuck Shop

U

  • Unwanted gift sale

W

  • Walk
  • Wax It
  • Wacky Races
  • Wheelbarrow Racing
  • Wine-tasting Evening
  • Wine and Cheese Party

 

 

Want to help fundraise for Harry but not sure exactly where to start? Well, we’ve got lots ideas to help you get started.

Here are some tried and tested fundraising ideas to inspire you. If you see something you want to do or have any other ideas, please let us know and we’ll see how the rest of Harry’s Pals might be able to help.

 

A

  • Abseil
  • Auction / Auction of promises – you can auction off your unwanted things or your skill set! If you need help getting prizes to auction, download our sponsor letter that you can send to companies
  • Afternoon tea

B

  • Bake sale
  • Barbeque
  • Bingo Nights
  • Book Sale
  • Book Club
  • Bring-and-Buy Sale

C

  • Car Boot Sale
  • Car Wash
  • Carol Singing
  • Coffee Morning
  • Concert
  • Conker Championship
  • Come Dine With Me – get your friends/neighbours over for a cooking competition, all for a good cause!
  • Craft Fair

D

  • Dinner Party
  • Dance competition / Disco – don’t think you need a ball room to host a sponsored disco night. Clear the sofa and get your friends dancing in your living room!
  • Dog walking

E

  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Eating competition – we raised money and had a great laugh at our Mince Pie Eating Competition in December. How many crackers could you eat without water? Can you demolish doughnuts without licking your lips?  There are so many fun eating challenges you could try.

 

F

  • Face Painting
  • Fairs
  • Fancy Dress Days – this could be absolutely anything from a mufti day at your child’s school, a silly tie day at work, or a themed fancy dress night for your friends.
  • Football Tournament
  • Fun Run

G

  • Games Night
  • Girls Night In
  • Give it up! – could you cut out chocolate for a month? Or say goodbye to your morning coffee for a good cause? Whether you want to give up a bad habit or just challenge yourself, you could donate the money you save and ask your friends to sponsor you for your efforts.

H

  • Head Shave
  • Horse Riding

J

  • Jam making
  • Jazz night
  • Jewellery making
  • Jumble Sale

K

  • Karaoke night –
  • Knitting – can you wield

L

  • Lottery – we run our own Helping Harry Lottery where you can win every single week. Enter ours here, or set up your own in your local area.

M

  • Marathon
  • Mufti Day
  • Murder Mystery Event
  • Music Quiz
  • Music Night

N

  • Nature Walk
  • Netball Tournament
  • New Year’s Party
  • No Smoking Day
  • No Makeup Week – could you go au natural for a full week? Get your friends to sponsor you as you ditch the lippy and embrace your bare faced beauty!

O

  • Obstacle Course
  • Odd Jobs – hire yourself out for the day to help with your friends/family’s odd jobs around the house. It could be putting up a shelf, mowing the lawn, or helping with a clear out.
  • Odd Socks Day
  • Open house

P

  • Pamper Day/Night – don’t spend lots of money at a spa, bring the pampering to you instead. Get your friends together for a pamper day/night and either charge an entry free, or just put out a pot for donations. You could get in some face masks, do each other’s make up and offer massages and manicures.
  • Pancake race / Pancake Day
  • Parachute Jump
  • Party – having a party? Instead of asking your guests to bring a bottle, ask them to put a donation in a bucket instead.
  • Pie Eating
  • Plant Sale
  • Pyjama Party

Q

  • Quiz night

R

  • Race
  • Raffles
  • Readathon
  • Rugby Match

S

  • Sky Dive
  • School Fair
  • Sponsored Silence
  • Silent Auction
  • Sponsored Slim
  • Sponsored Bike Ride
  • Sponsored Knitting
  • Sponsored Swim
  • Sponsored ANYTHING
  • Stalls at Fairs
  • Swear Box
  • Sweepstakes – from the Grand National, to the Great British Bake Off, ask people to pick names out of a hat. If their horse/contestant/guess wins, they’ll get half the money, and the rest goes to The Helping Happy Trust.

T

  • Table Tennis/Table Football Competition
  • Talent Competition
  • Tea Party
  • Teddy Bears’ Picnic
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Theme Day or Evening
  • Three-Legged Race
  • Tombola
  • Tuck Shop

U

  • Unwanted gift sale

W

  • Walk
  • Wax It
  • Wacky Races
  • Wheelbarrow Racing
  • Wine-tasting Evening
  • Wine and Cheese Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVENT: Strictly Come Dancing For Harry

Northampton's Strictly Fundraiser for The Helping Harry Trust

When? 3 November 2017, from 7.30pm
Where? Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa, Northamptonshire
What? A number of amateur couples hit the dance floor in a bid to raise money and win Northampton’s very own version of the famous Glitter Ball Trophy.
Tickets: To cheer on the dancers and enjoy a fantastic night of fun and foxtrotting, email Katrina (katrinalaud@btinternet.com) or Julie (julie.doyle@hotmail.co.uk).

Keep up to date and see how you can sponsor the dancing queens and kings at the Strictly For Harry Facebook page.

Strictly Come Dancing fans will be foxtrotting their way to Fawsley Hall this November in order to raise vital funds for our wonderful Harry Cha-Cha-Charlesworth.

Ten couples will each dance for two minutes in front of a live audience, before being marked out of ten by our four acid-tongued judges. The panel includes Stephen Bull, Senior Consultant at Campbell Tickell, who will replace the hard-to-please Craig Revel Horwood, whilst Rolf Levesley, former CEO of South Staffs Council and Chair of Housing Plus, will take on the mantle as Strictly for Harry’s very own Len “Sevvven” Goodman. We’ll unveil the remainder of the judges in due course.

The special evening, on Friday 3rd November from 7.30pm onwards, will be hosted by “Katrina Latin Laud” and “Julie Jiving Doyle” who will take on the roles of Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly, adding an extra dollop of glitz, glamour and eyeliner to the event.

Meanwhile, the toe-tapping music will be provided by a fantastic live band led by Savill’s very own Dave Eastgate, whilst our jazz and soul singer for the evening will be the very beautiful Miriam Chambers.

A number of generous sponsors have already signed up to support Strictly for Harry, including Savills Housing Investment Consultancy and Chelton Brown. If you’re interested in sponsorship or you’d like to buy a ticket for Northamptonshire’s must-attend event of 2017, contact Katrina (katrinalaud@btinternet.com) or Julie (julie.doyle@hotmail.co.uk).

Over the next few weeks we will also be revealing the names of the brave participants that will put their dancing skills to the test, so make sure you stay tuned to the Facebook page. We will even tell you how you can sponsor them!

However, in the meantime, keeeeeep dancing!

 

EVENT: Harry’s High Flyers

harry-tandem-skydive

When? June 2017
What? Ten of Harry’s Pals will skydive to raise funds for Harry.
How to help? Sponsor this mad bunch!

Exciting news – a team of high flyers are taking to the skies this June in aid of Harry. The brave 10, will be facing their fears as they free fall 10,000 feet from a small plane. A terrifying prospect for many of the team who are battling a real fear of heights to take part in this challenge.

This is a huge challenge and the team have big ambitions to raise lots of sponsorship to make the fear and anxiety of jumping from a plane all worthwhile. Not one for the faint hearted!!

We’ll keep you posted with team news, more event info and how you can show your support to this mad bunch! In the meantime, take a look at the Event Facebook page to hear the latest.

EVENT: Saddle Up Charity Horse Ride

saddle-up-event

When? 30 April 2017, 10am – 5pm
Where? Park Farm Equestrian & Chasers
What? A sponsored horse ride for all ages to raise funds for Harry
Tickets: £25 (Adults) & £10 (Children), very limited spaces now so please email julie.doyle@hotmail.co.uk to book.

Keep up to date, secure your place and see how you can help on the Saddle Up Event Page on Facebook.

The Helping Harry Trust is urging horse lovers of all abilities to jump in the saddle in a bid to raise precious funds for Harry Charlesworth.

Riders of all ages are being invited to take part in the event, which will be held on Sunday 30th April at Park Farm Equestrian & Chasers. On the day, participants will be given the option of two routes – either 3 miles or 8.5 miles – with lots of optional jumps, making it perfect for people of all abilities.

The sponsored ride is to raise much-needed funds for The Helping Harry Trust. Harry has significant health problems having suffered extensive strokes at birth. He has cerebral palsy and other complex needs. Please visit the trust’s Facebook page to learn more about Harry’s story.

The venue is situated near the boundaries of Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Leicestershire within easy reach from the M1 (junctions 18 and 20), the M6 and A14, near the towns of Market Harborough, Lutterworth and Rugby.

There is limited availability so we are only taking bookings in advance and not on the day. Spaces are already getting booked up. Please secure your place by contacting Julie Doyle on julie.doyle@hotmail.co.uk

As well as entry prices going to the trust, riders are also welcome to seek charitable donations if they so wish. You can find Harry’s GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/2ptcczw

Entry prices:

£25 adults and £10 children

EVENT: Harry’s Ball At Fawsley Hall

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When? Friday 31st March
Where? Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa Northamptonshire
What? A fundraising ball, full of glitz, glamour and a don’t miss charity auction.
Want to help? If you have any special items to donate please email julie.doyle@hotmail.co.uk

Find out more and see how you can help on the Harry’s Ball Event page on Facebook.

Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa will play host to an extraordinary evening of glitz and glamour as a number of must-have items go under the hammer at Harry’s Ball. The historic venue is organising and financially supporting a charity auction event, in conjunction with The Helping Harry Trust, which will take place on Friday 31st March.

The fundraiser will represent The Helping Harry Trust’s first flagship event, with all proceeds going towards the care of Harry Charlesworth, who suffered severe brain damage due to a traumatic labour and birth in March 2015. As a result, Harry has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. The Trust was launched in September 2016 to raise vital funds that will contribute towards Harry’s ongoing care, including specialist equipment and extensive physiotherapy.

Thanks to the generosity of Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa, part of Hand Picked Hotels, all proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the Trust. The ball, which will take place within the hotel’s majestic Knightley Court, will commence at 7pm for pre-dinner drinks, before a three-course meal is served at 7.30pm. The charity auction will get underway at 9.15pm, led by a professional auctioneer and consisting of a fantastic array of prizes. Finally, guests will be able to celebrate this special occasion by dancing the night away during the disco.

Hayley Charlesworth, Harry’s mother, said: “We have been touched by the generosity and support shown by all of the staff at Fawsley Hall, who are working hard to help make this event a roaring success. Due to his disabilities, Harry has a very complex set of needs and every penny raised will help to ensure we can provide him with a better quality of life.”

Places at the event are limited, whilst tables will consist of ten people. Tickets will cost £50 – with all proceeds going towards The Helping Harry Trust.

To book your ticket, please call 01327 892000 and quote Harry’s Ball or email fawsleyhall@handpicked.co.uk. If you are interest in donating an item for the special charity auction please email Julie Doyle on julie.doyle@hotmail.co.uk.