Raising money at work can be daunting, but the rewards for both the children we reach AND the fundraisers and companies involved, can be immense. It can be a great way to get to get to know your colleagues better and have some fun, while supporting vulnerable children at the same time.

I had a really good time organising a fundraiser at work, and it was eye opening seeing my colleagues outside the office. It turns out there are some dark horses in my team
- Alexia

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There are loads of ways you and your colleagues can raise money for One to One Children’s Fund. Just a few ideas below:

Does your company offer pay roll giving? Payroll giving deducts an agreed part of your salary every month, tax-free, and donates it to the charity of your choice. Email olivia@onetoonechildrensfund.org to learn more.

Big employers often have a matched giving scheme to match the amount you donate. If you take part in a challenge event or raise money through a bake sale, why not see if your company can match the amount you raise?

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There are lots of things you can do if you prefer a more hands-on approach to fundraising, including:

  • Get a team together for one of our challenge events. They’re great team-building exercises.
  • Organise a ‘dress down’ day so you can all leave the suits at home in return for a donation.
  • Does your team have a regular coffee run? Give up the caffeine or, more achievably, make your own coffee for a week and donate the money you save to One to One Children’s Fund.
  • If you get colleagues to sponsor you for going without coffee your efforts will reap an even greater reward.
  • Create a charity fines jar for colleagues who fail to keep their desks tidy or turn up to meetings on time. If you work for a smaller company perhaps you can be sponsored to do all the office chores.
  • Of course, you can always organise a cake sale. We love cake at One to One Children’s Fund, so make sure you send us pictures of anything yummy.