Fundraising in autumn (September - November)
With nights drawing in, winds getting up and the mercury dropping, there may be less daylight, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had both indoors and out. So raise a cheer and raise some funds for poorly pets at PDSA.
Pick an event or create your own
Take a look at our events ideas below. Choose one – or several – and call us on 0800 508 8323. We’ll help you get involved, register your event and send you anything you might need, like sponsor forms, T-shirts and PDSA posters. .
Key Autumn Dates – 2016 to help you plan your event
- 2 October – Grandparent’s Day
- 31 October – Halloween
- 5 November – Bonfire Night
- 17 November – Dicken Day – the day PDSA first opened its doors.
- 30 November – St Andrew’s Day
Pumpkin painting and carving
For Halloween, organise a scary pumpkin painting and carving contest. Put a tea-light inside and watch the glowing face cast haunting shadows around the walls. As kids come round for ‘trick or treat’, ask them for a contribution to PDSA.
Fundraise through fireworks
Gather around friends, family and neighbours for bonfire night. It’s a great way to raise funds for PDSA with donations, or a ’pound for the guy’, or by selling some treacle toffee or some toffee apples.
Walkies through the leaves
To help PDSA, gather together family and friends and your four-legged friends go for walkies through the leaves. Get the kids to collect leaves of each colour – green, red, orange, brown and gold.
Set up your own competition. It’s sure to be a favourite with youngsters. And just try stopping the big kids from joining in too, so it may be best to have two competitions. No cheating by baking them or soaking them in vinegar. Gather entry fees and give a prize to whoever is crowned the conker champion.
More fun fundraising ideas...
- Murder mystery night – create a fun whodunit.
- Footy tournament – set up a 5- or 11-a-side competition.
- Recycle leftover holiday money – give in your loose change to change the life of sick pet.
- Bag pack – volunteer at your local supermarket to pack bags. Ask your supermarket early as it becomes very popular in the weekends leading up to Christmas.
- Bingo, beetle drive or whist – make it a fun evening to fundraise for pets in need.
- Cheese and wine – organise your own evening or link up with a local deli and offer some blindfold cheese tasting. Have a prize for the most unusual cheese – or the smelliest!