You can fundraise in lots of different ways and we are here to support you. Whether you are taking part in an organised event or putting on your own event we can support you to help make it a great success. There are so many ways you can help raise funds to support the work of Us in a Bus.

We can help you with your fundraising by:

  • Sending you a fundraising pack full of information and ideas for individuals, schools, community groups and businesses
  • Supporting you and helping you to develop your own fundraising ideas
  • Offering advice on legalities of fundraising
  • Helping to promote your event through displaying posters on our website, Twitter and Facebook
  • Providing some branded fundraising materials and Information leaflets

If you’re interested in organising a fundraising event, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you and find out how we can help. Please call Renée Canter on 01737 764774 or email her on renee.canter@usinabus.org.uk

A-Z of Fundraising Ideas

Auction

Offer your skills, services or products for auction.

Bake Off

Organise a tasting competition, get a Paul Hollywood wannabe, judge the results and sell off the cakes.

Challenges

What would you like to achieve in 2015? What have you always dreamt of being able to do? Set yourself a challenge and raise money for us whilst you’re reaching your goals.

Disco

Organise a disco for friends in a local hall, charge an entrance fee and all have fun whilst raising funds for a local charity.

Ebay

Get stuck into your lofts and garages and bung all that clutter on Ebay. It’s a win-win! Go to www.ebay.co.uk and choose Us in a Bus as your chosen Charity.

Facebook

Facebook is a great tool for promoting your events or fundraising pages. Share them with your friends and with us at www.facebook.com/usinabusuk

Give a Car

Give a Car raises money for UK charities by scrapping and selling old cars. They provide a nationwise FREE service which:

  • Arranges the collection of the vehicle from your home
  • Depending on its age and condition, recyles it at an authorised facility or sends it to auction

Scrap donations raise about £100 for the charity while auction cars can raise much more. To arrange the donation of a car, visit www.giveacar.co.uk or call 020 7736 4242, quoting US IN A BUS as your preferred charity.

Head Shave or Hair Dye

Always wanted to dye your hair purple? Do it and raise sponsorship!

International Theme Night

Get your friends round to celebrate in the style of a different culture. Curry night with Bollywood dancing? Sombreros, chilly and tequila, anyone? Biltong and beer?

Just Giving

A Just Giving page is essential to your fundraising campaign. Word your page well, use engaging pictures, and link to all your social media for maximum exposure. www.justgiving.com

Karoke

Organise an event and charge an entrance fee.

Linked In

Promote your fundraising campaign to your business contacts and colleagues. www.linkedin.com

Match Giving

Lots of firms do this. If your employer doesn’t, it’s highly likely you know a person who’s does. Get them involved in fundraising and double your money.

Non-Uniform Day

Dress down, fancy dress or mufti the choice is yours!

Open House

Open your garden or house and provide refreshments.

Pancake Race

Enter the Great Redhill Pancake Race or organise your own.

Quizzes

Host a quiz at your local.

Race Nights

Would you like to organise a Fundeo charity race night. They are great fun for all ages and each event can easily raise £1,000!

Strictly Soiree

Hold a Strictly Party: dress up, dance or just play Strictly Bingo where every time Craig says “darling” you have to eat a nacho and every time Len gives a “7” you have to have a drink!

The Giving Machine

Did you know that you can make free cash donations to us whenever you shop online? You can now generate free cash donations for Us in a Bus every time you shop online. It won’t cost you anything extra – the online shop pays the donation on your behalf:

  • JOIN as a shopper/giver
  • CHOOSE to support Us in a Bus
  • REMEMBER to shop at TheGivingMachine every time you buy online!

You’ll find more than 100 different shops at TheGivingMachine™ including all your favourite high street names. Just click here to register.

Unwanted Presents Sale

Especially popular after Christmas.

Vintage Treasure Hunt

Make like Sherlock or Scooby-doo and hunt for clues and beat your competitors to the finish line!

Walk, Run or Rollerskate

Join in an organised event or arrange your own.

Xmas Carol Singing

Arrange a sing-song round your piano or why not get a group together to sing outside the train station or supermarket.

YouTube

Film yourself doing whatever it is you’re doing, and share it with on You Tube to gain interest and make your fundraising easier!

Zzzzz

Get your onesies out and have a slumber party.