Runs, walks, cycles and swims

A sponsored swim, run or cycle never fails to capture the imagination of everyone around you which spurs you on to do as well as you can. You can do this as part of a group too to get everyone involved.Read more

Mud runs

Mud runs have become an extremely popular alternative to the traditional marathon. They are a great day out for friends and you will be sure to have lots of good stories to tell by the end of it.Read more

Extreme challenges

If so then why not do something a little out of the ordinary. A sponsored skydive, abseil or anything else that comes to mind is a great way of raising funds.Read more

Skip the snacks challenge

We think this is very relevant. If your office has a real sweet tooth, you could try ditching the snacks for a week and donate all the money that you would have spent instead.Read more

Charity auction

Whether you have an amazing once in a lifetime prize or just a box of chocolates a charity auction is great way to get people to put their hands in their pockets.Read more

Quiz night

A great one for interdepartmental rivalries. See who the most clued up group is at your work with prizes for the winners, plus bragging rights of course.Read more

Sponsored pledge

A great one for anybody looking to give up something. Whether it be smoking, sugar, alcohol or coffee get people to support you in your endeavour and raise money while you’re at it.Read more

Sports day or group activity

Why not organise a school-style sports day or outdoor activity? Make the activities as serious or as fun as you like – from hurdles to an egg and spoon race – make sure that there’s something for everyone.Read more

Office Olympics

List some ‘Olympic activities’ relevant to your workplace and create an obstacle course that involves them all. The fastest colleague or department to complete the course is crowned the winner.Read more

Spare change bucket

Have you always got some coppers or other loose change in your pocket, then why not throw whatever is left in your pocket at the end of the day into a pot.Read more

Dress down day

This one works best if your office has a strict dress code and people would love to be more casual for a day. Ask everyone who dresses down to give a small donation.Read more

Fancy dress

Pick a theme too and see who comes up with the most imaginative ideas, film heroes, historical figures or even just your pyjamas everyone can get involved.Read more

Sweepstake

Choose a big event that everyone in the office enjoys watching and discussing, like the Grand National or the Apprentice. Arrange a sweepstake where you draw names from a hat.Read more

Karaoke

Warm up your vocal chords and take the team to a local karaoke night. For every song someone sings get them to pay a small fee, sit back and ‘enjoy’ as they croon along to their favourite song.Read more

Raffles and tombolas

Raffles can be a great way to get local businesses on board by donating prizes. It can create a special buzz in your local community and is also a great opportunity to spread oral health messages.Read more

Word jars

Are people in your workplace often ‘touching base’ or having some ‘blue sky thinking’ or do they fail to watch their P's and Q's? Then its time to make a donation.Read more

Games night

A fun way to raise money and also get to know your work mates a bit better too. Bring out your favourite board game or even computer game and get everyone involved. From experience we would advise avoiding Monopoly though.Read more

Foreign coin exchange

Do you have a drawer full of Dirhams or Dollars or have some left-over Euros from your last Estonia trip. Donating them is a great way to get rid of them and help a great cause.Read more

Come dine with me

Take advantage of departmental rivalry and ask each team to host a lunch. Everyone who joins in can give a donation and rate the lunch out of 10. At the end of the week, tally up the totals and announce the winning team.Read more