Fundraising ideas and inspiration

Want to get involved in fundraising for Guide Dogs but are stuck on ideas of what to do? We've got lots of great suggestions to inspire you.

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Fundraise Your Way

Choose to fundraise for us any way you like – here are our most popular ideas to get you started.

  • Give it Up

Donuts or tikka masala - give up something you love and help raise life-changing funds. Choose your challenge time – a week, a month, a year, it’s up to you!  Fill out our short form to get a free fundraising with Give it Up challenge calendar and top tips to make your Give it Up challenge a success.

  • Tea Party

Home-baked or store-bought, do it your way and use your tea party to connect over your favourite brew – and cake of course! Ramp up the fun with your own bake-off challenge and show off your baking skills with our celebrity recipes. Complete our form to get your free tea party pack including edible cake toppers and colourful bunting. 

  • Kiltwalk 2023

Don your best tartan and take on a challenge with a difference! There are four Kiltwalks to choose from this year, and everyone walking for Guide Dogs gets a Guide Dogs t-shirt, fluffy dog ears and a pair of socks. Find out how to take on a Kiltwalk challenge. 

  • Quiz Night

At the pub, in the office or from your sofa, our downloadable quiz night pack is filled with everything you need from posters to ready-made rounds for your quiz master including our Celebrity Sound Round! 

Do you have a birthday or special occasion coming up? If you can’t go out and celebrate your special day in the same way as normal, it doesn’t mean you can’t make it extra special for someone with sight loss. Set up a fundraiser on Facebook and ask your friends and family to donate to Guide Dogs in lieu of gifts. Be sure to also plan a video call on the day with your loved ones for a virtual party you’ll never forget! 

  • Grow it for Guide Dogs

Turn your flower power into life-changing support by inviting your friends and family to a sunflower growing challenge. Our step-by-step guide covers everything you need to get everyone growing and bring a little sunshine into your gardens.

  • Guide Dogs Virtual Collection

As we continue to keep our staff and volunteers safe and follow government guidelines, we are unable to carry out thousands of collections planned across the UK which normally equate to over £800,000 each year. You can still help make a difference though by hosting a Guide Dogs Virtual Collection. Share your collection and ask friends, family and colleagues to make a donation in lieu of loose change they would have slotted into the head of our iconic dog collection boxes in the local shop or dropped into the buckets held by our volunteers and their dogs in your local town centre. Start your own virtual collection.

Every penny counts

All the money you raise will help people living with sight loss lead the life they choose. Complete our pay in your fundraising form for the quickest and easiest way to pay in your fundraising. If you'd prefer to pay in your fundraising via another payment method, you can find out more on our paying in your fundraising page.

Kick-start your fundraising activities with our free resources pack.