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Running your own fundraising activity can be a fun, creative and rewarding way to really help people who are homeless.

The money you raise will directly help someone who has experienced homelessness or is at risk of being homeless. Whether you raise £10 or £10,000, every penny will make a difference.

There are countless ways you can raise money. It could involve anything from organising an office sweepstake to going on a sponsored bike ride - be as creative as you like. The most important thing is that you stay safe and have fun.

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Need a little inspiration?

Here are a few of our favourite ways to raise money. Don’t limit yourself to our suggestions though. Just use your imagination and go for it!

  • Woolly hat day (get everyone at your school or workplace to make a small donation to wear a woolly hat for a whole day)
  • Give up a luxury (give something up for a month and get people to sponsor your efforts)
  • Night walk (organise a sponsored walk underneath the stars – remember to stay safe and always in groups)

You can set up your own fundraising page with Localgiving.

Fundraising story

By Ian (IT Manager)

Amount Raised: £126.50

I was thinking about trimming my beard, and decided to use the idea to raise some money. The fundraising team helped me pick 2 styles and staff voted for their favourite by dropping coins into a bucket.

Everyone had their opinion and it led to some very funny emails – a senior staff member even offered everyone a year’s annual leave if they voted for the style he wanted!

Thankfully the A-Team style won in the end, and not the half-shaved look that I was dreading. The haircut was donated by a local barber, Dan from Class Act. I revealed my new look at the staff Christmas party.

It was really good fun and I liked the style so much I kept it until after Christmas.

Get in touch

If you’re thinking of raising some money for Derventio, please let us know. We will help you in any way we can, from giving you ideas and resources, to promoting your activity on social media. Contact us on or phone 01332 292776.

Set up my fundraising page