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Fundraising at work

Hold a dress down/dress up day

Everyone loves a dress down day! Ask for a £1 donation and take it a bit further by getting everyone to dress in VSO purple – what a great way to raise money and awareness of our cause!

A proud fundraiser with his cake Rob Lee

Cake sale

Why not charge people to eat what they enjoy?  Add a competitive element by asking colleagues to bake their favourite sponge for the title of ‘star baker’ in your workplace.  Top tip – Thursdays and Fridays are prime cake sale days.

Office lunch

Make lunch for all of your colleagues and ask them for a donation or charge between £3- £5 per head. 


Gather some prizes from local businesses  and host a raffle at your workplace or at your home. If you can find 10 prizes and charge £2 per ticket or £5 for 3 you could easily make £150.

Bring and buy sale

Set up your own VSO shop for the day. Ask everyone to bring in their unwanted items and hold a sale. All the leftover items can be sold in a car boot sale – double whammy!

VSO's Fundraising team at the cake-off

Get an exercise bike in the office 

Hold a cycling or rowing relay and get those really sporty colleagues involved. How quickly can you cycle from London to Paris or Land’s End to John O’Groats? Get your colleagues who don’t want to get sweaty to pay to guess how long it will take you! 

If your company would like to support us as your Charity of the Year, please contact us for further information on how to get in touch. 

VSO fundraising team hard at work

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