2024 is a Leap Year! With a whole extra day coming our way, why not use it to do something good?

The Health Charity, supports all the wards, departments, hospitals, community services and research areas throughout Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Why not set yourself a target to raise £100 this leap year! Your donations will support work and projects over and above what normal NHS funding provides. Providing cutting-edge research and equipment is central to our charitable role.

Here are 29 fun-filled fundraising ideas to show how you could do something meaningful and memorable on 29 February, by using your extra day to help us to reach our target.

1. Why not have a Bake Sale? A midweek treat for the classroom or office.

2. Ask your employer about raffling off an extra days’ annual leave and turn an extra day into a bonus days’ holiday for one lucky colleague.

3. Host a fashion show – best outfit wins!

4. Quizzes are a classic and a lot of fun; choose your location, decide on the theme and charge an entry fee. You could even offer the winning team a prize.

5. Enjoy a Games Night with friends and family and charge a small entry fee for each game.

6. Take on a 29-mile walking challenge on your own or as a group! A mile a day for the whole of February.

7. Pick your favourite sport; choose any activity and get people to pay an entry fee to take part. From 5-a-Side football to tennis to a running club.

8. Skydive! Imagine feeling the rush as you free fall at 125mph from 10,000 feet above the ground – it’s a once in a lifetime experience!

9. How about enjoying a peaceful afternoon with a Sponsored Silence? At work, in the classroom or at home.

10. Got a load of books collecting dust? Use a book selling app to sell them on and donate to us the money raised.

11. Give friends, family or colleagues an empty Smarties tube and ask them to fill it with 20p coins or (better still) £1 coins. Put the Smarties you’ve emptied out into a jar and run a ‘Guess How Many Smarties’ in the jar competition.

12. Pay Day Pizza – ask your employer to pay for and then sell the slices to colleagues for a donation?

13. Get active! If you have access to a local park or open space, you could sponsor colleagues, staff or pupils for the number of laps they complete.

14. Who knows what secret talents lurk within your fellow colleagues or pupils? Hold a lunchtime time Talent Show and pay to watch the fun!

15. At this time of year, cars can look less than their shiny best. Grab your sponge and offer a Car Washing service in the car park; all for a donation of course!

16. Bet you never realised that your boss was once a cheeky cherub? Get a baby photo from your colleagues and pin them up or circulate a sheet with them all on. Pay to enter and try to match the photo to your colleague.

17. Hold a Garage Sale. As spring approaches, why not clear out the old to make room for the new, with a Car Boot or Garage Sale? You could even join with your neighbours and make it a street event.

18. Office fashion show! Get your team to come into work wearing their best outfit and vote for a winner. Collect a donation for each person who enters.

19. Dog Walking – an easy way to fundraise for those who love canines. Offer a dog walking service to friends and neighbours this Leap Day, for a small donation.

20. What could be more civilised than a spot of afternoon tea? Get baking, sandwich making and tea-brewing. With your friends, family or community group, hold a tea party and ask for a donation to attend.

21. Offer your time to Saturday supermarket shoppers. By arrangement with your local supermarket, ask customers for a donation in exchange for your speedy bag-packing services.

22. Set up a money jar in work or at home and each time someone swears or whistles or complains…£1 goes in the jar.

23. Your school class could take part in a Read-a-Thon this Leap Day. Put down your game controllers and see how many books you can read and be sponsored to take part.

24. An indoor Sponsored Swim is a great fundraising option for the unpredictable February weather.

25. Host a Craft Afternoon; grab paper, glue, scissors and glitter and let your creativity run free. There are lots of resources online if you need inspiration. Ask for donations to attend.

26. Host a party and charge an entry fee.

27. A game of Bingo is brilliant fun and can be played in the classroom or office. It can be adapted to suit different themes and played out in one session or numbers called randomly over the day. Pay to play and offer a prize to the first to call ‘house’!

28. Set up Shop – what is in demand at your school or office? Buy and sell for a fair donation so that your costs are covered, and the proceeds can be donated.

29. Show a movie at lunchtime; charge a small fee and offer popcorn to those who would want to come along and watch.

1000s of inpatients are receiving hospital care every day. Let’s help make a difference to our NHS in Cardiff and The Vale this Leap Year together.

If you already have an idea for how you’d like to fundraise, please give us a call or email! We’d love to be able to support you and provide any help we can. Contact us here.

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