From coffee mornings to jumble sales, pamper sessions or football matches, just choose what works for you. We’ve got some ideas below to get you started. Don’t forget to use #TeamVariety when you share your stories and photos.

Playing games online is something I do already, so hosting a Twitch gaming charity stream, which means so much to a cause like Variety, made complete sense.

Kiramillie, online gamer and Variety supporter

Need support?

Want to get involved but not sure what you’d like to do? Our friendly fundraising team is on hand to discuss your ideas with you and give you the tips, tools and support you need to reach your target. Please contact us at community@variety.org.uk or 020 7428 8100.

Get baking

Coffee mornings, bake sales or virtual tea parties are a really easy (and delicious) way to raise money.

Hold a quiz night

Hold a quiz night in person or online and ask people to pay a small entry fee. Write some general knowledge questions or base them around a theme, like movies. You could also run a raffle to raise extra funds.

Put on your running shoes

Set yourself a fitness challenge and start a fundraising page. You can tailor your challenge to your fitness level. Or challenge your friends and make it a group effort!

Share your skills

Do you speak another language? Are you a musician who’d be happy to give a virtual lesson? Host an online experience auction and charge a fee to share your talents and skills.

Go to the movies

Get the popcorn ready and host a movie night. Use the Netflix Party Chrome Extension to host a movie night for your friends. Ask everyone to donate the cost of a cinema ticket.

Pamper session

Whether it be online or in person, pamper parties are the perfect way to raise money for a good cause. Conjure up some cocktails, don face masks and raid your make up kit for a relaxing time.

Get crafty

Set up a group with friends and family to knit, crochet or paint your way to raising money. You can have a great time crafting with friends and then sell your creations to help give more children a safe and happy childhood.

Dance the night away

Host an online dance party by inviting your friends to help create the playlist. Singing and dancing together will create a huge mood boost. Encourage friends to donate what you might have spent on a night out.

Five-a-side fun

Gather your workmates together for a five-a-side football tournament. Charge entry fees for teams. Think about selling soft drinks and snacks as a way to raise extra money.