Want to fundraise for us but not sure what you want to do? We have lots of ideas that are quick and simple as well as fun things you can do at work or with your friends.


Take part in one of our events

New Hope will organise fundraising events which you can get involved in. Each year, we are one of the charities that benefit from the St Albans Sleepout outside St Albans Abbey. The sleepout happen in early December and involves getting sponsored to spend a night sleeping rough. It gives you just a small taste of what it might be like for someone who is experiencing street homelessness.

Join in with an external event

As well as the events that New Hope run, there are also lots of other events that take place where you can raise money for your chosen charity.

Love to run?

Most half-marathons give you the opportunity to raise money for your chosen charity. Some of the ones that fundraisers have taken part in before include: Bath Half Marathon  |  Brighton Half Marathon  |  Milton Keynes Marathon  |  Hampton Court Half Marathon  | Reading Half Marathon  |  Hackney Half Marathon

Organise your own event

If you would like to organise your own fundraising event, we have some ideas to spark your inspiration:

  • Throw a party and ask for donations
  • Hold a coffee morning
  • Sponsored run, swim, walk or cycle
  • Put on a concert or a quiz supper
  • Ask your friends to donated to us instead of giving birthday or Christmas presents
  • Have a bake sale
  • Organise your own sleepout
  • Hold your own frugal supper
  • Dress up in a silly outfit for the day
  • Organise an auction
  • Wear your wellies to work or school


If you’d like to talk through your ideas, please get in touch with Sam Weightman by calling 01923 227132 or by emailing sweightman@newhope.org.uk.

Set up a virgin money giving page

If you are taking part in an event, whether it is organised by New Hope or something external, you can set up a sponsorship page on Virgin Money Giving and collect sponsorship online. They also allow your sponsors to claim Gift Aid on their donation so New Hope gets money back from the government on top of the donation.

You can share your Virgin Money Giving page on social media and email the link to your friends. It is a great way of circulating your challenge or event to a wider audience so even your Grandma who lives on the Outer Hebrides can sponsor you!

Fundraising heroes

Three friends from Watford Boys Grammar School cycled round Europe in July 2013 and raised £1325!

A group of mums from Cassiobury Infant and Junior School organised a music night to raise money for three charities including New Hope and raised £671 for us.

One of New Hope’s faithful volunteers celebrated a milestone birthday and asked his friends to donate to New Hope instead of giving him presents! He raised over £400.

Fundraisers of the Month