We've put together this handy A-Z of our favourite fundraising ideas.
Aerobics - Hold an exercise evening for people to come along and do exercises on all fours – like a cat or dog. Set sponsored to do it or ask people to donate an entry fee.
Birthday – Go to Facebook and set up an In Celebration fundraiser instead of receiving presents for your birthday. Ask people to donate instead.
Cat cake sale – Make cat-shaped cakes or cupcakes with cats and dogs on. Sell them at work, school or your social club. Charge a donation for each cake or slice.
Dog biscuits – Bake your own dog biscuits – there are lots of homemade recipes online, wrap them in cellophane and sell them to family and friends.
Eco walking – Promise to walk instead of driving for a week and ask friends to sponsor you.
Fundraise Fridays – Get your workmates together, and different fundraising activities each Friday – make a donation to have a fitness session, dress down day, donate for drinks and nibbles at the end of the day.
Give up – chocolate.
Dogs can't have it so why should you.
Give up for a week, make it really tough and get sponsored to give up chocolate at Easter.
Hot dogs – cook up a BBQ and charge for the sausages. Hot dogs for dogs – get it?
If there's one thing you definitely can't rely on, it's the weather holding up for your big outdoor event. So why not move indoors? Indoor sports are a great way to guarantee everyone will have fun, without getting caught out in the rain.
Jeans at work day - Swap your work attire for your weekend attire, ask for a donation towards the charity for taking part.
Karaoke - Host a karaoke night, a sing-along or talent show. It's a great team or family bonding event.
What's unique about where you live? A local dance, food or festival might inspire an idea that makes your fundraiser special. Encourage people to dress for the occasion or bring food, charge a small entry fee & maybe even finish with a quiz.
Mexican fiesta - Cook up some tacos, fajitas or nachos and charge your friends for their delicious meal as well as a bash of the piñata! Who doesn't love a dinner party!
Naughty jar - A bit like a swear jar, have a naughty jar in your household, every time you swear, or eat something naughty put some money in the pot, it's a great way to watch the waistline too.
Open garden – sign up to open your garden to visitors in the Open Garden scheme. Afternoon tea and a plant stall add to the charity share of the admission fee.
Plant sale - Ask friends to bring plants and seeds from their own gardens and let everyone donate in return for some greenery!
Quiz night - Hold a quiz night. It's a classic for a reason – it works. We can even supply you with some cat and dog-related questions.
Races aren't always for the runners you know. There are lots of ways to organise a race with a difference. Toy cars, even knitting or cooking contests, with supporters donating to take part.
Do a doggy paddle! Dream up a target distance – like the number of laps to get to Sydney or KI – and get sponsored to swim it every day at your local pool.
Treasure hunt - Create clues and challenges and see which of your friends can find the hidden stash. Every team pays to enter.
Wear your underwear over the top of your clothes for a day. That's worthy of sponsorship, surely?
Volleyball – create a championship, do it on the beach – ask teams to pay to enter, get donations from the crowd. Offer a prize to the winner, and to the highest fundraiser.
Walk the dog – twice a day every day come rain or shine – and ask your friends to sponsor you. Get a group of friends and to walk alongside you with their pups.
X-box challenge - Know some kids into video games, ask them to give up their game station for a week for sponsorship, alternatively hold a gaming marathon for adults – how long can a team continuously play for?
Hold a yes day - Have a 24hour period where people pay to challenge you to things, and you have to say YES! It's a great personal challenge to push you out of your comfort zone and try new things, but also a great way to fundraise.
Zumba – Host a charity Zumba class. Charge admission and include the cost of a drink afterwards – you'll have earned it!