Stephen Gately Trust

Raising awareness of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS)
Founded by Michelle Gately following the tragic sudden loss of her brother Stephen
in October 2009 from an undiagnosed heart condition
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Fundraising Ideas


A
Abseiling
Aerobathon (sponsored per minute or charge those taking part)
Antique Fairs
Art Exhibitions
Astrology Evenings
Athletic meetings
Auctions


B
Baby-sitting
Bad Hair Day
Bad Tie day
Bag Packing
Bake sale
Baked beans bath
Balloon race
Barbeque
Barn Dance (ask a local company to sponsor food/venue/music)
Bazaar
BBQ
Beard Shaving
Bed push
Bike tours
Bingo
Blind Date
Bob a job
Book and Jumble Sale (see off all your old books and knick knacks)
Book sale
Breakfast event
Bridge drive
Bring and buy sale
Bungee Jumping


C
Cake sale
Car boot sale
Car cleaning
Car rally
Car Wash (suitable for all ages)
Carol Singing
Casino night
Casual day at work/school
Children’s sports day
Christmas Day Swim
Church Collection
Churchgate Collection
Cinema charity screening
Coffee mornings
Coin chain
Coin collections
Coins (fill a smartie tube/jar with coins)
Comedy Night -
www.laughterlounge.ie
Concert


D
Dance
Dance-a-thon
Darts Tournament
Dinner Dance / Party
Disco
Do door-to-door collections
Dog show
Dog Walking
Donations in lieu of presents
Donkey Derby
Drama
Dress down day at work
Duck race


E
Easter bonnet competition
Easter egg hunt
Egg & Spoon Race
Embarrass the boss/teacher
Embarrass the Management/Teaching Staff
Exercise Bike Marathon (complete ‘shifts’ over a set period)
Exhibitions
Expeditions


F

Face Painting
Fancy dress ball / competition
Fashion show
Festivals
Film show
Firm wide raffles, auctions and collections
Fishing Competition
Five-a-Side
Flower show
Football Match
Football tournament
Fortune telling
Fun run



G
Gala evening
Garden party
Gigs
Girls V Boys Day / Event
Give up something for Lent and get it sponsored!
Golf classic
Golf Day (invite local firms to organise teams)
Golf tournament
Good as new sale
Gourmet Raffle
Greyhound meeting
Guess the amount of sweets in a jar
Guess the Height / Weight / Amount…
Gymkhana



H

Halloween fancy dress party
Halloween party
Head and beard shaving
Head Shave
Hill Walking / Running
Hopscotch
Horse Race
Horticultural Exhibition (charge and admission or sell plants)
Human Chain
Hurling Solo Run


I
Individual Gifts
Indoor Games Night (board games, skittles, cards)
Inter-departmental quiz in your workplace
Irish Coffee Morning


J
Jamboree
James Bond event
Jelly Eating Challenge
Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge
Joke Competition
Juggling Challenge
Jumble sale


K
Karaoke Evening (ask a local pub to host a karaoke night for you and charge entry)
Karate Event
Kite Flying
Knit In
Knitting Challenge
Knitting Sprint (knit for an hour – provide regulation wool and needles!)
Knobbly Knees Challenge
Kris Kindle


L
Lawn mowing
Leg Waxing (good for the men!)
Line Dancing
Litter Collection (sponsored per item/black sack)
Little Italy party
Local Pub Quiz
Lottery
Lunch runs at the office
Luncheons
Lunch-time event


M
Magic Show
Marathon (get fit and run a marathon, get people to sponsor/guess your time!)
Marathons / Mini Marathon
Masque Ball
Matched giving from companies for employee fundraising
Mountain climbing
Mums Run (ask your local school to help)
Murder mystery evening
Music recital
Musical Chairs


N
New Year’s Eve party
Night In (stay in on Saturday night with your friends and donate the money you save)
No Smoking Day
No Smoking/No Chocolate Day (give up your vices for charity)
No uniform day


O
Obstacle Course
Odd One Out
Oiche Gaelach
Old Time Dance (sponsored per dance)
Open Gardens – garden parties around your neighbourhood


P
Pancake breakfast
Panto
Parachute Jumps
Pave your street with coins for Trócaire
Payroll deduction
Penalty Shoot-out
Pet show
Pie Eating Competition
Pillow Fight
Pizza party
Plant sales
Poetry Competition
Pool Competition
Pram Race (babies not included!)


Q
Quiz Night (general knowledge table quiz or themed quiz e.g. music/tv)


R
Race Night (horse/greyhound racing)
Radio Controlled Car Race
Raffle
Rag weeks
Read-a-thon
Register your event with Special Olympics Ireland and inform local clubs of your plans
Remember to get receipts for all costs incurred
Role Reversal Day


S
Scrabble Tournaments (pay to play or sponsor points)
Shave- a- Thon
Shoe Shining
Sleep-out
Sponsored Bag-Pack
Sponsored bike ride for young and old
Sponsored Cycle / Walk / Run / Slim / Silence / ANYTHING!
Sponsored Dart Match
Sponsored Dog Walk
Sponsored Events, e.g. slimming
Sponsored silence
Sports day
Spot the baby photo competition
Street Collections (Don't forget - you will need a Garda permit)
Street party
Supermarket Bag Packing
Swear box
Sweepstakes
Swimathon
Swimming gala


T
Talent competition
Talks and demonstrations – e.g. book readings, cookery demonstrations
Tea party
Teddy bear’s picnic for children
Tennis tournament
Theatre Premiere or Gala Evening
Theme evening
Themed event based on particular countries/cultures
Three Legged Race
Tombola
Treasure Hunt (sponsored/ask local firms to donate prizes)
Treks
Fasting
Tug-o-war


U

Unwanted Christmas presents sale
Unwanted Gifts Sale
Used Book Sale ( bestsellers at bargain prices)


V
Valentine’s Day event
Valet Services
Variety Show (sketches, song, dance, readings)
Vegetable sale
Veteran car rally


W
Walks
Weigh-a-thons
Welly-Throwing Contest (sell your tickets or ask for a donations at the end)
Whist drive
Who wants to be a millionaire
Window cleaning
Wine & cheese party
Wine and chocolate night
Wine tasting
World record beating attempt


X
Xmas Pantomime
Xylophone Concert (?!!)


Y
Yacht Race
Yard Cleaning
Yodelling Competition
Yoga Demonstration
Your own thing!


Z
Zany Ideas
Zodiac Readings
Zzzzz – a sponsored sleep in or even stay-awake!


The Stephen Gately Trust is a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital, registered in Dublin, Ireland 
with a registered company Number 524626. Registered Charity number CHY20660
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