Saint Patrick's Day is one that Guinness have made their own; the 17th March is always celebrated in every pub throughout the country, even where they have no Irish customers at all. Saint Andrew is a great way to celebrate all things Scottish - its on the 30th November, but if you just missed it, how about Burns Night (25th January).
As well as being the patron saint of Scotland, St Andrew is also the Patron Saint of Greece, Romania, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and Barbados. Some great ideas there to theme an evening.
Sweepstakes - Want a way to fundraise fast, a sweepstake could be the perfect way for you to raise money. You have one question for example, 'How many sweets in the jar?' and people pay to be given an answer. Whoever has the winning answer gets a prize and you donate the money raised. We have a sweepstake poster available for free to make this extra easy:
Skydiving - Our supporters are brave. Despite the obvious fear factor, skydives are one of our most popular fundraising activities so join our dedicated fundraisers, get in touch and start organising your skydive today.
Sponsored Silence - If you're a chatter box who finds being quiet a challenge then perhaps raise funds with a sponsored silence, just remember don't be quiet about the cause and your fundraising before or after the event!
Tea party - A good cup of tea can change your mood, we drink it when we are sad, we drink it when we are happy and today why not drink it to help fund Radio Peace? It's a very cheap to organize event and one almost everyone will enjoy getting involved with.
Tug-of-War - we know that together we are but are you stronger than your friends? You need a large garden, a field or a big hall or gymnasium (there will be more spectators than friends) and a VERY strong rope. A couple of adjudicators are very important, and both teams and supporters should be prepared to be very vocal. A small trophy for the winners is a great idea - maybe team members can also bid to “name the team', after all, you WILL be giving your team names won't you?
Tuck shop - If you are they type to cause lunchbox envy in your colleagues then its time to set up shop. Find simple budget recipes and you'll be making muffins for a tenth of the cost of the local coffee chain, this means you can charge your colleagues a budget friendly price whilst giving them a chance to support a good cause.
University Challenge - Pit yourself against your local university competition, and open it up for your fellow students to view. Ticket costs will help you raise funds and remember to speak to your student union who will likely be happy to help you organise (particularly in RAG week).
Uniform free day - Uniform free day, whilst best avoided if you are a fireman this is a great way to get raise funds at school or let everyone relax a little with a dress down dress code. Swapping your usual uniform for fancy dress could help you raise even more money.
Valentines Day - Lots of single friends and a penchant for matchmaking. Why not organise a singles event from speed-dating, or maybe you could to organise a full blown Valentines Ball. The best part of this is that even if you don't get a love match you know that people can go home happy knowing they have supported such an important cause. If you don't have the resource (or enough willing friends) for a singles event, which not bake some love themed goodies for the office? Or why not throw the alternative Valentines Day event? Whether its fitness or food, make the theme 'what you love' and ask for donations from friends who attend.
Vintage - Got enough vintage shirts to set up your own stall? Got an eye for finding furniture jems online and at our car boots then why not organise your own vintage sale and donate proceeds to Radio Peace. If you don't have enough o organise your own stall why not organise a vintage clothes swap, people pay a small fee for entry and you raise funds on the day with activities and bake sales, perhaps sell homemade lemonade to keep people refreshed while they swap!