Organise an Event



Anything goes! Sponsored walks, coffee mornings, cake sales in schools, sports groups and church groups, every fundraising idea is a great idea.

No matter how small or how seemingly unachievable it seems – tell us about it and go for it!

Looking for inspiration? See below for a list of fundraising activities to fire your imagination. If you already have a plan, we can provide you with all the support and advice you need to make your event a success. Register your event as far in advance as possible so that we can give you everything you need.  Simply download our fundraising event form and send it in to us at

Thank you!

Fundraising Ideas

There are countless fun and exciting ways to raise money. Here are just a few ideas…

AT HOME – Hold a pancake flipping contest… Too messy? How about a Wii-athon or a classic movie night with your friends.
AT SCHOOL – Organise a hat day or a scavenger hunt at your school, or run a mobile phone recycling campaign.
AT WORK – Have a dress down day, a coffee break quiz or bingo.
AT YOUR DESK – Hold a sponsored silence…. Or why not set up a swear box or a collection box for ChildVision?

Our ChildVision fundraising team would be delighted to support you in any way we can with your event. Sometimes the best ideas are your own, but here are a few to get you thinking…

  • Auction
  • Arts and Craft Fair
  • Art Exhibition
  • Bag Packing
  • Beard shaving
  • Bike tours
  • Bungee jumping
  • Cake sale
  • Carol singing
  • Casino night
  • Coffee morning
  • Cookery Demo
  • Darts Competition
  • Dinner dance
  • Discos
  • Dress down day at work
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Egg and Spoon Race
  • E-Fundraising
  • Fancy dress party
  • Fashion Show
  • Five-a-side football
  • Flower Show
  • Garage Sale
  • Garden party
  • Golf tournament
  • Halloween party
  • Head shave
  • Hula Hoop Contest
  • Italian Pizza Party
  • International Dance Classes
  • Jelly Eating Competition
  • Jigsaw Competition
  • Karaoke Night
  • Knitting Class
  • Kris Kindle Gifts
  • Leg waxing
  • Loud Tie Day
  • Lunch Break Bingo
  • Make up Demonstration
  • Mobile Phone Recycling
  • Non Uniform Day
  • Odd Job Day
  • Orientering
  • Parachute jumps
  • Pram Race
  • Pub Quiz
  • Quiz Night
  • Race Night
  • Raffles
  • Sport Day
  • Street Collections
  • Tea Party
  • Table Quiz
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Unwanted Gift Sale
  • Victorian Etiquette Demonstration
  • Volley Ball Tournament
  • Walks
  • Wine & cheese party
  • World record beating attempt
  • X-Factor Pool
  • Yo-yo Competition
  • Zoo trip
  • Zany hat day

Top tips for sponsorship

If you decide to take part in one of the many organised open challenges such as a marathon or a motorbike race on behalf of ChildVision here are some tips for raising money through sponsorship.


  • Start your sponsorship card off with a big pledge of money from a friend, it is a great way to set a trend.
  • Try to get the money on the spot rather than a pledge. It will make your life a lot easier in the long run (especially after a long run!). You can always ask people to date their cheque after the event.
  • Take your sponsorship form and a pen everywhere and ask everyone – be proud of what you are doing, and don’t be afraid to ask.
  • Use all your networks – are you a member of a gym, a club, a church? Have you done a whip-round at the local pub?
  • At work – ask people to sponsor you. Asking around pay day may lead to greater success!
  • Set up a Facebook group where you can update people on any training you may be undertaking. That way, they can feel part of your journey and be inspired to donate.
  • Set yourself a target – it’s a good way of staying focused and motivated and encouraging people to give.
  • Smile when asking for donations! Don’t feel guilty about asking people to give, every cent helps to give a child who is blind or visually impaired the confidence to persevere and achieve his/her own dreams.
  • and are fantastic websites designed to make online fundraising easy! Simply go ahead and create your own online fundraising page, you can email it to your friends who can support or sponsor you online, share the link on your Facebook profile and all the money you raise comes directly to us! Couldn’t be easier!

What you get from us

We have a great pack of fundraising ‘stuff’ to help you get your message across and raise lots of money for the children. Here’s a preview:

  • Blank posters, sponsorship cards, collection bucket, stickers and t-shirts.
  • An authorisation letter to confirm you are raising funds for ChildVision.
  • A description of ChildVision’s services and future plans for blind and visually impaired Irish children.
  • Details of how to use our logo in your materials.
  • A friendly voice at the end of the phone to answer questions and work through Meet and Greet the children. We would be delighted if you would like to come in and visit us in Drumcondra so that you get an idea of the work we are doing here and the difference your fundraising will make to our children.

Please note our registered charity number CHY817 must be quoted on all fundraising related literature.
 You must have the permission of ChildVision to fundraise on our behalf.

Let Us Know About Your Event!

Please let us know about your event or activity before it takes place by calling our fundraising team on 01 837 3635 or send us an email at This way we can help you to promote your event and you can be sure you have everything you need to make it a success.