Fundraising


We currently need to raise over £250,000 every year to continue our work with Milton Keynes’ most disadvantaged children.

Since 2009 we have brought about significant positive change in the lives of over 450 children and young people facing challenges in their daily lives – and this would not have been possible without fundraising events and the support of the community.

A large part of our fundraising is made up of individuals, schools, clubs and members of the community feeling inspired to support Ride High in some way. Whether you attend one of our events, choose us as your charity of the year, organise a fundraising activity like a cake stall, or simply hold a collection in your local area – you’ll be helping us to change lives.

 

If you’ve already raised funds for Ride High you can send the total to: Ride High, The Dove House, The Avenue, Aspley Guise, Milton Keynes, MK17 8HH.

 

Or if you still need some inspiration to get you started, take a look at our fundraising A-Z…

 

A

Aerobics – you could get sponsored to complete a marathon aerobics session!  Get fit and healthy and have fun too.

 

Afternoon tea – get baking and host a tea party, with donations per cake or an entry fee

 

Arts and crafts fair – get creative and make cards, jewellery or flower arrangements to sell on a stall

 

B

Bag packing at your local supermarket – help the community and raise funds at the same time. Get in touch with us to borrow our Ride High donation buckets and sweatshirts

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Beat the goalie – pay to enter, score a goal against the goalie (dressed in a horse costume?) and win a prize

 

Bring and buy sale – sell old books, DVDs, bric-a-brac and homemade jam

 

 

C

 Car wash – ask your friends or colleagues if you can wash their car for a donationruby

 

Chocolate ban – get sponsored to give up chocolate for a day, week or month

 

Collecting tins – ask to borrow our donation buckets and leaflets to hand out and stand in a busy area

 

 

 

D

Dress-down day – pay to wear your comfy clothes to work

 

Disco – pay an entry fee and dance the night away

 

E

Eating marathon – hold a sponsored eating competition and see who can stuff their face with the most marshmallows, crisps, grapes…we’ll leave the details to you!

 

Egg and spoon race – charge for entry to your very own Sports Fun Day!  Race your friends and family and see who’s really competitive

 

F

Fancy dress – prizes if anyone dresses up as a horse. Penalty fee for anyone who isn’t dressed up..

 

Five-a-side football – challenge your friends to a tournament – teams should pay to play

 

Film night – invite people to a film showing of War Horse, Black Beauty or Seabiscuit, charge for entry and refreshments

 

G

Guess…the number of sweets in a jar, the name of the horse etc

 

Games tournament – host a board games, videogames or party games tournament (i.e. pin the tail on the horse)

 

H

Head shave – get sponsored to go bald for Ride High

 

Horse show – put on a show at the stables and charge for tickets

 

I

Ironing – provide an ironing service for a price

 

International evening – serve national recipes, listen to world music and host a quiz

 

Inflatable – hire a fun bouncy castle, gladiator court or rodeo bull and charge people to have a go

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J

Joke-a-thon – entertain your friends for a fee and tell as many horse related jokes as you can

 

Jewellery making – get your friends together and show them how to make the latest trend. Then sell what your creations at a craft-fair

 

Jigsaw marathon – get sponsored for a (horse themed) speed jigsaw puzzle race

 

K

Karaoke – host a fun karaoke party and pay per song

 

Kite flying – pay to enter and whoever’s kite stays up the longest wins. Why not design your own with the Ride High logo?

 

L

Litter picking­ – get sponsored to pick up litter and look after the environment too

 

Line dancing – organise a line dancing event and pay to take part

 

Loud shirt day – pay to wear your loudest, craziest shirt to work

 

Lottery – sign your friends up to the Ride High lottery scheme, from as little as £2 a month

 

M

Marathon – get sponsored to run a race (dressed as pantomime horse)

 

Music concert – find those friends who can play an instrument, sing or are in a band and get their talent put to good use. Audience pay entry fee and for refreshments

 

N

Night-time walk – host a guided midnight walk and get sponsored

 

No-smoking – get sponsored to give up smoking

 

O

Outward bound – get sponsored to go climbing, hiking or camping

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Odd clothes day – clash for cash!

 

Office swear box – money in the box for every swearword

 

P

Pin the tail on the pony – pay to play

 

Pub games – skittles, dominoes, darts, pool

 

Plant sale – sell your produce

 

Q

Quiz night -host a quiz and donate the proceeds to Ride High

 

Quiet – sponsored silence at work or school for a few hours or a whole day

 

R

Raffle – ask people or local businesses to donate prizes then sell raffle tickets

 

Ramble – gather a group of people and go for a big walk, optional theme and charge for entry and refreshments

 

Riding competition – have some fun at the stables and raise money for Ride High

 

S

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Skydiving – take to the skies and get sponsored

 

Slave auction – people offer their skills to be auctioned, e.g. washing cars, cooking dinner, dog walking

 

Sit in a bath – get sponsored to spend the day in a bath of beans/tea/custard etc

 

 

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Tombola – pay per ticket – match the numbered raffle tickets with prizes donated by people or local businesses

 

Talent competition – charge entry and offer prizes

 

Treasure hunt – teams compete to find the treasure

 

 

U

Underwear out – wear your underwear on the outside for a day and get sponsored

 

Unwanted gift sale – ask your friends and family to donate their unwanted Christmas or birthday gifts, then sell them on

 

V

Vegetable eating – get sponsored to eat your greens!

 

W

Window cleaning/washing cars – pick up a bucket and get soapy for cash

 

Welly throwing – players compete to see who can throw their welly the furthest

 

Waxing – boys, raise some money to get your legs or chest waxed

 

X

X-mas fair/party – host a Christmas event and sell themed gifts, cards, food and drink

 

X-mas card donation – wish your friends and family a ‘happy Christmas’ verbally, and donate the money you would have spent on cards to Ride High. Ask them to do the same

 

Y

 Yoga marathon – get sponsored to do yoga for a day or sponsored by the hour

 

‘Yes’ day – get sponsored to say ‘yes’ to everyone’s demands for a day, within reason!

 

Z

Zany events – people can get sponsored or pay to enter. Hop on one leg for as long as possible, eat jelly with chopsticks, fancy dress, get handcuffed to someone for a day, etc…

 

Zoo themed fancy dress – everyone pays to dress up as a zoo animal for a day