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Stuck for ideas? We couldn't let that stop you doing something great with your friends to help beat prostate cancer. That’s why we’ve put together this handy A to Z of things you can do to get those donations rolling in. We’ve got well over 100 different ideas below, so what are you waiting for? Pick your favourite, grab your mates and get going!


  • Auction  

    Organise an auction, ask your friends and family to donate items and donate some of the profits. 

  • Arm wrestle  

    Hold an arm wrestling contest and charge people to enter. 

  • Arts and crafts  

    Host an arts and crafts evening and charge people an entry fee.

  • Abseiling  

    Organise or sign up for an abseiling challenge and get sponsored.

  • Aerobics  

    Host an aerobics event and charge an entry fee.

  • Art exhibition  

    Contact local artists, hold an art exhibition and donate the entry fee. 

  • Alphabet party  

    Hold an alphabet party and ask everyone to come as something starting with a different letter of the alphabet. 

  • Afternoon tea  

    Provide afternoon tea at work or for friends and ask for donations.

  • Bake off  

    Challenge your friends to a bake off and sell the winnings. 

  • Bring and buy  

    Invite your friends to a bring and buy sale and donate the profits.

  • BBQ  

    Hold a Man v BBQ event - get grilling!

  • Barn dance  

    Hold your own event such as a barn dance or a ball and charge an entry fee.

  • Bonfire night  

    Organise a bonfire night and collect money for refreshments.

  • Bowling/Bowls  

    Hold a bowling or bowls tournament and charge an entry fee.

  • Bingo  

    Host a night of bingo and donate half the winnings.

  • Baked bean bath  

    Charge your friends to dump baked beans on you in a bath.

  • Book sale  

    Sell your unwanted books and donate the profits.

  • Bungee jump  

    Take on a bungee jump challenge and collect sponsorship.

  • Bag pack  

    Get a group of friends together and contact your local supermarket to see if you can pack bags in store for a weekend in exchange for donations.


  • Christmas carols  

    Go Christmas carolling and ask for donations. Contact local shops or organisations to see if you can sing to their customers. 

  • Cake sale  

    Take advantage of the office munchies and hold a cake sale at work. 

  • Celebrations (gifts in lieu)  

    Ask for donations rather than birthday, anniversary or wedding presents. Find out more

  • Cocktail night  

    Calling all mixologists: try out some new flavours and create your own cocktails, invite your friends and ask for donations. 

  • Car boot sale  

    Sell some of your old stuff and donate what you make.

  • Cycling challenge  

    Take part in a challenge event and raise sponsorship - we have lots of events on offer.

  • Car wash  

  • Comedy night  

    Are you bit of a comedian? Or know someone who is? Host a comedy evening and charge for entry.

  • Christmas sponsorship  

    Ask your family and friends for a donation to Prostate Cancer UK instead of Christmas cards and gifts.

  • Darts tournament  

    Bullseye! Challenge your mates to a night of darts. Pay to play.

  • Dog walking donations  

    Why not walk the neighbourhood dogs in exchange for donations?

  • Disco  

    Party the night away, charge for entry - and why not do a dance-off competition?

  • Dinner party  

    Get your friends to donate the cost of a meal and cook them up a treat. 

  • eBay  

    Donate a percentage of your eBay sales to us.

  • Easter egg hunt  

    Pay to enter - and why not make an Easter bonnet dress code compulsory?

  • Egg and spoon race  

    Bring back the traditional School Sports Day: sack race, wellie throwing and three-legged race


  • Five a side footie  

    Charge teams to enter.

  • Film night with friends  

    Donate the cost of a cinema trip and watch a movie at home with friends.

  • Fashion show  

    Hold a fashion show and sell tickets to your friends and family to see you and your pals strut your stuff. 

  • Fishing competition  

    Get them involved hook, line and sinker. Charge to compete. 

  • Fancy dress day  

    Pay a pound and be whoever you want for the day!

  • Firework night  

    Plot ahead - why not organise your own Guy Fawkes night?

  • Guess the weight  

    Ask people to donate to guess the weight of a cake, your cat, or a jar of sweets. 

  • Give something up  

    Give up chocolate, coffee or cigarettes and donate what you would have spent.

  • Golf day  

    Hold your own golf day.

  • Garden party  

    Have a garden party, perhaps with games that your guests give a donation to play. 

  • Good deeds for donations  

    Do some good deeds and ask for donations.

  • Hour of pay  

    Donate an hour of your pay. 

  • Hiking challenge  

    Organise a hike and get sponsored.

  • Head shave  

    Get sponsored to shave your head.

  • Halloween party  

    Organise a Halloween party and charge an entry fee.

  • Italian themed dinner party  

    Don your best national dress, and cook up a feast of traditional foods from around the world - Italy and beyond!

  • It's a Knockout challenge  

    Team up, take an entry fee and create your own 'It's a knockout' obstacle course. 

  • Jazz night  

    Book a local venue and charge for a night of great music.

  • Jumble Sale  

    One man's tat is another man's treasure.

  • Japanese theme night  

    Practice your Sushi rolling skills and charge your mates for lessons.

  • Jeans at work day  

    Get your colleagues involved. Pay a pound and wear your jeans. 

  • Jewellery making  

    Get crafty and creative - why not make your own jewellery (friendship bands) to sell?


  • Karaoke  

    Whether you charge for ear plugs or entry fees, sing up a storm with your own karaoke evening.

  • Keepy uppy challenge  

    Get sponsored to do a keep uppy marathon with your friends. 

  • Keep fit workout session  

    Donate the usual cost of a keep fit lesson - get your local gym or sports centre involved.

  • Ladies who lunch day  

    Get your friends together and organise lunch in exchange for a donation.


    Ride Land's End to John O'Groats and get sponsored - see our guide for tips.

  • Line dance  

    Put on a line dancing evening and charge an entry fee. 

  • Loose change collection  

    Ask people to donate their loose change - all those pennies add up.

  • Murder mystery night  

    Whodunnit? Get your friends round for a delicious meal and solve the mystery. Charge to guess the murderer

  • Mad Hatter's Tea Party  

    Fun for all the family! Hold your own Mad Hatter's Tea Party and fill those tea pots up with money.

  • Music event  

    Host your own music event: get local bands and venues involved. 

  • Night in  

    Get your friends to donate the cost of a meal and cook them up a treat.

  • Non-uniform day  

    Pay a pound and leave the blazer at home.

  • Nature trail  

    Educate your friends and ask for donations as tips at the end.

  • Office Olympics  

    Wastepaper bin basketball or an egg and spoon race? Charge your colleagues to compete.

  • Open garden  

    Take admissions and hold an open garden. 

  • Pin the tail on the ?  

    Get your friends to donate to play pin the tail on the donkey - or any other animal!

  • Personal challenge  

    Set yourself your own personal challenge and collect sponsorship.

  • Press up challenge  

    See if you can beat your friends at a push up challenge, and collect bets on who will win.

  • Pampering evening  

    Hold a pampering evening and ask your friends for donations.

  • Poker  

    Hold a poker night with your pals and split the pot with us.

  • Paintballing  

    Get a team together and go paintballing - ask for donations for a place on the team.

  • Pancake race  

    Hold a pancake race and charge an entry fee!

  • Photography  

    Donate your photography skills and ask clients to give a donation instead.

  • Preloved sale  

    Sell your unwanted items and donate the profits to us.


  • Quiz  

    Get your mates together and organise a quiz - download a quiz pack to get yourself started. 

  • Raise £2015 in 2015  

    Think of a challenge to do with your friends, and set a date to complete it this year and get sponsorship.

  • Recycle sale  

    "One man's tat is another man's treasure."

  • Raffle  

    Sell raffle tickets and get creative with donated prizes.

  • Race night  

    Place a bet and split the winnings with us!

  • Swimming  

    Hold a swimathon or get sponsored to swim an iconic distance in your local pool.

  • Sponsored silence  

    Shhhhhh. No talking. Get sponsored for your silence.

  • Sweepstake  

    Take your best guess. Football, Grand National, World Cup: split the sweep with us!

  • Skydive  

    Get sponsored to skydive. Why not do it with friends?

  • Swear-box  

    Pay fines for foul language.

  • Super heroes day  

    Pay a pound and be whoever you want for the day!

  • Street party  

    Get back that blitz spirit: hold a street party and get inventive with ways to raise money.

  • Sweets in a jar  

    Ask for a pound to guess how many sweets are in a jar.

  • Shirt 2 Work  

    Wear your team colour to work or school for the day. Take £2.

  • 10,000 challenge  

    10,000 men die of prostate cancer every year, so choose a challenge that involves that involves 10,000 to honour the men we've lost.

    Whether it's swimming or stamp collecting, you can support our cause by raising awareness and money.

  • Tug of war  

    Team up for tug of war and donate the entry fee.

  • Treasure hunt  

    Pay to enter - why not make it pirate fancy dress?

  • Tombola  

    Why not get few extra pounds and include a tombola at your event?

  • Tuck shop  

    Run your own tuck shop and donate your profits to us!


  • Unwanted presents sale  

    One man's tat, is another man's treasure.

  • Unusual clothes day  

    Donate a pound to wear your most unusual clothes - you could also give prizes to the most imaginative entry.

  • Underwear party  

    Wear your underwear as overwear. Get sponsored.

  • Variety show  

    Get your friends to unearth those hidden talents and hold a variety show.

  • Volleyball  

    Hold a volleyball contest. Charge for admission. 

  • Walk  

    Get your friends together and organise your own walk.

  • Walk to work  

    Walk to work and donate what you would have spent on petrol or travel costs. 

  • World record attempt  

    Attempt a world record at anything - this is a great way to get press coverage, too! 

  • Waxing  

    Only for the brave. Get sponsored to have something waxed: your legs, your chest, and anything for the particularly brave.

  • Wine tasting  

    Hold a wine tasting evening, invite friends and ask for a donation to the cause.

  • Window cleaning  

    Clean your neighbours' windows and ask for a donation.

  • Weight of the cake  

    Get friends and family to donate to guess the weight of a cake.

  • X marks the spot  

    Pay to enter - why not make it pirate fancy dress?

  • X-factor theme show  

    Whether you charge for ear plugs or entry fees, get friends together and sing up a storm with your own X-factor evening. 

  • Xbox tournament  

    Pay to enter an Xbox tournament and split the winnings with us.

  • Xmas craft fair  

    Get crafty and creative. Make Christmas decorations!

  • YOLO challenge  

    You Only Live Once. What's on your bucket list? Inspire others and get sponsored to do something amazing.

  • Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge  

    Take an outdoor challenge. Get your friends involved - find out more.

  • Yes day  

    Get sponsored to say "yes" to everything for a day. Why not get your boss to take part?

  • Year long challenge  

    Set yourself a year long challenge and get sponsored: lose weight, get fit or take up a sport.

  • Zumba-thon  

    Donate the usual cost of a Zumba class! Get your local gym or sport centre involved.

  • Zip wire challenge  

    Take the plunge. Get sponsored to do a zip wire ride. Why not do it with friends?

  • Zodiac evening  

    Raise a small fortune. Throw a party, come dressed as your star sign. We predict this will be great fun!