Here are some ideas to get you started. Sometimes it’s the simple fund raising ideas that can be the most effective. But remember to claim the Gift Aid where you can this will give your idea / event a massive boost. If you need advice or support with your event please get in touch with your Hall Ambassador. Make sure you let us now so we can promote it on the website and the social media sites, the more people know the more you will raise.
Good luck to you all.
To stay fit and healthy, organise an aerobics-athon. It’ll make you feel good about supporting us.
Arts and crafts fair
Put your creative talents into action and sell your works of art at a craft fair.
Auction of promises/services
Organise your own fundraising auction. Why not auction off your talents for the day, any unwanted new goods, or gifts from local organisations or donate a percentage of funds raised through an EBay auction, Can include anything from singing lessons to signed footballs to a dinner for two.
Instead of selling your art, charge your friends and family to look at it!
Scale the dizzy heights of a local landmark or office block.
Compile a local information booklet for distribution at libraries, shops and businesses. Include info on local attractions. Make money with adverts and discount vouchers from local firms.
Organise a sponsored aerobathon with the help of gyms, leisure centres and sports shops.
Put the kettle on and get baking. Entertain guests with raffles, auctions, tombola’s & live music.
Collect your own, then raffle them off.
Collect empty cans and tins and sell them to a recycling company
Make necklaces, dried flower arrangements, stained glass mirrors, etc, to sell on a stall
Stage an exhibition for local artists. Charge entrance fee and commission.
‘As New’ Sale
AKA posh jumble sale. Ask everyone you know for unwanted belongings & hold a sale evening
Arrange a local friendly auctioneer to auction off original items, taking a percentage of sales for the RMTGB
We've got music, recipes and posters for you to hold your own Brazilian themed party.
Beat the goalie
Challenge your friends to a beat the goalie competition as part of a mini World Cup or fund raiser. Pay to play.
Organise a beetle drive for more than 40 people with a pie and pie supper. As everyone moves around the room they meet everyone else and makes new friends
Bad Tie day
Look in your wardrobe for those outdated ties and dazzle your friends. Pay to display the outrageous tie. Your friends could pay to have the offending tie removed.
Bag packing at local supermarket
Ask your local supermarket if you can hold a bag packing day for RMTGB. It’s a great way to provide a service to the local community while supporting us too.
Battle of the bands
Challenge those budding musicians to a battle of the bands and put on a concert to raise money. You could also raise money with a “pay to leave” policy.
Bring and buy sale
Sell donated goods on a stall. Cakes, books, home-made jam, bric-a-brac and fairtrade goods are firm favourites.
Pedal for RMTGB. Why not organise a bike ride and turn it into a sponsored event?
Organise a bingo event – devise your own calls for the numbers. Charge a fee per game.
Make badges to sell at work, to friends or at craft fairs.
Bad tie day
Charge your brethren a pound to come in wearing their loudest tie. Award the winner.
Baked Bean Bath
Get sponsored to spend the day in a bath/Jacuzzi of baked beans. Charge friends to join you.
Sell balloons that are filled with helium; the purchasers' name and address are written on a tag fixed to the balloon. The balloon that travels the furthest wins a prize
Offer as a prize for raffle/auction, or sell trips in a chartered balloon.
Add music (live if possible), football and rounders bats and make it a whole day's event.
Swing into action by hiring a caller and traditional country band. Serve food & plenty of cider. Organise plenty of Straw bales for seats.
Battle of the Bands
Contest for unsigned bands, where audience votes on the winner. Charge bands to enter, offer cash prizes and invite record producers. Sell tickets and set up a paying bar.
Beat the Goalie
Score a goal and win a prize. Footballers pay to enter.
The 'bed' can be anything from a hospital bed to a four-poster or even a 3-piece suite!
Arrange a couple of local micro brewers to show their wares or Stock up on international beers, food and music. Remember to check licensing laws.
Teams build model boats and race them. Alternatively, use real yachts, dinghies or canoes. Or organise a Dragon Boat Race.
Organise a cruise down a nearby river or canal. Include refreshments & entertainment.
Sell old books, collected from everyone you know. Book dealers may buy leftover stock
A great way to keep kids entertained at bigger family events. Bouncing fee.
Raise sponsorship by flying in the face of fear.
Theme evening with Scottish dancing, Haggis, Nepes and Tatties. Arrange a Piper to make it more authentic. Admission fee. None Kilt wearers are fined
Gather a team & get sponsored to heave a bus through town. More teams? Make it a race.
Beard Growing Competition in the Province or area. An entrance fee for all. A prize for the winner. Ladies from the circus cannot apply.
Arrange a backgammon tournament with all participants paying an entrance fee.
Arrange a backgammon tournament with all participants paying an entrance fee.
Big Band Night
Sell tickets to a big band night featuring you and your friends
Bush Tucker Trial
Hold a bush tucker trial and get sponsored to eat horrible things
Blind Food Tasting Event
Pay to take part, if you guess right you win a prize
Colour theme days – everyone wears football colours. Bring a bit of colour into your day and raise money at the same time! During the football World Cup get your friends to dress in their favourite team's colours for a donation.
Cake sales are a great way to raise money and awareness too, if they are made from fairly traded products.
Coppers for RMTGB
Collect all those unwanted coppers that weigh down your pockets – small change can make a big difference. You can also collect foreign coins for RMTGB
RMTGB Christmas cards
Design your own Lodge Christmas cards to sell to your friends and family to send Christmas messages as an alternative to buying cards. Remember to donate the funds you save!
Put those empty jam jars to good use and turn small change into a big difference.
Cook up a storm
If you’re a budding Master Chef, cook up some treats and sell them to friends and family, or put your own original recipes into a cookbook to sell.
Devise your own competition, or use tried and tested ideas such as ‘guess who the baby in the picture is.’
Gather all the talented people you know under one roof and sing up for RMTGB by putting on a concert for friends and family. Think about a “pay to leave” policy too!
Challenge your brethren, other Lodges to a cricket match. Each team pays a fee.
Charge your brethren, friends and family to wash their cars.
Give up chocolate for a day, a week or a month and give the cash you saved to RMTGB.
Hold a traditional cake stand at fetes or fairs. Check health and safety regulations.
Design & sell a pictorial calendar for your company. Masonic friendly companies/suppliers may sponsor pages.
Make and sell candles at craft fairs or coffee mornings.
Car boot sale
Cash in your old belongings, or sell pitches. Raise more with bouncy castles, raffles, etc.
Car treasure hunt
Drive from clue to clue in search of the 'treasure'. Finish with a bar meal. Teams pay to enter.
Arrange a colourful carnival for your town, charging for each float entered.
Host a festive concert for your community. Earn extra by selling minced pies & mulled wine. Invite RMTGB recipients.
Get a group to go door-to-door singing. Bigger public displays may require a licence.
Hire gaming tables and use the Masonic building for the evening.
Teams race decorated 'chariots' - anything from a horse and cart to a sedan chair.
Raise sponsorship the sophisticated way. Organise a themed ball with DJ or live music at a hotel or nightclub. Charge for tickets, but boost your earnings with games and raffles.
Get sponsored to cover a set distance in a bed, shopping trolley, bathtub, wheelie bin…
Organise children's parties or activities, but be sure to check relevant childcare practices. CRB checks etc.
Sell tickets and ask local Masonic friendly firms to supply prizes. Check regulations about public draws & raffles.
Classic car show
Well-organised classic car and bike shows are great crowd pullers and fantastic fundraisers.
Ask brethren to donate old clocks, and watches for a clock fair and even build clocks to sell at craft fairs. Horologists will attend from far and wide.
Coach trips to London, Blackpool, flower shows, etc, are popular. Sell tickets and hold a raffle.
Easily arranged game for traditional fairs. All you need are a few coconuts and wooden balls.
Arrange to attand a big event like the Classical Music evening at Howard Castle and charge a small fee on top of the ticket price, or entertain the crowds with your own recital, or hire bands of musicians.
As well known Chefs to share their experiences and show their signature dish. Charge an entrance fee and a small amount to try the food. Good to use local restaurant chefs, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Turkish etc. as they will get new customers and be willing to support.
Make necklaces, dried flower arrangements, stained glass mirrors, etc, to sell on a stall.
Assemble a Provincial team and challenge your county team to a match. Charge spectators.
Compile huge crossword, so punters pay per clue. Each number hides a ticket for prize draw.
Arrange for a professional Cake Decorator to show how it’s done. Cakes for sale plus items for sale relating to cake decorating. Charge an admission fee plus Sales Commission.
Clay Pigeon Shoot
Arrange an local, Regional and Provincial Shoot. Charge an entrance fee above the basic shoot requirements, Prizes for best individual, and team.
Decorate cakes and personalise cupcakes for a donation from customers
Dress down day
Ditch the uniform or the suit and dress in a football kit, or a country's World Cup colours.
Delight all your friends with a delicious doughnut sale. Shops like Krispy Kreme let you buy their doughnuts at special low prices so that you can sell them on for a fundraising profit!
Put on those dancing shoes and disco the night away. Remember to charge an entry fee. Or get your skates on and organise a retro roller disco
Dance all day or even for few hours in a sponsored dance-athon. Down load your sponsor form from the Festival website.
Barn dances, tea dances, disco dances, salsa dances - whatever rocks your boat.
Challenge all the pub teams in the area to compete for cash prizes, or a barrel of beer.
Dinner and cabaret
Hire a popular and spacious restaurant. Entertain ticket holders with music, comedy & magic.
Compile a community businesses and services directory. Raise funds through advertising. Likely to be Masonic friendly businesses only.
Spin the decks or hire a DJ to stage a themed disco night.
Charge proud pet-owners to show off their pooches. Ask pet shops to sponsor the event. Not just a beauty contest. Need to include other categories, Dog with the waggiest tail, wettest nose, most disobedient etc. Rabbit with the biggest ears etc,
Sell numbered plastic ducks and launch them from a bridge. The duck to finish first wins.
Put on your Enterprise heads and come up with the marketing idea of the century! Create and sell the product you have designed.
Dress green and do good deeds for the day, like litter picking and recycling your rubbish. Remember to get sponsored for all the activities you do. Down load the sponsor form..
Eating baked beans with a cocktail stick
Challenge your friends to a baked bean eating competition – how many can you eat in a minute using only a cocktail stick?
Egg and spoon race
Are you up for an egg and spoon challenge? Race your friends and family. No cheating now!
Egg painting competition
Don’t waste those eggs after the race – turn them into works of art. Sell them to raise money for us.
Easter egg hunt
Edible hide and seek. Charge entry fee and ask confectioners to provide the eggs.
Eating marathon or eating race
Get sponsored to stuff your face with as many hot dogs/grapes/pies etc. as possible. Or eat as many cakes, hot chillies, nettles in a defined timeframe. Winner gets a prize (probably some milk and/or doc leafs for the chillies and nettles)
Get sponsored to shave them off - they grow back eventually!
Go crazy with the fashion ideas and create a zany masterpiece to wear for the day. Prizes for the most outrageous and colourful costumes- you could even base your creations on Brazilian carnival outfits.
Five a side football
Challenge your brethren or your friends to a five a side tournament as part of a mini World Cup or use Subbuteo for the brethren who are not as nimble as their youth. You only need your finger and tactics. Each team pays to play.
Create your own cinema and hold a film night for family and friends. Sell popcorn and drinks and charge an entry fee. Theme the night with a Brazilian film like City of God, or Rio for the kids!
Fast Day lunch
Create a simple lunch in solidarity with some of the RMTGB recipients and donate the money you save. Or get sponsored to fast for an hour, a morning or a day. Consult your doctor first.
Put your creative talents to the test and organise a fashion show – why not use recycled clothes and make it an eco-show? Invite the wider community to see your fabulous designs, and don’t forget to charge an entry fee. Ask businesses to sponsor venue, outfits or catwalk. Charge admission and sales commission.
Face painting competition
Put your artistic talents to good use and paint people’s faces. You could have a themed face painting day such as of animals or characters from a book. Remember to charge for your works of face painting art. Get creative with face paints at fetes, fairs and children's parties
Fun run or walk
Dust off your running shoes, add a coloured tutu and run or walk for fun. Organise your own fun run for RMTGB.
Reach the whole community by holding a fete, or team up with organisers of an annual event.
Recreate an evening of vintage cinema by showing classic films and musicals.
Weather permitting, firework displays are massive fundraisers. Check out safety precautions.
Make your own fresh, dried or silk arrangements to sell at craft fairs or fetes. Or arrange a local florist to show how to arrange certain types of bouquets, arrangements, etc. charge an entry fee.
Ask people to donate their leftover holiday coins. Change into sterling once you have enough.
Use the Masonic building to sell donated furniture and old office equipment. Take sales commission.
Arrange a mini Folk festival in the Lodge Building and charge admission fee and surplus from the musicians’ fees towards the RMTGB. The bar and food will add additional funds.
Guess who the baby is (from photos)
Do a twist on the classic baby photo game by collecting some baby photos of famous footballers and charging your friends to guess who they are.
Give it up!
Get sponsored to go without something. Give us speaking for a day, Boozer for a week, chocolate for a month, or give up magazines for the whole of Ramadan or Yom Kippur or Lent. Get sponsored or donate to the money you save.
Guess the number of …(balloons in a car, sweets in a jar)
Have a lot of fun challenging your friends to guess the quantity in the jar or car.
Guess the weight of… (cake, teddy)
Quiz your friends on the weight of the cake – 50p a guess.
Games: scrabble, chess, trivial pursuits etc
For all those who love the challenge of a board game – why not have a marathon board game tournament? Either pay to play or get sponsored.
With everyone talking about climate change and the importance of looking after our world, why not organise a Green Day? Dress in green, hold an eco fashion show, litter pick and create a recycled materials art exhibition. Invite friends and family too. Remember to charge a fee to take part.
Host mock version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire or The Weakest Link. Otherwise adapt board games for big audiences, and get prizes donated.
Sell off all your unwanted belongings.
Arrange an event in a Brothers Big garden, Sell tickets or invite guests to make a donation
Offer your gardening services to friends and family. Or arrange Garden tours of the brethren who have the best gardens, allotments and ask them to give tips. Charge an entry fee and sell some of plants, seedlings as agreed with the green fingered supporters.
Go in search of your area's most glamorous gran. Charge contestants to enter, and ask local hair and beauty salons to donate prizes.
Go Kart Grand Prix
Hold a Go Kart Grand Prix at the nearest track. Drivers pay entrance fee.
Make and sell cards for every occasion
Invite a guest speaker and sell admission tickets. Boost funds with raffle & refreshment
Take tourists and visitors on locally guided walks or trips. Or even tours of the Lodge.
Charge fairgoers to drop their relatives, friends or Officers in tank of last week's leftovers
Hula Hoop Contest
How many times can you spin the hula hoop? Organise a hula hoop-athon. Don’t forget to get sponsored by the spin, or the length of time you keep the hoop going.
Hair beading, braiding and plaiting
Put your partners creative talents to good use. Make your children or grandchildren look cool and raise money for RMTGB
Set up a 100 club with monthly draws and a Christmas draw. Funds split between the winners and RMTGB.
Organise a Hopscotch contest in an area for the children and the big kids, and challenge your brethren. Pay to play.
Organise an indoor Olympics using different types of equipment. Rain won’t stop play and you’ll have fun challenging your friends and raising money for us too.
Hold a themed international night and decorate your hall with flags from across the globe. Serve different national dishes and entertain your guests with world music. Why not also hold a quiz and test your friends’ geographical knowledge? Charge an
It’s a Knockout
Organise an It’s a Knockout competition – fun for all the family. Either make it a sponsored event or pay to play.
Another excuse to dress up and party. Charge entrance fees and raise money trick or treating.
Sick of bad hair days? Go bald for RMTGB. Get sponsored.
Fete and fair game. Ask local Masonic friendly companies to donate prizes.
Fete and fair game. Ask local Masonic friendly companies to donate prizes.
Sell off all your unwanted belongings
Rent out stalls to local traders in the Masonic Building or take cut of profits
Put a bounce into your summer fete with an inflatable fly wall, boxing ring or gladiator court.
Offer your ironing services - at a cost.
It's a knockout
Revive the 80s game show by inviting teams to compete in silly games in silly costumes.
Reduce, reuse and recycle – the perfect opportunity to hold a jumble sale. See if you can turn your trash into cash.
Have loads of fun with a jelly race – why not try different jelly moulds too, or even an obstacle course? Remember, you pay to play.
Put your partners creative jewellery making skills to good use and hold a sale with what you make. Share your skills with others and teach your friends how to make that perfect accessory.
Have you got an eye for a jigsaw? Challenge your friends to a speed jigsaw puzzle race. Get your friends and family to sponsor you too.
Have your friends in stitches with a joke-athon. How long can you keep your friends laughing? If the jokes are really bad, make them pay a fee to leave.
Dump teams in the middle of nowhere. With no money or transport, see who gets back to base first. Charge entrance fees and offer prizes.
Play your own brand of jazz, or stage a show for local musicians. Sell tickets and refreshments.
Buy your own beads and get threading. Sell your products at markets and craft fairs.
Junk mail, paper and cardboard
Collect all your junk mail, paper and cardboard and sell it to a recycling company.
When the wind is right get those kites into the air. The kite that stays up the longest wins. Why not design your own kites and get sponsored too?
Impress your friends with your singing ability – try out your favourite tunes. Pay per tune.
How long is that scarf? Challenge your friends to a knit-off. You could sell or auction your work of art too.
Knobbly knees competition
Who in your group of friends has the knobbliest knees? Take some pictures and charge your friends to see who can guess correctly.
Arrange your own Pop Idol contest. All you need is a machine, a room and a well-stocked bar.
Friends and family can have hours of fun with a line dancing event. You could even organise a line dance-athon. Charge a fee to take part.
Line of coins
Set yourselves a challenge to see how long you can make your coin collection before you donate it to RMTGB. Remember to also use foreign coins.
Get yourselves sponsored on a mass litter pick afternoon and look after the local environment too.
Loud tie day or Lodge meeting
Look to make a difference amongst your friends: see who can wear the most outrageous tie. You could even design your own tie. Only those who have paid to display can take part. Charge a larger penalty fee those who don’t take part.
Set up a lottery with the rest of the Lodges in your Building or area and share the proceeds 50/50. Winner and RMTGB.
Get sponsored for trying doing everything with your left hand for the day. No cheating.
Arrange a Calendar of events focused on the ladies ranging from Fashion shows to Pamper events to Nail and grooming etc. No men allowed.
Have you got any old phones at home, many internets site will take the old phones and give you cash in return. This can then be donated to the RMTGB. Organise a collection point in your Masonic hall.
Mini World Cup
Hold a mini World cup. Get members to sponsor a team by picking it out of a hat. Also get members to sponsor the top goal scorer and who will win the Golden Boot award.
Put your magical talents to good use and organise a show for all your friends. Remember to have an entry fee.
Collect your 20p pieces mall change to make a big difference. Ask if you can have a Lodge Building box full of smartie tubes.
Mile of coins
Set yourself the mile challenge - what is the longest distance you can reach with a line of coins? (Bronze, silver and gold categories)
Show off your talents and organise an evening of musical entertainment – from signing to playing instruments. Ask those attending to pay what they think it’s worth.
Test those past it Olympians and hold a armchair programme with individual events with the Wi games system. Pay to play.
Get sponsored to run a traditional 26-mile race. As an individual or as a team. Too hard try a half marathon.
Themed evening of medieval food, jousting and entertainment.
Mile of Pennies
Make a mile of pennies in your Lodge Building. Ask brethren, visitors, family and friends to help by donating their coins every time they attend the building. Leave them around the floor/building until the mile is achieved.
Allow brethren to wear what they want at the next formal social event. Fee for taking part. Penalty for not taking part.
Wear a mankini for the day in return for sponsorship cash
Nominate a brother – to have their legs, beard or head shaved.
Challenge a WM, past Master or EA to have a shave or wax for a good cause. Remember that they should get sponsored too, or charge people a fee to watch it happen.
Nearly new sale
Outgrown those clothes? Only worn something once? Why not sell or swap your unwanted things with your friends? Pay £2 for each item you take.
Name the teddy
Does your mascot need a name? Charge your mates to come up with the most interesting suggestion. You could raffle the teddy at the end too.
Challenge your ladies to a netball tournament. To add an air of interest, why not play your matches in fancy dress too?
Offer guided walks to natural beauty spots. Charge a small fee and finish at a tea spot.
New year resolutions
Get sponsored to stick to your new year's resolutions.
Old Clothes, shoes and toys
Don’t throw out the old clothes. Clothing and shoes can be sold and the money realised can then be donated to the RMTGB. Organise a collection point at your Masonic Hall. Or give every member a bag and ask them to fill it over a period of time. It’s amazing how much you will collect.
Have fun with an obstacle course and get sponsored too.
Odd clothes day
Turn your Lodge day into an odd clothes day – mix up those socks and clash for cash.
Odd job Day
Charge a fee for all those odd jobs around the house that need doing.
Olive Oil tasting event
Get an expert to explain the hundreds of different types of olive oil, the pressing process and where they come from etc
Open your garden to visitors. Sell tickets, refreshments, plants and vegetables
Stage an opera evening in your area, or arrange a trip to see a big London production.
Set up a market/fair stall. Alternatively, plan your own event and charge for pitches.
Go climbing, hiking, camping, etc, for a big event. Seek sponsorship.
Old Time Hall music Hall evening
Arrange for everyone to dress up the era of the time. Could be World War II or 1920’s . Set the music and have a good sign song.
Penalty shoot out
Either you, your kids or grand kids show off your skills in a sponsored shoot out as part of a football fundraiser
If you’re a budding photographer, hold a competition for interesting snaps. All entrants to pay a fee.
Hold your own pancake race – challenge your friends and family.
Pin the tail on the donkey
Challenge your friends to a pin the tail on the donkey. Remember to blindfold them - and no cheating! Pay to play.
Putting on a pantomime? Your chance to play the ugly sister. Stage a production with friends, family and colleagues Why not take a collection for RMTGB as people leave? “Oh Yes you can” Because “its behind you”
For those with green fingers, sell your produce in a plant sale, or organise a Big Dig for RMTGB
Organise a poetry recital and invite your friends and family. Why not hold a themed poetry event, or use poems from your favourite poet? Set yourself the challenge of reciting your poem from memory. £1 per line – the longer the poem the more you raise.
RMTGB coffee morning
Get the Lodge Stewards and partners to organise a coffee morning – and why not make it a Fairtrade event too? You could combine it with a ‘bring and buy’ sale.
Organise paintballing challenges at locally run centres. Players pay to enter.
Get flipping on Shrove Tuesday. Charge teams to enter, and spectators to eat.
Daredevils only. Get sponsored to take the plunge.
Pick a venue, a date, a theme… and party on. Sell tickets and charge for extras like food.
Sell uniquely personalised gifts for special occasions.
Charge proud pet-owners to show off their cats, hamsters, bunnies, mice, etc.
Trade in petrol tokens for gifts, which can be used as raffle or competition prizes. (i.e Morrisons, Nectar)
Pick a cork
Fair game. Pick a numbered cork out of a board. If the number's a winner, claim a prize.
Pick a ticket
Fair game. Pick a numbered ticket from a bucket. If the number's a winner, claim a prize
Frame and sell prints of local scenes, or pictures relevant to the RMTGB.
Plant a tree
Seek sponsors for a "plant a tree" scheme.
Sell donated plants or rent out pitches to traders
PlayStation / X-Box or Wi play-off
Organise a league of players and compete on a certain game. Charge entrants.
Arrange a Poker tournament with all participants paying an entrance fee.
Play your cards right
Fair game made famous by Bruce Forsyth. Guess higher or lower 6 times running & win a prize.
Gather pledges of support, donations and services. These could be auctioned or raffled off.
Hire a venue and invite local bands to play. Sell tickets and set up stalls.
Collect and sell foreign and unusual stamps to dealers.
Whether it's French or Flamenco, sell your skills with private lessons. Or sell to a group.
Get Masonic friendly businesses to advertise in event programmes. Number programmes & use as raffle tickets.
Sell promotional gifts with the MSF logo on. Must get Festival Committee approval before production and general release to sell.
Pub games night
Stage a championship of traditional pub games - darts, skittles, dominoes, cards, etc.
Pull in the crowds with a traditional Punch & Judy show, or something more innovative. Get the children involved and ask the parents/Grandparents for an entrance fee.
Hold a people auction evening, where people pay to have a servant for a day
Quiet in the Lodge - sponsored silence
Make your DC happy by remaining quiet for a few hours, or even a whole meeting and after meeting. Remember to get sponsored too!
Create your own Masonic or MSF quiz to test your brethren , family and friends knowledge. Hold a Lodge Building or individual Lodge quiz night and raise money for us by charging per entrant. Host an eighties quiz night and see who’s got the knowledge
Rich man poor man meal
Organise a simple lunch with a difference – a small number of randomly chosen people get an upgrade from a simple lunch to a sit down meal. Help to demonstrate some of the RMTGB recipients’ issues in the world today.
Get friends and family or local businesses with Masonic connections to donate prizes and raffle them off, to raise funds.
Hire a race kit and hold a race night. Get people to Sponsor the Race and others to sponsor the horses. Proceeds for each race is split between the race winners and the MSF. Food and drinks between races keeps the night going.
How many books can you read over a short period of time? Get sponsored per page or, for fast readers, per book.
Organise a sponsored relay race. Add a bit of variety into the race and create an obstacle relay.
Challenge your friends and brethren to a rounders match. Remember it is pay to play.
Recycling – phones, ink cartridges etc
Upgraded your mobile and unsure what to do with your old one? You can turn it into money for RMTGB. You can also recycle spent ink cartridges, and donate left over foreign coins from your holiday too. Turn your trash into Cash
Challenge your friends and younger brethren to a touch rugby match. Each team pays to play.
Publish favourite recipes from local restaurants and chefs. Sell for a nominal fee and proceeds towards the RMTGB
Sell teas, coffees, sandwiches, biscuits, cakes, etc, at any fundraising event.
Fair game where player rolls a ball through a hole at the end of a bowling-type alley.
Fair game where player rolls a coin down a shute, aiming to land on a playing card.
Roll the dice
Roll six sixes and win a car! You need a big event… and car sponsor to make this worthwhile. Must take out insurance to cover possible eventuality.
Ask for sponsors to eat nothing but red food for a whole week
Put on those dancing shoes and find a partner for the Brazilian national dance! Collect donations to take part.
Soak the Rulers
See if you can convince your WM, DC, Grand Lodge Officer or anyone else to get in the stocks and get wet! Get people to pay per sponge.
Lodge vs. Lodge tug of war
A fun way to compete with different lodges – challenge them to a tug of war. Each team pays a fee.
Set up a place in the Lodge Building for everyone to hand in their unwanted metal objects, appliances, bikes etc and sell to a scrap man for money to go to the RMTGB
Set up a variety of stalls, from plants or cakes to recycled goods, and create your own mini £1 bazaar.
Sponsored ideas / events – dye hair green / walk for RMTGB
Remember when organising a fundraising event to think about adding a sponsorship element – it’s a great way of collecting your money. Think of clever ideas that your friends and family can sponsor you for and don't forget your sponsorship form.
Does your partner admire a friend’s outfit? Then hold a swishing event to swap your unwanted clothes for somebody's else’s! Make an evening of it with snacks and drinks, and ask for donations to join.
Do you have a head for spelling? Then organise a spelling competition or spell-athon. Challenge yourself to a certain number of words – and why not get sponsored too?
Challenge your friends to a Scrabble competition. Each competitor pays to play.
Swim the distance for RMTGB. Get sponsored per length… or per mile!
St Georges Evening.
Celebrate an evening with everything to do with George and the Dragon. All attendees dress up, Serve up unusual English food, English music etc
Travel from restaurant to restaurant, having a different course at each stop. (Or from individual house to house) Ask restaurants to support your efforts, but set cover charge to include all food and your cut.
Sale of Special Occasion gifts
Sell special Occasion cards, wrapping, gifts, food and drink.
Pull on your white beard and brush up your ho, ho, ho. Charge for every child who attrends ( money should cover child’s gift
and the cut for RMTGB)
Variation on the treasure hunt where participants have a list of items to collect.
Get down on your knees at your nearest train station or shopping centre or at the Lodge..
Trade in loyalty points for money or goods (to be used as prizes).
Get brethren and visitors to donate their loose silver change
Make an evening event out of this traditional pub game
Arrange with local slimming clubs. Participants get sponsored £1 for every pound lost.
Fair game where competitors pillow fight while sliding along a slippery pole.
Mum's the word. Get sponsored to stay silent for as long as you can
Whatever your game, organise a tournament. Sell tickets, and organise stalls, raffles, etc
Raise the curtain on a local Am Dram production. Organise the event and charge admission. Include food and drink as additional income earners.
Don't fancy the map reading? Forget cycling to Paris, but cover the same distance at the gym.
Strawberries & cream
Bring the taste of Wimbledon to your event, with this summery refreshment.
Get juggling, tight rope walking, fire eating, knife throwing, unicycling
Put unwanted items in touch with loving homes. Charge swappers to participate.
Spend a £1 for every $@*£$! uttered. Put a box at home, at work and at the Lodge.
Get sponsored per length, mile, minute, hour…
Sell a service
Sell a service like cooking lessons, lunchtime manicures, dog walking or bag carrying
Hold a contest to showcase the talents of your friends and family! Organise a collection or charge at the door for entry.
Twenty Four Hour fast
How long do you usually go without eating? Why not give up something you really enjoy for 24 hours? Get sponsored too.
Get friends and family to donate gifts and organise a tombola. Only numbers ending in 0 or 5 will win a prize!
Create a treasure hunt and challenge your friends to find what you have hidden. Pay to play.
Teddy bears’ picnic
Organise a teddy bears’ picnic and invite friends and family to attend in return for a donation.
Three legged race
Team up with a friend and challenge other pairs to a three legged race. To make it more fun, why not do it in fancy dress too? Each team pays to play.
Table top sale
Indoor variation on the car boot sale. Charge for table hire.
Discover Britain's next big thing with your own talent show. Charge entry and offer prizes.
Bowling alleys often have special rates for big groups & charity evenings. Set up a Local, regional or Provincial competition.
Tin can alley
Traditional fair game. Knock down the stack of tin cans and win a prize.
Pick a raffle ticket out of a barrel and match it with a ticketed prize. Fair & fete favourite.
In the run up to Christmas, toy sales can be big fundraisers. Children grown up? Find out what is in the loft and which toys are not used anymore.
Sell sweets, crisps, cake, drinks, etc, at a children's event.
Suit free Lodge evening/day
Ditch the suit for a fee, and take the chance to wear your football kit, or blue, green and yellow for Brazil or even the RMTGB colurs or anything else for that matter
Ugly face pulling competition
A prize for the most outrageous face – make sure you get photographic evidence! Each entrant pays to play.
Arrange a post-Christmas sale of unwanted gifts. Ask traders to donate a cut of their takings.
Challenge your friends and friends to a sponsored volleyball match, or charge each team to take part.
Comedians, magicians, singers, dancers & musicians all under one roof.
Well-organised car and bike shows are great crowd pullers and fantastic fundraisers.
Organising visits to local places or tourist destinations.
Hold a mini world cup with subutteo with a knockout competition. The kits etc can be hired.
Walk for RMTGB
Organise a walk for RMTGB. Have three of 4 routes, one for the kids, a short 2/3 mile, a 5/6 mile and a serious walk for those keen ramblers. Get sponsorship
Wellie throwing competition
Put your shot put skills to the test and see how far those wellies will go.
Create a themed word search and challenge your friends and family. Remember to charge a fee.
World food day
Get together with friends and prepare and sell different dishes from around the world. Use the internet for inspiration.
Wine tasting competition.
Hold tasting sessions for wine companies. Or organise a local wine merchant to come and display his wares and set up a blind tasting competition. Try the different wines and guess the grape, where they come from etc. Winner get a prize. The wine merchant gets new customers. Charge commission on wine sold. Arrange a raffle
Whisky Tasting Evening
Similar to the Wine Tasting. But trying the different flavours and getting an explanation from the expert.
Lead organised walks to historical spots and places of interest. Ghost walks are also popular.
Let others splash out as you splash in. Teach water sports or get sponsored to take part. Teach people how to scuba dive etc.
A hair-raising experience for the boys. Get sponsored to wax your legs or chest.
Weight of the cake
Fair game. Pay to guess the weight - and win the cake if you're right.
Charge a pound a ticket, and pick a winner for every 25 sold. Check licensing and raffle laws.
Charge to wash windscreens at service and petrol stations. Ask permission first.
Wine & cheese
Ask a Masonic friendly supermarket to donate the wine and cheese. Sell tickets, and produce to take away.
Offer to prune trees or chop firewood for friends and family.
Make and sell your own woodcrafts, or give woodturning/woodcarving demonstrations
Celebrate all your talents by putting on a show – Britain’s definitely got talent. Organise your own talent show and invite friends and family too. Have a “pay to leave” policy just in case!
Stock up on crackers, pudding and mince pies. Break with tradition by holding it in July!
Make up and sell your own Xmas hampers. Include food, drink, toys and gifts.
Have you got a talent for yo-yoing? Then put your skill to good use and get sponsored.
If yodelling is your thing, then either get friends to pay you not to do it, or get sponsored instead!
Participate in regional or national events. Seek sponsorship from local clubs and businesses
Yard of ale
Challenge yourself and others to a lengthy drinking contest. Charge entry fee
Create a zoological quiz and test your friends’ and family’s knowledge of the animal kingdom. Remember to charge a fee too.
Zany clothes day
Instead of a dress down day, dress up! Charge a fee and wear a zany costume that will brighten everyone day.