Hold your own fundraising event

From bake sales to a Gala Ball, there's loads of great ways you can fundraise for Shelter Scotland.

Here’s what you need to know about organising your own event

Hold your own fundraising event

From bake sales to a Gala Ball, there's loads of great ways you can fundraise for Shelter Scotland.

Here’s what you need to know about organising your own event

Are you planning an amazing fundraising event for Shelter Scotland? Or maybe you’re after some inspiration or guidance to get the ideas flowing? Either way, we’re here to help anyone keen to join the against bad housing and homelessness.

For your free fundraising pack, access to our fab fundraising resources, and your very own dedicated member of our team here to support you every step of the way, please get in touch.

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Get inspired

From bake sales to gala balls, there are so many great ways you can fundraise for Shelter Scotland. So, whether you’re whipping up some treats or moving your feet, here’s a few ideas to get you started.

Harmonise

How do you raise over £300 for Shelter in an hour? Just ask Harmonise, a community choir based in Edinburgh.

Taking to the city centre one Saturday in the run up to Christmas, their carol singing went down a treat and they were rewarded with plenty of audience participation and some very generous donations from shoppers.

A choir singing outside of Marks and Spencer Food Hall in Edinburgh

Keir

Keir standing in front of a sign with a Munro shrouded in cloud behind him.

It’s no mean feat to walk the 96 miles of the West Highland Way, but 10-year-old Keir was up for the challenge, deciding to walk the length of it to raise vital funds for Shelter Scotland.

Testing his endurance alongside mum Ann, the pair’s efforts raised an incredible £700. Thanks Keir!

Burton's Biscuits

To show their solidarity and raise money to help support those facing homelessness, the staff at Burton’s Biscuits signed up to take part in a sponsored sleep out.

Spending all night outside, the group raised a fantastic £2,500, following up their achievement by inviting us in for a lunchtime learning session to find out why their sponsorship is so vital in continuing our work.

The team at Burtons Biscuits holding a cheque for Shelter Scotland

How your hard work makes a difference

Paddy and Collette walking down the street chatting

‘I’ve got a lot of love for Shelter Scotland,’ says Paddy, a former rough sleeper who turned his life around after meeting Colette, one of our peer mentors.

It was Colette’s personal experience of overcoming addiction and homelessness that made Paddy believe he could do it too.

Paddy
Paddy looking off camera with a blurry shot of shops behind him

‘I knew Colette wasn’t lying,’ he says. ‘The stuff she told me really resonated. I thought, well, if you’ve got clean and you’re doing what you’re doing, there’s still a chance for me.’

Now Paddy has a flat, a partner, and a baby – and he’s working for Shelter as part of our peer mentoring programme.

Paddy
Paddy and Collette sitting on a couch chatting

‘My life has turned around and now I’m doing what Colette used to do,’ Paddy says.

‘Peer mentors, there’s a lot that they can do. They’re definitely called for.’

Paddy

We’ll put you in touch with our regional team

Our community fundraising team are here to help! We have fundraisers based all across the country, so when you reach out, we can match you up with someone based in your region.

They’ll help guide, support, and encourage you through each stage of organising your event.

For more information about current events near you or fundraising advice from our team, please email communityscotland@shelter.org.uk

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We couldn’t continue to be there for people facing bad housing and homelessness without supporters like you. If you want to find out more about hosting your own fundraising event or already have something planned, we’d love to hear about it!

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