A - Afternoon Tea: get your friends and family together and put on an afternoon tea. By charging a small fee to attend, this is a great way of raising money for charity whilst giving the perfect excuse to meet up with your loved ones.
B - Bike Ride: you don't have to be Bradley Wiggins to be able to take part in a sponsored bike ride. Set yourself a personal challenge and maybe even get some friends to join you.
C - Cake Sale: simple yet effective. Cake sales are a great way to raise money for charity and are super easy to organise and run, perfect for the office or at school or college.
D - Dance Marathon: follow in the steps of Dermot O’Leary and dance for charity. Set yourself a challenge, 6 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours, get a group of supporters together to encourage you and keep you going.
E - Eating Challenge: up to your own interpretation. This could be the fastest person to eat a dry cracker (trust me it’s harder than it sounds), how many jam doughnuts can you eat without licking your lips or come up with your own Man V. Food challenge.
F - Football Match: arrange a local football match and charge a small fee to play. It could be Dads V. Sons or try and get your local club involved.
G - Guess the....: perfect for a fete or fair, guess the number of sweets in a jar, guess the name of the teddy. You can make this one your own, charge a small amount per guess.
H - Half Marathon: find out when your nearest half marathon is being held. Make sure you have enough time to safely train and prepare for the run. Set up a sponsor page and sponsorship forms and run for charity.
I - Indoor Games: ideal for schools and clubs, arrange a variety of indoor games. The winner could receive a small prize, ask for a small donation to enter.
J - Jailbreak: popular among university students, and can be planned through student unions. Students have a set amount of time (usually 48 hours) to get as far away from campus as possible without spending any money.
K - Karaoke: Plan a karaoke night with friends and family, set a small donation per song and watch as they give their best version of Celine Dion ‘My Heart Will Go On'.
L - Leg Wax: get together a willing rugby or football team and ask for sponsors to donate in support of their leg waxing - harmless fun and an easy way to support charity.
M - Marathon: set yourself the ultimate running goal and book a place on a marathon. 26.2 miles is not easy, so make sure you are properly trained and fit to run.
N - Non Uniform Day: students pay 50p - £1 to wear their own clothes at school - simple to organise and ideal for Fridays or the
end of term
O - Office Olympics: arrange a day or an afternoon of office Olympics. Take part in a range of sporting activities, great to get the team together and fundraise for charity.
P - Promise Auction: contact local businesses, celebs, and anyone who can offer a promise. From gardening, to a man with a van this is a positive way to raise money in your local community.
Q - Quiz: organise a quiz night, get in touch with local pubs or halls and host a general knowledge quiz night - charge entry per team and ask local businesses if they can donate a prize for the winner.
R - Raffle: always popular at a fair or event. Set up a raffle by asking for donations to use as prizes, charge per strip of raffle tickets.
S - Skydive: one for the more extreme fundraisers, book a skydive! Ask for sponsorship at work, from family and friends, then brace yourself as you prepare to free-fall at 14,000ft!
T - Tombola: if there wasn't a tombola at your school summer fete you were missing out! Tombola's are an easy way to raise money for charity that all ages can get involved with.
U - University Challenge: get teams together within your university or get in contact with your friends at different universities to arrange your own university challenge. Charge teams an entry fee and a small fee to watch as the two universities go head to head.
V - Variety Show: hold a variety show at school, set a small fee to come and watch and organise a small prize for the winner. You
could theme the show, perhaps Britain’s Got Talent or X Factor?
W - Walk for Charity: if running’s not your thing, then why not try a sponsored walk instead? What about a night walk? Or a fancy dress walk?
X - Xmas Fair: Christmas is a great time to get people together and have festive fun, so why not raise funds for charity at the same time?
Y - Year Long Challenge: set yourself a goal for the year, and ask your friends and family to sponsor your challenge, it could be giving up smoking, giving up alcohol, or training all year for a sporting event - make this a personal challenge!
Z - Zumbathon: much like a danceathon, but strictly Zumba. See how long you can keep going for!