Five ways to have fun and make a difference this Christmas

2 December 2019

Christmas nativity gingerbread house

Christmas nativity gingerbread house

As the weather gets a bit more chilly and the excitement of Christmas is in the air, we've got everything you need to help you have a fantastic season of fundraising!

Whether you want to hold an outdoor carol service, a cosy mince pie and mulled wine evening, or a cake sale at the Christmas fete, our five easy-to-use toolkits will help support your marvellous money-raising.

1. Fundraise with a Christmassy cake sale

The original and possibly the best fundraising event - follow our step-by-step guide to make sure this Christmas cake sale is the biggest yet! Use our iced honey cake recipe to ensure you're crowned master baker, as well as top fundraiser! 

Download your cake sale fundraising event guide

2. Get festive by hosting a carol service

Get right into the Christmas spirit by holding a carol service with your family and friends. We have all the traditional carols ready for you to sing along to - why not get started with 'O come, O come, Emmanuel'?

Download your carol service fundraising event guide

Download your carol sheet

3. Organise a sponsored walk

Going on a walk in the bright winter sunshine is good for the body and the soul - why not gather your friends and family for a sponsored walk? A fundraising ramble is a great way to keep fit and collect sponsorship. We have all the advice you need to keep your intrepid trekkers safe!

Download your sponsored walk fundraising toolkit

4. Test your friends at a CAFOD quiz

Whether you take over your local's regular pub quiz, or host your own evening of quizzical fun, check out our toolkit to find tips, question sheets and those all-important answers. And why not make it Christmas-themed? What were the names of the Three Wise Men?

Download your quiz fundraising event guide

5. Have fun at a mince pie and mulled wine evening

Mulled pies and mince wine

Mulled wine and mince pies

We don't know who would be able to say 'no' to a fundraising event like this! You could hold this at your Christmas fete or perhaps at your parish, or even at home. We've got all the advice you need to recruit helpers, set up stalls and pay in the funds that you raise.

Download your mince pie and mulled wine fundraising event guide

However you choose to support poor families this Christmas, let everyone know about it with one of our adaptable posters.

We'd love to hear about your plans and see your pictures so get in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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