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Five simple Easter fundraising ideas

3 February 2022
UK - Hot Cross Bun Main Image

Organise a Hot Cross Bunraiser!

Share the joy this Easter! From hot cross buns to egg hunts, from chocolate to arts and crafts, let’s celebrate Jesus’ risen life. Try these 5 fun activities and help bring a new life - a life free of poverty - to more families around the world.

You can set up a fundraising page for CAFOD on JustGiving for any of the events below. It means you can share the joy of giving with more people!

1. Hot Cross Bunraiser

Get together this Easter with family at home or with friends and the wider parish and enjoy a bun or two! Our recipes and how-to guide will give you everything you need to set up the event and have a great time, as well as supporting our sisters and brothers who live in poverty around the world.

Find hot cruss bun recipes

2. Easter egg hunts

Always popular with the family! You could hide lots of mini eggs and let the children loose (just charge an entry fee).

Easter egg

Or, you could write clues, sell a copy of the clues to participants, and reward them with an Easter egg at the end. The clues tend to work best for older children.

Collect donations and give online to support families around the world. 

Remember to tag @CAFOD in any photos of your Easter egg hunts on social media!

3. Easter pancake party

Whip up some pancakes for your family, friends or parish. 

Christine flipping pancake

CAFOD's director, Christine, got involved at the CAFOD pancake party!

Make a party of it with music and loads of toppings. You could even hold a pancake flipping competition! 

Charge a donation to CAFOD for those who want to get involved or make a donation for those who are too little!

4. Easter plants

Europe - UK - Herbs grown by volunteers at Norwich Cathedral

Herbs grown by volunteers at Norwich Cathedral

Bulbs and flowers can bring some spring cheer after the winter.

You could grow plants yourself or buy bulbs and plants from your local flower market or garden centre. How about selling them after Mass one weekend? Maybe share images online and invite donations to CAFOD.

And our vegetable garden World Gift could be the perfect gift for a green-fingered friend this Easter. It provides seeds for a vegetable plot that can feed a hungry family for a whole year.

Buy a vegetable garden World Gift

5. Easter bonnets and egg decorating

Samorn's chickens' eggs, Cambodia

Feeling creative? Paint eggs and decorate a bonnet as a family or in your parish. You could use hard boiled eggs, ribbons, flowers, paints and any craft materials you have in the cupboard.  

You can then use the eggs as part of your Easter egg hunt. Why not share pictures of your creations on social media and invite donations to CAFOD! Please send your photos to us at as well.

Thank you for your support this Eastertide! God bless you and your families.

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