Pick your fundraising idea

Want to fundraise but unsure of what to do? Have a look on this page and see if we can help you get started. 

Get inspired

Unsure of ways you can raise dosh for GOSH? Want to find out where your hard-earned pounds really go?

We have this handy booklet packed with inspiration and information you can download or send to curious friends and family! 

Once you have an event in mind and for more fundraising guidelines, head to our Plan page. 

Download: How you can help  

Sally organised a fun day to raise money for GOSH and also to give her son, Jonathan, a fun day out with his friends. Jonathan was diagnosed with Perthes Disease, and spent a lot of time as an inpatient at GOSH. Due to Perthes Disease, Jonathan has been unable to participate in any contact sports and had to give up his Go Karting as well, so Sally decided on a Slot Car Racing Event at the local Pinewood Raceway.

Sally’s top tip: “We had regular meetings with the venue organisers, so the day was therefore extremely well organised and went off without a hitch. We also had wrist bands to easily distinguish between the racers and spectators. Everyone had great fun and as there were games and things to eat and drink it gave people the chance to do something else that raised money when they weren’t racing.”

Do you have a close connection to GOSH? TeamGOSH Funds are built by families and friends to celebrate someone special - maybe your child, a relative, or a friend. They help you bring people and fundraising together and keep your personal link to GOSH at the heart of everything you do. Find out more about them and how to start one here.

80s fundraising ideas

Back in the 80s, we kick-started decades of fundraising to give seriously ill children the chance of a better future. Thousands of people from across the UK united to support Great Ormond Street Hospital’s (GOSH) Wishing Well Appeal, which became the largest ever appeal of its kind. Now, we're celebrating 30 years of support. Over the years, people like you have helped to fund wards and medical facilities, state-of-the-art medical equipment, and support services such as parent accommodation.

Get together with your friends, don a mullet, pull on your legwarmers and channel your inner 80s vibes. Here’s a few totally awesome ideas to get you started… 

Find out more about then Then. Now. Always appeal and how you can help. We have plenty of 80s ideas for you to try out!

Fundraising at Work 

Whether you're a team of seasoned fundraisers or trying out something new with colleagues, our Fundraising at Work guide has lots of easy ways you can make a difference to GOSH patients and their families. 

Download: Fundraising at Work 

For a special 80s themed office week to celebrate our Then. Now. Always appeal, why not download our fab fundraising flyer and be the talk of the office by rocking the peacock eye make-up or donning a mullet. You could also host an 80s themed sweepstake, while raising funds for GOSH.

We'd love to talk to you if you think your company could support GOSH as a Charity of the Year. You'll get personalised fundraising support and fantastic opportunities to get involved with the charity - just send an email to community.events@gosh.org or call us on 0203 841 3131 to get started! 

Fundraising at School

Whether your primary, secondary, or nursery school wants to hold their own fundraising event, take part in one of our sponsored games, or select GOSH as a school Charity of the Year, we've got lots of ideas and resources to help schools raise funds! Visit our Schools pages here: gosh.org/schools 

Download our funky fundraising guide to bring 80s vibes to your next school disco or ask pupils what a children's hospital could look like in 30 years' time - hold a competition for the best design!

If you'd like to talk to us directly about any fundraising ideas, just email Schools@GOSH.org

Run your own GOSH Quiz

Everyone loves a quiz, no matter how terrible their general knowledge is! We've made it easy by creating this handy quiz pack for you - just download it and you're ready to go! 

Download: The GOSH Quiz 

Do you remember Duran Duran? Who shot JR? Then we have just the quiz for you! Download our 80s quiz pack, grab a group of friends, and dress to impress in your 80s finery, with each team donating to take part and an 80s-tastic prize for the winners!

Celebrate a special occasion with GOSH

Asking for donations instead of gifts is an inspirational way to mark your special day, and will help fund the amazing work of Great Ormond Street Hospital. That’s definitely something to celebrate!​ Find out how you can include GOSH at your anniversary, wedding, birthday or bar mitzvah here.