Adopt us as your charity of choice

Abseil - get the adrenaline pumping with a sponsored abseil down the lift-tower

Alcohol - choose how long you are going to give up drinking for, and then ask people to sponsor you.

Antiques roadshow - find experts to donate their time. Charge for entrance and valuations. Maybe link with an Antiques Fair and charge stall holders for their pitches.

Artwork Exhibition Sale &/or Auction - of friends work or that of local artists. Any picture, however bad or good looks more attractive in a mount so get them mounted and wrapped in a protective cover.

Afternoon tea -  organise a Tea Party

Auction of promises - people offer goods or services to be auctioned (e.g. cleaning a car, chauffeur for the day, decorating room, haircut etc.) Make sure you advertise well in advance and get an auctioneer with a loud voice.

Angling competition - participants pay to enter. Prizes for the biggest fish caught, most fish caught and a booby prize for the most unusual item caught.