Sponsored matchbox challenge
A sponsored matchbox challenge is a simple and fun
fundraiser - especially for charities working with
Children will love completing a matchbox challenge and adults
probably will too! The idea of the matchbox challenge is to
see how many different things can be put into a standard size
matchbox - use craft matchboxes (Baker Ross sell 90 for £9.90) so that they're
all the same size and you don't have the worry of disposing of live
Give each child a box, a letter explaining the challenge
(including the deadline) and a sponsorship form. You might also
want to specify what items are NOT allowed - such as toenail
clippings and bogies! And that's it, leave the children to get
collecting. Once the children have filled their boxes and
sponsorship form, ask them to write a numbered list of the items
and submit their itemised list, matchbox and sponsor form by a
Offer prizes for the most items, the most sponsorship money
raised and (if you're feeling brave) the most unusual object!
To help you on your way, we've put together a covering letter
which you can download and edit/put on your organisation's
headed paper. This includes a sponsorship form, using the latest
Gift Aid wording from HMRC.
Let's Get Fundraising team to let us know how you got on!
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