Other Ways to Fundraise this Christmas!

We would love to hear what fundraising plans you have over Christmas and if you need any support, we’re here to help!
From materials to ideas and guidance please do not hesitate to contact us!
Email: info@candlelighters.org.uk Tel: 0113 3229283

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Download our full Christmas brochure below!

Bake Off!
Having a bake sale or festive coffee morning can be a fun and easy way to support Candlelighters at Christmas.
If you are planning an event, get in touch with the Candlelighters team and we can provide things like balloons, posters and tins to make your bake sale extra special!

Top Tip!
Create score cards and source a prize for the winning or worst bake!

Christmas Pudding biscuits recipe!

Biscuit ingredients:
175g butter softened
85g golden caster sugar
200g plain flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
Icing sugar

To make the biscuits, mix the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon.
Stir in the flour and cocoa you might need to mix it together with your hands at this stage (perfect for kids!).
Halve the dough and roll each piece into a log about 5cm thick.
Wrap in cling film and chill for 1 hr.
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
Slice logs into 1cm-thick rounds, transfer to a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake for 10-12 mins.
Once cooled, mix the icing sugar with some water to your preferred consistency.
Ice half the biscuit to make it look like a Christmas pudding.
For extra decoration, ice some holly on top!

Christmas Quiz
Organise a Christmas Quiz with your friends, family or colleagues.
Do you have a spare moment in a lunch break or family gathering?
Get together, get competitive and get into the festive spirit with a good old Christmas quiz!
Everyone pays an entry fee and source a prize for the winning team!

Click the images below to download the quiz master sheet and answer sheet!

Blinging Baubles
Colour in this bauble, make it nice and bright,
support Candlelighters by bringing hope and light.
Write a special message just to show you care,
and we’ll display each bauble, proudly at The Square!

Click the image above to download your bauble!
We would suggest a £1 donation!

Get Packing
Contact your local store or supermarket and book yourself in to do a festive bag pack in support of Candlelighters.
We can provide buckets and T-Shirts for the event.
Why not go all out and do it in Christmas fancy dress!
It is a great way to raise money and spread the festive cheer at the busiest shopping time of year!

Top Tip
Join us for our own Christmas bag pack at M&S Birstall. Give us a call or email at info@candlelighters.org.uk to sign up!
We have these dates available:
October 19th.
November 16th & 30th.
December 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 23rd & 24th

Get your Jolly Jumper on
If you have a dress down day at your work, local club or school make it festive themed in December.
People can wear festive jumpers or accessories and make a donation allowing them to take part.

Top Tip
Ask your colleagues to donate £1 to dress in festive attire.
If you have any scrooges in your office that don’t dress up they have to pay £2

Go crackers this Christmas!
A great alternative to Secret Santa!
Ask people to donate an amount of your choosing and select a cracker from the raffle grid, which we can provide!
The winning cracker gets a festive prize!

Click below to download the Christmas Cracker Raffle sheet!

Candlelighters can supply you a letter on headed paper to confirm you are taking part, so that you can ask local businesses to donate a prize.

Winter Wonderland!
If you have a desk at work or at home, organise a “Winter Wonderland Desk” competition.
Charge a small entry fee, and source a prize for the winning desk- the more creative, the better!

Top Tip:
Use the hash tag: #decorateyourdesk to show us your amazing creations!

Who ate all the mince pies?
Everyone loves a good competition!
Especially when it involves festive food!
Take on ‘Who can eat the most mince pies?’. Those taking part pay a donation to enter into the contest.

Top tip
Why not source a ‘quickest mince pie eater award’ for the winner! YUM!