The Gurkha Welfare Trust has only one aim: to help Gurkha veterans, their families and their communities to live their lives with dignity. To do this, we rely on donations.

We could not keep doing the work we do without the support of kind and loyal people such as yourselves; every single penny you raise makes a difference. However much you donate to the Trust, you’re allowing one more elderly Gurkha to live their life with the dignity and security they deserve.

Fundraising can be as simple or as challenging as you want it to be. Whether it’s holding a party, jumping out of a plane, or walking 100km, there's always something you can do.

Whilst you're fundraising, our staff will be here to help you any way they can. If you have any questions at all about how to fundraise or raise awareness, then we will be here to help!

Here's your A- Z Guide of Fundraising to give you some ideas and get you started...

A and B

You could hold an Auction of prizes or promises. This could be a silent auction, online, in your office, at home, or at an event.

You could hold a Bring and Buy Sale to sell some of your unwanted items.

Hold a Bake Sale and eat your way to your fundraising goal.

Black Tie events are a great way to entertain clients or colleagues and raise lots of money in the process!

Try spending the day Bag Packing at your local supermarket.

Play a game of Bingo where people donate to play.

Sell unwanted Books through

Spend the day Busking.

C and D

Have a Car Boot Sale with all proceeds being donated to the Trust.

Hold a Car Wash and raise some money by cleaning the cars at your company.

If you are Celebrating a birthday or anniversary, then why not ask friends and family to donate instead of buying you a gift? This is great at Christmas too.

Hold a Concert and raise money through ticket sales and bucket collections.

Hold a Curry Club and sample some traditional Nepalese food.

Why not have a Dress-down Day, where everyone pays a pound to join in.

Hold a Drinks Evening.

...And you can always just Donate!

E, F G and H

Exercise challenges are a great way to raise money. You can do a sponsored walk, swim, run, skipathon, climb... the list is endless!

Send an Email to all your contacts; you never know who might want to show their support.

Ebay your unwanted items and choose a percentage of your profits to donate to us.

Fair and Fetes open up loads of fundraising possibilities.

Start a Fantasy Football team.

Hold a Fancy Dress competition.

Donate your unwanted car through Giveacar.

Sign up to Give As You Live.

Hold a Golf Day - your local golf club may even allow you to do this free of charge.

Start a Guess the... Competition and see if you can guess whose baby photo belongs to which member of staff, how many sweets are in the jar or the name of the teddy.

Why not have a sweepstake on the Horse Races.

I, J, K and L

Use your Imagination and create your own fundraising ideas.

Hold a Jumble Sale and get rid of some of those unwanted things around the house or office.

Have a prize for the best Joke in the office, with a donation to enter the competition, or bet on which joke will be the favourite.

Hold a Knitathon and raise sponsorship money or sell the goods you make.

Have a Karaoke night.

Why not have a club together for a Lottery ticket.

Hold a Lunch for all the staff to enjoy, with each person bringing a dish and paying a few pounds to join in.

M, N and O

Hold a Movie Night where everyone who comes donates.

Run a Marathon.

Talk to your local Media to drum up some extra support.

Hold a Night Walk to raise some money.

Have a Night In and donate the money you would have spent going out to the GWT.

Hold an Open Day at your work and collect donations.

P, Q and R

Hold a Picnic and collect some funds.

Have a Pyjama day at the office.

Have a Photograph competition.

Throw a Party and donate the ticket fees or hold a collection.

Quit something for a day, week or month and get sponsored.

Hold a Quiz night.

Get in touch with the Recycling Factory and raise money through your rubbish.

Try to be a World Record Breaker.

Hold a Raffle.

U, V and W

Try something Unusual and raise some money in the process.

Visit Nepal and trek through the hills for sponsorship.

Take part in a sponsored Walk.

Hold a Wine Tasting evening.

X, Y and Z

Hold you own X-Factor competition.

Take part in a Yoga marathon.

Have a ‘Yes-day’ where you have to say yes to everything!

Arrange a Zumba day.

Thank you for your support and good luck with your fundraising!

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Sponsorship form

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The Trust at a glance

A brief summary of what we do and our plans for the coming years.

Take a look at an infographic covering the Trust's work in 2015-16.