Why not organise your own event – a colour run, special birthday, wedding, bake off or perhaps something a little more non-traditional? Raising funds to help vulnerable children in Malawi is a great way to combine your learning, have some fun along the way and know that you are truly making a difference to the education of vulnerable children. There are lots of fun ideas to be had from bake sales, a sponsored silence to non-uniform days – what will you do?

If you have something to celebrate, perhaps consider marking the occasion by asking for donations for Sparkle rather than gifts. Whatever you choose to do – have fun along the way and raise vital funds to support vulnerable children in Malawi.

If you would like any help in deciding what to do, tips and tools to help you along the way – just get in touch with our team at — we would love to hear from you.



Aerobics class Why not set up an online session and get your friends and family to make a donation to join in the fun?


BirthdayCelebrate by asking friends and family to ‘gift’ a donation to Sparkle in honour of your birthday.  


Climb – Ask for sponsorship to climb the equivalent of landmarks….on your stairs.


Dinner party – Pick a theme, get everyone together and ask your guests to sponsor the cost of the meal.


Easter – Arrange an Easter egg hunt, always a popular one!


FootballGame of 5-aside anyone?  Or a full-on match day with penalty shoot-outs?


Give It Up – Why not give something up and get people to sponsor you – what will it be? Chocolate, smoking, cakes?


HalloweenLots of fun to be had here – fancy dress for a dress-down day at work perhaps? 


International Day As an international charity, why not support Sparkle with an international day?  A Malawi day or perhaps recognising one of the international days such as World Health Day.   


Jokes – One for the younger generation here, children love to tell jokes – sponsored joke telling session?  


Knitting – Ever-popular, knit and sell to raise funds.


LivestreamA great way to share your hobbies with friends and family, have some virtual shared time together and raise funds at the same time.


Matched GivingDon’t forget to ask your employer if they will match the funds you raise.    


Nearly new sale Having a clear out?  Arrange a nearly new sale or sell on an online platform. 


Open gardensShowcase your love of gardening and invite friends and family round for a small donation.  Perhaps even a cup of tea too…… 


Pancakes – Cook, eat, race – the choice is yours.  


Quiz night – An everpopular activity. Choose your location or hold a virtual event.  Perhaps have a section on Malawi? 


Running – Organise your own running event or join a Sparkle event – which will it be? 


Skydiving – One for the adrenaline junkies out there. 


Telethon – Organise your own telethon, get your friends and family to perform and ask for sponsorship along the way.   


Uniform free day – One for schools here or perhaps a fun twist on a work dress-down day.


Vintage – So popular at the moment, organise your own vintage sale or perhaps you have the knack of finding hidden treasures online which you can re-sell and donate funds.   


Walk – Set yourself a target and off you go.  Ask your friends and family to join in – what will it be, 5k? 10k? Or a sponsored virtual walk to Malawi perhaps?  


X-Factor – Organise your own talent competition and find out which of your friends and family have hidden talents? 


Year – Lots of options here – from committing to doing something for a whole year or perhaps you will give something up for a year.  


Zip Wire – Another one for the adrenaline junkies out there.  There are zip wires centres around the UK – find one that is local to you and even get a group together to add to the excitement.