The winter season can be a joyous, enjoyable time for many people, but as we work closely with many different charities when providing our charity retail systems, we know that this sadly isn’t the case for everyone.

However, it doesn’t have to be this way. There are things that you can do to help these people who are in desperate need this winter, and you can have a bit of fun while doing it too! Not only will you be providing much needed financial aid to the charities, but you will also be making someone else’s day- a gift which is much more fulfilling than a new piece of technology!

Here are some fundraising ideas that you can organise to help people in need this winter season!

Charity Festival

Everyone loves a party and nothing beats live music!

Organise a festival in which all the proceeds you make go to a charity that you feel passionate about. Contact local bands and ask if they would like to donate their time to help you raise awareness for the cause and entertain people throughout the day.

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You could also include a raffle of items which you could ask local shops to donate one of their products; not only will you get an item to raffle, but they will be able to help your raise money at the same time.

Hamper Making

Rather than let all those jars of jam and tins of beans go to waste sitting in your cupboard, why not get together with others in your community and organise a collection of food and essential supplies and create hampers which you can donate to your chosen charity so that they can distribute them to people in need.


You could even advertise the hamper making event and try to get more people to join in; more volunteers means more hampers can be made up!

Sponsored Community Service

If you are someone who wants to get stuck in and physically help the people that need aid, why not organise a sponsored day of community service.

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Contact an organisation that you would love to help out and ask if you can volunteer with them for a day which asking your friends, family and community for sponsorship. This will give you a hands on experience with the people that you are aiming to help as well as raising money for the charity or organisation too!

We hope that you have gained some idea of how you can help more people in need this winter season.

If you own a charity shop and would like to find out how our EPoS system can help you, feel free to get in contact with us today on 01204 706 000 and we will be more than happy to help you. Make sure you keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter for all our latest news!