Getting involved Fundraising ideas Fundraising ideas Thank you for wanting to raise funds for Japan Christian Link! We are very grateful that you are thinking about how to raise much needed funds for our charity. Here are a few ideas for you to consider, in no particular order: 1. Stair climb: Have you ever wanted to climb a serious mountain? How about notching up Mount Fuji? Or if you wanted to start small and work up, you could climb Ben Nevis (about 1,500m), in preparation for your final assault on Mount Fuji (3,776m)? All done at home by working out how much you need to climb, how many steps this will be and then pacing yourself over the days or weeks you would like to take for the climb. If your normal flight of stairs at home rises 3m then all you need to do to climb Ben Nevis is climb the stairs 500 times and you've made it! Space that out over two weeks and that's just 36 flights of stairs each day. 2. Bake off: This one is a bit less strenuous! How about recruiting your friends for a virtual bake off and seeing who can make the tastiest cake, pastry or dessert? Choose a distinguished panel of tasters and agree who will sponsor you for your baking prowess. 3. Fashion show: Hold a fashion show and encourage your friends and family to join you as you show off your Japanese or western clothes. Bonus points for kimonos or yukatas! 4. Silence: A particular favourite, this one, with parents! Ask your friends and family to sponsor you for being silent for 10 minutes or longer. Take on a challenge and try to stretch it out to an hour or two, or even a day or two! 5. Crazy hair ideas!: A good for lockdown situations, when you can't go and get a haircut. Ask friends and family to sponsor your crazy haircut and see what ideas they come up with. 6. Coin collecting: Remember when we used to get coins in change, back in the days before there were worries about handling cash? With all those spare coins loitering in your friends' neighbours' and relatives' homes, why not offer to do them a public service and take them off their hands? Be sure to handle them safely and take them to a bank for counting, before sending through the total as your fundraising for JCL. 7. Donations for odd jobs: We all have plenty of odd jobs to do around the place, now that autumn is giving way to winter. In the spring there's all that spring cleaning to get around to. Why not offer to take on jobs for friends and relatives, in exchange for a small donation to charity? 8. Litter picking: How about helping do your civic duty and tidying up around your neighbourhood, while at the same time raising money for charity? You could get your friends, neighbours and relatives to sponsor you for the number of bags of litter you can pick over a period, or even sponsor you for the weight of the litter you collect. 9. Water only!: As an alternative to dry January, how about challenging yourself to this healthy fundraiser? Give up all drinks other than water for a few days, or maybe a few weeks? Have your friends / colleagues / neighbours sponsor you by the day and see how you get on. You get to raise money for charity while looking after your health, it's a win-win situation! 10. Running or walking: If you're not someone who usually runs or walks very far, why not give this a try? This healthy fundraising initiative will let you set your endorphins free and help get you focused on sculpting a fitter, healthier you, while at the same time raising funds for charity. We are really pleased that you are considering how you could fundraise for us, thanks so much for your interest in Japan Christian Link. Contact us if you would like resources to help such as a T-shirt or sponsor forms, etc. We would love to feature your fundraising in one of our magazines, so please take plenty of photographs and let us know how you get on. Thank you so much for your generous fundraising for Japan Christian Link, we are so glad that you would like to partner with us as we seek to share the gospel with Japanese people around the world!