Fundraising at home

Fundraise at home for Read for RNIBAnyone can fundraise for Read for RNIB and what better place to make a start than at home. Whether you decide to take on a reading event challenge on your own or as a family you can really make a difference and change the story for blind and partially sighted people across the UK.


Ideas that might work well as an individual could be:

  • Sponsored readathon
  • Poetry recital
  • Organising a literature pub quiz
  • Holding a Book sale / swap
  • Hosting Literary lunch
  • Organising a Mad Hatter's sensory party
  • Extreme reading
  • Scrabble competition.

Just remember to ask your friends and family to help you in whatever you decide to undertake. You will find top tips and ideas in the fundraising pack you are sent after registering for Read for RNIB.


As a family you may well want to engage your extended family or even other families close to yours. What better reason to unite everyone than to celebrate the joy of reading as a social activity. In doing this you will be helping us to change the story for other families across the UK affected by sight loss.

Possible ideas could be:

  • Afternoon tea party
  • Extreme reading challenge
  • Fancy dress party
  • Film night
  • Karaoke.

Register today!

By registering to hold a fundraising event with Read for RNIB you will not only be developing the children in your family but also helping to open up a world of reading to blind and partially sighted children across the UK.

Register today to receive your free Alice in Wonderland fundraising pack with loads of ideas and top tips to help change their story.

Still need more fundraising ideas?

Once you have registered, don't forget to check out our A to Z of fundraising ideas to see even more ways you could make your Read for RNIB reading related event even bigger.

Illustration from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" © Helen Oxenbury, courtesy of Walker Books Ltd.

Sponsored read

Have you ever wanted to read aloud for hours on end? Well now’s your chance! Let everyone know in advance and ask them to come along and support your Sponsored Read. Why not try and finish an entire (short) story in one or two sessions, rope in friends and colleagues to help share the work and for added spice ask for suggestions on titles to read – note; this may have you grimacing through “Twilight” or yawning through “Pride and Prejudice”. Ask for sponsorship per word, page, chapter, book or hour.

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Piggy back a local event

Search the local listings for community orientated events happening near you in the coming weeks and months, approach the organisers and ask if the proceeds can go to Read for RNIB Day. Make sure that you advertise this in posters beforehand, people will dip in to their pockets more readily.

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Nights in are the new going out

Instead of going out this Friday or Saturday night why not spend the night in with your favourite author? Catch-up on their latest volume or re-visit an old favourite, this one’s better for your mind, wallet and body. Donate the cost of a few drinks to Read for RNIB Day and help open up a world of reading for everyone.

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Dictionaries at the ready! This is your chance to recreate those ever popular spelling bees and flex your intellectual muscle. You could chose to mimic the American style of taking it in turn to stand in the spotlight and spell aloud or perhaps a more sedate version where everyone has words read out to them and answers are written down and submitted at the end. Strictly no phones allowed! Tailor your words to suit the audience and offer bonus points for literary themed words.

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