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.

Sunflower growing competition

This one takes a little bit of planning! Acquire some sunflower seeds from your local garden centre, email/put up posters to encourage entrants, ask for a donation for three or four seeds and see who can grow the tallest sunflower over the next couple of months. Photo evidence is great and where possible communal growing is encouraged. Set a time or height limit to increase the tension

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Extreme Reading Challenge

Will you take on an Extreme Reading Challenge? Challenge yourself to read a book in an unusual place – the highest, or the lowest or somewhere really out of the ordinary – and raise money for Read for RNIB Day.

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Book sales/swap

Everyone loves a book sale or swap! Ask your friends, colleagues, classmates, family etc to bring in or donate a pre-loved book, invite everyone along and ask for a donation to take away a book and open up a whole new world of reading.

If you work for a company with more than 300 employees then you might want to consider holding a Book Event book sale.

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Stick a swear box in the office, at home or in your local social club to raise money. A great fundraising idea that helps make any situation child-friendly. Additional kudos goes to anyone who successfully creates a swear-substitute that replaces the actual word forever more.

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