Fundraising Ideas


We have a number of different challenge events coming up this year that we’d love you to take part in to help provide our service to our elderly friends. They look pretty exciting and depending how you feel about heights, slightly terrifying…
Great North Run

SimplyHealth Great North Run 2020

This will be the 40th anniversary of the Great North Run; an extra special time to join the 13.1 mile challenge and raise funds for Darlington Town Mission at the same time!
Date: 13th September 2020
Registration Fee*: £58
Minimum Sponsorship: £300


Tandem Skydive

We've partnered with the Skydive Academy at Peterlee Parachute Centre and have places for a thrilling skydive over beautiful County Durham.
Date: 27th June 2020, 11am start (other dates available if you want to take part separately, please contact us)
Location: Peterlee, County Durham
Registration Fee*: £70
Minimum Sponsorship: £500

Open Water Swim

John West Great North Swim 2020

Join us for this fantastic two mile open water event at Windermere in the heart of the beautiful Lake District.
Date: 7th June 2020, 10.30-12.00
Location: Brockhole on Windermere, Lake District
Registration Fee*: £49
Minimum Sponsorship: £300


Coast 2 Coast Cycle 2020

A new challenge for 2020, we're looking for supporters to join us on this exciting two-day bike ride from Workington to Tynemouth.
Date: 13th & 14th June 2020. Leave from Tynemouth for Workington (to start the ride on Saturday morning) in the afternoon on 12th June.
Location: Workington to Tynemouth
Registration Fee*: £199 which includes transport from Tynemouth to Workington and two nights' accommodation.
Minimum Sponsorship: £500

You must be 18 or over and have an appropriate level of fitness to take part in these events. We’ll provide a branded t-shirt and sustenance in the form of water and chocolate! To sign up for one of these exciting experiences, or if you have any queries, please email us at

*Registration fees are non-refundable.

Help Raise Vital Funds

If you’d like to fundraise on behalf of Darlington Town Mission and help tackle loneliness in the elderly, then we want to hear from you. Contact our fundraising committee on 07943251357 or send an email to Thank you for supporting us!

A-Z of Fundraising Ideas

  • Afternoon tea
  • Antiques fair
  • Arts and crafts stall
  • Auction
  • BBQ
  • Battle of the Bands
  • Book sale
  • Bingo
  • Bring and buy
  • Bake sale
  • Coffee morning
  • Concert
  • Carol singing
  • Competition
  • Dance event
  • Darts tournament
  • Dog-walking
  • Dress down day
  • Egg and spoon race
  • Eighties night
  • Easter egg hunt
  • Exhibition
  • Expert talk
  • Fashion show
  • Football tournament
  • Fancy dress
  • Film night
  • Games night
  • Gardening
  • Give something up
  • Guess how many sweets are in the jar
  • Head-shaving
  • Hair braiding
  • International food night
  • Italian evening
  • Jazz night
  • Jewellery-making
  • Jumble sale
  • Karaoke night
  • Kite-flying day
  • Knitting marathon
  • Late night walk
  • Line dancing
  • Masquerade ball
  • Murder mystery
  • Marathon-themed evening
  • Mile of coins
  • Non-uniform day
  • Netball tournament
  • Nearly-new sale
  • Obstacle course
  • Odd jobs for donations
  • Old clothes sale
  • Pancake flip
  • Plant sale
  • Pot luck dinner
  • Pub games night
  • Quilt making
  • Quiz night
  • Race night
  • Recipe book sale
  • Raffle
  • Reverse Raffle
  • Rounders tournament
  • Rugby sweepstake
  • School sports day
  • Scrabble tournament
  • Skydiving
  • Swear box
  • Sponsored silence
  • Tombola
  • Treasure hunt
  • Talent competition
  • Under the sea party
  • Uniform for teachers
  • Valet service
  • Variety show
  • Vegetarian night
  • ‘Who’s the baby?’ photo quiz
  • Wine tasting
  • Word search
  • X-Factor party
  • Xmas fayre
  • Yoga marathon
  • Zumbathon