Supporting a charity is a great way for organisations to get to pull together and make a difference for a worthwhile cause.  So whether you are a business, a church, a rotary club or a sports team, here are some ideas on how your organisation can get involved.

To find out how one business, Kinetic Solutions, raised £1800 for Mercy in Action, read our article here.


Sponsored challenges

Running – Marathons or half marathons

Walking – Every year Mercy in Action organises a 3 peak challenge weekend in the Brecon Beacons, Wales.  Challengers are sponsored to walk the 26 mile trek over the 3 peaks.  Great fun and an excellent team building exercise.  Mercy in Action could organise a weekend like this for a team from your organisation; just contact the Mercy in Action office for further information.


Extreme fundraising – This could include sponsored parachute jumps, bungee jumps or abseiling.

Fundraising in the office Dress Down day/Jeans day – This is an easy and popular fundraiser in the workplace.  It is a day to dress down and take a break from the office dress code.  Company employees can pay an appointed staff member for this privilege, and the money raised can be donated to Mercy in Action.

Extra holiday day auction – An auction could be held where employees bid for an extra day of holiday allowance.  The money made from the auction is donated to Mercy in Action.

Bake sales – Employees can bring in home-made cakes that they can sell during lunch and break times, to raise money to donate to Mercy in Action.

Fundraising events

Office golf/tennis/cricket event – Why not take a day off to celebrate the company’s success?  Your company can organise a tournament or day of cricket for a fun and athletic fundraiser.  Each player or team could pay a participation fee, which would be donated to Mercy in Action. Enjoy a picnic outside for a day of teambuilding, fun and charity!

Pub Quiz – Organise a quiz night in a local pub/venue and ask each player/team to pay a participation fee, which could be donated to Mercy in Action.

Sponsor an event:

Charitable donations, including events sponsorship, are deductible from the total profits of your business when calculating Corporation Tax. Please contact Mercy in Action to find out about any upcoming event sponsorship opportunities for your company.

Team visits

Organise a team visit to the Philippines where you can see and get involved in our projects first hand

Book a speaker

If you would like someone to visit your organisation and give a short presentation on the work that Mercy in Action does, please contact the Mercy in Action office