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Look SPOTacular to raise money

Look SPOTacular while you collect donations with these fancy dress fundraising ideas and crafts, perfect for young children.

Why not organise a dress up and donate day or even a fundraising fashion show?

Your little ones could dress like Pudsey, wearing as much yellow as possible, or put on spotty clothing for a SPOTacular charity fancy dress look. You could even have a super silly day and go out in odd socks, or wear pyjamas all day at nursery!

Whatever you choose, wear something that will make your whole nursery smile – and donate if you can.

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1. Spots

There can be no mistaking what you’re up to on BBC Children in Need Day if you’re sitting in the office dressed head-to-toe in spots! The more spots the better. We love spots.

Of course, you could go subtle with a spotty tie or socks instead. Whatever you decide, collect sponsorship wherever you can. Your fundraising efforts will make a huge difference.

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Two people in a business setting have come to work in their 'zoom outfit' wearing a jacket and tie along with casual shorts

2. Your “Zoom outfit”

It’s a running joke that – when working from home – we keep our PJ bottoms  on while dressing formal on top for video calls. So why not own it and go into work like that for a good cause? You could even combine this with the above theme and sport some spotty slippers.

3. Transform your friends or colleagues

Are you a talented hairstylist? Face painter? Nail artist? In return for sponsorship, you could offer up those skills in the staff room or at a BBC Children in Need party, helping your friends and colleagues to achieve their own SPOTacular looks.

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Free downloadable resources to boost your fundraising

Ways to collect fundraising money

Whether you’re collecting money with our DIY Pudsey moneybox, setting up a free ParentPay or Just Giving page or using our downloadable sponsorship form, we have everything you need to know about how to promote your fundraising campaign – and ways to collect and send in money.

  • Online fundraising page
  • Create-your-own moneybox
  • Downloadable sponsorship form

Why join in?

By taking part, you can support children and young people experiencing rising poverty and mental health concerns due to the cost of living crisis.

With your help, we can continue funding vital projects so that every child has the chance to thrive.

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