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Ideas for improving your health

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Want to get others involved in your fundraising? There are so many interesting fundraising ideas you can do with others. Scroll through some ideas below.


Quit smoking

If you're trying to quit and improve your heath, then this challenge could be a fantastic way to help you succeed and raise money for our vital work in doing so. Set yourself the challenge and get fundraising.

💡Practical Action's top tip: Check out some useful information from the NHS to help ensure your success.

Give up tech

Could you go without your phone, tablet, TV or other technology for a week? We challenge you to the task! You’ll be raising money for a fantastic cause in doing so!

💡Practical Action's top tip: A great fundraising idea for any time of year. World Environment Day is in June, so this could also be the perfect challenge to take on in support of it.

Keep fit campaign

Want to improve your health, have fun and raise money to help people in need all at the same time? Are you looking for a simple idea that you can get started on straight away? Why not start a keep fit campaign and raise money for Practical Action?

💡Practical Action's top tip: This is a fantastic challenge to do any time of year, but we think the New Year is a great time to kick start your year fitter and healthier.

Donate your steps

#walkalongside people in poverty through donating your step-counter steps. It's so easy to do through your step counter app. All you need to do is set a goal and get stepping. Don't forget to take a photo of your steps when you're done and share it with us on Facebook or Twitter.

💡Practical Action's top tip: Go one step further and challenge your friends or work colleagues to find out who will be crowned king or queen of the stepping board.

Sponsored walk

This simple idea is a great way to enjoy the outdoors on your own or with family, friends and co-workers. What distance will be your challenge?

💡Practical Action's top tip: Add a bit more fun to your walk and complete it in fancy dress. We'd love to see your pictures, so please feel free to send them in.

Thank you for considering fundraising for Practical Action. However you decide to fundraise for us, we'll support you every step of the way. Please get in touch with us at to let us know your fundraising plans and for more information.

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