We are unable to take time or location specific donations. It may be 6 days, weeks or months before boxes are despatched but ShelterBox promises your donation will help a family who have lost everything and you will be able to see where your donation went.
Why should sports day be limited to one day a year? Organise an alternative event where the races are a little more whacky . . . . . . . Space hopper race anyone?
People will pay good money for tasty treats so ask your school if you can hold a bake sale one day? Just make sure you don't eat all the goodies yourself!
Could you cope with life in a tent? Why not get friends and family to sponsor you to sleep in a tent for a night or a weekend to see how people live after disasters.
Why limit yourself to one of the ideas here? By getting together with mates you can organise a whole host of events on one special day in your town, village or school! Just remember to make sure everyone knows what's going on.
Let other people's faces be your canvas and unleash your artistic talents! Probably best if you paint their face the design they asked for though - no matter how tempting it is to practice a bit of artistic license.
Sometimes it's not a question of what you do - but what you don't do. Why not get sponsored to give up something for a while? - chocolate, Nintendo Wii or even Facebook.
Tis the season to be scary. But you can adapt your party to the season - Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas carols or summer barbeques.
Organise a circus event. Invite local people or professionals with circus skills to come and try to teach your friends. Charge your friends, family or classmates to join in.
This event has the potential to be damaging to your ears but it is bound to be great fun. So get a mic and watch the good, the bad and the darn right awful sing their favourite classics. What would you sing?
Don't be too quick to judge. This may not sound too much like fun but if you and some friends get sponsored to clean up a public area such as a park or beach you'd be surprised as to how much fun you can have and how much support you will get!
Why not encourage your school or local music group to hold a music evening for ShelterBox and invite parents to watch?
People will donate generously to avoid doing chores they think are boring but once you get a couple of friends on board, you'll be surprised how much fun you can have mowing lawns, washing cars or cleaning dishes.
Basically the same as a bring and buy - sell your unwanted goods at school or in your garden and remember, 'one man's junk is another man's treasure'.
Why not organise a quiz with prizes for the winning team at your school?
This can be combined with almost any event. Get some great prizes and start selling tickets.
Ever noticed that a Smarties tube is the perfect shape for storing 20ps and 1ps? It's so people can easily fundraise for ShelterBox! Fill up a tube with spare coins and when it's full, send it into ShelterBox.
X marks the spot. A map, some clues and some treasure is all that is needed for this one! Get your class mates or family to hunt around for the bounty you've so cleverly hidden and while you're at it, why not encourage participants to dress up as pirates? National pirate day is a possible date for this one.
Who likes wearing uniform? A dress down day at school is great fun and a sure fire way to raise money for ShelterBox, so why not mention it to your teacher?
Get a group of classmates together and hold a show that showcases all your individual talents, whatever they may be.
Hold a talent contest and sell tickets for people to watch. Organise a judging panel or take votes from the audience to make it like the TV version.
Collect embarrassing videos of your fellow students, or even teachers and charge people entrance to watch them.
Are you a constant chatterer? Love a gossip? Why not get sponsored to keep quiet for an hour, a day or just as long as you can!
There's no reason to stick to some of the sponsored events listed here. You can get sponsored for doing almost anything! Running, walking, crawling, swimming - there's no limit! So get your thinking cap on and decide what your friends and family would pay to see you do.
HAVE SOME FUN WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
What could be better than having great fun at the same time as helping others? Nothing! So why not FUNdraise for ShelterBox with your friends and help famlies who have lost everything after a disaster.
GOT A GREAT FUNDRAISING STORY? We'd love to hear from you.Sendus your pictures and stories and you could appear in the Young ShelterBox news email
WOULD YOU LIKE A VISIT FROM SOMEBODY AT SHELTERBOX? We have a fantastic network of speakers all over the country who kindly give up their time to talk to schools, scout groups and youth groups all about ShelterBox's fascinating work. If you would like somebody to visit you, please ask your teacher, scout leader or youth group leader to get in touch with us.
DO YOU CREATE AMAZING ART?
DO YOU WANT TO HELP ILLUSTRATE OUR NEXT DISASTER STORY?
Your school or Chatterbooks reading group can enter our special illustration competition in 2013. You'll have your work seen by famous author/illustrator Michael Foreman and if you win, your picture will be published in the next book in our disaster series.
Your teacher or Chatterbooks reading group can find out how you can take part here
2012 ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION AND BOOK LAUNCH - THE DAY THE SEA CHANGED Winners were announced through their schools and reading groups and the book was launched in London on 8th November at a special event. See winning pictures here
Previous year's competitions and books illustrated by primary school children . . .
THE DAY THE GROUND SHOOK
THE DAY THE RAIN CAME THE DAY THE SEA CHANGED