Serving Persecuted Christians Worldwide - World Cup Fundraising - Open Doors UK & Ireland

Fundraising Ideas

One reason we love the World Cup is that it’s a brilliant way of getting people together. So why not use it to raise some vital funds for our persecuted church family? Here are some quick and simple ideas you could try...

1. Screen a game

Screen a Game

Host a screening of one of the games at your home, youth group or church and charge a small entry fee or invite donations throughout the game. You could use half-time to give a quick team talk on the persecution of Christians.

2. Hold a World Cup Draw

Hold a Wolrd Cup Draw

Hold a simple World Cup sweepstake. Even just a small entry charge could generate plenty of money to share amongst winners and our persecuted family.

3. Sponsored footie skills

Footie Skills

Take on a sponsored football activity, such as:

  • A seven-hour football match with friends, family or your church (one hour for every World Watch List country taking part in the World Cup).
  • Hosting a five-a-side tournament and charging each player/team an entry fee.
  • Wearing your favourite football kit (shorts, socks, shinpads and all) for as long as England, Wales or one of the World Watch List countries are in the tournament.
  • Or a keepy-uppy challenge.

Thank you for your interest in fundraising for Open Doors. Visit the FAQ section of our fundraising page to find out how to send us any money you’ve raised.

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