Organise a local collection where there are a lot of generous people. It's simple, but effective. Earlier this year Aaron Crown raised £646 by organising regular collections at a local theatre. His fundraising was boosted by the events organiser announcing his collection before the interval. So make sure you announce that you are fundraising for Oxfam. You can download everything you need to set up an eye-catching donation point.
Host a quiz
The easiest and most effective way is to contact a locally run pub quiz and ask them to donate the money raised at one week's quiz to your emergency fundraising. Combine this event with a raffle and raise an extra £100. You could get in touch with local shops and businesses for free raffle prizes. Alternatively you could organise your own quiz. Download the Big Quiz fundraising guide (PDF 843 KB).
Everyone loves cake and raising money from a bake sale is quick and simple. You don't need to make lots of plans in advance - just get your friends and family involved with the baking. Or you could ask a local business to help you out by donating some delicious cakes. Your local community fundraiser can provide colourful Oxfam balloons, stickers and posters for a cake stall no one will miss. Set it up someplace busy where people have their money at hand.