A raffle or auction can be tailored and included as part of any theme or even as a simple mothers' group or workplace initiative. Try asking local food stores and friends to bake treats to include in a hamper prize to maximise your fundraising profits. You could also think beyond the traditional prizes and auction off donated time and skills that friends can offer for free. Will the highest auction bidder receive a free personal training or professional hair and makeup session for an evening out? Raffle ticket holders could even be up to win a donated photography print by a talented friend or have their house spring cleaned top-to-bottom by your generous team of helpers.