The coronavirus outbreak has meant we’ve all had to adapt lots of things in our lives. If your fundraising plans have been postponed or cancelled, we’ve put together a selection of ideas for virtual fundraising that you can do from home instead.
Find your inner Bruce Forsyth! Put together a few rounds of questions and invite your friends, family and colleagues to take part for a small donation.
Get the kids involved
Why not hold an indoor challenge event – who can do the most star jumps or complete a homemade obstacle course fastest?
Or, try challenging your kids to raise money by completing helpful tasks like cooking, washing up or mowing the lawn. Win win!
Virtual exercise class
Lead an online class through Facebook Live or Zoom. It could be yoga, pilates or old school aerobics.
Have a clear out
Sell your clutter on eBay, or go to a website like Music Magpie, which will give you cash in return for your old CDs and DVDs.
If you have a musical talent (or even if you don’t!) why not stream it to your friends online and ask them to make a donation.
Share your skills with others through online tutorials. You could do cooking, a foreign language, woodwork, crafts or flower arranging. Ask for a donation in exchange for sharing your skills.
Virtual book club
Take your book club online or set up your own online book club. Donate the money that you would’ve spent on drinks, snacks and travel to Over and Above instead.
Have you got a special birthday or anniversary coming up? Creating a celebration fundraiser is a great way to support your local charity; ask friends, family and colleagues to simply make a donation in-lieu of gifts.
Game and give
Organise a sponsored gaming marathon with your online friends, or choose your favourite game and stream it for people to watch live.
Or unite your family by digging out those old board games. We’re thinking Monopoly, Risk, Cluedo or even a Chess tournament!
Last updated: June 26, 2020