Social distancing doesn’t mean your fundraising efforts have to come to an end. Here are a few ideas to inspire your fundraising during the next few weeks and months - support your hospice by helping from home.
Birthday or Anniversary Donations
Is it your Birthday or Anniversary soon? Ask your friends and family to send you a donation instead of a card or present.
Facebook will ask you if you want to set up a Birthday Fundraiser a few days before your birthday, just choose St Margaret’s Hospice Care. Or if anyone would like to donate in your name they can head straight to our website to donate adding the reason in the 'Leave a comment with your donation' box.
Set yourself a Virtual Challenge
Our Virtual Challenge is a way for you to improve your health, challenge yourself and raise sponsorship for St Margaret’s throughout 2020. You could even earn yourself a limited edition Virtual Challenge medal if you raise more than £40. To join the Virtual Challenge team click here.
Host a virtual auction on Facebook live
You can download auction software for online bidding or you can livestream your auction on social media.
A new way to watch Netflix with your friends! Netflix has a new feature which allows you to host long distance movie nights and TV watch parties. It synchronizes video playback and creates a group chat so you can still crack out the popcorn and have that movie marathon with your friends without any of you leaving your sofa. Ask people to donate if you complete that epic set of movies or if you would like to take part.
Online Tea or Gin party
Why not make your Great Somerset G&T Party a virtual one this year? You could run an online baking or Gin making class, play party games over a video call or have a catch up via a phone or video call whilst sipping on tea or a gin (or two!).
Quiz and Raffle
Host an online pub quiz and a virtual raffle. Just because you can’t get to the pub doesn’t mean you can’t take part in a good old quiz. A simple search will help you find plenty of free quiz or raffle hosting sites online. Set strict rules on not Googling the answers!
Give online classes in something you are good at e.g. photography, cookery, Zumba, Pilates, and computers.
Give a gift
Use your creativity; why not write poems, songs, craft something or draw portraits to raise money.
Find someone else who is willing to donate their services for an evening to host an online tutorial. For example, a beauty therapist could host a live make-up tutorial, a baker could show people how to decorate cupcakes.
Virtual Treasure hunt
Plan a virtual route. Give out directions at the start as cryptic clues that must be solved using Google Maps in order to find the next location. People pay to play, and the winner is first to finish. Be creative! Your clues can be all over the world.
For example, start in London - Clue 1: Let’s get started, keep an eye on the time. I’m the subject of a nursery rhyme. Answer: London Bridge. Clue 2: From this bridge you will find, this majestic ship that’s not Drake’s Hinde. Answer: HMS Belfast. Clue 3: A doomed ship started life here but where was it supposed to end up? Answer: The Titanic’s destination was New York. Etc.
Traditional fundraisers always drum up fantastic support. Some of them would be great to livestream so your friends and family can see what activities you’re taking on to raise funds. Here’s some ideas:
- Head shave
- Leg/chest wax
- Reading challenge- - 20 books in a month
- Fitness challenge
- Grow the tallest sunflower in Ruby Sunflower activities
Food and Drink
Lunch/coffee/night out money
Missing out on your coffee and catch up’s, a lunch date or a special night out? Why not donate what you would normally have spent.
Commuter and lunch costs
While you’re saving money on your daily commute and lunches, why not donate the money you would be spending on petrol and food?
Master Chef or Bake-Off challenge
Ask friends or family members to all use a set selection of the same ingredients and come up with the most delicious looking dish or cake. Ask them to donate to your fundraiser and tempt them in by offering a prize for the best creation!
Chores for cash
Challenge your children to raise money by completing tasks like cooking, washing up and tidying their rooms, with prizes for meeting their goals!