With all of our fundraising events postponed or cancelled, this year, we need your support now more than ever. We receive no statutory funding and so we rely solely on the support and generosity of local organisations and individuals to raise £450,000 annually through donations, events and community giving.
However, whilst we are unable to host fundraising events in the community in our usual way, this week we are launching our digital fundraising campaign and we’re looking to you, our supporters to help us.
Virtual fundraising is a fun, interactive and creative way to show you support to us, and we have created an easy guide on how to get started. From Facebook events, to virtual sporting challenges to Zoom quizzes with family and friends, it’s never been more fun and simple to get creative through virtual fundraising.
The easiest way to encourage people to donate is by setting up an online fundraising page that makes it easier than ever before to raise money. Once you have set up your page make sure you share it with us so we can support you through your journey and celebrate your achievements with you. We are here for you every step of the way so please don’t hesitate to give us a call or send an email if you have any questions or need any additional support
We know fundraising can sometimes be a little daunting, however so we’ve put a few ideas together to help you on your way and included some inspiring examples from some of incredible supporters.
VIRTUAL QUIZ could raise £100 -Host your own virtual quiz! Apps such as House Party and online conferencing tools such as Google Meet and Zoom have made it easier than ever before to have a get together with friends and family.
DONATE YOUR COMMUTE could raise £50- Still working from home? Ask your family members and friends to donate the cost of their commute to your fundraising page. Remember every little helps and your donations will soon mount up.
SECONDHAND SALE could raise £200- Having a clear out? Facebook Marketplace, Ebay, Gumtree and Depop have made it easier than ever to sell unwanted items and raise some extra cash. Plus, it's great for the environment!
LEAVE THE LATTE could raise £70 - Ditch your daily coffee and donate what you save. £3.50 x 5 days = £17.50 per week, you could raise a whopping £70 per month!
£££'s for pounds - Ask your family and friends to sponsor your weight loss journey or donate your weekly slimming club membership fee. Raising money for our charity is a great incentive to keep you motivated!
WEAR YELLOW FOR A DAY could raise £100 - Ask your employer if you can hold a dress down or dress up day with colleagues paying £1 or more for the privilege. Brighten up your Zoom calls by wearing Yellow, a funny hat or pyjamas for a day.
VIRTUAL TEA PARTY could raise £50 - Why not host a virtual coffee morning and encourage everyone to donate the price of your morning coffee. Have a cuppa and chat through Zoom, Whats app or even over the phone. It's a quick and easy way to raise some much-needed funds and there's only one cup to clean.
There are lots of fun and innovative ways to fundraise for us virtually at the moment, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with to support us. We are here to help you every step of the way too and would love to hear about events you have planned in aid of us, so please do get in touch with us. You can also head to our website to download our virtual fundraising pack that is stuffed full of handy hints and tips to get you well on your way to becoming a fundraising superhero!
No matter how big or small, your donation will help to transform the lives of children living with disabilities right here in our region. Your support is vital to us. Do something amazing today and help us virtually fundraise for the children who need our support.