Create your own virtual fundraising to beat the boredom and help raise vital funds for Round Table Children’s Wish.
During these uncertain times, virtual fundraising will keep you active and entertained around your schedule. Now more than ever, we need to engage with people and laugh together.
You can help build a bond and form a digital community around you that will bring fundraisers, fun and family together without the need to meet up in real life. All you need to do is select a virtual fundraising that will suit your circumstances, gather your friends, family and colleagues and get them involved. We can help you set up a fundraising page with Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving but it’s up to you to set your own fundraising target.
Whatever you decide to do, you’ll be raising vital funds to grant wishes for children and young people suffering with life-threatening and terminal illnesses.
Here are a few virtual fundraising ideas to inspire you:
Teach an online class – this could be anything like gardening, boxing, yoga, Spanish lessons, sewing – it’s a great opportunity to learn a new skill for a small fee.
Create some crafts – if you’re artistic then this is perfect for you! You could either host online tutorials or post your creation in exchange for a donation.
Bake-off / virtual coffee morning – Combine the two, you can judge on the presentation and then reward yourself with your homemade treat afterwards. Invite friends, family and colleagues to join in and chat over coffee and cake, whilst playing games. Registration fee could be priced at £10.00.
Virtual event – Host a virtual event such as a quiz or bingo night over Zoom and charge guests an entry fee. Invite friends, family and colleagues to join in and watch the excitement erupt.
Get organised – Make space in your home by decluttering and turn unwanted items into a donation. You can sell your goods for free on Marketplace, Gumtree, eBay or https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/worldofbooks/fundraisers/
Gameathon – Enjoy a games night, whether its computer games, monopoly, cards or charades ask for donations for entry and encourage some healthy competition.
Homeworkout – Climb the equivalent of Ben Nevis on your stairs, or cycle a famous route with similar distance to the Tour de France from the comfort of your own home. Friends and family can motivate you by contributing a donation.
There are endless opportunities how you can create your own virtual fundraising and we’d love to see what you come up with.
Everyone is going through a difficult time and our aim is to inspire a little laughter and fun into your homes.
Tools to use:
Strava: A fitness app primarily used to track cycling and running exercises, using GPS data. This can be integrated to your JustGiving page to automatically track your activity and encourage donations.
Livestreaming: The broadcasting of live video to an audience over the internet.
Twitch: A livestreaming platform for gamers.
Facebook Live: A feature of the Facebook social network that uses the camera on a computer or mobile device to broadcast real-time video to Facebook.
YouTube: A video sharing service where users can watch, like, share, comment and upload their own videos.
Zoom: A video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others – either by video or audio-only or both, all while conducting live chats – and it lets you record those sessions to view later.
Facebook group: A facebook group that can standalone and contain information about your event or campaign that can link to your LinkedIn account and other social media channels.
You can always donate online through our secure online payment system. Plus it actually helps to keep our costs down. This means the money you donate will go further where it matters; to granting wishes.
Our partners Virgin Money Giving provide an efficient and secure service. They use the latest encryption technologies to safeguard your details. Thus ensuring that we make the most of your donation.
Clare will be at hand to help with any questions so please do get in touch with her by email at Clare@rtcw.org.