Hold an Afternoon Tea Party or Coffee Morning
Everybody loves a piece of cake and our nation is famous for elevenses and afternoon tea. Why not host a virtual tea party or coffee morning? Or get together with friends and family? Raise money by asking guests to donate the cost of their cuppa and treats. Take a look at our Bake for Heroes fundraiser for even more ideas.
Run a ‘guess the weight of the cake’ competition and put a donation box in a prominent place to boost your donations.
Host an online quiz and invite participants to donate. There are lots of ways to make your quiz a bit different: make it fancy dress and award extra points for the best dressed. Or include a photo round, such as ‘guess how old I am in this picture’ or ‘where was this photo taken’? There are many ready-made quizzes online so you can do your own thing or you can use our very own Big Hero Quiz.
To find out more about our Quiz please contact our Supporter Care Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0300 303 9888.
You could even boost your fundraising by introducing fines for unsporting behaviour, or even for the team with the lowest score!
Skill Share Party
What secret skills do you or your friends and neighbours have? There’s bound to be a fantastic cook, a budding artist, a yoga guru or a creative crafter within your community. Why not have an online class to share the skills and ask people to donate to attend? The possibilities are endless.
Holding a curry night is a great way to keep connected with others. Instead of ordering from your local takeaway, why not make your own curry, get friends and family to do the same and join you online or in person for lunch or for an evening meal (whilst maintaining social distancing, of course). Each person can pay £5 to join, or whatever they feel comfortable donating.
Virtual Bingo Night
Everyone loves a good bingo night so why not host an online bingo fundraiser in the comfort of your own home? You can use a website like My Free Bingo Cards to play a traditional game with a virtual caller or nominate a friend or family member to be your caller. Simply ask each person to pay £5 to take part, or whatever they feel comfortable donating.
And if Bingo isn’t your thing, and you prefer word games or card games, there’s a variety of ways to play online!
Hold a Sweepstake
Have a bit of fun with your friends and family, or work colleagues. You can create a sweepstake for almost anything - from a sports event to guessing the weight of the baby. Decide the entry price for all participants and how the entry money will be split between the winner and the charity and enjoy raising money for our heroes!
Note: If you are running an office sweepstake, you need to know that they can only take place where all the participants are based at the same premises.