1. Game Streaming

You can play games on mobile, PS5, Xbox, or in-person to fundraise online. What’s more, we’ve made things simple by creating Hero Up, an easy way to raise money for the Armed Forces community through gameplay. Simply sign up to Hero Up to follow our simple steps for streaming and epic virtual gaming.

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2. Facebook Fundraiser

Social media is an epic fundraising tool you can use to promote your fundraiser. But did you know you can also set up a fundraising page to collect donations directly on. Create a Birthday Fundraiser where you collect donations to celebrate or  make a page for any challenge you decide to set yourself.  

If you prefer to take on a challenge with others then keep your eyes peeled for one of our Facebook Fundraisers. We run these throughout the year with opportunities to complete challenges such as climbing 300km or running 200m in one month. 

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3. Virtual Cycle

It’s no secret that we love cycling and we think it makes for an epic fundraising challenge. If you’ve got a passion for pedalling, we have all the tools to help you set up an incredible virtual cycling event. Our Heroes Ride 200 challenges you to ride 200 miles in a month but you can set your own challenge pace, time and place. Do it anytime, anywhere. You can even invite some friends along to make it a team effort. 

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4. Create a Hero Fund

Creating a Hero Fund is a simple and accessible way to remember a loved one. You can share the page with family and friends ahead of a funeral or on a special occasion. Loved ones can share memories and tributes while supporting the Armed Forces community. You can create a Hero Fund in 5 simple steps and share it via email or social media.   

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5. Virtual pub quiz

If you’ve got family, friends or teammates who live miles apart this could be a great way to reconnect. You can even enjoy your favourite beverage while you're at it! There are tons of great quiz questions to be found online or you can get creative with your own; why not come up with a theme for your questions such as military history? Choose a platform such as Zoom or Skype to meet on your chosen date and time. Set up a JustGiving page or Facebook Fundraiser to collect donations. 

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6. Virtual film night

It’s so easy to raise money and share your viewing experience online with others now. Simply choose a film for the night, a movie franchise over a few nights, or a TV series to binge. Then pick a date and get advertising. You can share with friends and family, share on your social media account, or find local groups on Facebook to share with. You can use tools such as Teleparty from Netflix, Scener or twoseven to stream films and shows with your chosen audience. Don’t forget the popcorn though! 

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7. Online Concert

Online concerts are a great way to raise money and bring people together online. Use any easy to access platform such as YouTube to live stream your concert. Be sure to share links and promote your concert ahead of time. If the bands have a following online be sure to make clever use of this by sharing to their social channels or tagging them in your posts.  

Think about your audiences viewing experience by setting up great camera angles and ensuring sound quality is good. You can also encourage donations throughout the concert by engaging with your audience during the live stream using your chosen platforms chat tools. 

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8. Virtual class

If you’ve got an epic skill that you know others would love to learn, then why not teach others online? For example, you could teach others to bake by donning your apron for an hour to give people a live cooking class over Zoom. Your audience could make a small donation to watch a one-off lesson, or you could encourage a regular donation as a subscription to a whole course worth of lessons. 

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9. Virtual book club

If you know a group of avid readers, why not set up a book club? Making it a virtual book club means you’ll be able to include more members no matter how far apart they may be. Get together weekly, fortnightly or monthly on a video calling platform to talk about your latest read. You can each make a small donation to join each time instead of spending money on long journeys to meet face-to-face. 

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10. Virtual bingo

Want a simple and fun way to fundraise online? Well... Bingo! You can enjoy Bingo over a video calling platform with friends, family, with a local group or your workmates. Ask people to make a small donation to join in and have fun finding your winning numbers. You could even create a custom printable Bingo sheet for your event to make the game easier for your attendees. 

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Why fundraise for Help for Heroes?

The help and support from all of our fundraisers, partners and supporters is vital to enable us to continue supporting those affected by their military service.

Whether you choose an activity, challenge or event and however much you raise, it will make a huge difference to the lives of veterans and their families. But don’t just take our word for it; why not check out the inspiring stories from our Armed forces community and see how your fundraising efforts have helped them overcome their challenges.