As a direct result of Covid-19 thousands of events have been cancelled, meaning the loss of millions in donations and sponsorship for our much-loved UK charities.
Charities have been forced to reduce - or in some cases stop - providing their services: services which are vital to vulnerable members of our communities.
But with a little imagination, we can make a real difference and keep our minds and bodies active at a time when we are required to #StayAtHome.Take part
Not sure how you'd like to fundraise? Check out these ideas...
Come Dine With Me
Host a dinner party for your family in your household, or by video chat with friends. Pick a theme and showcase your culinary talents! You could even hold a competition for best starter, main and dessert! Donate what you would have spent on a meal out each week, and watch your total soar.Take the challenge
Host a Virtual Crafternoon
Set up a video call with friends and family, and teach them a craft you’ve already perfected. It could be anything, from teaching them to knit to upcycling old furniture. Don’t forget to charge them a fee in the way of a donation to your fundraising page!Take the challenge
Walk Your Socks Off!
Set your own target as a sole-stepper, or get fundraising with a team of virtual or household ‘sole-mates’. It’s not just walking that will help you hit your target. An hour of online Zumba could get you a nice 5,000 steps! Marching on the spot during Eastenders? 3,000 steps!Take the challenge
The Virtual Frontline Walk
Commemorate the footsteps of those who fought in WWI or WWII by walking 100km at your own pace. Add daily updates to your fundraising page to keep your supporters up-to-date and track your progress in any fitness tracking app. Join the Fundraising Army for The Soldiers’ Charity.Take the challenge
Virtual Running Club
Has your scheduled event been postponed? Or maybe you’re just looking to keep active during the lockdown? Why not join the #VirtualTeamERUK Running Club and take part in a virtual race while supporting research into epilepsy!Take the challenge
Play your part
No matter your age or your ability, you can make a difference. Whether you showcase a talent, become quizmaster extraordinaire, or climb Mount Stairdon, you really can make a difference.
All we ask is that you choose a charity you care about, and raise some vital funds for them. There's no big target to hit, and no cost to you. Just a commitment to play your part and help save our charities.Choose my charity
Not sporty? No problem!
More of a baker than a runner? Prefer knitting to crossfit-ing? We hear you!
There are plenty of at-home challenges which don't involve wearing lycra or sports shoes. If you've got a talent you can teach, a bake you can breakdown or a mind for facts and figures that you can quiz others on – you can fundraise! You can raise money doing anything – just ask people to donate! Check out some of our ideas below.Home challenges
Mind gone blank?
We've challenged our fundraising team to come up with some of the best fundraisers you can host at home...