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Feel inspired with 10 isolation-friendly fundraising ideas

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Welcome to our blog post on how to fundraise in isolation! We completely understand that fundraising may not be your priority at the moment. But now, more than ever, Challengers needs your help.

While we know some will struggle immensely at this time, we are asking our amazing supporters to please do what they can, whether that’s raising £1 by filling a jar with loose change, or raising £100 (or more!) by launching a virtual quiz night. Every penny counts.

Not only will you help us to raise vital funds for our amazing services, but we also hope that you’ll find fundraising fun, interesting, and something positive to focus on!

We would be delighted to support you every step of the way, so if you would like to take part in one of the activities below, or if you have ideas of your own, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Fundraising team by emailing fundraising@disability-challengers.org

Remember to keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and to sign up to our newsletters too, as more ideas will be coming your way in the next few weeks!

Here are our top ten ideas for fundraising in isolation:

1) Take this time to have a spring clean! You could sell your items via Ziffit and in just a few clicks you can turn these unwanted goods into donations through the Virgin Money Giving scheme. Alternatively you can use Ebay, Gumtree or any other buying and selling platform. If you can’t send items in the post, remember to keep the recommended 2m distance from anyone who might be collecting items from you.

2) By becoming a regular giver you can secure Challengers’ future and help us become a sustainable service for local disabled young people.

3) Ordering supplies online at the moment? Linking your Amazon account to Challengers or by shopping via Give As You Live is a free and easy way to raise money while doing your usual shop!

4) Do you normally treat yourself to a daily coffee from Starbucks? Or a sandwich from Pret? Why not donate a portion of your weekly lunch money or travel expenses to Challengers instead?

5) Missing your weekly pub quiz night? How about setting up your very own virtual quiz or games night with friends and family using Facebook Live. Charge a set fee to enter, with half the prize money going to Challengers and half to the champion!

6) One activity we can still do is taking part in daily exercise. Could you get friends and family to sponsor you to do a daily cycle or running challenge? You could even give yourself a weekly, or monthly distance goal and set a fundraising target to match!

7) Are you a gamer with time on your hands? Check out our Gaming for Good campaign online and get involved with fun challenges to raise vital funds.

8) Having a birthday in isolation isn’t ideal, but why not turn this into something positive! We would love it if you considered setting up a birthday fundraiser on Facebook in aid of Challengers.

9) Are you a business with an amazing prize to offer? Or do you have some unwanted presents left over from Christmas? Starting an online raffle is easy – simply set up a fundraising page and share with your networks. We can help you to set this up if you haven’t done it before.

10) And lastly…here’s an easy one for everyone. Please share our pages and posts on social media with your friends and family. By doing this you are helping us reach a much wider audience and new future supporters!

Thank you in advance for your amazing efforts. Your support makes a huge difference to the lives of disabled children and young people at Challengers.

Thursday 26th March 2020