No matter how you decide to raise money for the elderly, please encourage your friends, family and colleagues to do the same! And remember to let us know how you get on via our Facebook and Twitter pages. We can’t wait to see your progress!
Indoor exercise fundraising challenges
There are lots of indoor exercise activities you can do without annoying too many people in your household! Just try to make it fun and interesting – for example: set eye-catching targets, live stream the challenge and share it around on social media. The more impressive the challenge, the more donations you’ll get!
If you can’t get outside, you could always virtually “run to Paris” on your treadmill, or “bike to Cardiff” or your exercise bike, just to make it more interesting. Even every-day activities like climbing the stairs, lifting weights, or even doing press-ups or sit-ups are great ways to stay in shape while also raising funds.
There are also ways in which you can raise funds virtually by live streaming. Just be sure to make your friends and family aware of the fundraising cause and its importance.
- Virtual quizzes have taken off recently – we’re sure you may even have been invited to one or two! Quizzes are a great opportunity for fundraising as well as lots of fun, just make sure you set an entry fee (with some or all the funds going to a charitable cause).
- If you fancy yourself a bit of a DJ, you could raise money by doing a special music mix for 12 hours, if you’re a gamer, game for 12 hours!
- For the bakers among you, take the chance to bake cakes all day for a good cause!
- Even you singers and musicians can get in on the act if you’re willing to put yourself out there.Why not get creative with home videos? You could provide some much-needed entertainment for family, friends and even random people across the internet!
Other fundraising ideas
- If any of the ideas above aren’t really your cup of tea or if they’re not logistically possible, you could consider doing something simple yet effective – like growing a beard or shaving your head. Just be sure that your family and friends are willing to support you and make sure you share the updates on social media.
- On Facebook, you can now request donations for your birthday, rather than getting a card or present. Why not extend this idea into real life? This is a commendable and easy way to raise money for care homes.
- Another one of the most effective and appreciated thing you could do is supply essential services to the NHS, as the service is still in need of more volunteers. This is a fantastic cause and we’re sure you could raise donations to Friends of the Elderly by telling your friends and family about it.
If you have any questions or concerns our fundraising team can be reached on
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