Virtual Fundraising Ideas
Hold a Virtual Crafternoon
Get together online with your favourite people and spend an afternoon doing some crafting. Set up a fundraising page online and ask your guests to make a donation for Buckinghamshire Mind to take part. For more information, including a step-by-step guide, click here.
Take part in the Virtual Marlow Half Marathon & 7
This year the Marlow Striders have taken the Marlow Half Marathon and 7 Mile online and are running a virtual race. Buckinghamshire Mind is the chosen charity for this event for the third year in a row!
Simply sign up and run your race in your own time between 25th October and 1st November. You can upload your result and a picture or two to be in with a chance of winning a spot prize.
To find out more and register, please click here.
Virtual Challenge Events
Although mass participation events are currently on hold due to Government Covid-19 related restrictions, there are lots of virtual challenge events that you can take part in and raise sponsorship funds for Buckinghamshire Mind. Visit JustGiving for details of events you can take part in, from marathons to mountain climbs.
Push yourself further in September on The ‘Virtual’ Thames Path Challenge. Choose from four distance options and track your progress, and that of fellow participants, on the special trail map with leader boards. The virtual trails range from 50 km, the Classic 100 km of the ‘annual real’ Thames Path Challenge, up to the full Sea to Source 375 km. You may choose to incorporate some sections of the real Thames Path into your challenge if you can make it, or just take on the trails and footpaths closer to home whilst clocking up the KM. Take it on with friends, in teams or go it alone and join your community online via the event Facebook page to share your journey. For more information and to register, please click here.
Creating a birthday fundraiser is a fantastic way to give back to a cause you’re passionate about on your special day. Despite the easing of restriction, most social gatherings and parties are on hold, but you could ask your friends and family to donate to Buckinghamshire Mind instead. Encourage people to forgo birthday gifts and donate to your birthday fundraiser by setting up a Fundraising page or JustGiving page for Buckinghamshire Mind or holding a Facebook Fundraiser in aid of Buckinghamshire Mind.
If you have a musical talent, take it online to a virtual gig through Facebook or Instagram live. Set up a Fundraising page or JustGiving page so that those who join your gig can make a donation. Listening to live music is also a great way for others to feel good.
Virtual pub quiz
Virtual physical activity
Lead an online class through Facebook Live or by livestreaming on your JustGiving fundraising page. It could be yoga, pilates or old school aerobics. Set up a Fundraising page or JustGiving page and ask for a donation to Buckinghamshire Mind for friends to attend. Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to livestream on JustGiving. Don’t forget to let us know so that we can share your Facebook Live or JustGiving livestream link on our social media.
Share your skills with others through online tutorials. You could do cooking, a foreign language or teaching a musical instrument. Ask for a donation in exchange for sharing your skills, which can be donated on your Fundraising page or JustGiving page.
Coronavirus swear jar
Put £1 into the jar whenever you use the word “coronavirus” and donate the collection to Mind.
Green fingers sweepstake
Choose your favourite plant and encourage your friends to sow seeds at the same time as you. Ask them for a donation and over time you can watch your seeds change from seedlings into grown plants. The gardener of the plant that bares its first fruit or flower wins half the sweepstake donation. Donate the other half to Buckinghamshire Mind.
Have a clear out
Now is a good opportunity to declutter. Sell your unwanted items on Ebay, or go to a website like Music Magpie, which will give you cash in return for your old CDs and DVDs. Donate the money you make to Buckinghamshire Mind.
You don’t always need a bucket to collect donations, did you know you can collect online too? Set up a Fundraising page or JustGiving page, personalise it with your reasons for supporting Buckinghamshire Mind and share the link with your friends and family.
Donate to Buckinghamshire Mind
Many of us are currently working from home or have cancelled activities outside of the house. This may mean that you find that we are saving money on travel or other expenses. If you able to, you may want to consider donating those savings to Buckinghamshire Mind.