Virtual fundraising ideas

Help grant wishes from home

We’re all staying home right now but that doesn’t mean we can't stay connected with friends, colleagues and family, and help raise money for wishes at the same time.

We’ve put together some fundraising ideas that can be done from the comfort of your own living room, bedroom, garden, or literally anywhere in your home!

Hold a virtual quiz

A quiz night is always fun, even when done virtually. As a way to lift spirits, you could host a quiz that you and your colleagues or friends can play after work. Set a small fee to play and the winner splits the money with themselves and Make-A-Wish!

Hold your own virtual pub quiz

Donate your travel

One positive thing about lockdown is that the morning commute takes no time at all!

You could donate your usual travel fare to us at Make-A-Wish.

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Gaming is a good way to pass the time while stuck indoors. You can even raise money whilst playing, why not try streaming for Make-A-Wish and be a GameStar!

Or, you could do a gaming sweepstake with your colleagues and friends. Split into teams and people can bet who they think will be the winner. Half the money won could be donated to Make-A-Wish.

Become a GameStar

Wear what you wish

Hold a virtual fancy dress party and invite people to dress up as something they would 'wish' to be. Think mermaid, pirate, or maybe your favourite princess or superhero!

Enjoy online party games and perhaps have a prize for the best dressed person. Charge a small entry fee for everyone invited and charge those that don't dress up double!

Wear what you wish

Personal isolation challenge

Grow a beard, shave your head, take on a fitness challenge, or give up something you love like chocolate and sweets.

Take on a challenge as part of a team, or on your own and set up a sponsorship page.

Set up a fundraising page

Virtual Bake-off

Perhaps you can give Mary Berry a run for her money? With more of your friends and family, why not host a bake-a-long on Zoom or Skype. Asking your friends to contribute to your fundraising page, you could even have a decorating competition.

For those of you a bit more competitive, why not pay a donation to take part in a bake off. Choose a theme, and a date, and ask colleagues or friends not taking part to judge the best looking bakes.

Bake-A-Wish

Set up a birthday fundraiser

If you have a birthday coming up soon, why not set up a Facebook birthday fundraiser and ask your friends and family to make a donation to Make-A-Wish instead of buying you a card or present this year?

Set up a birthday fundraiser

What next?

We've put some resources below to get you started.

There are lots of different apps and platforms that you can use to hold your virtual events. Pick one that works for you and go for it.

If you'd like to talk through how you can make these fundraisers work for you, or you have a different idea that you'd like us to hear we'd love to talk to you. Call 01276 405060 or email fundraising@makeawish.org.uk and a member of the team will come back to you.

Fundraising Guide

Download our handy guide, featuring lots of useful tips to help you set up and run a successful fundraiser.

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Your fundraising page

Creating an online fundraising page is a great way to reach people who want to support your efforts.

Create a page

Fundraising materials

Head to our resource hub where you can download free materials such as posters and sponsorship forms.

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Pay in your money

If you’ve completed an event or fundraising activity, find out how to send in the money you raised for us.

How to pay