Take up the virtual challenge!
Unfortunately, the Coronavirus outbreak has meant we have had to postpone all our fundraising events for the foreseeable future. However, there are still so many ways that you can help support Cerebral Palsy Cyrmu by taking up a virtual fundraising challenge.
Virtual fundraising is an excellent way to help us continue to raise vital funds throughout the coronavirus crisis, whilst spending time with your family and friends and observing social distancing rules.
To get you started, we have put together our top 5 favourite virtual fundraising ideas that you can organise at home:
Host a tea party in your living room or back garden
Set up a picnic blanket in the living room or in your garden if the sun is shining and hold your very own Cerebral Palsy Cymru themed tea party. Bake some delicious cakes and decorate them with hearts, assemble your favourite sandwiches and enjoy a relaxing afternoon whilst making a difference. We have colouring sheets to download or why not create your very own Cerebral Palsy Cymru heart out of crafts to share your love and support with us? You could even organise a treasure hunt in the garden to make it even more exciting! Once you have had your fun filled afternoon, why not consider donating the amount that you would have spent on an Afternoon Tea to Cerebral Palsy Cymru?
Challenge number 7
Our logo is a tangram heart made up of 7 different shapes - pull the pieces apart and you can come up with numerous unique shapes, numbers or letters! Our ‘Challenge number 7’ is a fun way for you to come up with your own fundraising challenge where the only rule is that it MUST involve the number 7. You could climb your stairs 7 times, walk round your garden for 7 minutes, go on a 7km run (or a 70km bike ride if you want a real challenge!) do a 7 hour sponsored silence or even bake 7 different types of cake. Ask your family and friends to sponsor you, or simply donate £7 yourself once you have completed your challenge.
Virtual quiz night
Use Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp or Houseparty to get your friends together for a quiz night. Nominate a quiz master for the evening, choose your quiz categories and have a laugh together as you make your way through each round. Consider charging each member an entry fee.
Live stream baking masterclass
Your kitchen will become your very own Bake-Off tent as you use Facebook live (or any other live streaming platform) to whip up a batch of delicious cupcakes, or any other suitable baked goods, in front of your friends and family LIVE on the internet. Use the ‘donate’ button when you go live so that viewers can donate in real time, or share your fundraising page with them before you start your culinary masterclass.
Birthday (or celebrations) fundraiser
Creating a birthday fundraiser is a brilliant way to give back to a cause you're passionate about on your special day. Staying at home and self-isolating means social gatherings and parties are on hold, but you could still ask your loved ones to make a donation to Cerebral Palsy Cymru to mark your special day.
Once you have decided on your virtual fundraising challenge, remember to set up a Fundraising page and ask your family and friends to make a donation to participate or sponsor you if you are completing a challenge.
If you would like to share your virtual fundraising ideas with us, or would like a member of our team to help you get started with your fundraising challenge, please get in touch with Emily Anthony on 07939 516112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org - she would be delighted to hear from you!
For more ideas and inspiration, please visit our fundraising ideas page.
How we have helped in Wales
Family support appointments took place in 2018-19
Children from across Wales have been treated during 2018-19
The number of sessions of specialist therapy we delivered in 2018-19
When we completed our first baby block of 6 weeks of therapy at Cerebral Palsy Cymru’s therapy centre it was a life-changer. We are truly grateful to have found such help and guidance amongst the darkness, we can now look forward to the future, thanks to Cerebral Palsy Cymru.
- Family Story
I started to Bake for Bobath in 2014 as a fun way of saying thank you to Bobath for the amazing therapy they have given my granddaughter.
Held at home, a small gathering of friends with plenty of cake and coffee plus donations, £97.00, not bad I thought. Still held at home it is an annual event on m…
- Volunteer Fundraiser
The early intervention programme, has been such a comfort to us as we were doing something positive from pretty much day one for Sienna. The support and comfort that Cerebral Palsy Cymru provides means that the therapy doesn’t just stop with the child who receives it, the whole family benefits.
- Family Story
Bobath to me means I can give something back to my community. I was a customer at Crwys road and liked the atmosphere that the manager created. The volunteers are happy and the manager is kind-hearted and good with everyone so when I got the opportunity to volunteer my first choice was Bobath.
Each visit to Cerebral Palsy Cymru’s therapy centre in Cardiff meant a 130-mile round trip to get to the centre but it was well worth it. The sessions were a great tool and taught us how to help Ffion and how to continue with her physiotherapy at home.
- Family Story
Therapy and support for children and their families
Cerebral Palsy Cymru is a registered charity in England and Wales 1010183. A company limited by guarantee. Registered company in England and Wales 02691690. Registered address: Cerebral Palsy Cymru, 19 Park Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 7BP.