Virtual fundraising ideas
The Coronavirus crisis has had a huge effect on all of us, including the ways in which we fundraise. This means that your support is more vital than ever before. We want you to have fun and enjoy raising vital funds for us, but we also want you to be safe.
Before you start planning your fundraising, we ask that you make sure you can do it safely and within the current government coronavirus guidance. https://gov.wales/coronavirus
So here are a few points to note, as well as some awesome virtual ideas to keep you motivated. You may be raising sponsorship for an event e.g. the Cardiff Half Marathon, so these ideas will be great for that too.
Information on collection tins and buckets and exchanging of cash
It is paramount to us that all our supporters stay safe so sadly we cannot hold public collections or exchange physical cash for the time being. We will keep you posted on this. Having said that, your virtual collections will not be affected so you can continue to raise vital funds!
Run a class
Are you able to run some sort of class virtually? Perhaps yoga, cookery, knitting or crafting. Whatever your talent, put it to good use and encourage your audience to make a donation.
Clear the clutter
Now’s the time to have a good clear-out and you could even sell your pre-loved items via Ebay and donate the money to Cerebral Palsy Cymru!
Fundraise with the kids
Think of activities you can do together as a family. Whether it’s sponsored chores, baking, cycling, walking or scooting, you’re bound to find the winning fundraising formula and have a whole lot of family fun in the process.
There are all sorts of games you can play online including video games, chess, poker, bingo, quizzes, and much more. Why not raise the stakes and turn it into a fundraiser!
Calling all book worms! Gather virtually with like-minded book lovers and pick a book to read each work or month, get together, chat about it, and make a donation.
Crafting is so popular these days, so whether your passion is crochet, knitting, felting, quilting or origami get together virtually with fellow crafters and raise some money.
This is the ideal time to get active. Set yourself a running, walking, swimming, biking challenge and gather sponsorship for your amazing efforts.
Perhaps you are a talented musician or you have friends that are – why not arrange an online music event and charge an entry!
Fundraise with colleagues
Encourage your colleagues to get involved with fundraising. Hold a dress up team meeting, lunchtime quiz or gather virtually after work for a chat and donate the cost of a pint! With many working from home currently, why not donate the amount you would normally budget for your commute.
Birthday (or celebrations) fundraiser
Creating a birthday or special celebrations (e.g. wedding anniversary) fundraiser is a brilliant way to give back to a cause you're passionate about on a day that is important to you. 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. Do this by setting up a Just Giving page or set up a Facebook Fundraiser.
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 us on 029 20522600 or email email@example.com - we would be delighted to hear from you!
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.