The warm and cosy way to fundraise
As the colder weather starts to set in and the British summer slowly slips away, a marathon or cycle ride doesn’t seem quite so appealing. So we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to fundraise in the comfort of the indoors. Grab a mug of tea and get settled on the sofa, it’s time to start planning some fun-filled charity events for the winter ahead.
Host a tea party
When: Any date you like
If you’re not a morning person, then why not host an afternoon tea party? It’s a lovely event for the elderly, so if you have any loved ones in a retirement home – that would be the perfect place to hold it. The Salvation Army are holding the ‘Big Tea Party 2016’ and will send you a pack with recipe ideas and invitations to help you organise your own. Apply here
Grow your moustache
When: The whole of November
Growing a tash isn’t always as easy as it looks. Especially if you’re more of a clean shaven kind of guy. But for the month of November, ‘Movember’ ask people to grow their moustache in aid of men’s mental health. So if you think you can lock up your shaver for four weeks, then why not give it a go?
Have a ‘Big Night In’
When: November 21st
Children in Need is the perfect excuse to invite your pals round and snuggle up on the sofa – so why not raise some money at the same time? You can buy everything you need, from Pudsey bear onesies to ‘Big Night In’ party bundles, at Asda – and all the money goes to charity. Then all that’s left to do is get cosy in front of the TV, and donate.
Hold an event
When: 21st – 25th November
If you fancy yourself as a bit of an event organiser, why not host one for #Iwillweek – which aims to promote social action for young people aged 10-20. Invite some inspirational speakers (charity workers and fundraisers or volunteers) and a whole host of young people to hear why they should get involved. You can download everything you need to get started here