We know that times are challenging right now, and everyone is adjusting to a new normal. We also know that lots of you would like to support us, ensuring we can be there so families can be together, we are so grateful to each and every one of you. We’ve come up with some fun ideas for you to take part in and raise funds while at home, we hope you find something that suits you!
Our families travel miles from their homes to ours. We challenge you to walk the distance between two of our houses over the next four weeks. Decide which two you want to walk, set up an online fundraising page and share with your friends, family and colleagues. Here are some distances for you to choose from:
- London House circuit – Guilford Street House, to Stevenson House, to Rainbow house: 6.7miles
- London to Cambridge circuit – Guilford Street House to Acorn House: 55.4 miles
- Cambridge to Sheffield – Chestnut House to Magnolia House: 136 miles
- Sheffield to Leeds – Treetop House to Eckersley House: 37.2 miles
- Leeds to Newcastle – Eckersley House to Crawford House: 98.5 miles
- Newcastle circuit – Crawford House to Scott House to Crawford House: 6 miles
Take centre stage and arrange a video call with your friends, family or colleagues inviting them to take part in your very own quiz. Ask quiz teams for a suggested donation of £2 to take part, come up with four categories of ten questions, which will last around an hour, and see who will top the leader board. Schedule your weekly quiz and rotate your quiz master.
Take on our #HouseofCardsChallenge! You’ve got 30 minutes to build the biggest structure you can out of standard playing cards. You can use as many cards as you want to create the highest, free standing house. Nominate three friends to compete against and share a photo of your house of cards with us on social media. We will post the best ones and announce the leader so that you know the target to beat! Bonus point if you name your house of cards after one of our ten ‘Homes from Home’. Had fun? Please donate here.
We know that many of you will be celebrating birthdays during lockdown, but that doesn’t mean you should miss out. Set up a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser, select ‘The Sick Children’s Trust’ and ask your friends to donate in lieu of gifts or drinks to your page. Set aside some time and organise a virtual pub celebration, dinner or movie night so you don’t miss out while also raising funds for us.
Whether you remember this show or not, this is a great way to get the children involved in a quiz. Hand over the reigns to the little ones and get them to make up a mini quiz. Let them host virtually among your friends and family and see who gets top marks. Ask your quiz teams to make a donation here.
If you’re buying weights for exercise, books for reading or paints for the kids through Amazon, shop through Amazon Smile and select The Sick Children’s Trust as your chosen charity. A percentage of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases will be sent our way. You can also raise funds while shopping through Give As You Live. More information on these can be found here.
Set yourself a 30 day health and fitness challenge. Try yoga for ten minutes a day, couch to 5km, mindfulness or an online fitness class that both you and the kids can do together. Set up an online fundraising page and ask your friends, family or colleagues to donate to motivate you to complete the challenge!
You may have been training for a 5km, 10km or even a marathon. Why not really challenge yourself and still take it on by doing laps in your living room, hallway or garden. Set up an online fundraising page and track your progress using an app.
Did you know that the average London worker spends up to £6 on their lunch? That’s £30 a week which is the cost of supporting a family for one night in one of our ‘Homes from Home’. If you’re saving lunch money, this could make a huge difference to a family with a sick child in hospital. To donate click here.
There is no better time to give baking a go so why not arrange a bake-off challenge with friends, family or colleagues? Pick a day where you can all bake something and meet virtually to share your baked goods and have a cup of tea together. Suggest a donation to us for a virtual piece of a baked good.