A wide range of fun and exciting activities to help us raise funds to support hearts for life.
One of the easiest ways to start off your fundraising for CHSF is by opening a JustGiving page.
JustGiving is a safe and simple way for you to shout about what you are doing for charity and why it is important to you – plus it makes it really easy for charities to collect your hard-earned cash. If you would like to know a little bit more about opening a JustGiving page, click here.
Wednesday 29th September
WORLD HEART DAY
What could you do for CHSF on World Heart Day? Get your heart pumping? Beat some eggs and bake a cake? Share your heart story?
Sunday 3rd October
VIRTUAL LONDON MARATHON
Join a record 50,000 participants and run for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund in the most famous marathon in the world.
Sunday 31st October
Have no fear! Treat yourself to this virtual Hallowe’en run or you’ll be missing a trick! It’ll be spooktacular… ooooo!
SAY NO IN NOVEMBER
Give up something negative for the month of November, and make a positive step for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. It’s win win!
Friday 10th December
CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
Don your festive knit and donate to our charity! We’re celebrating on the 10th but join in on whatever date you choose!
1st – 25th December
STEP INTO CHRISTMAS
Walk the length of a marathon from 1st December to Christmas Day – that’s 26.2 miles! How you achieve the distance is up to you!
Sunday 19th December
JINGLE ALL THE WAY 5K
Start the holidays off with a bang and earn that Christmas dinner by jingling all the way to 5K with CHSF – dressed in your festive finery!
HOW TO SET UP YOUR OWN FUNDRAISING PAGE USING JUSTGIVING
JustGiving have created a really useful video on how to set up and personalise your fundraising page.
- Follow the link to www.justgiving.com/chsf
- Click ‘Fundraise for us’ at the top of the page
- Log in to your JustGiving account or create one
- Choose what type of event you are taking part in e.g. Personal Challenge
- Add photos and tell a little bit about your story
- Get sharing with friends and family!
1 in 100 Challenge
Did you know? 1% of all babies are born with heart disease and so we challenge you to raise £100 before the year is out. We have hundreds of ideas to get your fundraising started!
Challenges with no equipment…
Just got the stairs? Your garden? The perimeter of your living room rug to keep you fit? We’ve got you covered! Some are great challenges to keep the kids active and will make a fantastic ‘show and tell’. “I climbed Mount Everest…kind of!!”
CLIMB MONT BLANC
CLIMB MOUNT EVEREST
30 DAY FITNESS CHALLENGES
CN TOWER, TORONTO
Challenges with fitness equipment…
If you are lucky enough to have your own keep-fit equipment at home, set yourself a goal and attempt one of these challenges using gym equipment during lockdown!
Run on a treadmill or cross trainer – a marathon 26.2 miles
Cycle on a static bike – London to Paris is 315 miles
Row on a rowing machine – Lake Windermere is 21 miles long
…or set your own challenge! Whatever you choose ask people to donate to your fundraising page. You could even ask for each mile to be sponsored?
Run (or walk!) the 26.2 mile distance of a marathon. If it feels a little far to go it alone, why not do it as part of a team? Either on a home treadmill, in the garden or when you can get further afield. A great excuse to get outdoors or use your lunch break at home more wisely!
— Keep track of your steps using a Fitbit, Garmin or just on your phone! —
— Remember to share your sweaty selfies, telling everyone of your progress! —
— Know your limits and don’t overdo it. Keep yourself hydrated and don’t forget to reward yourself for your efforts! —
— Stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible —
— Keep at least one metre apart from anyone outside your household at all times, ideally two! —
— If you have a garden, make use of the space for exercise and fresh air —
— Take hygiene precautions and wash hands regularly —