VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING

VIRTUAL

FUNDRAISING

As we spend more time at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve put together lots of virtual fundraising ideas to raise vital funds for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund.

VIRTUAL EVENTS CALENDAR

VIRTUAL EVENTS CALENDAR

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.

Jan

All year round!

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!

Feb 

Friday 5th February

WEAR RED DAY 

Our flagship fundraiser is back for 2021. Are you RED-dy to register, raise funds and turn our region red? Sign up and receive a free fundraising pack.

Mar

All month

A MOUNTAIN IN MARCH

Improve your steps, climb a mountain and reach dizzying heights for CHSF – virtually of course! Alone or part of a team, step up to the challenge for your heart unit!

Apr

Monday 19th April

NATIONAL TEA DAY

There’s nowt like a proper brew! Bring bakers and cakelovers together for a virtual fundraising celebration of the humble cuppa!

May

All month

A MARATHON IN MAY

Make May the month for a fundraising marathon. You can conquer it in one session or a series of smaller steps!

Jun

Saturday 12th June

THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE

Conquer the formidable summits of Pen-yghent, Ingleborough and Whernside! Trek with CHSF and a walking guide. All COVID-safe, walk
in groups of five, 15 mins apart! Limited places

Jul

Sunday 11th July

VIRTUAL 10K

Walk, run, cycle, scooter or even lead the dog for a 10K fundraiser in your own neighbourhood – the route is up to you! Different finish lines, same goal.

Jul

Sunday 18th July

SKYDIVE

Experience the ultimate daredevil thrill. Hit the ground running and help save lives!

Aug

Sunday 1st August

YORKSHIRE DAY

Think whippets are dog-tired and flat caps are old hat? Shout about your love for God’s own county and celebrate the home of CHSF and all things YORKSHIRE! Ee-by-gum!

Aug

Sunday 22nd August

SUPERHERO WALK

Superheroes assemble! Grab your capes and join our 1km Virtual Superhero Walk. Suitable for all the family, to raise money to support hearts for life.

Sep

Thursday 9th September

TEDDY DAY

KATIE BEAR’S PICNIC! Surprise your toddlers and their teddy bears with a tremendous teddy tea party. “If you go down to the woods today…”

Oct

Sunday 31st October

SPOOKY 10K

Have no fear! Treat yourself to this virtual Hallowe’en run or you’ll be missing a trick! It’ll be spooktacular… ooooo!

Nov

All month

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!

Dec

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!

Dec

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!

Dec

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!

YEAR-ROUND CHALLENGES

YEAR-ROUND CHALLENGES

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!!”

STEPS CHALLENGES

CLIMB MONT BLANC

30,420 steps

CLIMB KILIMANJARO

38,680 steps

CLIMB MOUNT EVEREST

58,070 steps

30 DAY FITNESS CHALLENGES

PUSH-UP CHALLENGE

PLANK CHALLENGE

SQUAT CHALLENGE

STAIRS CHALLENGES

BLACKPOOL TOWER

1036 stairs

CANARY WHARF

1600 stairs

CN TOWER, TORONTO

3500 stairs

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

Run on a treadmill or cross trainer – a marathon 26.2 miles

CYCLE

Cycle on a static bike –  London to Paris is 315 miles

ROW

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?

Quarantine Marathon

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!

TOP TIPS

— 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! —

SAFETY FIRST

— 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 —

All this sound just a bit too energetic? Check out chsf.org.uk/fundraising-at-home for different ways to fundraise at home without breaking a sweat!

Our fundraising team are on hand to help with anything you need for your fundraising!
Please contact us at info@chsf.org.uk or call 0113 831 4810