Fundraising Event Cancelled? How to Support A Charity from Home
With recent events updating day by day, the cancellation of events has hit fundraisers hard and will continue to do so for weeks ahead. But luckily there are still things that you can do to support your chosen charity from inside your home.
Pay in Your Fundraising Online
If your challenge event is imminently cancelled, you can look to pay the monies raised so far online. Charities are being hit hard with the temporary closure of shops and cancellation of community fundraising so any funds that have been raised are urgently needed. Many events are hoping to run later in the year, so you can achieve all the goals you had set, whether this is marathons, triathlons or even channel swims!
Complete Your Challenge Indoors
Whilst you have the time indoors, keep your fitness and wellbeing in peak condition by completing your challenge anyway. Okay, so probably not possible for a fundraising swim, but if you’re signed up to do a run or cycle, think outside the box and see if there are ways you can still complete your challenge indoors. Whether it’s in the garden, in front of the TV or on your daily exercise route, you can soon rack up the miles to meet your challenge, or prepare for when new dates are released to complete it for real.
Have a Clear Out and Put Aside Donations
Many people are utilising their time by having their annual Spring clear out and, for charities, this is more than welcomed. Whether it’s sorting through clothes, kitchenware or the garage, usable but unwanted items can help to restock charity shops when they reopen and help to get customers back through the door.
So, whether you’re signed up to a cancelled event, or just looking for a new challenge that helps support a charity close to your heart, these are our ideas for how you can make a difference when you can’t get out and about.