Have you got your own lockdown fundraising idea? 

We know we haven’t thought of everything.  You’ve probably got your own fantastic idea about how you can fundraise while self-isolating.  We would love to hear about any challenge that you take on, and see pictures too!  

Some of the ideas we’ve had from people so far:

Virtual cinema trip: get family and friends to all watch the same movie (in their own homes of course!) then have an on-line chat and drink afterwards to chat about it.  Donate the cost of a cinema ticket to St Wilfrid’s

Online Masterclass: if you have a talent or skill that you could share on-line then organise a masterclass in anything from fitness to origami; baking the perfect cake to playing the violin.  Get people to donate in return.

Coin hunt: there are always a few random coins floating around the back of the sofa, lying in a drawer.  Ask friends and family to join in and spend an hour scouring the house for loose change.  Donate whatever you find to the hospice.

Online auction: what better time for a clear out than now!  Find items that you would have donated to one of our charity shops (currently closed) and put them up for auction on a site like eBay and see what you can raise for St Wilfrid’s.

Alex Borsoi ran a half marathon or cycled a full marathon every day for 21 days. Read his story here
Lauren Chambers took part in the 2.6 challenge by not eating sweet treats (chocolate, sweets or cake) or drinking alcohol for 26 days. Read her story here
Lee Howard went under his fiancé’s clippers after reaching his £600 fundraising target. Read his story here.

Fundraising while doing your challenge

We think the best way to tell people about it and to raise money for St Wilfrid’s is to set up a Justgiving page.  You will be able to reach all your family and friends online, tell them what you’re up to and ask them to sponsor you.  Simply go to justgiving.com

Let us know what you’re doing by completing the ‘Registering your challenge’ form here and let’s keep up to date with your progress on social media. 

Every pound you can raise will make a big difference to St Wilfrid’s.  The current coronavirus situation has meant that all of our planned fundraising events and community activity has been put on hold and the impact on our income has been significant.  

  • £15 would pay for a nurse to talk to a patient in need on our 24hr Nurse Line
  • £20 would pay for a patient’s meals for a day
  • £50 would pay for our hospice car for a day to take our community nurses out to our patients in their homes (yes, our nurses are still going out on visits!)

Click here to Register your challenge