Virtual fundraising at home is the new big thing! Take a look at some ideas below for how you can make the most of your time indoors to raise money and support MQ.
Declutter your home and raise money in the process
Many people are using their free time to tidy through long forgotten cupboards and clear out unwanted items. Virgin Money Giving have launched a partnership with Ziffit – a free web service that values books, games, DVDs and CDs. Meaning that you can raise money without even leaving your home. This is completely free of charge so the full value of your unwanted goods will come to MQ. Take a look at how to donate your stuff in four easy steps!
Host a Gaming Tournament or Games Night
If you love spending hours gaming, then why not turn it into a fundraising opportunity. Twitch is the world’s leading live streaming platform for gamers, and to date users of Twitch have raised over $75 million for good causes. JustGiving can now connect with a new or existing Twitch account – check out live.justgiving.com. Choose your favourite game (don’t forget about board games!), get streaming and ask for donation in exchange for gameplay and tips.
Hold a Virtual Pub MQuiz
Miss heading out to the pub with friends and competing in the pub quiz? No need – bring the pub quiz to you! Catch up with friends over a drink at home and donate your quiz entry fee to MQ. Have a selection of rounds and nominate someone to be quizmaster. The last round could be on mental health research facts, showing the vital work that entry fees will go towards. You could also use this format to hold a coffee morning. Everyone brings along some coffee/tea and cake and get quizzing!
Gather your friends and put on a talent show
Comedy and music events are being cancelled, but now more than ever we need to laugh and sing along to music! Gather all of your friends who are singers, comedians and musicians together (or anyone that just fancies a go!), livestream the performances on Youtube/Facebook Live/Twitch and get people to donate their ticket price to MQ.
Make use of all those GCSE French lessons!
School children and university students are now having to take part in virtual learning. You now have the opportunity to utilise your skills whilst raising money for MQ. Whether you are an expert in French, cookery, history or geography – your skills are wanted! Set up a livestream and give your music lesson, language tuition or art training all in aid of a good cause. You could also do the same with resource kits – put a pack of learning materials together and offer it in exchange for a donation to MQ.