Fundraising – Events and Challengesbrunoreader2020-08-18T15:55:10+01:00
Events and Challenges
Do your own thing
Have an event in mind or challenge that you would like to set yourself? Whatever you are doing, however much you would like to raise we are grateful to have you on the team! You will be making a big difference to support people in Bexley with mental health problems.
This will include fundraising tips, posters, leaflets, sponsorship form, stickers and your own Mind in Bexley vest top.
The outbreak of coronavirus is affecting all our lives in lots of different ways. If your fundraising plans have been postponed or cancelled, we’ve put together a selection of ideas for virtual fundraising that you can do from home instead.
Thank you for your continued support helping us provide life-saving information and advice for everyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Information on collection tins and buckets
We currently do not advise that our supporters hold fundraising events that involve collecting physical cash. As we are currently not working from our offices and due to risk of infection of COVID-19 through cash handling, we will not be able to send out, or receive any collection tins or buckets until further notice.
Virtual pub quiz
Use Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangouts to hold a virtual pub quiz. Set up aJustGiving page and ask your guests to make a donation to take part.
Prudential My RideLondon
Join the free My Prudential RideLondon event on 15th -16th August 2020 and support Mind. Get on your bike or scooter, skateboard, tandem, penny-farthing, trike or even unicycle and help us to make a difference by getting active.
There are four events to get involved in: the freestyle, the 19, the 46 or the 100 distance. Find out everything you need to know and register on the My Ride London website.
Virtual physical activity
Lead an online class through Facebook Live or Instagram Live. It could be yoga, pilates or old school aerobics. Set up a JustGiving page and ask for a donation to Mind for friends to attend.
Even at this difficult time you can still take some time to enjoy the moment and the environment around you.
Green fingers sweepstake
Choose your favourite plant and encourage your friends to sow seeds at the same time as you. Ask them for a donation, and over time you can watch your seeds change from seedlings into grown plants. The gardener of the plant that bares its first fruit or flower wins half the sweepstake donation. Donate the other half to Mind.
Ebay your clutter away
Now is a good opportunity to declutter, and working through your possessions is a chance to remember memories associated with them. Sell your clutter on Ebay, or go to a website like Music Magpie, which will give you cash in return for your old CDs and DVDs. Donate the money you make to Mind.
If you have a musical talent, take it online to a virtual gig through Facebook or Instagram live. Set up a JustGiving page so that those who join your gig can make a donation. Listening to live music is also a great way for others to take notice.
Research into actions that promote happiness has shown that committing an act of kindness once a week, over a six-week period is associated with an increase in wellbeing.
Creating a birthday fundraiser is a fantastic way to give back to a cause you’re passionate about on your special day. Staying at home and self-isolating mean social gatherings and parties are on hold, but you could ask them to donate to Mind instead. Encourage friends and family members to forgo birthday gifts and donate to your birthday fundraiser by setting up a Just Giving page for Mind
Bucket collections aren’t possible right now, but did you know you can collect online too? Set up a JustGiving page for Mind, personalise it with your reasons for supporting Mind and share the link with your friends and family. JustGiving lets you see your total as you collect too, so you don’t have to wait until you count up the money at the end!