With the festive season fast approaching, and the ever–changing landscape of the effects of Covid-19, we wanted to provide you with some fun and creative virtual and traditional fundraising ideas.
Santa Dash 2020
Dust off your red suit and dash your own distance (we recommend 5km). Around your station, in your community, local park or back garden. You’ll certainly give your neighbours a laugh! Sign up here
The Big E1 Christmas Night In
Join Emergency One live on Facebook from 7pm to 9pm on Friday 11 December. Hosted by E1’s DJ Elliot Boyce, get ready to bring some Christmas cheer to the party in support of The Fire Fighters Charity. For more details click here
Drive Through Santa Visits
Bring some Christmas joy to the little ones this festive season and invite families to a Drive Through Santa Visit. With the same principle as our National Car Wash, but without having to wash a car! Decorate the appliance bay, get the Christmas music on and have the Crew dress up as elves, reindeers and, of course, Santa. Families can drive through the appliance bay and visit Santa from the safety of their car. For further information and support contact your Community, Corporate and Events Fundraiser.
On the 1st of December when Elfie is back, watch out for him causing havoc on Station. The more you raise the naughtier he becomes. Post updates on social media of Elfie’s antics and share your JustGiving page to raise funds. What will your Elfie get up to?
Grotto Break Out
Create your very own grotto and challenge the CFO, CEO or Senior Member of Staff to break out by raising money. Give them a phone and set up a JustGiving page and they need to call on support to get them out. To make it doubly challenging, set up an alternative page that people can donate to keep him in! Give them a phone, set up a JustGiving page and challenge them to hit a target amount to secure their release.
Virtual Carol Service
Call on your local choir to support with a Virtual Carol Service that can be recorded in advance or streamed live in December with a JustGiving Page asking people to pay what they can. This year we can bring the festivities into the home and enjoy it in our own bubbles.
Big Night In
Not going to get your work Christmas Night Out – take it ONLINE! Get a DJ armed with copious amounts of cheesy music and stream live in December asking everyone to join in. We may not be able to come together but with the power of digital you can take the party to your colleagues at home and on station or work.
Letters / Video from Santa
Keep the Magic of Christmas alive for the kids by asking families to submit their request for a letter or video from Santa for a small donation, then spend a day collating letters or recording personal videos to be sent in return.
Virtual Festive Quiz
Host a quiz over a video call, invite your friends and family and ask them for a small donation to take part. You can either find template questions online, write your own, or ask your contestants to submit a question each to mix it up a little!
Do all your friends and family think you should apply for Bake Off? How about literally dusting off your rolling pin and hosting a virtual festive baking class?
Christmas socialising may be limited this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the festive season with our loved ones. Bring everyone together for a catch-up and laugh over some drinks. Give out cocktail or mocktail recipes in advance so they can make them on the night and discuss their concoctions with each other.
Shop for presents online and raise money for the charity via Amazon Smile, where a 0.5% of the sale is donated to us. Visit smile.amazon.co.uk and select The Fire Fighters Charity.
You can also donate to us while visiting other shopping websites by signing up at www.easyfundraising.org.uk. The site then takes you onto your shopping page of choice and will offer you a cash reward to turn into a donation after you’ve completed your sale. ‘Easyfundraising’ then collects this and sends it onto us at no extra cost.
Ask people to donate unwanted Christmas presents for a future raffle. Or hold a festive eBay sale of unwanted gifts donating the proceeds. You can do this by going to eBay for Charity and searching for The Fire Fighters Charity: charity.ebay.com