Join our campaign with your own Fire Family Challenge and don’t forget to nominate your friends, colleagues and family members to take on their own!
Your own Olympic Games
With the Tokyo Olympics taking the world by storm in 2021, why not try your own? Come up with your own events that you can do in your home, garden, at your fire station or in a nearby park; drill tower climb sprint, backyard long jump, round the sofa relay, pretend horse trials, pool noodle javelin, paper plate discus, swingball tennis, bread basket-ball, beach ball volleyball… the list is endless.
Plan a long-distance challenge
Ever dreamt of climbing the Three Peaks? Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to cycle from Lands End to John o’ Groats? Well this could be the perfect opportunity. A Fire Family Challenge can be anything you want it to be, so set yourself a goal – either solo, or with friends – and go for it! And remember to spread the word about your fundraising round your friends and family ahead of the event.
Set yourself a regular distance target and get stuck in. Walk, run or cycle and track your progress on the Strava app, which you can now also link to your JustGiving page.
One I made earlier
Get out the craft supplies and film a tutorial of yourself making something fantastic. Share your video online and encourage your friends and family to make a donation, as well as their own versions of your masterpiece. You’d be surprised what you can make from an old toilet roll tube!
Ready, steady, cook
Unleash your creativity in the kitchen and make something with whatever you have in the cupboards, the weirder the better. Share your progress and recipes online for others to marvel at and try for themselves. Ask them to donate the money you saved by not ordering another takeaway.
Make a difference with music
Dust off the instruments you’ve been meaning to learn how to play for years and film yourself covering a popular song each week, along with your donation link. If you’re really talented and brave enough, you could even do it live on Facebook or Twitter and take request from friends or family, in exchange for the promise of a donation to your page.
Brew With a Crew
What better way to recognise the efforts of the fire services community – particularly throughout the pandemic – than with a cup of tea? Form your own crew – whether that’s with family, children, colleagues or friends – and have a brew, making a donation to our Charity in the process. Here’s everything you need to know about hosting your own Brew With a Crew.
Host your own quiz night for family friends and colleagues and ask them to donate to take part. You can host it in-person or on a Zoom or Skype call – or even broadcast it on Facebook Live or Twitter. You might want to also offer a prize, but we all know the real prize is boasting rights.
Start a dance off with friends or family. You could either plan a dance-themed gathering or get your participants to post a video of their best moves and then ask people make a donation, along with a message voting for who they think has the moves like Jagger!
Favourite food fasting
Challenge yourself to cut out one of those unhealthy foods you know you eat a bit too much of. It might be sweets, chocolate, cheese or crisps. Try to do without it for few weeks or a month and ask others to donate in support of your healthy eating challenge.
Kick an unhealthy habit
Cut out a habit you would be healthier without and ask people to donate to your success. It might be smoking, drinking or caffeine that you want to kick, so why not ask friends and family to donate to your fundraising page to encourage you to stop for weeks, months or even more.
Stress effects us all and regularly practising mindfulness can really improve your mental health. You could commit to meditating or following along with our guided relaxation videos regularly and share updates on your progress. Post these online and on your fundraising page and ask people to donate so the Charity can do more to support the mental health of our fire family.
Gaming for good
If you’re an avid gamer you could set-up a tournament with friends, with everyone donating to join and a prize for the winner. If you have the ability to live stream, you can fundraise for us on your stream using JustGiving or Tiltify.
Home Alone 6 (yes there are 5 of them already)
Direct your own short version of a classic movie or come up with your own script. Share it online with your friends and ask everyone you made smile to give a small donation to your fundraising page.