We may all be locked down, but this spring and summer we are asking you to embrace self-isolation and social distancing, by taking on the Fire Family Challenge.
The Fire Family Challenge
By yourself or with those closest to you – your family, friends, watch mates, home working colleagues or socially distanced loved ones – we want you to test your physical, mental or creative strength and raise vital funds to support the UK’s fire services family over the coming months.
Why we need you to get involved
This year, the coronavirus pandemic has brought our traditional fundraising to a halt, with the cancellation or postponement of countless events and challenges. In all, we estimate that we may raise only around 50% of our usual fundraising income over the duration of the pandemic. This means that we may have to curtail our ambitions and plans for the future, unless we can find an alternate way to raise that income.
Furthermore, we do not meet the criteria outlined by Government in regards to grant support to help us through this period. So, in short, we need your support more than ever. Every year our amazing supporters, donors and fundraisers come together to raise the £10m we need to operate our services in support of the entire UK fire services community.
So, just as we are having to devise new ways to deliver our services and support those in need over this period, we are confident that our inspirational fundraisers can rise to the Fire Family Challenge and turn the disappointment and frustration of cancelled fundraising events into innovation and income.
How to take part
The beauty of the Fire Family Challenge is that it is constrained only by the limits of your imagination. All we ask is that you take on a challenge in support of the UK’s fire services family. What you do and how you raise the money is entirely up to you.
Whether you’re family by blood, by friendship or through your work, you can take on a personal challenge or come together as a team to take on something special and make a difference to others.
We’ll provide you with all the support you need to set up a JustGiving page or a Facebook Fundraiser and give you a host of ideas and inspiration to kick off your fundraising thoughts. We’ll also have a range of digital awards for you along the way.
Garden Olympics; thousand piece jigsaws; dance-offs; sing-offs; stair climbs; press-ups; non-stop knitting or sponsored silences. The Fire Fighter Challenge has something for everyone.
Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures and videos, as well as using the hashtag #firefamilychallenge.
Whether by yourself, or together, remember….we are one fire family!
However you choose to take on the Fire Family Challenge, please ensure that you stay safe, that you follow current Government guidelines in regards to social distancing and that your challenge in no way compromises the safety of others. For further details, please see the Government website.