1. Make a birthday wish
If you or a loved one has a birthday or special occasion coming up, your plans might have been put on hold. This year, you can make a real difference with your birthday wishes. Help improve diagnosis, treatment and support for children with cancer, and their families, in the low and middle income world by setting up a Facebook fundraiser.
2. Take part in a virtual race
Signed up for a race that has been postponed or cancelled? You can still complete a challenge by taking part in a virtual race. Virtual race providers such as Find a Race and Running Woman have lots of virtual options to keep motivated and active.
Why not try the Local Landmarks Challenge? The London Landmarks Half Marathon have created a virtual event so that runners can still take part. Run a solo half marathon around your local landmarks – it could be your local church, castle, park, statue or even post box! Anyone can take part, it costs £12 to enter and you’ll get a medal for completing your challenge.
3. Online quiz
Disappointed you’re missing your weekly pub quiz? Why not organise your own and move it online! Come up with a series of fun quiz themes and questions and gather family and friends to log into a group video session on Zoom - complete with your own food and drinks at home. Everyone can pay a small fee to your fundraising page to join in the fun. It’s a perfect way to spend time together, even if you’re apart.
4. Create your own indoor challenge
If you have a treadmill or other gym equipment at home (don’t worry if not, your stairs or garden will do!) you can create your own challenge. Pick a distance (it could be 10km, the distance between two places, the height of Big Ben) and stream your challenge live on social media. That way people can check in on you to watch your progress and cheer you on. Share the link to your fundraising page so people can easily donate while they watch. To raise even more you could give your supporters a ‘wish list’. For example ‘Donate £30 and I’ll complete an hour on the treadmill listening to Baby Shark on repeat’ or your friends could donate to see you wear a silly outfit – get creative!
5. You’ve got the X Factor
Do you have a secret talent to share with your family and friends? Juggling, guitar playing, opera singing? Do your little ones love to perform? Organise a video call and put on a show for your friends and family. Ask them to make a small donation to tune in and watch the show. You could host a talent competition, re-enact scenes for people to guess the film or TV show, or even hold your own virtual Eurovision party.
6. Amazon Smile
Support World Child Cancer while shopping on Amazon. When you shop, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price to your chosen charity. Simply go to smile.Amazon.co.uk, and search World Child Cancer.
7. Host an online class
Are you a fitness instructor/ star baker/ talented artist? If you have a special skill, share it with others by hosting a virtual class on Zoom. People can attend by donating to your fundraising page in return for the Zoom link and joining info. It’s a great way to share your skills while doing something amazing for children with cancer.
8. Sponsored head shave
Feeling brave? Become a hero for children with cancer and raise money and awareness by shaving your hair.
Make sure to tell everyone about your fundraising by sharing updates, taking photos and posting videos of what you’ve been up to. We’d love to hear about the creative ways you’ve been fundraising online and see some snaps of where your daily solo runs or cycles have taken you. Tag us on Instagram or Twitter.