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Plan some active fundraising activities to help you reach your fundraising target whilst adhering to social distancing measures.

We've got some great ideas to get you started - from balcony half marathons and stair challenges to a Tour de Isolation.

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One hour run challenge

Take on a running challenge and see how far you can go in one hour. If you are self-isolating and are unable to run, attempt to complete an hour of exercise in a format that works for you. As long as you stay active for 60 minutes you’ll have achieved your goal!

  1. Head out and run for one hour
  2. Try to document your challenge and share it on social media.
  3. Ask people to donate what they think is appropriate for your virtual tour on your Just Giving page.

*Please ensure you keep your social distance*

Tour de Isolation

You've heard of Tour de Normandy, Tour de Yorkshire and Tour de France, now take on Tour de Isolation - the newest member of the tour family. The great thing is you don’t need to be a pro to take part.

There are two options for you depending on if you have an indoor trainer or you’d prefer to cycle outside.

  • Outdoor Cyclist - Your Tour de Isolation Challenge: Cycle 1 hour a day for 21 days to cover each stage of the Tour de France.
  • Indoor Cyclist - Your Tour de Isolation Challenge: Cycle 21 hours over a weekend to cover each stage of the Tour de France.

Ask participants to donate to your online giving page for taking part in Tour de Isolation.

  1. Choose the indoor or outdoor Tour de Isolation Challenge.
  2. Write a post for social media explaining what you’re doing, why you’re doing it and give a link to your online giving page.
  3. Ask your friends and family to either donate or share your post so it reaches more than just your circle of friends.
  4. Either live stream your challenge or take some photos for social media to thank your donors and let them know that you did it!
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Stair challenge

Set yourself an active challenge from the comfort of your own home. You could climb 100 flights of stairs for £100!

Stair challenge

Set yourself an active challenge from the comfort of your own home. You could climb 100 flights of stairs for £100!

Run laps or take on a stair challenge

Take on a challenge at home and run laps around your garden, balcony, rooftop or driveway, or climb some flights of stairs.

It's a safe and fun way to keep active and raise some funds to help you reach your fundraising target.

  1. Decide on what your challenge will be and when you’re going to do it. Choose a number of laps or a distance that has a special meaning or connection to your challenge.
  2. Write a post for social media explaining what you’re doing, why you’re doing it and give a link to your online giving page.
  3. Ask your friends and family to either donate or share your post so it reaches more than just your circle of friends.
  4. Either live stream your challenge or take some photos to post on social media after your challenge to thank you donors and let them know that you did it!
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30 day challenge

Do something that will challenge you, once a day for 30 days, whilst raising money for the Armed Forces community.

30 day challenge

Do something that will challenge you, once a day for 30 days, whilst raising money for the Armed Forces community.

30 day challenge

Try a fitness challenge, give up something you love or go out of your way to do an act of kindness a day. Invite people to sponsor you to complete your 30 days.

  1. Select an activity that you can achieve over a 30 day isolation period. For example, run 3km every day or give up alcohol. The harder the challenge the more likely people will pay attention and donate.
  2. Share your plans over text, WhatsApp and social media.
  3. Begin your challenge. Keep people informed with how you get on day by day, create a following of your journey by blogging, taking photos or posting progress updates on your social media and JustGiving pages.
  4. Keep the momentum going throughout and then celebrate your fantastic achievement by shouting about it and getting all the doubters to donate to your JustGiving Page.

*Please ensure you keep your social distance*

Balcony half marathon

Balcony half marathon

Test your endurance and run a half marathon on your balcony! Let your neighbours know you’re taking on this run and get them to cheer you on from a safe distance. If your balcony is approximately three-metres that’s about 5,500 laps in order to cover the full 13.1 mile distance.

Balcony half marathon

Test your endurance and run a half marathon on your balcony! Let your neighbours know you’re taking on this run and get them to cheer you on from a safe distance. If your balcony is approximately three-metres that’s about 5,500 laps in order to cover the full 13.1 mile distance.

Ton up challenge

Use the idea of completing a ton or 100 exercises to inspire friends and family to sponsor you.

  1. Set aside a 1-2 hour period.
  2. Warm up gently with some jogging and dynamic stretches before each session.
  3. List 10 strength or cardio exercises on a piece of paper.
  4. Tackle each exercise in whatever order you like in turn doing 10 sets of 10 - 100 exercises.
  5. Tick each set off so you don’t forget where you are.
  6. Stretch thoroughly at the end of the day.
  7. Share your challenge and invite people to donate to your fundraising page.

Get in touch

Call us on 0333 011 4500 or email events@britishlegion.org.uk if you need any support in planning your fundraising activities

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