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Social distancing measures have made it difficult to fundraise using traditional methods, but we have some great ideas for fundraising virtually.

Follow our steps below to help you organise and hold a virtual get-together whilst raising money for The Royal British Legion.

Book case full of books

Virtual book club

If you already belong to a book club, turn it into a virtual book club. If you don’t belong to one, why not start one? Instead of paying for drinks and snacks like you usually would ask everyone to donate to your fundraising challenge instead.

People will be spending more time reading, so now is a great time to connect socially. 

  1. If you’re starting a book club from scratch have a read of this short guide by Penguin.
  2. Use Skype, Zoom or Google Hangouts to set up a video chat 
  3. Write a bit about why you’re fundraising and what your challenge is. Make sure you share this when you invite your book club invitees.  
  4. Have a great book club!

Let's get virtual

Get virtual by organising activities from home, such as a virtual pub quiz, games night, karaoke, dance party or supermarket sweep challenge

Invite your friends and family to take part in a virtual fundraising activity of your choice. You could do anything from a virtual pub quiz, games night, karaoke or supermarket sweep, the possibilities are endless, and you can do it all from the comfort of your own home! 

  1. Download a video app like Zoom or Skype and set up a virtual meeting for a time and date of your choice. 
  2. Have a think about the activity you want to organise and plan how you’re going to do it. Be as imaginative and creative as you want. 
  3. Then send the invite to your friends and family and ask them for a donation to take part in your activity.



Who said you have to go to a bingo hall to play Bingo? It can be played at home and can be just as much fun. 

Tell people that you’re organising a Bingo event and create a bonkers Bingo card which you can email to those who want to take part. It’s more fun than simply calling out numbers and easy if you follow these steps: 

  1. Think about unusual items to put on your bingo card. Players search for items in their house rather than numbers. You could get them to find 5 pairs of shoes, 10 dvds or the oldest piece of tupperware. Set a time and date and ask participants for a donation to take part when you email them their card. 
  2. It’s then a race against the clock as each participant goes out to fill their cards. Make sure they take photos of the items and their completed card so you know they're being genuine. 
  3. The winner is the first person to complete their card and email it back to you. You could even set a prize for the winner. 

Get in touch

Call us on 0333 011 4500 or email [email protected] if you need any support in planning your fundraising activities

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