The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone’s way of life. At the AKU Society, we are all working from home and looking at ways we can continue to support patients during this pandemic. Community fundraising events and sponsorships need to be put on hold for now. However, there are still many (virtual) ways you can fundraise for the AKU Society, helping to support the vital work that we do supporting AKU patients through this difficult time.
Virtual Pub Quiz
If you are missing a pint in the pub with your friends, have a think about hosting your very own ‘Virtual Pub Quiz’. You can do this by writing your own (or googling a quiz) and using a video platform (Skype, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Facebook Chat Video). Ask your family and friends to donate on our JustGiving to take part. Let us know how your quiz goes on either our Facebook or Twitter!
Virtual Book Club
Now we have more time to catch up on those books we got for Christmas that we never ended up reading. Ask around and see if your family and friends would like to set up a virtual book club. This is where one member picks a book that everyone should read then you have a video call to discuss the book. Get everyone to donate on what they would have spent on travel, snacks and drinks if you all met up!
If you are lucky enough to play an instrument, dance, sing or any other performance talent, consider showing off on Instagram and/or Facebook Live and link our JustGiving page for watchers to donate!
Lead a Virtual Exercise Class
Missing the gym? There are so many ways to exercise in your home and make it fun! Get family and friends involved and lead a virtual exercise class. These could include Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, HIIT and a Strength workout. You can do this on Facebook and/or Instagram Live or a video call with friends and family. Ask for a donation for people to take part in your fun class!
Run/Bike/Walk for AKU
Remember, in the UK we are allowed our daily exercise allowance under government guidelines. This means it is an excellent time to get into a new exercise! Consider getting your bike out of the shed or downloading the Couch to 5k app to eventually run a 5k! You can do this on your own or with a member of your household. You can still treat this as sponsorship and set up a JustGiving page. Don’t forget to promote your exercise on your social media and take photos of your local landscape!
Art for AKU
Think about showcasing your artistic pieces online and selling them! All proceeds would go to the AKU Society.
Virtual Art Class
Get friends and family involved with your newfound creative side! Host an art class, where everyone does their piece of art. Have everyone donate to the AKU Society to take part.
If you have a talent or skill that you wish to teach virtually, then think about setting up online lessons. This can be done via video and the funds paid for the lesson can be donated to the AKU Society.
Declutter and Sell!
Now is a great time to go through your house and get rid of all that clutter! Any items of interest or worth can be sold. Sell on either eBay or clothes on apps like Depop. All funds raised can go to the vital work that the AKU Society does to support patients.
Donate to the AKU Society
If you would simply like to donate to the AKU Society, then please head over to our ‘Donate’ page. Your support will help AKU patients during these uncertain times.
Remember you can fundraise through Facebook Donation and JustGiving.
If you have any other ideas for virtual fundraising or would like advice for your virtual fundraiser then please contact our Fundraising Officer, Juliet, [email protected].