As the winter months draw closer it’s getting harder to brave those late night runs or 6am cycles. But all is not lost. There are still plenty of fundraising activities that can be done in the comfort of your own home.
So dig out your slippers, make yourself comfy, and read on for our favourite examples of raising money for charity without walking out of your front door.
Plan a film night
Fancy wrapping up warm, grabbing a pizza, watching your favourite movie AND raising money for charity? Why not organise a film night and get your guests to donate an entry fee to your JustGiving page?
And if your front room is a bit too cosy for all your guests, think big! Pen, a film fanatic, rented out a whole cinema to watch Love Actually. Cinema-goers donated £10 to her page with all the proceeds going to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Throw a dinner party
Cooking may be just as stressful as running a marathon but at least you’ll stay dry. Throw a dinner party for your friends and get them to donate the amount they think the meal is worth to your fundraising page.
JustGiving’s very own Jack did just that, laying on a three-course meal for colleagues. His guests left with a full stomach and he raised money to support childhood bereavement charity Winston’s Wish
Cooking programmes like The Great British Bake Off have really boosted the popularity of baking. Why not tap into this buzz by setting up an office bake off?
A keen baker, Shiobain set up an office bake off to raise money for Steps, a charity that supports those affected by lower limb conditions. She encouraged colleagues to bring in their best baking attempts and then gave staff the opportunity to become tasters and judges by donating to her fundraising page. Take a look at Shioban’s baking efforts here
Host a coffee morning
Having a coffee morning is a fun way to raise money whilst catching up with your friends or colleagues. Invite them over, give them some coffee and snacks, then get them to donate the price of a coffee as a text donation to your fundraising page. Here’s a guide on how to use JustTextGiving by Vodafone
Anne, who works as a translator, invited her colleagues over for a coffee morning. This gave her the chance to meet up with her fellow linguists, give them their daily caffeine hit, and raise loads of money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Which indoor fundraising ideas have worked well for you? Let us know by leaving a comment below.