Other ways to support us this Christmas
As we continue to live with the impacts of COVID19 and understand the devastating socio-economic impacts in Scotland, in addition to those on physical and metal health, we know that it is not treating everyone equally.
The reduced social and physical contact, self-isolation and disruption of services has had a disproportionate effect on people who were already struggling with complex life circumstances.
We are continuing to adapt our services to ensure we are reaching those most in need of support.
While we’re all following important social distancing guidelines, we can find new ways to creatively fundraise! Below are some suggestions of how you could get involved in supporting Venture Trust, but the sky is the limit (or your back-garden fence…).
Do get in touch if you’re thinking of fundraising for Venture Trust, and we can help out with ideas, planning and getting your campaign shared far and wide around social media! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
#BagAMunroIn2020 For Venture Trust
Ever wanted to climb a Munro, but never had the time? Missing the great Scottish Hills?
Why not #BagAMunroIn2020 for Venture Trust and show your support.
There are 282 Munros in Scotland, and two have already been bagged... let's see how many more we can get!
Click here to find out more and get some inside tips on the best way to #BagAMunro vitually.
Organise your Own Fundraising Challenge
You can come up with your own challenges to fundraise with from the comfort of your home, or utilise your daily walk with a fun goal.
You can come up with a theme, like the 2.6 theme for the London Marathon this year, and organise your event around that.
Here are some of our ideas:
- Family fun-day – activities and challenges for parents and kids such as games, baking and artistic challenges
- Run 10km in your hallway/around your block
- Learn a new skill – learn a new skill or language. E.g for every £ raised you have to learn a new sentence in a foreign language! Bon Chance!
- Organise a virtual Quiz
- A push-up challenge – 50 push-ups every day for a week
- Have a hot-dog eating competition with others in your house.
- Save & Donate – for the next month, donate the money you would have spent on your commute/morning coffee
Sign Up for A Virtual Race Online
With so many events being cancelled due to the lockdown, some events holders have transferred their race online.
Paula Wilkie is always up for a challenge, and over the years has been a champion of Venture Trust in many ways. She has also raised funds for us through an assortment of physically demanding challenges. Paula had signed up to take part in the Ratrace's 'Dirty Weekend' on 9 May. Despite not being able to take part in the original challenge, Paula completed a 13 mile run under lockdown conditions.
To keep within restrictions, Paula spent an hour pounding the streets of Glasgow, the remaining time was spent in the courtyard at her flat (see right!).
To try a similar challenge, find a race you’d like to take part in and sign up as normal. Then, on the day, complete the distance, either around your block or your garden – but remember to record your activity on an app (Strava, Runkeeper etc) as proof. Send a screenshot of your completed activity into the event organisers, and they’ll post you your medal!
Runners world have put together a fantastic list of virtual races here if running is your thing.
Fundraise for Venture Trust as you shop online
We're a member of Easy Fundraising, which provides an easy way for you to donate to Venture Trust through your online shopping.
Easy Fundraising is the biggest charity shopping site in the UK, with over 4,000 retailers signed up.
Sign up today and add an extra £5 donation to Venture Trust!
Currently, Easy Fundraiaising are offering a £5 bonus donation for new sign ups before 18th December 2020. So why not give it a go if you've not already signed up?
You can also support us through your Amazon shopping. With AmazonSmile, the online retailer donates a percentage of your shopping (eligible purchases) to the charity of your choice.
Once you've signed into AmazonSmile, there's no difference from the normal Amazon site, and you'll be benefitting Venture Trust with all your one clicks and Prime purchases!
Thank you for joining with us to help people reach their full potential.