How you can help: Stay at home fundraising ideas!

Organise a fundraising activity from home to support your hospital heroes! From virtual quizzes to danceathons, there are lots of ways you can raise funds to support the staff that are going above and beyond to care for patients at the Royal United Hospitals Bath. Your support means so much to everyone at the RUH.

Funds you’ve worked hard to raise will go towards supporting staff through the coronavirus crisis. Click here to read more about our ‘Help your hospital heroes’ urgent appeal and to donate directly.

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Remember to only organise activities with the latest NHS guidelines and government guidance in mind. If you are unwell, please do not carry out any strenuous activities. Your support of the hospital is very much appreciated, especially at this time, but more importantly your health and wellbeing, as well as that of your loved ones and the wider public, is paramount.

Fundraising Ideas

Virtual Pub Quiz
Are you a general knowledge extraordinaire? Get your friends and family together virtually to compete for a prize, while supporting your local hospital.

Visit www.virtualquizevents.co.uk to schedule your quiz, recruit teams and donate proceeds to The Forever Friends Appeal.

Head Shave
Show your support for NHS staff, who are unable to work from home or see their loved ones and working incredibly hard to protect patients at the RUH.

Simply choose a date and time to brave the shave, then ask your family and friends to sponsor you and share your fantastic story!

Goal-raise
Spend any time you have saved by not commuting or socialising to achieve a goal! Set up a fundraising page to collect sponsorship for achieving your goal and update your friends and family on your progress.

From learning how to play a musical instrument, to taking 10,000 steps a day, take on a new challenge to raise funds while achieving great things!

Game-athon, Bake-athon, Draw-athon, Dance-athon…
Using sites such as Twitch, YouTube and Facebook you can live stream activities to your friends and family from your phone, tablet or computer. So set a timer and ask for donations to motivate you to complete your 24-hour challenge.

You can also set-up your own Game-athon live stream with JustGiving. Find out more here

Virtual Gig
Stream a musical performance on Facebook or YouTube – you could even offer requests in return for a donation.

How to collect donations/sponsorship:

If you are organising a fundraising activity and want to collect sponsorship from friends and family (without seeing them!), we recommend setting up an online donation page. You can either use:

JustGiving – we suggest you JustGiving, as it is the easiest way to start collecting funds if you’re organising your own fundraising activity. Setup your online fundraising page to join an amazing community raising money for RUH staff and watch your total grow!

Facebook – you can add a donate button to any post and create fundraising pages to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries too… consider asking your loved ones for donations in lieu of presents until celebrations begin again.

If you would prefer to donate directly to the ‘Help your hospital heroes’ urgent appeal, click here.
For more advice about your fundraising, please contact forever.friends@nhs.net