Couch Potentials – Not Potatoes

The current climate doesn't have to prevent you from being a fundraising hero as there are plenty of ways in which you can get involved and support St Ann's.

Leave your potatoes in the kitchen and start challenging your mind and body in aid of St Ann’s. We’ve got a selection of fundraising ideas that will keep you active and engaged during lockdown, whilst helping raise much-needed funds for our hospice.

Don’t forget to share your fundraiser on social media and to tag St Ann’s, if you’re taking part in any of the ideas below.

Quiz Night on your Sofa

Kick back, relax and challenge yourself, friends and family, from your sofa, with a virtual quiz night. You can use one of the many quiz apps or make up your own!

Virtual Comedy Night

Are you a budding comedian with a natural comedic presence? Why not share your skills and put a smile on everyone’s face by hosting a comedy night via Facebook Live. You can ask people to donate in the comment section!

Zoom Pub Crawl

Hit the ‘pubs’ with your friends by hosting a virtual pub crawl via Zoom. You can name your various rooms after your favourite drinking spots and after drink move on. It’s a great way to connect with your friends, and you could make a donation after every ‘pub’ stop. Are you missing the pub with your friends?

Workout Online

Let’s get physical, put your workout skills to the test and stream a workout ‘class’ through Facebook or Instagram Live. It could be anything from yoga, pilates or old school aerobics with legwarmers and neon clothing to boot. Set up a Just Giving page and ask for a donation to St Ann’s Hospice for all those who attend.

Sing it Loud, Sing it Proud

Keep everyone entertained with an online gig (good or bad), and share your talent through Facebook or Instagram live. You can set up a Just Giving page and ask your fans to make a donation to St Ann’s.

Scrabble for St Ann’s

Dust off your Scrabble board game and get everyone involved with the fun whilst having an entertaining evening. You could donate the amount of your highest scoring word to St Ann’s.

Virtual Birthday Party

Don’t let lockdown dampen your birthday celebrations,  set up a Zoom party and ask for a donation to St Ann’s in replacement of cards and gifts. Alternatively, you could donate the money you would have spent on a birthday party or night out.

Virtual Collections

Our street collections have been temporarily suspended but that doesn’t mean you can’t shake a virtual bucket via social media. You could set up a Just Giving or Facebook donate page and ask your friends to donate, just like they would on a busy high-street at the weekend.

Grow your own Veg

Unearth your green thumb and get digging with your mates by setting yourselves the challenge of growing the tallest tomatoes, perkiest peas or skyward sunflower. You could charge an entry fee for everyone to see your progress or measure your largest growths and donate the figure to St Ann’s.

Gaming for Good

Be the ultimate MVP and put your gaming skills to good by streaming your game time online, either by Facebook, Instagram or even YouTube. You can ask all your viewers to donate to our hospice.

Right now, a lot of us are spending more time at home and now it’s the perfect opportunity for you to put your time to good use. Your donations will help fund vital hospice care in your local community and enable our exceptional staff to continue to provide world-class care to our patients and their loved ones.

If you’re planning on hosting a fundraiser then contact our fundraising team to get a fundraising information pack! 

Once you have completed your fundraiser you can pay your funds here.