The coronavirus crisis continues to threaten our medium and long-term sustainability. Until we can get back on our feet, the future of our services continues to be in doubt.

Although some of our shops are beginning to open, many remain closed and all fundraising events continue to be cancelled or postponed.

Following the success of the 2.6 Challenge, which raised a massive £11,000 for Trinity in just one day, we know it's never been easier to fundraise from your own home!

If you have any questions or want to talk through your ideas with us, please email [email protected] or call 020 7787 3226 to speak to our Fundraising Team.

Get active

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Why not challenge yourself and keep active at the same time? There’s no limit to what you can do, as long as you continue to keep safe and follow government guidelines.

Set up a JustGiving page and share your challenge with friends and family to collect donations and sponsorship. Here are a few challenge ideas:

  • Sign up for a place in the Kew Gardens 10K or Royal Parks Half Marathon or create your own running challenge
  • Challenge yourself to walk or cycle the same distance from your house to Trinity!
  • Challenge yourself to complete a set amount of hours gardening over a week or month. Our head gardener and garden volunteers work hard to keep Trinity's 2 acre gardens looking so beautiful!

Our top tip: Why not use the Strava app when creating your own race and decide what distance would be the best challenge for you. This doesn’t have to be done in one go, you could spread it over a week or even a month!

Get your friends and family involved

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Virtual events are a great way to bring family, friends and the community together. With platforms such as Zoom, WhatsApp, Facebook Live and FaceTime, multiple people can join together and take part in an interactive event or class.

Set up a JustGiving page and encourage your participants to donate an ‘entry fee’ to take part in your event!

Example includes:

  • Quizzes
  • Cooking classes
  • Coffee and cake mornings
  • Bingo nights
  • Dance and exercise groups
  • Book clubs
  • Movie nights
  • Live music performances

 

Our top tip: Why not hold your virtual event every week to bring your friends and family together more regularly and raise even more for Trinity?

Organise a virtual collection - simple but effective!

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Organising a virtual collection is a really simple way to raise money for Trinity.

Set up a JustGiving page and share it with your friends and family through your social media platforms and email.

Our top tip: Why not encourage people to donate their monthly commute or weekly coffee spending? You can also create a birthday fundraiser to give back to Trinity on your special day.

Five steps to success

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1. Personalise your JustGiving page - add a photo, a target and fundraising story to let people know why you are supporting Trinity. Last year, people fundraising for Trinity on Facebook who added their own words and photo to their fundraiser raised 200% more on average than those who didn't.

2. Share and share again. Use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and email to share your hard work. Make sure to get creative with your posts!

3. Tag Trinity – make sure you tag us along the way on social media so we can share it too.

4. Boost your target – once you get close to reaching your goal, why not increase the target to encourage more donations?

5. Thank people - saying thank you is important - you can update your page to thank everyone at once or send out personal thanks to let people know how much you appreciate their donations.

Printable resources

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