Take on a virtual challenge
If you are not the group, outdoors challenge type of person, no problem, you can still take on your own challenge to raise funds.
If you’re feeling sporty you could decide to walk/run/cycle/rollerblade(!) a set distance in one go, or over a day, a week, a month – however long you wish! Or you could ask people to sponsor your steps and see how much you can raise by getting active. You could challenge your friends to do the same and raise money as a team.
Challenges don’t just have to be sporty, you could give up something you love for a month, do an activity over a 24 hour period, crochet the distance from Land's End to John O'Groats, or anything else that springs to mind - if it's challenging to you, your friends and family are sure to get behind your effort. Good luck and HUGE thanks for your support! Every single penny makes a difference in finding new sight-saving solutions.
Virtual quiz night
Organise a quiz with friends and family over a video call and have a prize for the winning team. Re-vamp your quiz with fun and unusual rounds like:
- A film or book round where participants have to guess the title from a picture or video of you acting it out.
- A music round where participants have to guess the song from an unusual rendition. (e.g. Rock a Bye Baby lullabies renditions of famous pop and rock songs or you playing the songs on a kazoo).
- A Guess Who? round where you take comments from participants’ social media pages over the years and they have to guess who said what.
- A scavenger hunt, in which participants have to find an item you list from around their house and the first back with it on screen gets a point.
Virtual board games night
Lots of board games can be played over video calls and some have online versions you can use (we particularly like Codenames!). So round up your most competitive friends to crown the ultimate board game champion.
Set a challenge for your friends and family for who can create the most impressively decorated cake. Have people make a donation to enter and get whisking, and who gets to eat that delicious cake is entirely up to you!
Virtual talent show
Host a talent show online for people to show off their skills. Whether it’s singing, dancing or playing the spoons, this will provide a great night of entertainment and raise much needed funds for sight research.
Host a virtual class
Have you got a skill you could teach people over a video call? Whether you’re a master cook, artist, fitness instructor or meditator, you could run a class or workshop online to raise funds.
Host a virtual club
It could be anything from a book or film club or to a craft club or online choir. Anything that brings people together gets a big yes from us!