Schools have always been fantastic supporters of Daisy's Dream and have always come up with some brilliant fundraising ideas!

In the current climate in which we all find ourselves, fundraising has become a whole lot harder for everyone, but we would still love you to be able to help us raise the vital funds we need to continue the essential work we do supporting children affected by the death or critical illness of someone they love.

So, here's a list of Covid-19 secure fundraising ideas, which you can still carry out in your school, whilst staying safe.

It's not an exhaustive list - if you've got any even more innovative or funky ways of fundraising for us, we'd love to hear from you too!

Anyway, here are some starters to get you going...And please send us your photos afterwards!

Dress Down for Daisy's Dream

A real favourite with the children and staff alike! Pick a date and ask everyone to come to school in home clothes in return for a donation to Daisy's Dream. Easy peasy!

Christmas Jumper Day

Another excuse not to have to wear school uniform! Our Christmas Jumper Day is ever-popular with schools across the area and a lovely festive way to fundraise! Just pick a date in the run up to Christmas and invite all the little people and your staff to wear their best Christmas jumper to school in return for a donation. This year, we've earmarked Friday 11th December, but you can choose a date anytime which fits in with your school's end of term excitement!

Virtual walk, run or cycle ride

Organise as a sponsored event where people can complete a course or reach a selected destination, either individually or as group. Make sure everybody adheres to the current local social distancing guidelines as they participate though!

Virtual Talent Show or Concert

It's all the rage these days - we've even seen the stars of 'Strictly' dancing in their kitchens! Everyone can perform and watch from the comfort of their own homes, having bought a ticket in exchange for the log in details to view. You just might need a technical whizz to switch between performances on the night though and keep the show on the road!

Virtual Raffle or Auction

Sell tickets in school via your bubbles and showcase the prizes on your website, school newsletter or social media channels. You could even do the draw on Facebook Live to your school followers, if you're really brave. But don't worry, if not, you can publish the winners and let them know equally well via less high pressure means!

Or do an online auction, with a deadline for bids - highest bidder claims the prize!

Online competition for children

Host a competition - choose a subject for entrants to produce a piece or artwork or photography or colouring and fundraise either by entry or to view online.

Home Challenges

Set a challenge that the children can complete at home, as a family or cumulatively as a class/year group/school. Climb the stairs as many times as it would take to reach the top of Mount Snowdon or go large and tackle 'Virtual Kilimanjaro'!

Cycle to Lands End, walk to Buckingham Palace, run 10km, even a marathon - all over the course of a week or month, depending on the distance!

Fundraise by asking participants to get sponsorship.

Game-a-thon

Choose an age-relevant board game or console game and get children to raise sponsorship and play for a certain period of time (say 30 minutes or 1 hour) with a view to the whole event being played for a set number of hours in total. eg 24 hours or 48 hours. 

Virtual paint or craft event

If you know one of those lucky talented people who can paint or produce beautiful craftwork, why not see if they will host a virtual workshop and sell tickets for your audience to have some fun, make something arty themselves and fundraise in the process.

Virtual Bingo, Quiz or Games Night

Always great fun whether you choose bingo, a quiz or a games night and still lots of family fun when organised virtually and a great way to connect your school community, even when you can't run an event in your school hall!

We'd love you help us fundraise and hope the ideas above give you a good start to planning your virtual event. If you'd like to host an event or find out more, please contact our fundraising team