Burning Nights CRPS Support is a UK national charity dedicated to raising awareness of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
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2020-05-19

Virtual Fundraising Ideas

Due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic causing lockdowns in most countries across the world, usual fundraising has become difficult or impossible. Thousands of charity events have had to be cancelled including many of Burning Nights CRPS Support fundraising events.

As you know the coronavirus pandemic is impacting all our aspects of our lives, and we want you to stay safe and follow Government Guidelines. This makes usual fundraising activities impossible. So we’re not asking you to go Sky Diving or run marathons! But we are still continuing to carry out our work to try and improve life for those affected by Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. In fact our services have increased by approximately 150%. We have overall received more emails, calls to our Support Helpline and more messages on social media.

However we have come up with a number of virtual fundraising events that you can do even while at home.

How We Are Helping Those Affected By Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

As always, your support for our work makes a huge difference to everything we do. Whatever you raise will help our small charity. Every penny and pound raised really does make a big difference to us.

  • We are here to help and support anyone affected by Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) whether they are patients, loved ones, family members, friends or carers as always providing one-to-one support online by email, on private messaging on social media or over the phone
  • Our Support Helpline and website provides up to date information for those affected by Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in very difficult and confusing times
  • We are now hosting online support groups for those affected by Complex Regional Pain Syndrome to encourage support from the CRPS community 
  • We are available for one to one video chat to provide help and support
  • We continue to support both adults and young people 
  • We will soon be providing live chat support services 

Virtual Fundraising Ideas

Here are some simple fundraising ideas that you can do while in lockdown, or even afterwards if you’re not able to leave your home.

Gaming Marathon or Tournament – Are you interested in gaming? Why not set up a gaming marathon? You can link your Twitch account to your Just Giving fundraising page and live stream your gaming marathon! Linking your fundraising to your twitch page is simple. Head over to live.justgiving.com to get your OBS browser links. For step by step guide click on the Step By Step Guide link

If you're now working from home why not donate the cost of what your commute would cost you to Burning Nights CRPS Support?

Donate your commute – donate the amount you would have spent on your commute to work to Burning Nights CRPS Support. You could set up a fundraising page and every day or every week donate the amount you would have spent commuting to work. Why not increase the donation by donating what you would have spent on lunch and coffee?

Swear Jar – keep those swear words out of the house! Donate an amount of money per swear word. You could even have a rising scale! Then donate your funds when your Swear Jar is full.

Birthday or Celebration Fundraisers – Set up a Birthday fundraiser on Facebook in aid of Burning Nights CRPS Support and share it, amounts your friends, family and colleagues. Have you got a special celebration coming up? Silver or Gold wedding anniversary? 40th Birthday? New baby? Why not set up a fundraiser for the celebration & ask people to donate money instead of presents?

Why not hold a virtual coffee morning and ask people to make a donation to your fundraiser? Have a coffee and a cake, oh and a good natter!

Virtual Coffee Morning – Hold a virtual coffee morning with friends and family using video technology to chat and meet others. Set up a fundraising page and ask people to make a donation to join you at the virtual coffee morning. You can not only raise valuable funds but you also raise awareness of CRPS!

Cycle a famous route on your indoor bike – just like Heather Dearlove is doing for the Two Poing Six Challenge. Heather is taking on the Fred Whitton Bike Challenge TWICE on an exercise bike. A total of 226 miles! Good Luck Heather!

Indoor Challenges – You could challenge yourself to do something indoors for charity such as running on the spot, take on your stairs for a certain distance. Please remember to be safe during any activity!

Yoga marathon

Online auction – You don’t have to auction physical items, you could choose to auction lessons for something you’re good such as cooking, or a hobby you’re doing such as crafting. Know any famous people? Why not ask them to see if they’ll donate some spare time to hold a virtual conversation with the winner?

Declutter your home and get rid of unwanted gifts via Ziffit and raise money for Burning Nights CRPS Support

Donate unwanted goods via Ziffit – Fundraisers can declutter their home and donate their unwanted items through their unique Ziffit link or by using the free Ziffit app. Don’t forget you can share your Ziffit link with friends, family, colleagues and on social media. Donate to support Burning Nights CRPS Support via our Ziffit page!

Virtual Quiz and Trivia Nights – Replace your standard pub quiz to online virtual ones and ask people to donate online to join it.

Don’t forget to join us for the Two Point Six Challenge from 26th April 2020!

Please Show Your Support

Our team is working tirelessly to provide you with up to date information about coronavirus. Record numbers of people now need our support. Our help and advice are only possible thanks to donations from people like you. If you can, please donate now.

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