What could you do to support the Trust during this Christmas when festive fundraising is going to look a bit different to normal. Here's some inspiration.Tell us your idea
Are you part of a choir? Could you host a sing-a-long? Or do you know of local choirs in your community who would organise an online event in aid of the Trust? Have attendees donate to the Trust as their ticket.
Make a batch of mince pies or yuletide desserts, ask for a donation from friends and family, and leave it on their doorstep, for a COVID-safe delivery. Could Christmas cake making be the new bread making?
Running out of ideas for gifts? How much would you pay to have someone help you with your Christmas shopping this year? Agree a fee/donation to the Trust and have your shop savvy friend help you out!
Days are a little brighter in your best festive gear. Arrange to make a donation in exchange for wearing a Christmas hat, jumper, tinsel - anything that brings some cheer - to class or work.
Room for one more this Christmas? Donate the price of your mulled wine, mince pies and crackers as if the Trust was another welcomed guest at your table.
Make cards and decorations with your family to be passed on for a donation, or arrange a virtual meet up with friends and get crafty together! Donate the price of what you would have spent on meeting up, the price of a coffee and cake, or a glass of wine.
Host a Netflix Party and watch your favourite festive movies with your friends and family from afar. Donate what you all would have spent on going to the cinema and buying snacks, while making a night of it at home.
If you live near the coast or a lido, get sponsored to take a chilly Boxing Day or New Year dip. Add a Santa hat to make your splash more festive! Then dry off, come inside for a warm cuppa, knowing you've made a big difference. We can provide safety guidance.
It may have been the year of the online quiz, but now is the chance to go all out. Dressing up is a given, stock up on festive treats, and get your favourite Christmas tunes on. Raise some funds as quizmaster by asking for donations to take part, then simply have a wonderful quizmas time.
Put forward the Trust as the office charity and ask for that usual Secret Santa tenner to be go to a the Trust. Think what a huge difference this collection would make this year. Or, suggest all those who normally take part in your Secret Santa pick their own charity to donate to, and choose the Trust as your personal beneficiary this year.
Get creative wherever your desk is by arranging a decorating competition with workmates. Maybe you'll deck the drawers with boughs of holly, or go full nativity scene - a good excuse to go all out, raise some money, and transform your workspace into a winter wonderland.
Mobilise some friends and family to offer a Christmas tree disposal service in your communities, street, village, or building. Pick up and take trees to local collection points in exchange for a donation (post Christmas COVID regulations permitting).