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Virtual Fundraising Ideas

Virtual Fundraising Ideas

You don’t have to leave the house to help DEBRA #FightEB! Inspiring fundraisers across the country are using new and different ways to continue to raise crucial funds for important causes. Could you and your family and friends help DEBRA to #FightEB from your home using one of our ideas below?


Virtual Quiz with Friends

Enjoy a night by hosting a fun (or competitive) quiz for your friends and family! Nominate your quiz master to host and charge an entry fee to fundraise. Why not have a prize for the best team name or a funny task for the losing team? The best part, if you take turns in hosting and you can enjoy the fun over and over!

You can use video calling apps like FaceTime and WhatsApp or a video conference service such as Zoom, which has a free plan as well as paid for plans with more features. 


Virtual Coffee Morning

Fire up the kettle, pour a cuppa, grab a slice of cake and settle down for a virtual coffee morning. Suggest a donation to attend and enjoy a chat with your friends.

To help your fundraising, could you ask a friend to share a skill with the other guests for an extra donation? Maybe your best friend, granny or brother is an expert in knitting, gardening, or baking and they would be willing to share their favourite pattern, planting tip or famous biscuit recipe!


Virtual Fashion Show

Dig into the long forgotten areas of your wardrobe and put together an iconic outfit for a virtual fashion show. Or get extra creative and use old household items such as newspaper and bin bags to create that perfect ensemble!

Charge your family and friends a small amount to attend and then ask them to rate your outfits. You could even focus on a theme such as holiday wear, party wear or the perfect suit for when you can get back to your office.

Bonus – double this fundraiser as a way to clear out your wardrobe! Find a safe place to keep the items you know longer need and drop them at your local DEBRA shop once we are able to open again.


Virtual Physical Challenge

Still keen to lace up those running shoes or strap on the cycling helmet? Aiming for a 30 day press up challenge or completing Joe Wicks' daily routine? Double these up as a fundraiser by tracking your progress on apps like Strava and updating on your JustGiving page  - as Colonel Tom Moore has shown you never know who might be looking at your page!

Looking for inspiration? Jamie White, a young DEBRA Member with EB, walked around his garden 26 times despite only learning to walk five months ago!


DEBRA Lottery

Win up to £25,000 with DEBRA's weekly lottery and #FightEB at the same time!

For just £1 per week you will be allocated a 6 digit lottery number, which will remain yours for as long as you wish to keep playing. You can purchase more than one entry if you wish and every Saturday the lucky winners are selected at random.

Find out more here:

By playing the DEBRA Lottery, you are directly supporting DEBRA. 50p from every £1 spent comes directly to DEBRA to #FightEB.


Birthday Facebook Fundraisers

If you have a birthday coming up and can’t celebrate in the normal way, you could #FightEB by asking friends and family to donate to your birthday fundraiser.

Facebook or Just Giving fundraisers are easy to set up and you will be using your special day to give an important gift at this difficult time.


Need help or ideas for your virtual fundraiser? If you have any questions please send our Supporter Care team an email –

Please note - it is important to follow the government guidelines on social distancing when completing your virtual fundraising

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