You can help us raise money for Sidwell Studios in so many fun and exciting ways and every pound really will help us create truly affordable home for local young people! We’ve got lots of ideas we could share with you but here are a few of our favourites to get your creative juices flowing. If you have an idea that you’d like to share with us, or if there is any help whatsoever we can offer for your event, then get in touch with us by emailing established2022@ymcaexeter.org.uk.

HOW TO RAISE MONEY

We recommend using JustGiving as it’s a free and safe to use fundraising website where you can create a page dedicated for your fundraising event and simply share the link with your friends and family so they know where to donate.

Here’s our page at www.justgiving.com/exeterymca. You can select ‘fundraise for us’ and it takes you through a step by step guide, or you can simply make a donation by clicking on ‘donate to us’. Any problems, just ask!


VIRTUAL SLEEPOVER

Bypass the bed, dodge the duvet, create the cave and get sponsored to sleep anywhere safe at home but NOT IN BED!

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER

Lots of people to choose to ask for donations to their favourite charity instead of birthday presents – why not choose your birthday this year, or any other date significant for you, to collect donations for Sidwell Studios? Follow the link to set yours up for YMCA Exeter!

MINDFUL CHALLENGE

Perhaps you need a challenge that’s more for the mind than the body… could you do a mammoth colouring-in challenge, or lead a daily meditation that people donate to join you for? Raise funds whilst looking after your mental health at the same time.

ACTIVE CHALLENGE

Whether it’s walking, running, cycling, skipping or sit ups – set yourself a challenge and let the fact you’re helping a good cause keep you motivated.

AFTERNOON TEA

Bring people together – as lockdown restrictions continue to ease think about a social-distanced picnic in the park or in your own back garden. Encourage everyone to make a small donation to come along and enjoy your homemade tea and cake.

ONLINE QUIZ

People can play on their own or form teams who chat on another communication channel (e.g. through whatsapp) whilst tuning in to the questions. You could play quiz master, or ask everyone taking part to lead their own round.