Virtual fundraising

Here you’ll find all the best virtual fundraising ideas, handy hints and top tips for supporting your local children's hospice, without leaving your own home!

Want a fun way to keep connected with your family and friends?

Or perhaps you are working from home and missing your Friday afternoon catch-up with work colleagues? Why not hold a virtual fundraiser? You can feel connected and raise vital funds to help local children who are seriously ill and their families at the same time. Without leaving your home. We have plenty of ideas and tips to get you started, the rest is up to you and your imagination!

Whether walking the virtual Great Wall of China, taking part in a head shave, or running a marathon in your garden, all challenges are welcome. The weird, the wacky and the wonderful! Don’t forget to share your challenges on your social media networks, making sure you take plenty of pictures and tag us in your posts.

Log onto your laptops, fire up your fitness app, or sit in your gaming chair.
There are many ways you can support us from wherever you are in the world!
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Host a virtual quiz

Everyone loves a good quiz. A virtual quiz is easy to set up, a great way to bring lots of people together, and has something for everyone, whether they’re a general knowledge guru, film fanatic, or sports smarty.

How to hold your quiz

  • Decide your quiz format: A good rule of thumb is 5-6 rounds of 8-10 questions. This should take between 1-2 hours. Have fewer rounds or fewer questions per round for shorter quizzes.
  • Set your questions: Think about the people you want to take part in your quiz and design the quiz so it has something for everyone.
  • Gather your friends: The simplest way is to get everyone together is using a video calling service like Zoom or Skype. You could even direct people to your fundraising page to donate. It’s simple!
It’s quiz time!
  • Everyone’s together, they’ve got their snacks, and pens and paper at the ready. Let’s get quizzical!
  • You could do a virtual trophy or first, second and third place medals, the possibilities are endless. Who doesn’t like a medal?

For more hints and tips, check out this article about How to create a virtual pub quiz that’s actually good (and fun).

There are so many challenges to choose from and your support makes a huge difference to us!

Check out our virtual events to get you started!

OR: Race At Your Pace allows you to sign up to different virtual challenges around swimming, running, cycling or walking each month, with a medal included in the sign-up cost. The Conqueror: Conquer a virtual Hadrian’s Wall, Inca Trail or English Channel distance, through swimming, walking, running or cycling. Or even conquer the entire length of the UK! Medal and map tracking included with the sign-up fee.

Share a cuppa with the care team

Why not give up one of your daily cups of coffee or tea, create a fundraising page and donate the price of your cuppa? Get your family, friends and work colleagues to join in and let them know how much of a difference this could make to Chestnut Tree House.

Remember when there were only paper sponsorship forms? Asking your friends and family to sponsor you online is so much easier. Simply create a fundraising page with Just Giving and ask your friends and family to sponsor you.

Facebook Donate is really popular and easy to set up. You just need a Facebook profile. Simply visit our Facebook fundraisers page, click on ‘Raise money’ and follow the instructions to create your fundraiser.

Instagram: Simply add a donation sticker to your Insta story, search for and select Chestnut Tree House and change the title of your fundraiser.

Where your fundraising goes:


could pay for a fun hour of activities for a child, including treasure hunts, baking, messy play and so much more


could give a bereaved family a therapeutic group session with a family counsellor after a child has died


could pay for a family to visit the hospice for the first time for a fun activity day