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Home Fundraising Ideas

Whilst lots of fundraising has had to be cancelled or postponed at the moment, here’s some great ideas to allow anyone to keep fundraising for NASS during these uncertain times.

Our vital work supporting people affected by axial SpA (AS) is needed now more than ever, so anything you can do to help raise vital funds will be greatly appreciated by the whole NASS team.

Which will be the fundraiser for you?

The 2.6 Challenge
Set up to help all UK charities during this difficult time, choose a challenge based on the numbers 2.6 or 26 – it can be anything you like from walking around your house or garden 26 times to 26 press ups with the dog on your back! Check out how to get involved and support NASS.

Support NASS while shopping online:
Did you know that you can raise funds for us simply by shopping online at no extra cost to you?

Shop using AmazonSmile – a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features – and 0.5% of what you spend on eligible purchases will be donated to NASS.

Sign up to Give as you Live Online and shop at over 4,200 leading stores and browse loads of great offers and voucher codes. Every time you shop, a percentage of every pound you spend will be donated to NASS – without costing you a penny extra!

Get sponsored to go without
Whilst it may well feel that life is tough enough right now, if you can face it, you could consider getting sponsored to give something up. Whether it is sugar-free social distancing, dry-solation or perhaps caffeine-free covid-19, go without and raise funds.

Set yourself a sponsored exercise challenge
Whether it’s a commitment to do daily exercise for a month, to run a marathon in your garden over the course of week, or perhaps to complete the Couch to 5k programme during lockdown, set yourself a fitness challenge, share it with your friends and family and ask for sponsorship. And remember – exercise is great for our mental health too.

Scale dizzy heights from home
You don’t have to step outside to fundraise… take on a challenge to get sponsored to climb one of the World’s most famous landmarks on your own staircase! Here are some ideas:

Forth Rail Bridge – 680 stairs
Blackpool Tower – 1036 stairs
Canary Wharf Tower – 1600 stairs
Mount Snowdon – 7,120 stairs
Ben Nevis – 8,810 stairs

Take on an outdoor challenge
If you normally enjoy taking part in big events, and love a medal at the finish line, here are a few options for you:

Easter Anyway Challenge: Click here to find out more
Local Landmarks Challenge: Visit the website for more
Loads of different virtual runs : Discover what you can do here

Spotify Fundraiser Playlist
With a Spotify fundraiser playlist, fundraising has never been easier (or more spontaneous!). Choose to run a distance of your chance, bake something you’ve not tried before, or get stuck in some spring cleaning – all while listening to (or enduring!) the songs chosen by your donors.

Hold a Virtual Quiz Night
Get those thinking caps on and hold your own virtual quiz for us to raise money for people affected by axial SpA (AS). Hosting a quiz is a fun and easy way to connect with your friends and family online, whilst helping us to continue to offer our services in times of need.

Get your game on
Are you part of an established gaming group and finding that you have more time to play together? Consider live streaming your game through a platform like Twitch and asking people to sponsor you. You can set up a live chat where you can interact with your donors, too.

If you are interested in any of these ideas and would like to find out more, get in touch with Katie or Fareen from the fundraising team today at fundraising@nass.co.uk

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