The outbreak of coronavirus is affecting all our lives in lots of different ways. If your fundraising plans have been postponed or cancelled, we’ve put together a selection of ideas for virtual fundraising that you can do from home instead.
Thank you for your continued support helping us help African farmers!
Be a home hero for Farm Africa on Sunday 26 April when the nation will be doing the 2.6 Challenge!
You decide the challenge, from pledging to run 2.6 miles a day to a 26-minute yoga session or juggling for 26 minutes (or 2.6 minutes!) The 2.6 challenge is open to anyone of any age - the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.
For more information visit the 2.6 Challenge website.
Round up your friends and family for an icing or baking competition – luckily for some, it’s all about look and not taste! To enter the competition, simply ask for donations on your fundraising page and ask participants to send you a photograph of their biscuit or bake! Remember to hashtag #FarmAfrica if you post entries and the winner on social media!
Virtual Trek Through Africa
Can you walk, jog or run the equivalent of the vertical length of Uganda during lockdown? As the bird flies, it is 188 miles from Gulu to south Kampala. Divide that by 30 days, that’s just over six miles a day! Have your virtual sponsorship form and charity bucket in the form of a fundraising page to share with your community and click the button to link your Strava account to it. Whenever you log your walk it will automatically add to your fundraising page and let your sponsors know how well you are doing!
Find out about Farm Africa and Uganda here
Coronovirus swear jar
This is a simple one. Put £1 into the jar when you use the word ‘coronavirus’, ‘covid-19’ or ‘corona’. Get your whole household involved, people are saying these words a lot! Once lockdown is over, count up the coins and make a donation via our donation page.
No coins? Set up an online collecting jar instead!
Virtual pub quiz
A favourite for many during lockdown! Use Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangouts to hold a virtual pub quiz. Set up a JustGiving page and ask your guests to make a donation to take part! £5 penalty donation to all those that are late to the quiz or have the worse fancy dress. We love a theme - how about a quiz on Africa, animals or farming themed quiz? Look through our website to gather all the fun facts!
Whether it is a greenfingers sweepstake planting seeds at the same time or a football match with your team but via the Playstation; ask everyone for £5 to claim their stake. The winner wins half the pot, donate the other half to Farm Africa.