You don’t even have to leave your house to make a huge difference for babies with serious heart conditions!
Do something amazing!
Below are some ideas and inspiration for fundraising in and around your home.
Running is a great way to get active and challenge yourself. You could run alone or set your own challenge with friends. Simply set yourself a distance to run either in one day or over the course of a week/month and ask people to sponsor you.
Transform your staircase into the world’s most iconic heights and climb your way to the top. From buildings to mountains, your stairs are the gateway to amazing achievements. Set a date for your climb and ask people to sponsor you as you would for any other challenge. Choose your distance, tell your friends, fundraise and challenge yourself!
Heres some heights to inspire you;
- The Gherkin : 1,037 steps
- Great Pyramid of Giza: 1,200 steps
- Empire State Building: 1,576 steps
- Eiffel Tower: 1,665 steps
- The Shard: 3,672 steps
- Ben Nevis: 22,197 steps
- Snowdon: 24,785 steps
Pledge a donation for every mile you cycle or ask for sponsorship to cycle a cumulative distance. Cycle with friends and family, even the little ones can join in!
John Martin and his daughter Grace cycled 10 miles around Eastbourne, raising an incredible £1,160!
Lead an online class using a video system like Skype, Facebook Live or Instagram Live. It could be yoga, pilates or old school aerobics. Set up a JustGiving page and ask for a donation to Tiny Tickers for friends to attend.
Choose your favourite plant and encourage your friends and family to plant seeds at the same time as you. Ask them for a donation, and over time you can watch your seeds change from seedlings into grown plants. The gardener of the plant that gets its first fruit or flower wins half the sweepstake donation. Donate the other half to Tiny Tickers and enjoy your beautiful plants.
Or how about a classic sunflower competition?
Sunflowers are bright and cheery and there is no flower that can lift someone’s spirits quite like the sunflower! Give your little ones a pack of seeds, plant them and watch them grow. Once planted encourage your children to seek sponsorship for every cm of growth they achieve.
During lockdown, Team Tiny Tickers’ children all planted some sunflowers to see whose would grow the tallest. Here is the outright winner!
Why not be inspired by our amazing 8 year old fundraiser Faith? Faith and her mum Fiona run Faith’s Crafts selling some of Faith’s amazing handmade items to friends, family and the community. Entertain your family with a crafternoon, then when you have some beautiful creations head to Facebook marketplace or Ebay to sell them online!
Here’s Faith, selling her beautiful creations!
Celebrate & Give
Having a birthday party or wedding anniversary? Invite your guests to donate to Tiny Tickers instead of buying you gifts. You can set up a birthday fundraiser on Facebook or Instagram, which is an excellent way to ask friends and family to donate on your birthday.
Why not do a sponsored silence for a day? You can raise money by simply being quiet and getting people to donate. You might even find that children with parents who are working from home get sponsored to stay quiet for more than a day!
Psst… we have our very own Tiny Tickers sponsorship form you can download.
Raising Money Whilst Shopping or Selling
eBay for charity
Please help support Tiny Tickers through your online shopping!
Use easyfundraising to shop with over 4,000 retailers including Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S.
Every time you shop, you’ll raise a free donation for Tiny Tickers, it’s that easy!
Other Ways to Have Fun Fundraising
Virtual pub quiz
Use Skype, Facebook live, Google Hangouts or another video messaging app to hold a virtual quiz for friend family, or even your entire community. Simply ask everyone to donate to enter, plan your questions and most importantly, have fun!
Bake for Tiny Tickers
Indulge your passion for baking and surprise all your friends and colleagues with a cake sale at coffee time.
You can easily whip up some delicious cupcakes using our simple recipe! Download it here: Cupcake Recipe
10-year-old Susie baked a 26 layer cake, in the Tiny Tickers colours, to raise money for tiny hearts. It took her eight hours! Here’s a picture of her when she reached the 10th layer!
Virtual book club
Whether you meet in person, or use skype, google hangouts or another video messaging app, why not get together with friends and family once a week to discuss a book you’re all reading?
Ask everyone who gets involved to donate the money they would have spent on snacks and drinks to Tiny Tickers.
Full house! Organise a bingo game at home or do it virtually. There are plenty of online Bingo cards you can download, ask friends and family to donate for a card to take part. Get everyone online, pull numbers out of a hat and release your inner bingo caller.
Put £1 into the jar whenever you say a word you shouldn’t and donate the collection to Tiny Tickers.
Make a donation
Whatever you decide to do, you can be assured that your donations will help us to reach many more babies with congenital heart defects.