Ty Hafan

virtual fundraising 

During this pandemic our children and families need you now more than ever!

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on our fundraising activity, resulting in a significant loss of income for the charity. However, we have been inspired by the incredible ingenuity of our amazing supporters who have taken things online in a bid to ensure our services can continue. If you've thought about holding a virtual event but aren't entirely sure where to start then please read on...

What is virtual fundraising?

Virtual fundraising is a great way to raise funds for Tŷ Hafan whilst the current lockdown and social distancing measures are in place in Wales and across the UK. Virtual fundraising involves setting up an online fundraising page to collect donations for a challenge, or online event. It is really that simple!

How to host a virtual fundraising event 

Like any good fundraising event, it’s all in the planning. All you need to get started is a little imagination and you’ll be well on your way to virtual fundraising success (from a safe distance of course!) 

Step 1

Choose your idea and choose a time and date

Step 2

Set up your JustGiving page and update with details of your event. Share the link with family, friends and colleagues and ask them to donate the cost of entry, a coffee, or a present etc.

Step 3

Choose your streaming platform (Zoom / Houseparty / Facebook Live) and share the details with your guests so they can take part in the event

Fresh ideas for you

Here are some of our favourite activities – BE OUR HERO from your armchair or in fresh air…

During January and February we are asking our heroes to raise funds in support of our appeal.

1. Add a frame to your Page's profile picture

Show your support of our #FitForFuture refurbishment campaign in a really simple way by giving your Facebook profile picture a frame. It’s really easy to do and you can remove it any time you like, just follow these simple instructions:

To add a frame to your Page's profile picture:

  1. Go to your Facebook profile and click on your profile picture.
  2. Click ‘Add Frame’ then search for “Tŷ Hafan Fit for Future
  3. Select the frame and click 'Use as Profile Picture'.
  4. To help even more, you can add this sentence to the description too: "I’m supporting Tŷ Hafan’s #FitForFuture campaign. Visit www.tyhafan.org/fitforfuture to donate."

2. Do you have a birthday coming up?

Set-up a birthday fundraiser on Facebook or on Just Giving, and invite your friends to donate instead of giving a gift.


3. Recycle your old IT equipment 

Save unwanted games consoles, laptops & tablets for our next amnesty.

50% of proceeds come to Tŷ Hafan.

Find out how your recycling can help support us by clicking here


4. Host a Gaming night!

Into live gaming? Check out our gameraisers page.


5. A personal challenge – is now the time to START, or to STOP?

Consider being sponsored for your personal goal, and set-up a Just Giving page.


6. Donate your pennies

Little acts of kindness by donating pennies from your daily purchases.

Download the app here to get started


7. Shopping online?

Raise funds for us at the same time with easyfundraising or Amazon Smile.

Check out our very own 'Handcrafted by Tŷ Hafan' Etsy store for a selection of unique gifts.


Want to find out a bit more?

We would love to hear from you and help you plan your next virtual fundraising event. Our Supporter Care team are on hand Monday - Friday (9am-5pm) and can be contact by calling 029 2053 2255 or by emailing supportercare@tyhafan.org 

We can also provide you with some branded materials such as balloons, t-shirts and banners to help give your virtual event a little bit of Tŷ Hafan sparkle.


Dynamos go the distance

The Bald Haven Dynamos have been taken on some amazing challenges lately. The first of which was a virtual cycle challenge taking them to the top of Mount Everest which saw them raise over £4,000 for Tŷ Hafan. Find out more about how they did it here

Please ensure you are following the latest Government guidelines regarding social distancing when completing your virtual event

Further information can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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