Ty Hafan

virtual fundraising 

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

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on our fundraising activity this year, resulting in a significant loss of income for the charity. However, we have been inspired by the incredible ingenuity of our amazing supporters (you guys!)  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 & 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!) So, whether you’re taking your coffee morning, pub quiz or birthday party online, here’s all you need to do.

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 virtual fundraising events that you might like to try.

  • Hold a themed virtual quiz
  • Arrange a 'virtual meet up' with friends. This could be a coffee morning, or come dine with me style event
  • Host a comedy session or live stream a gig
  • Share your skills and teach others 
  • Into live gaming? Check out our gameraisers page 
  • Play a game of golf or other outdoor sports
  • Take part in your own sporting event and track your miles using the Give Penny platform.
  • 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

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

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