Fundraising and Company Initiatives: You can help CRASH from home

Fundraising is a great way to connect and engage your team or for your company to do something collectively to help your industry charity, CRASH. Please join our #HopeAndDignity appeal and show the world that construction cares for vulnerable people throughout the UK. 

We’re asking construction companies and individuals to help us now with company and individual fundraising initiatives so that we can continue our vital work.

There are many ways to come together, have fun and fundraise from home via Zoom, social media and online – while following current government guidelines for social distancing. We’ve put together some ideas to inspire you. If you have your own ideas, please contact us at fundraising@crash.org.uk, we can advise and support you.

Don’t forget to find out if your company has a matched giving scheme. Many companies match donations made by staff which means your donation has twice the impact.

CRASH charity unites the UK construction industry’s passion, skills and resources to create places that care for homeless people and the sick and vulnerable needing hospice care.

Let me entertain you!

Gin masterclass or a wine tasting

Have a fun and informative Zoom session with your team and fundraise for CRASH at the same time. Either host your own virtual wine tasting, Delicious magazine has a great guide, or enlist a company like Unwined who offer corporate zoom tastings.

Quiz or University Challenge

Organise an interdepartmental challenge to see who comes out victorious. Choose a theme, a host and the teams. Ask colleagues to donate to participate and off you go, can sales beat marketing to be crowned the Champions of 2020?

Concert

If you know of any talented musicians at your company get them to host a Facebook Live show. Ask attendees to buy a ticket or add a donate button to fundraise for CRASH.

Learn something new or level up a skill

Cooking masterclass or Fakeaway

Learn to cook or bake something special or maybe your favourite takeaway meal. Either work with internal culinary talent or enlist a professional. Companies like The Chef & The Dish will give you and your team a chance to connect in a fun class led by a world chef who will guide you through a cultural cooking experience.

Skill Share or Lunch & Learn

Learn something new from a colleague. Maybe something professional like Finance for non-Finance managers, a craft skill like macramé or something for the soul like mastering the art of looking after house plants. Ask attendees to donate to CRASH. 

Move your body

DIY Remote Run

Have you heard about the French man running a marathon on his balcony? If there’s a will, there’s a way. Organise a virtual “together apart” fun run. Decide on the goal: is it a 5k, 10k or is it a half-marathon? Set up a Virgin Money Giving page to fundraise for CRASH. Decide how participants submit their results. The best way is to use social media and #HopeAndDignity. Ask participants to take a photo with their time and distance and post it.

Team challenge

Organise a virtual walk or step challenge. Maybe a walk from John O’Groats to Lands End? All participants contribute to the total distance. Perhaps your company wants to promote health & wellbeing so set up a step challenge to get your people moving and raise much-needed funds for CRASH.

Easy as pie

Donate 15% of your commute spend

One of the benefits of working from home is not spending time and money commuting. Why not ask colleagues to donate a percentage of their unspent commute budget to CRASH.

Donate the cost of a coffee

Whether your order is a flat white, espresso or a croissant too, donate the cost to CRASH. Your donations will enable us to continue our vital work – giving hope to homeless people and dignity to people in hospices. 

Make it social and arrange a virtual catch up with some colleagues and enjoy a home-made coffee together and donate the cost to your industry charity here.

Penalty Pot

Maybe you’ve noticed some bad habits since working from home. Don’t worry, it happens! Why not set up a up a Penalty Pot to break those habits once and for all whilst raising money for CRASH. Just like a swear jar, each time you slip up, put a coin in the jar.

Once your pot is full and you’ve kicked the habit, you can make your donation safely here.

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