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Take your event online

During these utterly-weird times you’ve been continuing to astound us with your properly innovative ideas for raising money and awareness. Don’t cancel your event – try taking it online with some of these great ideas.

Game for a tournament?

While we’re in lockdown, why not fire up your favourite game and play against living miserably. 

Get your mates involved by staging a tournament! With the rest of the football season and the Euros postponed, recreate it by hosting an epic Fifa tournament. Charge an entry fee to take part, and get your football shirt on. Find out more HERE.

Live stream your gig

Singer, comedian or spoken word artist? Why not live-stream your creative genius using your platform of choice and raise money at the same time. Ask punters to donate what they would have paid for a ticket (or their drinks at the bar, taxi home or cheeky kebab) and donate it to CALM’s life-saving services.

Head HERE for a step by step on doing a live-stream fundraising event for CALM. Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook @theCALMzone and on Instagram @CALMzone using #TeamCALM so we can see how it went! 

Check out CALM’S awesome ambassador, Frank Turner who did his own live-stream to support his touring family, while also shouting out CALM’s life-saving services. It was watched by over a quarter of a million people. 

Hairy situation

Look, we’re all gonna come out of this with awful hair. No two ways about it. So which way you gonna go?

#TeamGrow – just keep growing. Post updates on your scraggly beard or weird back of the neck hairs. Use your social media platform of choice to keep everyone entertained and raise money at the same time. Nice. Find out how HERE.

#TeamShave – just take it all off. Follow CALM’s advice from our own Big Buzz Off HERE. Set up an event where people can tune in to watch your shave off all your locks and donate to CALM too. Find out how HERE. Ask your mates, family, colleagues and everyone in between to donate what they can whilst you take the shaving plunge.

Keepy Uppy challenge

Sobbing over your Sunday league being cancelled or cricket season being postponed? You can still knock a ball around. 

Challenge your mates to a keepy uppy challenge with a fee to enter going to CALM. (Just make sure the valuables are stashed away!) Share it on socials and add a donate button to your posts. Find out how HERE. Tag us #KeepyUppyForCALM on Twitter @theCALMzone and on Facebook @theCALMzone.

Run that Raffle

Be inspired by the wonderful CALM ambassador and Twitter supremo Jonny Sharples who held a raffle for an England shirt signed by Tammy Abraham, Tyrone Mings, Nick Pope, John Stones & Harry Winks! Find out more here.

If you’ve already sourced the prizes, or you’ve got some mates happy to donate some, online raffles are one of the easiest ways to fundraise, especially using Raffall. It’s simple to use and set up, and they take care of the ticket drawing and other necessary stuff. You can also request a Letter of Authority from us to prove you’re after prizes for charity.

Bakealong

Whoever knew virtual bake sales were a thing? Hold a bakealong with your friends using Facebook Live or even Instagram Live and ask everyone to donate £5 to enter. You can even make it competitive and ask people to post pictures of their efforts – best judged creations get a prize!

Eggs and flour are running low? Host a cookalong instead and see what you can rustle  out of those cupboard staples.  If you already had a Facebook event set up, you can add a donate button to a post or set up a facebook fundraiser where people can make the donation directly to CALM.

Head HERE for a step by step on doing a live-stream fundraising event for CALM. 

Get quizzical

You can’t head down to your local for a bevvy and some trivia, nor can you host that quiz for CALM in person, but there’s no reason you can’t do it from home.

Download Zoom or Houseparty and e-vite your pals, mates, buddies and mum – come on she’ll be bored too. Then simply create a Just Giving fundraising page and drop your link into the Chat feature so people can donate. Oh, and don’t forget the questions! Team CALM is a great quiz team name too.

Need inspiration? Our friends at FC Not Alone held a pub quiz in support of CALM. Find out more here.

Donate your birthday

Now might feel like a rubbish time to celebrate your birthday. Sorry mate. But there’s loads of fun ways to celebrate online. Try Houseparty for a social gathering with the option of games or a Zoom Murder Mystery complete with period outfits.

You can also set up a Facebook fundraiser to raise money for CALM’s services when they’re needed more than ever.  If your mates would have bought you a drink, perhaps they’d like to donate a virtual pint to say they care and support CALM at the same time.

 

Make it official

Got an idea? Want to chat to us about it? You can get in touch with CALM here

Looking for some more inspiration or guidance, find it in our fundraising manual here.

Raring to go? Register your plan here, and set up a fundraising page for your friends and family to contribute to. We reckon loads of people would love to see regular updates and videos on your progress – after all, what else is there to do? 

Then head to CALM Kit to order some digital CALM swag to help make the most of your fundraising on social media. Think Facebook banners, logos and more.

Join a collective

It’s at times like these that we need to come together. And what better way than over something you love?

CALM Collectives are all about getting together, doing what you love and feeling better for it. And although we can’t get together face to face right now, our Collectives have active online communities. You might not be able to run with other people, make art collectively, or play for your football team for a while, but you can chat, share encouragement, experiences, stories, laughs, failures and successes. Sound good? Get together online over the things you love HERE.

Thank you

Thank you for supporting us. You are a legend. 

All done and dusted with your fundraising? Pay it into us, and don’t forget to tell us what you did so we can thank you properly. If you’ve been using JustGiving, or something similar, then don’t worry – it gets sent through to us automatically.

Thanks for being part of #TeamCALM and our Campaign Against Living Miserably.

CALM is here for you

We’re all on lockdown and that can be a really strange thing to come to terms with. Remember that CALM is here for you no matter who you are or what you’re going through.

Our free and anonymous helpline and webchat are open every day, as normal, from 5pm-midnight. If you need support, or are worried about someone, you can get help HERE.