During these utterly-weird times you've been continuing to astound us with properly innovative ideas for raising money and awareness. Don't cancel your event - try taking it online with some of these great ideas. Or head straight here for a step by step on doing a live stream fundraising event for CALM.
Why not fire up your favourite game and play against living miserably?
The football feels weird right now, but we’ve still got good old FIFA, so get your mates involved and try hosting an epic streamed tournament! Charge an entry fee to take part, and get your football shirt on. Find out more about HERE.
Bad barnets are the theme of lockdown life. No getting away from it. Which way will you 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 – take it all off. Check out CALM’s very own Big Buzz Off here and our FAQs when making the shave here.
Right now, more people than ever need our services. By raising awareness of them, you’re helping more people find the help they need.
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Once you’re looped in, share, share and share again. Spread the word about our services, campaigns and fundraising events with your friends, family, neighbours, everyone!
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.
Zoom Calls, live streams, and facetimes; Team CALM are embracing the new normal and we want you to (virtually) join them.
Whether it’s a quiz night with colleagues or an art class for friends and family, get together for an evening (or morning, noon or night) of fun while spreading the word and raising vital funds for CALM and our life-saving services.
It’s easier than ever. Don’t believe us? We’ve put together five steps here that you’ll need to set up your virtual event, so even though outdoors is on pause, you can still connect with your mates, fundraise online for CALM, and have a bloody good time.
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.
Now might feel like a rubbish time to celebrate your birthday. Sorry mate. But there’s loads of fun ways to celebrate online. Why not try 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.
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.
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 getting together face to face right now is difficult, 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 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.
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.