Quest to Bidibidi - East African Playgrounds are a charity that focus on sustainable development within education by building playgrounds and giving children the opportunity to play during their childhood. Playing develops social skills, communication and helps children deal with trauma. This incredible charity has recently launched a virtual challenge called Quest to Bidibidi. Bidibidi is the second biggest refugee settlement in the world, as large as the city of Birmingham! The quest aims to highlight that there are thousands of refugee children whose access to safe and fun play, helping them recover from trauma is severely limited and their lives will inevitably be further impacted by COVID-19. Funds raised by teams who take part will help East African Playgrounds fund projects including helping 27,000 refugee children in Bidibidi have a chance of a brighter future. This virtual challenge that starts at the charity’s Headquarters in Bletchley, in the UK and takes teams of up-to 12 people across 10 countries, covering 8,800km to Bidibidi settlement in Uganda. You'll navigate your way there through exercise/ physical activity, complete challenges and fundraise in order to rack up those kilometres. Here is the link to the challenge: https://www.eastafricanplaygrounds.org/quest-to-bidibidi.
- Beat (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/beat-at-uog-s-2-6-challenge) - UK's leading charity supporting those affected by eating disorders and campaigning on their behalf eating disorders. The demand for their Helpline has soared by 35% but at the same time our income is set to drop by 30%.
- Breast Cancer Now (https://twopointsixchallenge.justgiving.com/get-involved?charityId=169) - A larger number of people have been calling the Helpline as many people affected by breast cancer that their fears and worries have increased during this time.
Link for more information: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/events/twopointsix/
There is a pledge to pressure world governments to make meningitis a priority in the future and it would be amazing if everyone could sign it- https://meningitis.typeform.com/to/Ectcvk?fbclid=IwAR1PofuZxGmNltmifz5TBBrr94BTVCc5QzGwNXhB7Bc7jGSwIJZhoRF8DOc
St. Basil’s walk - St Basil’s is a charity dedicated to reducing youth homelessness and equipping them with the relevant skills to find employment has reached out with a virtual walk of the World famous Camino de Santiago trail. The walk can be completed individually or in teams - you will have six weeks from 4th of May to complete and it'll cost £10.00 to participate. If you were in a team of five for example, it’ll only be 4,500 steps a day - which would hopefully be a breeeeze for the majority of you ! It's a great way to keep fit and combat boredom at home.
More info here-https://stbasils.org.uk/basilbytes/step-up-and-join-us-on-a-virtual-walk-along-the-world-famous-camino-de-santiago-trail/
This opportunity will be running from the 4th of May to the 12th of June
5K Challenge - You can also go for a run and complete the 5K challenge where you run 5 kilometers, donate £5 to a charity of your choice and nominate 5 people to do it as well! It's fun and keeps you healthy! You could also climb the height of Mount Everest in your stairs at home and raise thousands of pounds or reach out to your community and see if there is anything you can do to help those at greater risk during this difficult time.
If you have any virtual fundraising idea, reach out to us and we can help you put it up and promote it! I hope everyone is well and safe!