The work we do wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our fantastic supporters. In these unprecedented times, we're in greater need than ever to ensure our services reach the most vulnerable, ensuring no one gets left behind.
In these uncertain times, we’ve put our thinking cap on to create some fantastic fundraising activities, not only to help raise some donations, but also to help people connect with their loved ones and the community. We’ve tried to put the fun back into fundraising!
Anything and everything you do makes such a huge difference to those in need of support. Once you’ve decided on your fundraiser, tell us all about your plans and we will be in touch with your free digital welcome pack, with lots of fundraising tips and tricks along the way!
How to stay in touch with each other
Whether it’s Facetime, Zoom, Google Hangouts or Skype – all are great (and free!) ways to stay in touch with your loved ones. Check out WIRED’s article on which platform is the best option for you!
As we can’t get out to collect donations at the moment, we're taking things online! Do you have a birthday or anniversary coming up? Ask for donations in place of presents this year. Or you might be looking to mark a day in memory of a loved one or to show your support for people living with HIV today.
Support our work by hosting a Facebook fundraiser and make a difference. It’s quick and easy:
- Go to Terrence Higgins Trust on Facebook.
- Select ‘Fundraisers’ at the top of the page.
- Choose ‘Raise Money’.
- Personalise your fundraiser with a photo and why you’ve chosen to support us.
- Click 'Create'.
You can also contact the team at [email protected] for your own Text-To-Donate code for another easy way to collect donations.
A fun and easy way to raise money for us is by hosting a quiz!
Keep yourselves entertained during lockdown by hosting your own virtual quiz night. Write your own quiz, or download our LGBT+ Quiz or Girl Band Quiz below ready for the big day! Simply charge an entry fee per player.
Get sponsored to brave the shave! Get your clippers at the ready and live stream your Big Shave to maximise support, or simply post your before and after photos on your social media to debut your new lockdown look! Be sure to tag in @THTorguk and use the hashtag #BigShaveOff.
Think you’re up to the challenge? Get sponsored to do 20 reps of 30 exercises to take on the 2030 Challenge!
Raise money to go towards our work to end HIV transmission by 2030. You can do any form of exercise, from sit ups to star jumps, and from planks to press ups.
Be sure to tag in @THTorguk and use the hashtag #2030Challenge.
We love coffee and cake – and we're all in need of an extra caffeine boost these days! Host a weekly C&C morning, or set a baking task for your guests. Check out this amazing Red Velvet Cupcake recipe by our supporters Hummingbird Bakery.
Share your skills for donations
Are you a dab hand in the art department? Secretly flourishing in writing poetry? Perhaps you’re an expert in Excel, or an up-and-coming stand up comedy star. Whatever your skill is, you could use this time to share your skills and host tutorials for donations!
Spring clean and make some green
There's no time like the present for a spring clean – and what a great way to transform your old stuff into cash!
You can auction off your old items on eBay and donate direct to us.
Alternatively, the wonderful people at Virgin Money Giving have teamed up with World of Books to make turning books, CDs. DVDs and games into donations a no-brainer! Declutter and donate using the Ziffit app and choose Terrence Higgins Trust at the check-out.
Start your own LGBTQ+ book or film club
Create a weekly book or movie club with your friends, family or colleagues!
Choose the day and time for your weekly virtual meet-ups on your favourite platform and each donate the cost of a glass of wine or bag of popcorn to take part.
Host your own game of musical bingo – taking the bingo hall straight to your friends and families living rooms!
Create a playlist of songs and input into these free* editable Bingo Cards. You can ask your group to donate to take part, and then they can be sent their unique bingo card.
From here all you need to do is put your playlist on shuffle, and await a winner. You could also set a fancy dress theme for added fun!
* Up to 30 cards
It’s game time!
Whether you're fire on FIFA or an Animal Crossing queen - host a marathon game on Twitch and ask for donations as you go!
Perhaps technology isn’t for you? Challenge yourself to a marathon board game session with your house hold and livestream for donations.