Every year approximately a third of our income is raised through our amazing supporters taking part in challenge events or holding their own fundraising events. Many events have already been cancelled or postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This could have a significant impact on our income and therefore the ability to deliver our work. We are determined to press on, working hard to save as many lives and support as many families as possible. However, we are reliant on the support of the public to help us do this.

Below is some information about the impact that the current situation is having on fundraising events and how you can adapt your fundraising to support us in a different way. Our fundraising team are still available to discuss your options, so do get in touch to discuss your plans. Thank you for any help you can give us at this time.

Challenge Events

For information about the current status of various third party challenge events, please visit this page.

If you have a place to run for The Lullaby Trust in either of the below events and have not yet discussed your options with us, please email fundraising@lullabytrust.org.uk

  • London Landmarks Half Marathon – Postponed awaiting new date
  • London Marathon – Postponed to Sunday October 4th 2020

If you have a place to take part in any of the challenges below you will be contacted by Action Challenge directly by Friday 20th March 2020 to be informed of your options.

  • Isle of Wight Challenge (run by Action Challenge) – postponed awaiting new date
  • Jurassic Coast Challenge (run by Action Challenge) – postponed awaiting new date
  • Easter 50 Challenge – cancelled

Fundraising at home

Below are a few ideas for fundraising at home but if you were planning an event and would like to chat about how you can adapt it for the current situation, get in touch (fundraising@lullabytrust.org.uk) so that we can help you out.

Virtual Challenges – Get moving and get out for some fresh air by completing your own sponsored virtual run, walk or cycle. Choose a distance and a time frame that suits you. For example, you could complete X miles in a month or aim to complete X kilometres every day. If you are self-isolating but feel well enough, set yourself an indoor physical challenge such as completing 100 sit-ups every day or bouncing on the trampoline in your garden for an hour every day!

Donate your day – If you have a birthday or anniversary coming up, ask for donations to The Lullaby Trust in lieu of presents or if you were planning a meal out or drinks at a bar, donate what you would have spent. Alternatively donate the costs that you would have had in a regular day that you’re now saving from being at home, such as travel or gym membership.

Setting up an online giving page allows you to collect donations without having to handle cash and you can share the link to your page via email or social media. Set up a Just Giving page here or a Facebook birthday fundraiser here.

Kick the habit – Have a penalty pot at home (contact us for a collection box!) and agree on some bad habits that your family are going to avoid! Whether it’s swearing or leaving the toilet seat up, everyone has to pop 50p in each time they do it!

Shopping and selling online – When you shop online with Amazon Smile or Give as You Live you can raise money for The Lullaby Trust at no extra cost to you. If you have a clear out at home and find some things to sell on eBay, you can choose to support The Lullaby Trust by donating a percentage of the sale.

Yellow YourselfOn Friday 15 May join supporters are getting yellow! Dress up and accessorize in yellow, take a selfie, share it on social media with #yellowyourself and donate £5 to The Lullaby Trust.