Fundraising from home is likely to be the best option for many months to come while events and other community activities are not taking place. There are many exciting and fun ways that you can support National Eczema Society in the comfort of your own home. We have put together some suggestions for activities and we would like to thank in advance all the people and organisations that help us continue to provide much needed support for people with eczema and their families.

Fitness challenges

If you were planning to run the London Marathon or the Great North Run for us, you don’t have to let all that hard training go to waste! Why not use your garden or your local park to set yourself a challenge such as a 5k or 10k run or walk and video your very own event that you can share live on social media. If you don’t have access to outdoor space or you are self-isolating, you might want to set yourself a challenge that involves climbing stairs inside your house.

Virtual pub quizzes

Why not use Zoom or Skype to bring your friends and family together and organise a fun evening with a virtual pub quiz. Gaming is another activity that you might want to turn into a fundraising challenge. Poker night, chess tournament, Dungeons & Dragons or bingo, the choice is yours!

Share a talent, teach a class

If you are a keen yoga or general fitness practitioner or if you have a talent for drawing, painting or craft-making you could give an online tutorial and encourage people who sign up to your class(es) to donate to National Eczema Society.

Facebook fundraisers

This is a useful tool to fundraise online and bring what you are doing to the attention of all your followers. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/.

Donate while shopping online

Our shopping habits have had to change and as more of us rely on online shopping, you can choose to donate to us when you shop through Amazon by using www.smile.amazon.co.uk.

Movie night

Do you love cinema? Why not choose to use Netflix’s Party feature and host a film night for you and your friends.

Virtual book club

Literature enthusiasts can continue book club meetings online or start a new club. You can then donate the money that you would have spent on drinks, food and travel.

Online auctions

Are you a vintage clothes fan? Do you collect quirky objects? Do you have artworks that you think people might enjoy bidding for? Then, why not organise an online auction or raffle. Those can very easily be held online via Facebook.

Virtual fancy-dress party

Encourage your friends and family to dress up and have a virtual ‘best costume’ competition.

Virtual bake-off

If you enjoy baking, a cake decorating competition or a ‘bake-a-long’ might be just the thing for you.

Whatever you decide to do, remember to send us pictures and videos of your activities so we can share them on social media and our website! Please always be mindful of social distancing rules when organising any fundraising activities, and stay safe.

Online fundraising

Websites like Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving are easy ways to get your fundraising going. By creating a page for your fundraising event, you can share the link with friends, family, and colleagues to generate more funds and hit your targets faster all through a secure platform that means you don’t have to handle any money. Online platforms also makes it easy to collect Gift Aid, which takes your donations further in just a matter of clicks.

National Eczema Society fundraising guide

We’ve put together an updated Fundraising Guide you can download for some extra help, and to make the whole process that much easier and more fun for you and anyone who gets involved!

If you have any questions, just get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help out! Email us at fundraising@eczema.org