Give WAY to Summer

As Summer approaches, we are inviting WAY members and friends to join us in our new and exciting Summer Fundraising Campaign – Give WAY to Summer. 

With the cancellation of many, large organised fundraisers, such as the hugely successful Dragon Boat Race, our members have been taking on virtual, stay at home challenges to raise funds for our charity during lockdown. 

YOU can REALLY make a difference this Summer!

WAY's Summer Fundraising Campaign

With lockdown now easing, you can help us to raise funds too, over the Summer months, while also staying safe! Whether you take on a distance challenge on foot, by bike, on a rowing machine, on land or on water; or make and sell something unique; or host an event with family and friends or whether you do something solo, the funds you raise will be put to good use to help our charity support people who’ve been widowed at a young age through the difficult months ahead.

Here are some suggested activities:

Join Team Ed or Team Colette – we can’t take part in the Dragon Boat Race this summer, but look out for the opportunity to take part in a  walking challenge (distances range from 50km to 500km) during the Summer months – there may even be a medal for your efforts! 

Get together a Local WAY team to compete against another WAY region – can you do 10 challenges (either sponsored or paid) and earn points for each challenge – as well as beating another WAY region? 

Host an online quiz or bingo night – why not organise an online quiz or bingo night and ask for a donation to play from family members/friends?

Host a virtual online escape room – you could organise a virtual escape room or scavenger hunt and ask for a donation to play from family members/friends.

Challenge nominations – why not make a donation to WAY to do a challenge then nominate five people to do the same – those five nominate another five people etc.  Involve family and friends – it doesn’t need to be WAY members 

Share a skill – do you have a special skill you could share? Why not host an online Cooking Demonstration/Yoga Demonstration/host a comedy night/teach a dance/Family has Talent night – donations to attend could be sent in via a JustGiving link or other fundraising platform. 

 OR pick your own challenge – the more unique, the better! And don’t forget to tell us all about it and send in your photos…