The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is encouraging the nation to ‘Beat the Boredom’ and get fundraising to support the charity’s vital work while at home this summer.
For those of us missing seeing friends and family in person, the BHF is encouraging people to get together virtually by hosting a quiz, a talent show or even a grand night in with your nearest and dearest.
The charity says the virtual meetups will help keep those fed-up feelings at bay while raising funds for vital research. It’s simple to take part - just download the how to guides and start planning your virtual event.
During this coronavirus crisis, the BHF has been working tirelessly to support people with heart and circulatory diseases by providing vital information via its dedicated Heart Helpline and an online coronavirus hub.
But with the pandemic costing the charity around £10 million a month, it is now urging the public to #BackTheBHF and help the 7.4 million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory diseases including coronary heart disease, stroke and vascular dementia. Research suggests that people with these conditions are at higher risk from Covid-19.
Chrish Perera, Head of Community Fundraising at the BHF, said: “We’re all looking for different ways to ‘Beat the Boredom’ so why not host a virtual quiz, talent show or grand night in. Download our how to guides for tips and stay connected with your families and friends by hosting a virtual fundraiser to #BackTheBHF. Every penny will go towards helping us support those across the UK living with heart and circulatory conditions.”
People can show off their newly harnessed lockdown skills, party tricks or secret hidden talents by gathering family and friends together for a fun filled talent show.
From dancing, poetry or a cute pet show, BHF say that you never know who will surprise you with their new-found talents.
Virtual Quiz Night
If there are anyone who knows their Olympic winners from their Oscar winners, Quiz Nights are an absolute winner when it comes to fundraising to put people’s knowledge to the test with the BHF virtual quiz guide where they’ve put some quiz questions together for you or why not get creative and make up your own?
Grand night in
You can get friends and family together for an unforgettable night indoors by putting together a list of fun activities and start planning. Anything goes, so why not think big with a club night and karaoke? Or keep it simple with bingo or a book club.
It has all the fun of going out but from the comfort of staying at home.
More people than ever now need the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) support to provide vital information and patient services. Without support, the British Heart Foundation can’t be there in times of need.
So, to beat heartbreak together people can set up a fundraising page by visiting bhf.org.uk/btb