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Virtual community events

A St John Sunday Meal

Dining out may not be possible right now but why not ask friends and family to donate that ‘dough’ you would usually spend on going out to eat and host a virtual dinner party with your loved ones. Prepare your meal, agree a time to log on and you have a great dinner party without the piles of washing up to do after! 

How to set up a virtual meal

  1. Agree a date and time with friends and family
  2. Choose a platform to host your meal on, like Zoom, Facebook video chat or Facetime 
  3. Prepare your meal
  4. Log on and you have a great dinner party without the piles of washing up to do after! 
  5. Once everyone is logged on share the St John Ambulance donation page and encourage everyone to donate what they would have spent on the meal out. You could even pick a restaurant, select your meals and donate the total bill (with a tip!).

Tea for two (or twenty!)

A good old British cuppa is the best way to catch up with friends - and catch up on gossip! And whilst we're in a state of lockdown, staying connected with others is really important to our wellbeing. Host a virtual tea party for friends and family and donate what you would have spent on tea, coffee and cake.

 

How to organise a virtual tea party

  1. Agree a date and time with friends and family using Zoom, Skype or Houseparty
  2. Prepare your afternoon tea
  3. Log on and enjoy a good chat 
  4. Once everyone is logged on share the St John Ambulance donation page and encourage everyone to donate what they would have spent on the afternoon tea if you had gone out.

Virtual quiz night

Let's get quizzical! There are loads of quizzes on online you can share with friends or download. Get the drinks and snacks ready and indulge your competitive side. If you fancy yourself as a quiz master, why not write your own questions?

 

How to set up a virtual quiz

  1. Visit virtualquizevents.com
  2. Set yourself up as a fundraiser
  3. Pick the time and date for the quiz
  4. Share the details with friends and family and encourage them to sign up
  5. Play!
  6. Once the game has played you can donate the profits to St John Ambulance via our donation page, or via JustGiving.

Bingo!

Who said you can't have a "full house" while social distancing? There are plenty of online bingo cards you can download. Ask friends and family for a donation to take part. Get everyone online, pull numbers out of a hat and release your inner bingo caller.

Tell us about your event!

If you're organising your own fundraising event or just thinking about it, we'd love to hear from you! We can provide you with support and materials. Contact us at communityfundraising@sja.org.uk