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Beat boredom and help charity in virtual fundraiser

Posted onPosted on 3rd Jun

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 meet-ups 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.”

So how can you get involved and help to raise funds?

Host your own Talent Show

Show off your newly harnessed lockdown skills, party tricks or your secret hidden talents by gathering your family and friends together for a fun-filled talent show. From dancing, poetry or your very own cute pet show, you never know who will surprise you with their new-found talents.

Virtual Quiz Night

Do you know your Olympic winners from your Oscar winners? Quiz nights are an absolute winner when it comes to fundraising so put your knowledge to the test with our virtual quiz guide. We’ve put some quiz questions together for you or why not get creative and make up your own?

Grand night in

Get your friends and family together for an unforgettable night indoors. Put 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. All the fun of going out but from the comfort of your own home.

More people than ever now need the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) support to provide vital information and patient services. Without support from you, the BHF can’t be there in their time of need. Let’s beat heartbreak together – set up your fundraising page today by visiting bhf.org.uk/btb

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