Virtual fundraising

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How to fundraise virtually for National AIDS Trust

In the current COVID-19 situation we need your support more than ever. However, many ways we're used to fundraising can't go ahead as normal. 

This page gives you some of the exciting virtual options you can choose from to fundraise for us. You can be really creative with your fundraising. If you have a special skill or passion, sharing these with others is a great way to connect with people and can help raise vital funds for our work fighting for HIV rights and ending new HIV transmissions. 

Fundraising ideas you can try

No matter who you are or what you like doing, there's something you can do to raise money for National AIDS Trust and help bring about positive change in HIV.

Who are you?

A party host?

You can host a Big Garden Party, and join a movement of people, workplaces and community groups UK-wide, all united by a single aim: to secure the rights of people living with HIV, and to end new HIV transmissions.

As we can now eat together in person again, we're asking you to get your friends, family or colleagues together to eat and drink and have fun for HIV rights!

Whether it's a small group in your garden or a park, or a larger party (depending on government regulations), we have an instruction pack that covers everything you need to set up your event.

You can sign up to host your own Big Garden Party by emailing fundraising@nat.org.uk.

A dectective?

We've created our Whodunnit, a virtual murder mystery for the wannabe detectives out there! You'll host an event that gets your friends and family to immerse themselves in the lives and relationships of Henrietta Maria (Queen Mary) and her friends when they're invited to dinner at Hatfield House and one of the guests doesn't show up. Uncover clues, motives, suspects and secrets as you talk to the guests at the dinner party and try to work out 'whodunnit'?!

Our Whodunnit pack includes everything you need to host your event, including a personalised Whodunnit, the whodunnit answers, a hosting slideshow and detailed technology instructions. 

Email our Individual and Community Fundraiser, Alice Goldsmith to find out more and get your pack!

A thrill seeker ?

We have created a Big Around the World Escape pack for anybody who wants to host a virtual escape room for their friends, family or colleagues. Our Big World AIDS Day Escape will get your attendees involved in a spy chase around the world, following Agent Red's red ribbon clues to try and pass their spy assessment and become a spy master!

In the pack you will get a personalised virtual escape, the escape answers, a hosting slideshow, instructions for how to host the quiz on Zoom and other exciting resources. 

Find out more about this opportunity by emailing our Individual and Community Fundraiser, Alice Goldsmith.

A competition lover?

If you love to get competitive with friends and family, why not host a Big Online Games of Oz night for them? The Big Online Games of Oz is a Wizard of Oz-themed games night taking you on a journey along the Yellow Brick Road with themed games that you will be given access to. 

You will get permanent access to our games pack, which includes 6 themed games, social media templates & hosting instructions for your event.

Email our Individual and Community Fundraiser, Alice Goldsmith to find out more and get your pack!

A quiz Fiend?

We hosted our hugely successful Big World AIDS Day Quiz on 30 November. We have created a Big World AIDS Day Quiz pack for anybody who wants to host a quiz for their friends, family or colleagues. 

In the pack you will get the questions, answers, a host script, instructions for how to host the quiz on Zoom and many more exciting resources. 

Find out more about this opportunity by emailing our Individual and Community Fundraiser, Alice Goldsmith.

A bookworm?

If you love to read, you could host a book club with friends and family on a video call. You could ask them to donate the price of each book or donate the cost of a ticket to each book club event that you host. 
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Your book club members will have the joy of supporting a charity that you care about and also get the chance to read some interesting books and discuss them with friends. 

A health enthusiast?

Can you set yourself a virtual running goal and ask people to sponsor you? Virtual runs are great if you are a keen runner or a novice who is enjoying getting out for a run at the moment! You can set yourself a goal distance to cover over a fortnight or a month and take your time to cover a great distance!

Challenge Events: We have a few places for the Royal Parks Half Marathon in April, you could join #TeamNAT and get people to sponsor your training and participation.

Email our Individual and Community Fundraiser, Alice Goldsmith to find out more about this opportunity.


An online auction addict?

We have our own eBay page that allows generous donors to sell their old stuff and donate some, or all, of the proceeds to National AIDS Trust in three easy steps: 

  1. Sell your item, using the ‘Advanced Sell’ form on eBay
  2. Look out for the charity box below where you set your price - search for National AIDS Trust and select our page. You can even choose what percentage of your final selling price will be donated to National AIDS Trust
  3. Three weeks after your item sells, Paypal will automatically collect the donation from you
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Find out more about how to use eBay for Charity here.

A conscious consumer?

Do you find yourself online browsing to pass the time in lockdown and would love for anything you bought to help out a charity?

We have teamed up with Kindred to enable you to find deals whilst online shopping AND collect money to donate to us!

All you have to do is find the shop you want to buy from on Kindred's site and donate your earnings, which you will collect automatically when you shop. 

A foodie?

If you love to bake or cook, could you hold an online cooking class for friends, family and colleagues? You could suggest that they donate the value of a meal out with you!

In times where we all need a little more connection with each other, cooking alongside others (even if they're on a screen) can be a fantastic way to feel close to friends and family!​​​​​​​

A film fan?

You can use Netflix Party to watch any film or TV show on Netflix with your friends and family, even if you are many miles away from each other. 

You can chat with each other during the watch party using Netflix party or a separate video call and ask them to donate the cost of a cinema ticket for participating.

An ideas generator?

If you’ve got another event or fundraising idea in mind, we’d love to hear from you!
​We’ll always do as much as we can to help out.

Please contact our Individual and Community Fundraiser Alice Goldsmith


For more inspiration and information on fundraising, read our fundraising pack.

Whatever you choose to do, remember to share your amazing efforts with us.