You could host a coffee morning,tea party, boot sale, bake cakes to sell at school or work, shave your hair off, have a dress down day or fancy dress day at work, run a mini marathon or organise a sponsored swim or bike ride.
We first came across Strongbones many years ago when Megan was tiny. We were still getting our heads around the fact our little girl would never walk. We knew of no other children like Megan and it was a scary time.
A friend recommended contacting Strongbones to see if they could help provide Megan with a trike so she could play with her brother and get about without a wheelchair. We have made some amazing friends and got great support from other families and April, Rachael and all the team. I can honestly say our lives changed forever after that first email.”
~ Beth Hughes
Set up a JustGiving fundraising page
We suggest you set up a fundraising page on JustGiving. Fundraising pages are just like paper sponsorship forms, except they’re online, so you don’t have to spend time collecting cash and cheques.
Just personalise your page with a photo and message and email the web address to all your contacts and you can link it to Facebook. Then your friends, family, colleagues and anyone else can make a donation through your page from anywhere in the world.
You can create a fundraising page for absolutely anything. You could get sponsored to run, swim, cycle, get fit, grow a moustache or have your head shaved. You can even create a page in memory of someone or instead of wedding gifts. The only limit is your imagination.
Get involved with the Superhero Tri and Winter Wonderwheels
We are proud to announce that Strongbones have become Super Charity Friends of the Superhero Series for the second year running. Last year was an amazing success, with 62 families taking part in the At Home events.
Superhero Series is the UK’s one and only disability sports series designed to create fun and teamwork while keeping people active without any barriers! Their ethos is ‘anything goes’, this means there’s no set way to complete the challenge, there’s no cut-off times and all gadgets and gismos are welcome!
This year, Strongbones will be taking part in the Summer At Home Superhero Tri and the At Home Winter Wonderwheels. Both of these events can be completed anywhere, from your living room, to your garden, walking around your neighbourhood or even in a Jacuzzi! So longs you’re moving your body, you will be clocking up the kilometres! Don’t worry if moving around isn’t your thing, last year, our Youth Ambassador worked with the Superhero Series Team to come up with the Super Sensory Challenges, this means the events are 100% accessible to everyone, just like Spiderman uses his Spider sensors, you can use your sensors to complete a range of different challenges.
When you apply to join Team Strongbones, Superhero Series will send you out a Super Race Pack, this contains a t-shirt for every member of the team, your race number, a finish line tape and the very important medal to show off how fantastic you are!
If you would like to find out more about the Superhero Series, follow the links below.