Stockport based charity, the Seashell Trust, has launched a programme of virtual events to enable the organisation to continue to raise funds during the coronavirus outbreak.
Although the charity has been forced to rethink its events calendar while social distancing measures are in place, the organisation has reacted quickly to coordinate virtual activities to keep people engaged.
w/c Monday 30th March
- On Thursday 2nd April we’ll be holding a ‘virtual charity quiz’. It will start at 1pm so we’re hoping people might take a break in their working from home lunch to do it. It takes 15 minutes to complete and costs £3 to enter. People can join on the link and we’d be so grateful if you could share with any contacts you have that might be interested: Seashell Trust Virtual Quiz People can join individually or dial in with friends or colleagues to play. There are cash prizes to be won for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place and 60% of the entry fees goes to Seashell.
- We’ll be doing a focus on easy ways to help for #charitytuesday through Easy Fundraising and Amazon Smile. These platforms give donations every time you order via them so whilst people are doing more online ordering, they can allow shoppers to continue to support charitable causes.
- We’ll be posting a short music film of two young people in care (taken this week in residence) performing with a message asking people to continue to support us during this tough time, in line the current trend of popstars and musicians performing online as people can’t go to shows and gigs. We’ll be tagging some of those celebs in to try and get extra coverage.
w/c Monday 6th April
- Sensory Art Competition: we’ll be launching a campaign to encourage people to create sensory art and submit photos and a description online. They will pay to do so to raise funds but also we’re hoping to raise awareness of some of the work we do here and tap in to home schooling to broaden our supporter base. There will be some fab prizes and hopefully a celeb or two taking part.
Other ideas being considered by the charity include a Zwift online cycle ride, a keepy-uppy competition, a series of webinars with business leaders and a sign language wordsearch.
Seashell Trust is a national charity based in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Greater Manchester, for children, young people and adults with sensory impairment, profound and multiple learning difficulties, and profound communication difficulties.