With people looking for different ways to show their support to charities during this difficult time, we have jumped on the ‘virtual’ wagon and have come up with a range of virtual fundraising ideas which will not only keep you active but boost positivity and raise funds to support our life-saving work.

Online Sponsorship Form: If you would like and ask friends and family to sponsor you when completing your virtual fundraising, please use our Online Sponsorship Form which you can edit, save and email back to us! As the fundraiser, it is your responsibility to enter the personal details of those wishing to sponsor you on the form. Please DO NOT share the form with others to complete.

Video Messages to The DSAA Crew

Record a video for our crew with messages of thanks and appreciation. You can send your video clips to us at [email protected] We would love for you to get in touch with us if you can and hope that with enough video clips, we can produce a collage to post on our social media.

Virtual “Come Dine with Us”

Our take on “Come dine with me”. Invite your friends and family to join in with a virtual dinner party with a twist. Everyone makes the same meal in their home, eats together via Zoom. If you can and wish, you could donate the amount you would have paid for a meal out.

Amazon Smile Shopping – You Shop, Amazon Gives!

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features as Amazon.co.uk. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

Just select Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance as your charity, it’s that simple!

Isolation Beard Challenge

How long can you last without shaving your beard? Take on the challenge and document the growth each week to create your very own “growth picture timeline”. Pledge to donate an amount of your choice.

Virtual Charity Quiz

Use Zoom or House Party to host or take part in your very own Virtual Charity Quiz, . There are hundreds of websites offering free downloadable questions and answers or if you are feeling creative why not design your own? You could even host themed quiz nights with fancy dress to make it even more entertaining and fun! If quiz nights aren't your 'thing', why not host or take part in a bingo night or scavenger hunt. All of these ideas could be done weekly with a small donation made by each team.

Find Items To Donate Later

While you get to know your own four walls better than you ever have, why not look again at anything of value or utility that you realise you could do without and put it aside to donate. We are asking our supporters to please hang onto goods until our Bag It Up Textile Recycle bins are back up and running again. To find your local textile bank, use the Bank Locator.

Virtual Cooking Class

With so many pictures of food posted online, it’s not a big leap to offer a cooking class to your network of friends and family. How about using Facebook or Instagram Live? Put on an apron and channel your inner Jamie Oliver. Set up a fundraising page and gather donations from all those participating.

Virtual Happy Hour

Adjusting to remote working can be hard, we miss seeing our co-workers in the office kitchen too! That’s why it’s a great time to set up a regular virtual happy hour after work with donations at the price of your favourite drink. If you’d rather keep the socializing non-alcoholic, try a virtual coffee break instead with donations at the price of your usual hot beverage of choice! 

20 “Stay Home” Activities List

As part of our 20th Anniversary and 20 years by your side campaign, we have created a list of activities you can enjoy within your household. You could even write them all down on small bits of paper and draw them out of a hat like an activity roulette!

20 Days of Feeling Good

A list of 20 easy and achievable ideas for anyone of all ages to complete on a set date of your choice. Simply download and print off our “Feel Good Chart” and let’s get everyone practicing self-care and positive “feel good” methods at home during lockdown.

Still Looking for Fundraising Ideas??

Take a look at our Official Fundraising Guide for more ideas and advice on how to fundraise in aid of the charity.