Low-cost fundraising ideas for supporting mental health in Devon this Christmas

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The festive season can be a difficult time for many people, particularly those who are struggling with mental health problems. If you’re looking for ways to support people in Devon who are in need of mental health services this Christmas, thank you. Here are a few low-cost or no-cost fundraising ideas to make a positive impact on your community whilst getting into the festive spirit:

Host a festive themed bake sale

From cinnamon-infused shortbread and moreish mince pies to no-bake rocky road and ginger biscuit tiffin, Christmas baking doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Round up your bake-off buddies and set up a bake sale at work or hold your very own coffee and cake morning at home with family and friends.

Take part in a challenge event or plan your own

Whether it’s setting your own running or hiking challenge on the moors, cycling the ‘Devon Coast to Coast’ route, participating in a local 10k or braving the cool waters with a sponsored swim, there’s an abundance of choice when it comes to physical fundraising opportunities in Devon.

Create and sell crafts

If you’re crafty, you could use your skills to raise money for mental health. Choose your craft whether it’s painting, crafting jewellery, knitting cosy items, making festive wreaths or upcycling old items into stunning mosaic artworks. You could even host your own crafty workshop and charge a fee to cover resources and participation. Your passion can make a real difference!  waters with a sponsored swim, there’s an abundance of choice when it comes to physical fundraising opportunities in Devon.

Host a Christmas quiz night

A classic for a reason. Choose a venue whether it’s at work or a local establishment and simply create a list of festive themed questions, request that all teams pay to play, and offer a small prize to the winning team. Themes could include completing the Christmas lyric, naming the Christmas film and identifying different festive traditions from around the world.

Organise a festive fancy dress fundraising day

An easy and fun way to raise funds! Get your workplace or school involved in a festive fancy dress day and request a small donation to support your local mental health charity. You could even create awards for the most festive, creative and funniest outfits. Why not tie this in with a festive themed bake sale too?

Book a charity skydive

Arguably the challenge of a lifetime! Did you know you can jump for free by supporting our cause? It’s never too early to start planning your charity skydive. If you’re up for taking the plunge for mental health, get in touch with our Fundraising team at fundraising@steponecharity.co.uk. They’ll be there to support you every step of the way!

How will your fundraising efforts help?

By supporting us this Christmas, you can help us to provide essential mental health support to adults over 18 in Devon. This includes preventing crises, offering support to those who don’t know where to turn, and providing creative and wellbeing activities.

Your support helps us to offer a wide range of life-enhancing activities and tools, such as:

  • Specialist equipment
  • Redecorated wards
  • Sensory items to help calm anxious patients
  • Day trips for those we support in the community
  • Vital mental health support in people’s homes and in the community through our online and in-person BeWell programme.
  • Read more about how your donations make a difference here

We are so grateful for those who wish to support our services through fundraising. Please email fundraising@steponecharity.co.uk to let us know about your idea and we will be there to support you on your journey.

If you would like to support Step One Charity through a one-off donation or regular monthly payment, please visit steponecharity.co.uk/donate or click the link below.

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