With many of us in isolation and with social distancing strongly advised, it is important that we continue to stay connected with our family, friends and colleagues.

We have given you a few virtual fundraising ideas and hope you can get involved, please share your stories and pictures on social media.


  • Virtual Tea Party/Coffee Morning

Roll your sleeves up and get baking. Arrange an online call with friends to chat and enjoy your homemade bakes with a cup of tea or coffee.  Set up a fundraising page and ask your friends to donate.

  • Virtual Pub Quiz or Games Night

Host a virtual quiz or games night and invite your friends for some social distancing fun.  Ask for a donation to take part.

  • Dress Up Day

Instead of the usual office Dress Down Day have a Dress Up Day for the home office team meeting.


  • Virtual Run – complete a 5k, 10k or maybe even a marathon at home!

Set up a fundraising page and use your garden, stairs or exercise bike to complete the run from the comfort of your own home.

  • Run/cycle your commute

Run or cycle your daily or weekly commute, again from your own home.

  • Online Exercise Class

Lead an online class through Facebook Live or Instagram Live. It could be yoga, pilates, zumba or exercise class. Ask for a donation to attend.


  • Go bald for Age NI

Shave your head posting before and after photos on social media. Ask a few friends or colleagues to join you in the challenge.

  • Lockdown Beard

Start growing a beard and don’t shave it off for 12 weeks.  Post your progress photos on social media.

  • Crazy Hair Day

Grab the hair dye, gel or clip in extensions and let your imagination run wild.


  • Calling all knitters….grab your knitting needles and make a difference from your living room. Get involved in our Big Knit campaign by knitting little woolly hats to sit on top of Innocent Smoothie Bottle.  For more info please visit our big knit page



  • Donate your coffee - your daily or weekly takeaway coffee.
  • Donate your commute - the money you are saving on your weekly commute to work.
  • Donate your birthday – do you have a birthday coming up and are unable to celebrate with family and friends? Set up a birthday facebook fundraiser for Age NI and ask for donations instead of receiving gifts
  • Donate your haircut – grow your hair and donate what you would have spent on haircuts.

Get involved 

  1. Pick your Fundraiser from above 
  2. Set up a fundraising page 
  3. Share your fundraisers on social media and tag us!