A virtual event (like a run, walk, cycle, swim) lets you to take part wherever you are, whenever you like and at a pace that suits you whilst still supporting Africa Educational Trust through your activities.
Use a treadmill to finish that run or cycling machine to complete your virtual Tour de France – or simply clock up the miles on your daily exercise – it really is as simple as that.
Your virtual event: your chance to stay active, or pick a new hobby
With social distancing in full force and guidance to ‘Stay at Home’ in place for the foreseeable future, it’s important to stay positive and make the most of the small pleasures that we can still enjoy – such as going for a run or cycle or participating in a Zumba class!
In fact, this might just be that opportunity you’ve been waiting for.
Life can be so hectic with day-to-day tasks, meaning that exercise isn’t always top of your to-do list. But with new government measures – which we need to follow to protect the most vulnerable in society – our daily exercise can now be one of our remaining freedoms. So grasp it with both hands (or feet!) and let those positive endorphins run free.
As easy as Ready, Set, Go!
Ready: select your activity and distance/duration
Set: Train and fundraise using JustGiving or Facebook just as you would for an organised event.
Go: Record your activity using an easy-to-use activity app, like Strava and upload the proof to your event page!
Need some inspiration? Take part in the 2.6 Challenge for Africa Educational Trust
The 2.6 challenge is designed to Save the UK charities through participants doing 26 or 2.6 somethings on (or around) the 26th of April (the original date of the London Marathon) – find out more and support AET through this initiative here!
Let’s get digital…
It may seem daunting at first but recording your activity couldn’t be easier.
There are lots of options to chose from but a simple-to-use and highly recommended app for Virtual Events is Strava which can map runs, cycles and swims.
The easiest way to get used to it is to download it and give it a go – it’s very intuitive and simple to use.
The Fundraising team is on hand to help with all your fundraising endeavours. Here are a few options to get you started, but if you have any questions at all just email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Set up a JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving fundraising page – these are the safest, easiest and fastest way to fundraise with every donation coming directly to us. Share them far and wide via email, social media, or directly by text or Whatsapp.
- Facebook fundraising: you can now setup a fundraising page through your Facebook account with just a few clicks. Go to our Facebook page, select the ‘Fundraiser’ tab and follow the instructions to setup your page. You can add pictures and a story to your page and easily share with your Facebook friends.
- Instagram Stickers: add a donation button to your Instagram story using stickers. Select the ‘donation’ sticker and search for Africa Educational Trust in the list of charities. You can personalise the wording on your sticker to tell your story.
So, what are you waiting for? Choose your very own Virtual Event today and help us in our mission to deliver education for all!
As always, we are here to help, any questions just email email@example.com