We couldn’t do our work without the support of our fantastic fundraisers, all doing their thing (whatever that may be) to raise money for Bliss. We would like to share some of the most unusual ones of 2017 with you.
If they inspire you to get involved in 2018 you can get in touch with our events team here
Bliss' 6 top alternative fundraisers in 2017
1. Ben’s Bee Beard
Ben suspended a queen bee from his chin, encouraging the worker honey bees to surround her and swarm onto his chin. The biggest achievement is that Ben didn’t get stung once!
An event held by the Birmingham University Yoga Society that combined their yoga session with UV lights and glow sticks. A fantastic turn out with all participants making a donation to Bliss.
3. The Great Mile
Ben told us more about the challenge he took on with his friends this September: “1300 miles, 4 days, 44 hours on a motorbike, just 2 pub lunches, countless petrol stops, wrong turns, near-misses and a lot of laughter, we rode from Castle of Mey (the most northerly point in the UK) to Lizard Point (the most southerly), all around the west coast of Britain.”
4. Nicola’s George Michael Tribute
Nicola got her friends together to celebrate the life of musician George Michael. By selling tickets and holding a raffle Nicola raised over £1,500 for Bliss.
5. Queensferry Crossing
The Queensferry Crossing temporarily closed in September to allow members of the public the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk across the Forth's newest crossing. Four fundraisers took on this challenge and collected sponsorship for Bliss.
6. Dave’s Beard off
Dave shaved off his beard for Bliss raising over £1,000. Take a look at his boy’s reaction to seeing their dad without his beard for the first time here
Now it's your turn...
Get in touch about your fundraising plans, we would love to hear all about it and help if we can.