Will you fundraise for us this Christmas and help us be there for those who need us in 2021? This is not a normal Christmas… we are in a mental health emergency and now more than ever we need your support. 2020 has been a year of anxiety and uncertainty and more people need us than ever before. Here at Hertfordshire Mind Network we have seen a significant increase in people requiring our services as the impact of the pandemic on mental health takes hold. Thank you to our supporters! We have been fortunate to have amazing supporters that have embraced fundraising despite the restrictions that have been in place over the last nine months. From online quizzes to virtual runs, gaming nights to a pumpkin carving competition, people have found creative ways to fundraise and we really appreciate your support. A call for Festive Fundraisers! We are now reaching out to ask for your support over the festive period. Christmas is usually a time of carol concerts, bucket collections and festive fundraising. This year however these things can’t take place as usual and so, we are asking you to think outside the box! Below are just a few festive fundraising ideas to get you started! Please get in touch if you need any support with your fundraising, help with setting up a fundraising page or would like any Hertfordshire Mind Network branded materials. Festive Fundraising Ideas Why not ask for donations to Hertfordshire Mind Network instead of gifts this year? You could also donate instead of sending Christmas cards, holding a Secret Santa or going on a Christmas night out! Perhaps host your own virtual Christmas quiz, online festive film night or enjoy a mulled wine and mince pie evening over Zoom!! You can ask for donations from friends and family to take part in the festivities! Get sponsored and do some festive fundraising! Get friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you to give up chocolate until 24th December, do a 5k/10k Santa dash around the park or to wear a Christmas jumper every day in December!! Virtual bucket collection – you can have a bucket collection from the comfort of your own home! Set up a JustGiving page, share your story and ask friends and family to donate to a good cause this Christmas! Become a Xmas Party Hero! If your work Christmas party has been cancelled this year then why donate consider donating what you would have spent on the party to Hertfordshire Mind Network? If you shop with Amazon please make sure to shop each time using https://www.smile.amazon.co.uk. Just select Herts Mind Network as your chosen charity and they will donate to us, at no cost to you! Give as You Live is a free way to raise money whilst you shop online. Select Herts Mind Network as your nominated charity and shop at over 4,000 leading stores online through the Give as You Live website. PayPal Giving Fund - if you are making purchases through PayPal then you can add donate £1 to Hertfordshire Mind Network at the checkout. To select Hertfordshire Mind as your favourite charity click here. It’s never too early to make a New Year’s resolution!! Why not make your New Year's resolution to support Hertfordshire Mind Network in 2021! Need more information? If you would like more information about fundraising, would like branded materials or need any support with fundraising then please get in touch today. Contact Caroline at [email protected] or call 07702 894231.