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Virtual events are a fun way for the entire family and friends to get involved and raise money for the veterans we care for.

Here’s some exciting ideas to get you started:


  • Run, walk, or hop around your garden, balcony or local park (please remember to adhere to government guidelines for social distancing)
  • Host a virtual bake off and compete for the best showstopper cake
  • Host a console game-athon with your friends
  • Host a yoga or pilates party online
  • How many star jumps or keepy-uppies can you do in a row?
  • Complete a jigsaw puzzle marathon. How many can you complete in a set time?
  • Have a virtual danceathon or sing-along with your friends and family

The possibilities are endless and you can be as creative as you wish, just as long as you remember to complete them safely and within government guidelines.

Download our helpful family fundraising pack where you will find further ideas, a bunting template and a printable poster to colour in.

Once you have chosen your challenge, follow the simple steps below to begin fundraising.

1. Set up a fundraising page – you can find us on Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving. Money raised through your online page will reach us directly, so you don’t have to worry about getting the funds to us.

2. Spread the word – tell your friends, family and neighbours about your challenge and ask them to sponsor you through your fundraising page.

3. Download our helpful family fundraising pack.

4. Inspire the nation – share what you are going to be doing on social media. Don’t forget to tag us by using @starandgarter (Facebook and Twitter) or @royalstarandgarter (Instagram)
5. Complete your challenge and let us know how you get on!

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Virtual rowing with Tim

Our Chairman, Major General Tim Tyler rowed the equivalent distance from his home in Hampshire, to our Surbiton Home, before ‘rowing’ between the Surbiton, High Wycombe and Solihull Homes. He covered a total distance of 156 miles and raised over £4,000.

Read why Tim was motivated to row for the veterans we care for

If you have any questions or queries about taking part in a challenge for us we would love to hear from you.

Heather Perkins

Senior Partnerships Officer