Winter Wellness Fundraising Challenges!

Fundraising Ideas in a socially-distancing World!

Let’s keep the Barretstown Magic alive this Winter!

Thank you for deciding to fundraise for Barretstown! Due to ongoing national restrictions, we’ve been very busy re-scheduling / re-formatting all that Barretstown does, as you can see HERE. As you know, our normal fundraising events have had to be postponed, which is why we’re calling on you to help us fundraise virtually!

Take on the Challenge

Take on the Challenge

Whether it’s hosting a virtual family quiz night, a Christmas Jumper day in work; a silly socks day in school; taking the Christmas Carol Challenge or taking on a 10,000 steps-a-day walking or running challenge….there are loads of great options for you to safely fundraise for Barretstown!

With nationwide restrictions still in place, we're very aware that this is an exceptionally tough time for many of our Barretstown fundraisers, especially now during the winter months. That's why we've put together some positive mental health challenges, to help us all get through the season! Take a look at just some of the ideas below.

What's it going to be?

Are you up for sharing your musical talent online and giving everyone a lift and doing it as a much needed fundraiser for Barretstown?
We're asking you to


Why not virtually climb a mountain for us...using your stairs, walks and jogs....just set yourself a target height or distance and then clock up you mileage or stair climbs per day and achieve your goal!
It's simple, fun and healthy!


Why not designate a particular day to be your work or college Christmas Jumper Day and do it as a fundraiser for Barretstown!
It's simple:
Pick a day.
Set up a JUSTGIVING online sponsorship page
On your designated day, everyone wears their most over-the-top Christmas sweaters (even if you are working from home!) and makes a donation of €5 or €10 to the fundraising page!


We're asking you to challenge yourself to walk or run 10,000 steps a day....for a weekend....or for a week...or for a month! And do it as a fundraiser for Barrestown! Why not set yourself a health target and do some good for others too!

Or join other walkers (adhering to social distancing guidelines!) and take on a 300,000 step challenge between 24th November and 24th December!


Invite all the family (or all your friends or classmates) to set aside an hour or an afternoon or an entire day, every week, between now and Christmas, as a screen-free challenge and turn technology off for a while, as a fundraiser for Barretstown!
You can set up a JUSTGIVING page and get friends and family to sponsor you
They can donate via the Barretstown website, by clicking on the DONATE button!


Join our Community Group of Fundraisers

We also have a brand new Community Fundraising Group on our Barretstown Facebook page, that you can join if you would like to get further inspiration or recruit help or inspire others with your event or ideas! You can join up HERE.

Be part of the challenge trend!
Run 5km
Donate €5
Nominate 5 friends

Share a photo of your 5K challenge on your social media and make sure you hashtag Barretstown.
It's that simple!


Invite your colleagues or classmates to set aside an hour or an entire day, every week, between now and Christmas, as a sponsored silence fundraiser for Barretstown!
You can set up a JUSTGIVING page and get friends and family to sponsor you
They can donate via the Barretstown website, by clicking on the DONATE button!


Have a sponsored silly sock day in school or work?
Set a date and time and everyone pays 5euro into a JustGiving page to wear their most outrageous socks for the day! Maybe have a prize for the best socks!

It's a fun way to have some socially distanced fun and raise valuable funds for Barretstown!


Going for a walk, run or cycle every day or weekend?
Put magic in your miles !

Now is the perfect time to use your daily exercise to help those that need it most.

Why not challenge yourself to do a marathon in a month?
And do it as a fundraiser for Barretstown!

Get Started

Check out our wonderful online Christmas Shop, FULL of wonderful Christmas gift ideas and options!
Beautiful Barretstown Christmas cards; virtual Santa Claus visits; donate on someone's behalf and send them on a beautiful donation certificate, in lieu of a Christmas gift....or check out our new online merch shop!


You may have a different idea....
Or a version of one of these here...
And you would like to figure out how to do it!

Click below to see our simplest checklist and get going!


We can help!

We can help!

Got a different idea but just not quite sure how to make it happen?

The community fundraising team have helped hundreds of people organise events and reach fundraising targets.
We are only a phone call or an email away so please get in touch if you need any advice or help at all.
Call Fiona and Lisa-Marie in the community team on 045 864115 or email the link below.

Get In Touch