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Bored at home? Get FUNdraising!

Wed 17 Mar 2021

There’s no doubting that as with all aspects of life, Covid-19 has had a dramatic impact on the way people fundraise for charity. With numerous events cancelled or postponed, our army of budding Headway Heroes and their big fundraising plans have been left frustrated.

However, we’ve also seen a wealth of new, creative ways to raise money for Headway, with many people ramping up their everyday activities and exercise to support their favourite charity! The online fundraising website JustGiving has introduced a range of exciting new features which make it simple to set yourself a challenge or organise a digital event from home...

Fitness at home

Set yourself a physical challenge and track your progress with Strava.

Connect your JustGiving page with the Strava app on your smartphone, smartwatch or fitness tracker to keep track of your progress while helping your family and friends to stay updated.

It’s a great way to make your daily exercise count, and research from JustGiving shows it can boost the amount you raise – a win-win!

Virtual gatherings

Stay connected with friends and family and raise money for a good cause!

While most people had never considered Zoom versions of quizzes, bake-offs and best hat competitions pre-pandemic, they’re now an exciting part of our lives – and a great way to raise money!

Set up a virtual event on JustGiving to collect entrance fees and donations for your video call.


Playing games for a good cause? What could be better!

This one’s for the keen gamers out there! You can now link your Twitch account to a JustGiving page to live-stream your play, asking people to sponsor you to complete a challenge of your choice while they marvel at your gaming skills.

It could be taking on a FIFA marathon or tackling a tournament in Fortnite – just choose your game and make your playtime count!

Get started

Head over to to set up your new page. After signing in and selecting Headway – the brain injury association or your local Headway group to raise money
for, you can pick your options and get started. You can find guides and tips on using these fundraising tools at

If you’re stuck for ideas, need guidance on running and promoting events, or want to find out how Headway can support you, download our free fundraising guide by pressing the button below and completing the short form...

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My story

Introducing our first Strava fundraiser...

Our first Strava fundraiser, Josh Rawson, knows all too well the devastating impact a brain injury can have on entire families. In 2015, when Josh was 23, his mother Michelle died from a ruptured aneurysm.

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