Do something amazing today and get involved in a little 'virtual' fundraising to help support our young people and families!

Thank you for taking a moment to look at our fundraising page. Now, more than ever, we need and value your support. Many of our charitable fundraising events that would normally take place have been unable to take place due to COVID-19 restrictions. But there are lots of virtual fundraising ideas where you can still have fun, engage with others and raise some much needed funds for our charity!

We rely heavily on donations and fundraising to support the work we do. We are delighted when our friends and supporters decide to help us in raising money and promoting awareness of our service. No matter who you are, where you are from, what you do, we want all of your fundraising efforts to not only raise money for Early Break but to also be a fun and rewarding personal experience for yourself! We want you to get as much out of it as we do!

Looking for some fundraising ideas that you can do virtually? We’ve put together some ideas for you, but if you have any ideas of your own and need some support then please get in touch with our Training & Marketing Department on 0161 723 3880 or mail us at

Virtual Fundraising ideas

Why not donate the cash you’d normally spend on a card/stamp and send an e-card instead?

Used to driving to work but now only travelling to the office some of the time or working from home? Why not donate the money you would normally have spent on petrol, even if it’s for a week or two?

Are you an expert darts player, baker, yoga instructor, pianist or have another skill? Why not set up a fundraising page and teach others in return for a small donation?

If you are feeling the effects of lockdown and not being able to visit the barbers, why not ask your friends and family to sponsor you for the ‘big shave’? Or why not go wild and woolly for a couple of months?!

Virtual quizzes are a great way of getting your loved ones together and having fun. Why not take it in turns to hold a virtual quiz for a small donation each week?

Instead of receiving presents for your special occasion, consider asking your loved ones to make a donation to Early Break instead?

You can do all sorts of fun things and ask people to sponsor you! There is an A-Z list of ideas in the fundraising pack below.

Making regular monthly donations of just £3, £5 or £10 per month makes a massive difference to us. If you would like to make a regular donation, please email and a member of staff will be in touch with you. Thank you!

If you’d like to make a one off donation to help us support young people and families in Greater Manchester, please click on the ‘Donate Now’ button at the top left of this page or email and a member of staff will be in touch. Thank you!

For more fundraising ideas, please download the pack below:

If you are thinking of fundraising for a charity, don’t forget to make sure they are a member of the ‘Fundraising Regulator’ (we are!). This kite mark offers you the assurance that the charity has an open and transparent ethos where fundraising is concerned. Take a look at this YouTube clip to learn more.