Fundraising Event: Big Blue Thank You

Fundraising Event: Big Blue Thank You

Join #TeamELHF for the Big Blue Thank You!

Although absolutely necessary, current lockdown measures are continuing to have a huge impact on planned fundraising events. But just because the events themselves have been cancelled, doesn’t mean you can’t take part in a fundraising activity!  You just need to be a bit more creative about it!

Our NHS staff and patients still need your support, now more than ever, as they deal with one of the largest global health challenges of our lifetimes. Have a read through the information below about how you can get involved in the Big Blue Thank You Virtual Fundraising Events and raise money for our #NHSHeroes.

Key Details

  • What: Virtual Fundraising Events
  • Date: From Sunday 5 July 2020
  • Location: Anywhere
  • Registration fee: Free
  • Donate or Fundraise: The choice is yours

What is The Big Blue Thank You?

Big Blue Thank You is a worldwide movement that anyone can join for free from Sunday 5th July. It is a way to:

  • Say “Thank You” to key workers for the incredible work they are doing every day.
  • Raise funds for charities to support the amazing work they do every day and particularly throughout this challenging time.
  • Get people active.

How can I get involved in the Big Blue Thank You?

The concept is simple. We’d like to encourage everyone to complete an activity of their choice, to make a donation or choose to fundraise, and to share this on your social media channels using the hashtag #bigbluethankyou and #TeamELHF to spread the word and get as many of your friends & family involved as possible.

People of all ages can take part. The options are endless for which activity you’d like to take part in – from running and cycling to walking and yoga. The choice is yours!

Any activity that will help support fundraising efforts is a perfect Big Blue Thank You Activity.

When you join you will have access to your own personal portal that makes fundraising simple and allows you to create and track your fundraising activities. You will also have access to exciting features such as award badges, the ability to produce your own personalised event number and easy sharing of your achievements across all social media platforms.

When does the Big Blue Thank You take place?

Anyone can join the Big Blue Thank You for free from Sunday 5th July, on this day you’ll be able to sign up at www.bigbluethankyou.com and remember to choose Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation as your charity.

You can also register your interest before 5th July by clicking onto the “I’m interested” button, and filling out your name and email address.

You can complete your chosen activity whenever you like, it doesn’t need to be on the 5th, it’s whenever suits you. But try and give yourself a date to complete your activity to keep your motivation going!

And remember! Share your activity and progress on your social media networks, using the hashtags #bigbluethankyou #TeamELHF and encourage others to get involved too!

Needing some inspiration?

There are loads of different activities you can do such as cycling, running, walking. Why not take a look at our ‘Go The Distance’ page for some ideas!

Let us support you!

#TeamELHF are with you the whole way. We’ll be in touch once you have signed up and would love to see photos and videos of you completing your activity.

If you have any questions about your event, get in touch with our Fundraising team on 07814 351 417 or email fundraising@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

And finally, thank you to you too!

The Big Blue Thank you is a great way to continue your fundraising, get active and say thank you to the NHS.  But we also want to say thank you to each and every one of you for the sacrifices you have made; whether you have stayed at home, or continued to go to work to allow others to stay at home, every one of you has played your part in protecting our NHS. Thank you!