Get Involved

There are a variety of different ways your business can get involved, from hosting a virtual workshop to  organising your own charity event with your colleagues. Have a look at some of the different ideas we’ve suggested and don’t forget it’s all about raising money and having FUN….

Event Ideas

  • Host a talent show – what hidden talents do your colleagues have? Charge for a ticket and be prepared to be entertained
  • Bake along – pick a recipe, gather the ingredients and all join in and bake at the same time
  • Host a dance class – encourage your colleagues to take part and learn a new set of “moves”
  • Who lives in a house like this? – each participant takes a photo of their living room and each person has to  guess who lives in that house
  • Pet show – pick a colleague to be a judge and showcase your pet
  • Bake off – this one will be judged on appearance – who has the best decorated cake
  • Hold a scavenger hunt  Compile a list of objects that your colleagues have to find around their own home
  • Go purple – with your colleagues for the day, wear something purple, set a competition of designing a meal with only purple food or a purple fancy dress competition
  • Sports day – set up events and activities in the garden and compete virtually

Other events happening in the region for you to take part in 

Ride in the Giving Day Peloton

Haig & Co are privileged to be hosting a virtual bike ride, raising money for Parkinson’s UK for the West Midlands Giving Day. They will be organising a 100 mile static bike ride that starts at 13:00 on Saturday 3 October and would love you to take part if you have a Peloton bike, WattBike, spin bike, or Turbo Trainer or similar. 

You can ride as many miles as you like, but the maximum expected mileage you will do is 100 miles! You are kindly requested to raise at least £100 for Parkinson’s UK where all the money raised from the ride will be kept in the West Midlands.

Get involved and register your details

Take part in Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice Chocolate 5k/10k

It’s important to stay active during this time and what better way to do that than running for Chocolate. This Mayors Giving Day, why not take on the virtual Chocolate 5k or 10k challenge and reap in the chocolatey rewards whilst supporting Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.

Whether you run, walk or jog, take part indoors or out in the fresh air, on your own or with your household the decision is yours! All we ask is that you aim to raise or donate a minimum of £15 and in return we’ll send you your very own medal and chocolatey goodies in the post!

For more information click here

Enter the Compton Hospice Fit4Compton

This September, we’re inviting Compton Care supporters to Get Fit, Keep Fit, and Stay Fit4Compton! All you need to do is decide on a fun fitness challenge based around the number 4, and raise a minimum of £40 in sponsorship. Whether you fancy running 4 miles per week, taking 10,000 steps 4 times a week, playing 4 hours of nonstop football, or even organising a tennis doubles match and asking for £4 donations from friends and family, the possibilities are endless!

If you’re looking to get in shape or have fallen in love with fitness during lockdown, Fit4Compton is the ideal challenge, and all money raised will help us to care for local people living with complex and incurable conditions.

For more information click here or email

Host a virtual workshop

Following research carried out with West Midlands charities we have some key topics for you to choose from:

  • Marketing & Comms
  • Bid Writing
  • Business Planning
  • Quality & Evaluation
  • Modelling
  • Income Diversification
  • Time Management

Charity Forum

These events are an opportunity for charities to share their concerns and challenges and for you as volunteers to work with the charity on their immediate and medium term plans, as they attempt to tackle their survival as a charity. No specific skills are required other than your desire to listen, help to challenge and provide ideas where you feel that you are able. There will be a facilitator on the session and other volunteers who will work with you to collaborative thinking.

Help a school

We know that young people will be disproportionately affected by an economic downturn. The difference that employers make to their career prospects is significant and, despite the challenges faced by all in this difficult time, we are calling on employers to support young people to prepare for what will be a new world of work. Help us ensure this generation of young people do not miss out on opportunities we may have had by signing up to take part in either a career planning session or a mock interview.


Be part of Mayor’s Giving Day 2020