THE SITUATION

The COVID pandemic forced The Bridge Hospice to cancel our Spring Walk, Golf Tournament and Dave Down Bridge Hospice Run.  Without these three annual fundraisers, The Bridge Hospice faces a very serious deficit.

It’s time to fight back!

We’re asking YOU to take up the virtual 2020 Challenge. Become a hospice hero and help us wipe out our pandemic deficit!

Our starting goal is $20,000.  

THE CHALLENGE

2020 is a year we’ll never forget.  And it’s a year that’s called on every one of us to switch things up, get creative, dig deep, help others – and carry on, albeit from a distance.

Bring that spirit to the all-new, one-time, virtual Bridge Hospice 2020 Challenge.  You can play two ways – as a Challenger, Pledger, or both!

CHALLENGERS:

Dream up your ‘Challenge’ – something you could do to inspire others to donate to The Bridge Hospice that involves the number 20. We just ask you to keep it safe, respectful & fun.

To become a Challenger, register for $20. You’ll get a fundraising page to help gather online pledges. Registration includes a souvenir 2020 Challenge T-shirt.  (T-shirts for registered Challengers will be available in November 2020).

Tell everyone you know about your Challenge.  Send us a pic or video clip.  Fundraise or donate with families & friends.  We’ll help you every step of the way!

Complete your Challenge anytime between August 20 – October 20, 2020.  And make sure you share it with us on Facebook!  We want to celebrate our Hospice Heroes!

Before you get started – you may want to review our Registration and/or Fundraising Tips (you can even print them out, if that helps!)

PLEDGERS:

Every Challenge needs the support of Pledgers to raise vital funds for The Bridge Hospice.

Support a Challenge that inspires you OR make a general donation to The Bridge Hospice 2020 Challenge. Charitable tax receipts for all pledges.

CLICK on any of the Challenge Videos to support that Challenge, or for those who prefer to gather support in a low tech manner click on the paper pledge button below

Remember, you’re supporting compassionate loving care in a beautiful hospice home – all at no charge.

 

CHALLENGE IDEAS

Here are a few intro video clips and a list of EXAMPLES to get you started!  Feel free to try out one of these OR come up with your very own challenge. You just need something that involves “20” that will inspire pledges.

Remember this event is for all ages and abilities. 

Get creative, challenge yourself, share your talents and most of all have fun!

GET MOVING!

EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY!

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY!

Remember you have 2.0 months to complete your Challenge:  August 20 – October 20, 2020.
Share your pics, videos & stories!

Here are some Challenge ideas to get you started! 

Take up one of them or better yet, make up one of your own. 

We’ll be posting new Challenges regularly – yours included!

Invite others to join you for a (socially-distanced) walk/jog to reconnect, boost your spirits and get moving
Ask participants to pledge $20 in support of your Challenge

Commit to visiting 20 different local shops & share pics of your favourite finds
 Ask your friends/family to pledge $20 and nominate their favourite shops

Try out 20 brand-new recipes & share pics & stories
 Ask your ‘tasters’ to pledge $20 in support of your Challenge

Take a Tour de Trent Hills  (or wherever you like!) on your bicycle over a series of 20K routes, or meet 20 times – whatever works for you
Invite other cyclists to join you and pledge $20 in support of your Challenge

Perform 20 random acts of kindness – identifying each one as you go along
Ask friends/family to pledge $20 to nominate the recipients

Try to teach Rover (or kitty or pony or…) some new commands and/or tricks 
Ask friends/family to pledge $20 for each attempt

Take selfies at 20 local landmarks (e.g., The Toonie) – make it fun!
Ask friends/family to pledge $20 in support of your Challenge & their fave pic

Gather your quilting friends to create an inspirational quilt 
Ask family/friends to pledge $20 for each square created

Support your local food bank
Ask friends/family to pledge $20 for each item or pound of food collected

Introduce the young readers in your life to their local libraries
Ask family/friends to pledge $20 for each book they read

Support your local eateries
Ask friends/family to pledge $20 & nominate their favourite food/place to try

Thank 20 essential workers – share their story and post a pic
Ask friends/family to pledge $20 to nominate an essential worker

Consider doing a Challenge in the spirit of one of our 3 Annual Events!

MAKE IT MEMORABLE!

Plan a memorial walk with family or friends, sharing 20 memories in honour of a loved one
Ask friends/family to pledge $20 in honour of their loved one

Plant 20 flowers, shrubs or trees in memory of a loved one
Ask friends/family to pledge $20 to suggest a specific planting

GO FOR PAR!

Hit the links!
Ask friends/family to pledge a Toonie (2.0 dollars) for every hole you play between August 20 and October 20th

Play 20 rounds of mini-golf with your friends/family
Ask participants to pledge $20 in support of your Challenge

 

DOUBLE DOWN!

Run the 5K or 13K Dave Down Bridge Hospice Run with 2.0 or 20 friends or run it 20 times! (maps available)
Ask participants to pledge $20 in support of your Challenge

Begin a jog/walk program to get off the sofa and onto your feet, with an exercise program for 20 days
Ask family/friends to pledge $20 in support of your Challenge

Thank you to our 2020 Challenge Sponsors!

137 Old Hastings Rd
Box 354
Warkworth, ON
K0K 3K0
705-924-9222
Funded in part by:
 

The Bridge Hospice
137 Old Hastings Road
Box 354
Warkworth, ON
K0K 3K0
705-924-9222