With our therapist and Advocacy team all working remotely we are determined to keep our services running and support all the survivors who benefit from our services. Thats why we have started Stay at Home Fundraiser's: New ways to have fun in Isolation , virtually meeting up and helping raise much needed funds for One in Four.


 How it works

We have tried to make the challenges helpful for you when the kids are at home and ways you can still have fun with friends and family. So you may choose to take up the challenge yourself, with your kids, or virtually with some friends.

Set up a fundraising page, either on our Website or on Facebook.

Take photos, make videos, live stream however you decided to share your challenge add the link to your fundraising page with friends and family and help One in Four some vital funds.

Our fundraising Team Eva and John are at home working and can support you set up your fundraiser.

Challenge 29. 

Sponsored Silence 

(This challenge is for adults only. We do not recommend silencing children even for fun. Children should always feel like their options and thoughts are important and should be shared.)

Challenge 28.

Dog Trick Competition

Challenge 27. 

Clothes Swap

Challenge 26.

TikTok Challenge 

Challenge 25. 

Sponsored Upcycle Challenge 

Challenge 24. 

Keep fit with Numbers

Challenge 23. 

Run 4k 

This might take some prep. 4k is a lot to achieve if you're starting from the sofa. But let people know you are setting yourself the challenge. We are all allowed to go out once a day for exercise, and 2k from home and back is the perfect distance for your new challenge. 

Challenge 22.

Virtual Happy Hour 

Have a catch up with your favourite people. Prepare some Mocktails or chill some beers and have a catch. Share our donation link, and ask everyone to donate the price of a round or their taxi fare from a night out. Maybe even the price of a 2 am Kebab! 

Challenge 21.

Grow a Beard Fundraiser 

It's a scientific fact! Beards look good on Zoom! Now is the time to hide that Gillette and let everyone know your making changes. Is your new beard worth 10 euros from 10 people? Set up your page and give updates in the itch! 

Challenge 20. 

No social media for 24 hours 

Could we set you a harder challenge?! Yes a full 24 hours without your devices and apps. Make sure you get plenty of screen time before the challenge  letting people know and sending them the link to your fundraising page. They will miss you but you will be back soon. 

Challenge 19. 

Climb Carrauntoohil on your Stairs

Ever wanted to climb Ireland's highest mountain. Don't let self-isolation stop you now. No need to travel to Co. Kerry use the stairs at home to climb the equivalent amount. Carrauntoohil takes about  6 hour (12km). Time yourself  half an hour each day for 12 days .  Send updates to friends and family , you can pretend you are at  the Devils Ladder on the MacGillycuddys Reeks Mountains,  dress up and have some fun for your updates and be sure to share the fundraising page you set up. 

Challenge 18.

Spelling Bee Challenge 

This is one for all the Family. 

Challenge 17. 

Coin Hunt 

This is a half-hour challenge. Set up a fundraising page, message friends and family, everyone had 30 minutes to dig behind the sofa, into jars and drawers and find some old coins. Count them up and donate the amount online (yes people can round up their donations). Make a special virtual prize for the winning house. 

Challenge 16.

Virtual Coffee Morning 

Don't worry if the house is a little untidy or you're still in your PJ's. A virtual coffee morning can be a real fun way to meet up with your friends and share a bun!

Choose a time, share our donation link and relax, you're in good company. 

Challenge 15. 

Kitchen Table quiz

Heres our six steps to setting up your Virtual Table Quiz

Step One: Choose Your App

This is an easy part there's Zoom, Google Hangouts, Houseparty, and Whatsapp?. Any of the above could work for a  quiz but, Zoom is great, for up to 100 people (but you are limited to 40mins)

Google Hangouts allows up to 150 people in a chat, but limits its video calls to only 25 people per call. Houseparty's limit is eight and Whatsapp calls only allow four people at a time.

Step Two: Invite Participants and ask them to donate 

Invite by Whatsapp is great. Yes this is a table quiz where phone use is encouraged. Send them One in Fours donate link €5 a team would be great (every cent makes a difference) 

Step Three: Decide Teams

 Some of the households dialling into the quiz might be solo isolators, some might be in larger groups. Those who are in individual households might want to team up with other solo dwellers and, in that case, they should be allowed message each other to confer during the quiz.

Step Four: Write The Quiz

Best bet is to do six rounds max. Try to create questions that take into account all the different interests and age groups involved in the quiz. (And I'm sure it goes without saying, but nobody wants to discuss COVID-19 right now, so maybe leave those questions out for now :) )

Step Five: Get Creative

Creative rounds are always a giggle so why not get your teams to make tinfoil hats or to draw something? Another big hit is a round on capital cities or maybe even a spelling bee. Each team nominates a member to represent them and the rest is up to fate. The nominated representative writes out the answers and each representative must upload them into the chat before the answers are revealed (that means no last minute corrections).

Step Six: Marking and Prizes 

There are a few options here. The quiz-master could mark them themselves using the answer sheets sent in after each round. Or, alternatively, people could mark their own. Everyone is a winner when with a charity quiz: because of the impact you will make on One in Fours work. 4 team donating €5 each would means €20 for One In Four and will contribute towards keeping our phone lines open for new survivors. The winning team might decide to make everyone dinner when social distancing is over. Send us some pictures , share the joy .

Challenge 14. 

Run a Marathon 

Eat 👟 Sleep 👟 Run 👟 Repeat 👟 Jog 2kms each day for the next 3 weeks and you will have run the 42.2km of a Marathon. You might start off with just 1km , there no rush take your time, we have lots.  Set up a fundraising page, share it with friends, even bring your dog. Keep your distance, stay safe and stay healthy. 

Challenge 13.

Girls night in

Lockdown just got fun! Get the facemasks, snacks and fav film ready. Pick a time and download the HouseParty app. Make the night even more special by donating the price of the cinema or your train fare to One in Four. 

Challenge 12.

Read a thon 

" Once you learn to read, you are free forever" So whatever size your house is, there is always room for a little bit of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Gangsta Granny, or even The Philosopher's Stone. There are so many books and so little time. With many audible book online as well, it's easy to set a task, set up a fundraising page, and begin to read and share your new adventures. 


Challenge 11. 

Learn a new language 

That dream beach holiday,  or the  Zoom chat with your friends living in Mexico, whatever your motivation now might be the right time to learn that second language.

Update on Facebook live or a weekly video with your fundraising page, could be really entertaining and raise lots of money. 

There are some great apps and packages you can access online to help you learn a language. And you can try some of our fun ideas to progress. 

Food is always a great motivator, try and make dinner using a Spanish Recipe ( with Google translate close at hand) . If you can eat it: you're learning!

Scrabble in French, it's a win-win situation.

Netflix in Dutch, some great choices, and even better with popcorn and snacks. 

Challenge 10. 

Cooking Demo Fundraiser 

Home Cooking just got a lot more important. Without so many meals out and our favourite takeaways, we could all do with some new ideas for dinner. 

Whether you're a Flexitarian, Vegan or Meat lover today's Stay at Home Fundraiser could be just right for you. You can set up a Facetime with a group of friends sharing your Fav new recipe and show how you cook it. 

 Set up a fundraising page, either on our Website or on Facebook. and encourage your friends to donate the price for a takeaway. They might even be inspired to set up the next cooking demo with another group of friends. 

We have lots of ideas and recipes  on what to cook and how best to broadcast your demo, please give our fundraising team a call 087 174 8198 .

Challenge 9. 

Tutor time 

Were you really good at Maths at school, or just love all things Science? 

Why not contact your friends and family ask if any of the kids in the house would like support with their studies. Even an hour video call each week could make all the difference to help students structure their time and get some extra support. It's not necessary to charge but some parents like to give a donation to One in Four. 

(We would recommend that parents know who children are communicating with online and what sites they are accessing at all times. )

Challenge 8.

Malin to Mizen Static Bike Challenge

Don't let the Lockdown stop you ticking things off your bucket list. You can complete the 650 Kilometre challenge from the Top of Ireland to The Bottom from your living room. 

Set up your static bike and get started. Choose a distance each day, set up a fundraising page either from our site or on  Facebook. Send friends and family updates with your link each day. Think about how fit you could be in 2 weeks time, and how much you could help our work. 

Not everyone will have an exercise bike at home but you easy can adapt your own bike to make it static. If you need support doing this send us an email and we can try and help. 

Challenge 7.


Always wanted to learn a musical instrument but just really had the time? Now is your chance !  Dust off that guitar you got for your birthday, the keyboard the kids have in the spare room  

Stuck for an instrument, you could always learn some of those songs you would love to know for family parties, like " On Raglan Road " of " The Foggy Dew". 

There are a lot of online tutorials you can use. You can even have the target to pass your grade one. You can set a timeframe, Maybe 1 month to learn the 5 songs or 6 months to get your grade one. 

Set up a Fundraising page and share it with friends and family along with updates and maybe even a live Facetime when you have met a milestone ! 

They say Practising is the best Tutor, you might even write your own song " We're in this Together " or a virtual band The Lockdown Blues Brothers " 

Challenge 6. 

Bob a Job 

We are showing our age with a challenge title like this ! But the idea still works.

This challenge will encourage the kids to do chores around the house , peeling the potatoes for dinner, washing the dishes, hoovering cleaning the car.

Each time they do a task a small donation can be put on their fundraising page. You can set a page up on our website or Facebook.

Make it part of their daily routine. There might even be some things you have been putting off for a while, cleaning the drains, emptying “that” drawer that you can add to the challenge and make fun.

Challenge 5.

Donate your Birthday

Birthday Parties are just the best ! For a while we wouldn’t be able to celebrate them the way we usually do, but there’s nothing stopping us trying to still make them special.

Gifting your birthday to One in Four has makes a big difference to our work but it also gives your friends and family a way to mark your big day that really ads meaning.

Even before we started Social distancing Facebook Fundraisers had become a really valuable source of funding for One in Four.

Two weeks before your birthday you will get a notification on your Facebook Account to ask you to start a fundraiser for your birthday. If you decide to try it there are a few simple steps to take to set this up:

  1. You can select “One in Four Ireland “ from the drop-down of charities
  2. The amount of money you want to raise.
  3. The date you want your fundraiser to end.
  4. A title and description of your fundraiser.
  5.  Facebook will do the rest sending a notification to all your friends that instead of presents this year you would like them to donate to One in Four. 

There is also the option at any time of the year to use Facebook to ask friends and family to donate towards a challenge or event you decide to do. Any support you need just email us and we can help you with this or other ways to support our work.

You can also set up a Fundraising page on our website. 

Challenge 4. 

Art Competition 

Pissaco said “Every child is an artist; The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.”

So todays Stay at Home Fundraiser might be more of a challenge for the mums and dads in the house.

Pissaco also said “Everything you can imagine is real” So todays challenge can be a real Tonic. Art can be a brilliant release to Social Distancing and Self Isolation.

  • Maybe video call your friends and family.
  • Choose a theme for your art competition
  • Set up a fundraising Page
  • Decide a Judge
  • Set up an online exhibition
  • See how many likes and shares you can get.

Challenge 3. 

Bake some buns. Raise some funds.

Today might be the day you teach the kids how to make their favourite Brownies. Whatapps their cousins and friends to choose a recipe and Facetime while you put the ingredients together.

Granny and Granda might even join in, her buns will be the best but maybe she can teach the little ones some of her tricks!

When all the goodies are ready, choose a time to virtually meet and enjoy them with some nice drinks, a virtual tea party. Add in the special ingredient of a Fundraising page and make extra tasty! 

These next weeks have the potential for lots of great memories for kids spending time together .

  1. Choose a recipe
  2. Set up a fundraiser 
  3. Bake together
  4. Have a virtual Tea Party 

Challenge  2.

Binge Watch your least Favourite Netflix Series.

Find that comfy seat, get some nice snacks ready and have your remote handy. Today’s “Stay at Home Fundraiser” will be a lot of fun/ or maybe not!

You can do the challenge with a group of Friends remotely by using Netflix Party.

1. Choose a Series

Ask your friends on WhatsApp to vote for the worse series they have watched. Most votes is the one you all watch. Even if it's for the second time !

2.Set up a Fundraising Page

You can do this through our site or on Facebook , Update your friends with how BAD the series is, share it the updates on Social media long with a link to your fundraising page.

3.Press play

Sit back at try and ENJOY the experience, and donations coming in even if you don’t like the Series. You will always remember it and never forget how much you


Challenge 1.

Virtual Mother's Day

 Today is Mother’s day. Breakfast in bed and treats all day for Mums all round the country. But if you aren’t able to spend the day with your mum because of social distancing, maybe you and your family could turn this into a positive with Virtual Mother's day Dinner.

Pick a meal for dinner and drop it off at your Mum’s door. Facetime each other while you eat. While your cooking get the kids to write a poem for Granny. They can read it out between courses.

Set up a fundraising page and get everyone to

 Email us and we can thank your mum for helping our work.

One in Four relies on the generosity of our supporters to help continue our important work .

 By fundraising you’ll be helping us create an Ireland free from abuse for children.


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