Lifesavers in Lockdown

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Over the last several months we've seen DKMS supporters find creative and inspiring ways to support our cause from the comfort of their own home and despite any restrictions. From Ginny, who ran 120 miles at home to raise money for DKMS; to Gary, who donated his blood stem cells before putting himself and his family in quarantine in order to give someone a second chance at life; to Sally, who helped us spread the word and get thousands more people on the register. As UK coronavirus restrictions continue, why not use your time to do something amazing, support DKMS and be a Lifesaver in Lockdown?

There have been and continues to be, lots of challenges because of Covid. But there’s also plenty to celebrate.

As we all know, not all superheroes wear capes. Some wear trainers, gaming headsets or even cocktail dresses. You can be a lifesaving hero from your own home and do something incredible!

We are all facing difficult and uncertain times. For someone living with blood cancer or a blood disorder, such worries are multiplied. It is vital that we continue to register potential lifesavers, but the COVID-19 crisis means that our planned fundraising events and activities can no longer go ahead in the conventional sense. That’s why we need you. Together we will beat blood cancer from our own homes.

We’ve created a whole range of activities for you to get involved with, either alone or with friends and colleagues. Whether you want to have fun, get fit or get competitive, we’ve got a virtual activity for you. Take a look below at what we've got lined up, and remember, we're always here to help so don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Contact us
Georgina Brookes
Community & Events Fundraising Manager

Get Active

Get Running

Whether you’re looking to get fit or missing your local park runs, you can take part in virtual runs and bag yourself a medal! We have put together a range of challenges so sign up for the one that works for you, create a fundraising page and dig your trainers out. Sign up here.

Get Walking

Set an individual or collective step goal and get walking! Choose a virtual destination: you could pick a place you’ve always wanted to visit or calculate the distance between your home and your workplace. Set up a Just Giving page or a Facebook fundraiser in return for your efforts. Set up a Just Giving page.

Yoga vs Blood Cancer

Harness the compassionate heart of yoga to make a massive difference to the lives of blood cancer patients, giving hope at a time when it's so needed. Find out more.

Get Social

Lets Nail Blood Cancer

Lend a hand in the fight against blood cancer by hosting a virtual #LetsNailBloodCancer party and raising funds to help register more potential lifesaving blood stem cell donors.

Get Gaming

Test your stamina with a gaming marathon or recruit a team for a virtual tournament. Whichever you choose, by streaming and sharing your progress you can change the game for blood cancer patients. Get Gaming.

Get Partying

Make your Zoom celebration official by using Fundzzle to create a guestlist, send digital invites and ask for contributions to your chosen gift and DKMS. Using Fundzzle saves paper, postage and money spent on unwanted gifts. Use your celebration to help save lives! Get Partying.

Get Fundraising

Get Online

Rally up the support of friends and family by simply using a donation sticker in your Instagram stories or by setting up a Facebook fundraiser for DKMS. We’ve been blown away by the generosity of people who, simply through using social media to share our posts or tell others a bit about the charity, have helped raise vital funds and awareness. Set up a Facebook Fundraiser.

Get Shopping

Whether you’re shopping online for essentials, or splashing the cash on a pick-me-up, you can support DKMS at the same time. Shopping via Give as you Live and selecting DKMS as your chosen charity won’t cost you a penny extra, but a portion of your spend will come to us. Find out more.

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