Due to coronavirus COVID-19, we have cancelled events through to the end of July, including our Solihull SleepOut, annual walk challenge and Solihull Woof Run. We will be keeping an eye on current guidance from the government and health advisers to assess the safety of events planned for August onward, as soon as more information become available.
But we thought that whilst everyone is at home self-isolating, we would put on a number of virtual challenges, which can be done from the comfort of your own home. Please keep an eye out on our website for more information on our virtual fundraising events, including our Work-from-home wardrobe challenge.
If you wish to donate to the work that St Basils does, please visit our donations page.
Statement from Barrie Hodge, head of fundraising and communications for St Basils:
As you will be aware, the coronavirus continues to take hold of life across the country. It is impacting lives in ways we never thought possible. People are rightly concerned as to what the impact is going to be, whether it be financial, to their health and to their own quality of life.
Charities across the country are faced with increasingly tough choices. As the situation evolves, we are having to make decisions which ultimately impact our ability to fundraise. Events are cancelled or delayed and people’s ability to donate money is hindered because they are having to make difficult choices themselves.
We absolutely understand the reasons why charity isn’t at the forefront of people’s minds at the moment. But, the work that St Basils does continues, regardless of whether this virus exists or not. That work requires us to fundraise and one of the main ways we do this is through our events. We will be in regular contact with you over the next few weeks to keep you informed of what is happening with those.
Also, we are currently working on a range of fun activities that you can do if you do have to self isolate during this time. These are designed primarily with you in mind, but also can be used to raise money for our cause, should you wish to do so As you will appreciate, this outbreak could have devastating implications for our fundraising capabilities. That is why we are reaching out to you to ask that you keep St Basils in your thoughts at this time. As we say, the work we do continues, regardless.