Take a look at what our brilliant fundraisers did last year
Laura Platt promoted Silence Speaks through her employer Barclays Bank PLC. Staff at 3 branches took part raising £874.30 which Barclays doubled through their matched giving scheme.
Dan Callear asked staff at Tquila to get involved. They nominated 10 people to be silent for the day, starting with a company meeting hosted in silence by their CEO.
Andrew Slade asked his company Link Financial to support him in honour of his Dad. They held Silence Speaks as part of their Summer Party where 150 people attended and 10 members of staff stayed silent.
Ideas and Inspiration
Nominate your office chatterbox
Every office has one; the colleague who just can’t stop nattering. Encourage them to take part and shut them up for the day in return for donations.
Silence is golden
We know there might be times when mime, text and post-its just don’t cut it. So purchase a golden ticket by visiting our website, for a break in the challenge and you will be raising more money to support people affected by MND.
Most of us have a manager that from time to time we wish would STOP talking. Have a whip round in the office and nominate him/her to stay silent for the day. Or send them to the quiet corner with a target amount to raise. They won't be released until they've raised their target and of course they have to do it silently!
Challenge colleagues (or teams and departments) to a quiet contest to see who can stay silent the longest. Take bets on who will be the Silent Champion with the winner keeping half the proceeds.
Ask colleagues to complete our sweepstake to guess the hour (or minute!) when you will slip up and speak. Charge £2 to take part and the winner keeps half the proceeds. If you manage to keep it zipped for the duration the full amount can be donated to support people affected by MND.
Pass the silent baton
Encourage different colleagues or teams to take on the silent challenge in relay. Adopt a silent mascot or download the special baton from our website to pass around and signal the silence.
Create your 'team' online donation page
Encourage your team members to join you and create your team page to raise funds collectively. You can set up a team page by visiting the Just Giving website and following the steps. Individuals can link their own pages to the team so everyone can see the total raised. Don’t forget to set up a text to donate number and a team fundraising target too!
Tongue-tied team building
Being silent is a great way to develop non verbal communication skills. Organise some silent challenges for colleagues to take part in, for example lining up in order of their birthdays or a good old game of Pictionary.
Theme your 'silent' event
Make your silence even more entertaining, and encourage your whole organisation to get involved by adopting a theme. This could be your favourite decade, silent superheroes or simply encourage employees to wear MND Association colours blue and orange, in return for a donation.
Silent leg wax
Could one of your colleagues brave a waxing without making a peep! Get the whole workplace to sponsor this brave soul and then watch as they rise to the challenge.