Take a look at what our brilliant fundraisers did last year
Alana Hughes held her event with teachers and pupils in assembly tutorials at St. Josephs School, Belfast, which required them all to stay silent for half an hour.
Lynn Baxter’s friend and Sally Roberts’ aunt Maureen Carson were living with MND and had speech difficulties. As Team Maureen, they stayed silent for 7 days.
Andrew Sleeman and sister Karen Lang arranged a ‘silent’ bucket collection at Tesco, Launceston on their late father’s birthday, raising awareness and funds over £1,200.
Ideas and Inspiration
Hold a silent social event. Mime your way through a dinner party, dance the night away at a silent disco or keep it buttoned at your ‘stitch & bitch’ session.
Fines and penalties
Oops....did I really just say that?! Silent champions who accidentally let something slip during the silence have to pay a penalty fine. All for a good cause of course!
Gather your group (and anyone else who wants to join!) and hold a silent flash mob. Busy public places are best, simply get together and do something silently to get you noticed - like a silent dance routine, Strictly Come Dancing have a great one. Film and share on social media with #silencespeaks
Hold a sporty match/game/tournament in complete silence. Whether it's football, tennis, rugby, netball, hockey or cricket ... it’s going to be a challenge! If someone breaks the silence ask them to pay a small fine or send them to the ‘sin bin’.
A morning? Couple of hours? Ten minutes? How long do you think your group will last being silent before someone slips up? Compete with each other to see who can last the longest and raise extra funds by organising a sweepstake to guess when/who will break the silence. Or download the one we've prepared on our web pages.
Collect unwanted gifts and approach local businesses to donate items for a silent auction. You could even ask people to donate their skills and services for a silent auction of promises. Invite people to place silent bids to secure their lot.
Hold a themed silence quiz. We have some ideas on our Silent Quiz sheet to get you started. Charge people for entry and ask questions like, ‘Where was silent movie star Charlie Chaplin born?’
A fancy dress party with a ‘silent’ theme. Dress as your favourite silent movie star or you could flip it and dress up as someone who is notoriously outspoken!