Bliss' top six alternative fundraisers in 2017

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Take a look at Bliss' top six unusual fundraisers of 2017.

We couldn’t do our work without the support of our fantastic fundraisers, all doing their thing (whatever that may be) to raise money for Bliss. We would like to share some of the most unusual ones of 2017 with you.

If they inspire you to get involved in 2018 you can get in touch with our events team at

Bliss' 6 top alternative fundraisers in 2017

Ben's Bee Beard

Ben suspended a queen bee from his chin, encouraging the worker honey bees to surround her and swarm onto his chin. The biggest achievement is that Ben didn’t get stung once!


An event held by the Birmingham University Yoga Society that combined their yoga session with UV lights and glow sticks. A fantastic turn out with all participants making a donation to Bliss.

The Great Mile

Ben told us more about the challenge he took on with his friends this September: “1300 miles, 4 days, 44 hours on a motorbike, just 2 pub lunches, countless petrol stops, wrong turns, near-misses and a lot of laughter, we rode from Castle of Mey (the most northerly point in the UK) to Lizard Point (the most southerly), all around the west coast of Britain.”

Nicola's George Michael Tribute

Nicola got her friends together to celebrate the life of musician George Michael. By selling tickets and holding a raffle Nicola raised over £1,500 for Bliss.

Queensferry Crossing

The Queensferry Crossing temporarily closed in September to allow members of the public the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk across the Forth's newest crossing. Four fundraisers took on this challenge and collected sponsorship for Bliss.

Dave's Beard off

Dave shaved off his beard for Bliss raising over £1,000. Take a look at his boy’s reaction to seeing their dad without his beard for the first time here.

Now it's your turn

Get in touch about your fundraising plans, we would love to hear all about it and help if we can
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