Host a Virtual Crafternoon

Many of us have been spending a lot more time at time at home to help limit the spread of coronavirus and keep us safe. Many charities have been affected by the cancellation of mass participation and community fundraising events, and have lost income which is vital to continuing to provide support to those who need it.To look after our wellbeing, there are lots of activities we can do without going out that are fun and help us feel good - including crafting!

What is Virtual Crafternoon? Normally, our Crafternoons are a fundraiser that asks supporters to get together and hold an afternoon of crafting with friends and family, bringing people together and fundraising at the same time. Although we are now able to spend more time out of the house, or meet up with friends and families, it is likely that we will still be using online platforms to socialise for some time.

We’ve developed a ‘Host your own Virtual Crafternoon’ guide to provide people with a fun way to fundraise while also focussing on their own wellbeing and connecting with others – and we want to share it with you.

All you need to do is download our step-by-step guide, which will tell you everything you need to know about hosting. Download a Virtual Crafternoon Guide

This pack has everything you need to host your own Virtual Crafternoon and help raise money for South East and Central Essex Mind.

We have lots of simple craft guides for you to use - or you can choose to do your activity!

Get together online with your favourite people and spend an afternoon doing some crafting. Set up a fundraising page online and ask your guests to make a donation for South East and Central Essex Mind to take part.

Enjoy a get-together with a difference and help make sure no one in the South East and Central Essex area has to face a mental health problem alone this winter.

For more information please feel free to contact our Fundraising Officer Keeley at

South East and Central Essex Mind, 112a Southchurch Road

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2LX

Charity registration number 1148451