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Football for CALM

Football for CALM

During these utterly-weird times you’ve been continuing to astound us with your properly innovative ideas for raising money and awareness. We’ve put together a bucket-load of football-themed inspiration, so even though the beautiful game isn’t quite the same right now, you can still get involved.

Play (digitally) for CALM

FIFA or PES? Xbox vs PlayStation? Maybe you prefer the more abstract football concept of Rocket League. However you choose to get your virtual football entertainment, you can create a football tournament in support of CALM.

Charge an entry fee per gamer with the proceeds going to CALM (you can set up a JustGiving page here) and earn bragging rights for your next Zoom call.

Thinking of streaming the tournament live? Register your event here so you can download our gaming pack full of materials for you to make the most out of your stream. Including our Gamers Guide to fundraising for CALM.

Check out @Bateson87‘s brilliant effort for some inspiration.

Buy a T-shirt... or design one

The guys over at FC Not Alone have released this absolute beauty with 50% of the proceeds going to CALM. Get yours here!

The wonderful folks over at the Football Shirt Collective have revived their 84 shirt – in support of CALM’s Project 84 campaign – with all proceeds going to CALM. Check it out here!

Football Manager more your kind of thing? If you’ve spent hours of your life tweaking and perfecting your lineups and tactics for football management glory, you’re bound to love these t-shirts created by the wonderful @JimG_FM.

If you’ve got a T-shirt you want to sell in support of CALM, find out how here.

Don the CALM Kit in FIFA

If you are of the FIFA persuasion, you can now play with your assembled Ultimate Team proudly donning the CALM logo!

Read more here.

Run that Raffle

Be inspired by the wonderful CALM ambassador and Twitter supremo Jonny Sharples who held a raffle for an England shirt signed by Tammy Abraham, Tyrone Mings, Nick Pope, John Stones & Harry Winks! Find out more here.

If you’ve already sourced the prizes, or you’ve got some mates happy to donate some, online raffles are one of the easiest ways to fundraise, especially using Raffall. It’s simple to use and set up, and they take care of the ticket drawing and other necessary stuff. You can also request a Letter of Authority from us to prove you’re after prizes for charity.


Get Quizzical

If you can’t head down to your local for a bevvy and some trivia, or host that quiz for CALM in person, there’s no reason you can’t do it from home.

Download Zoom or Houseparty and e-vite your pals, mates, buddies and mum – come on she’ll be bored too. Then simply create a Just Giving fundraising page and drop your link into the Chat feature so people can donate. Oh, and don’t forget the questions! Team CALM is a great quiz team name too.

Need inspiration? Our friends at FC Not Alone held a pub quiz in support of CALM. Find out more here.

Keepy Uppy Challenge

No fans around? You can still knock a ball about!

Challenge your mates to a keepy uppy challenge with a fee to enter going to CALM. (Just make sure the valuables are stashed away!) Share it on socials and add a donate button to your posts. Find out how HERE. Tag us #KeepyUppyForCALM on Twitter @theCALMzone and on Facebook @theCALMzone.

Make it official

Got an idea? Want to chat to us about it? You can get in touch with CALM here

Raring to go? Register your plan here, and set up a fundraising page for your friends and family to contribute to. We reckon loads of people would love to see regular updates and videos of your plans – after all, what else is there to do? 

Then head to CALM Kit to order some digital CALM swag to help make the most of your fundraising on social media. There’s Facebook banners, logos and loads more.

Join the Football Collective

It’s at times like these that we need to come together. And what better way than over something you love?

CALM Collectives are all about getting together, doing what you love and feeling better for it. Although that might not be face to face right now, our Collectives have active online communities.

If running with other people or playing for your football team isn’t possible at the moment, you can chat, share encouragement, experiences, stories, laughs, failures and successes. Sound good?

Get together online over the things you love HERE.

Thank you

Thank you for supporting us. You are a legend. 

All done and dusted with your fundraising? Pay it into us, and don’t forget to tell us what you did so we can thank you properly. If you’ve been using JustGiving, or something similar, then don’t worry – it gets sent through to us automatically.

Thanks for being part of #TeamCALM and our Campaign Against Living Miserably.

CALM is here for you

The current situation can be a really strange thing to come to terms with. Remember that CALM is here for you no matter who you are or what you’re going through.

Our free and anonymous helpline and webchat are open every day, as normal, from 5pm-midnight. If you need support, or are worried about someone, you can get help HERE.