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Host The Ultimate World Cup 2022 Viewing Party… And Fundraise!

In November and December 2022, football fans in the northern hemisphere will experience something entirely new: a winter football World Cup.

Gone will be listening to the matches on the radio while you sunbathe in the garden, having friends over for an outdoor BBQ before the games, or watching with thousands of others on a giant screen in your town.

But this presents an opportunity to enjoy a World Cup in a completely different way. The run-up to Christmas is also a time we think about others and often give most generously to charity. So how do we do both?

Here are our top tips on how to prepare for a pre-Christmas World Cup football extravaganza and fundraise for your favourite causes at no extra cost to you.

  1. What to wear

Shorts, flip-flops, and an England shirt? Bit chilly! So perhaps this is an opportunity to layer up your football-related wardrobe. You can raise a 2% donation from the official England Store via Give as you Live Online, scarves will be for more than just a show!

Or go retro and raise up to 2.5% of your purchase via Toffs to grab that essential football hoodie for the colder months.

  1. Watching the game at home

This World Cup is going to be enjoyed indoors. We know what you’re thinking… World Cup... then all the Christmas movies with the family… is it time to upgrade the TV? It’s very tempting!

If that logic isn’t enough to convince your other half it’s a necessary purchase, add this as the clincher. You can raise a donation of 1.5% from some of the best TV manufacturers, including Samsung, LG and Philips. On a purchase that size, that’s a truly difference-making contribution to a charity.

Maybe the TV is fine, but you just need a more immersive audio experience to really feel the atmosphere. You can raise 2.5% of donations from the likes of Denon or Creative Labs to hear the crowd roar like you’re there!

  1. Pre-match home entertainment

This needs a re-think from the summer experience, the BBQ + kickabout in the garden isn’t going to be much fun in single-digit temperatures! Instead, it might be a FIFA tournament on the games console (FIFA 23 comes out just in time!) and if you couldn’t get a PS5 at Christmas last year, this time might be a bit easier! Check out all the major video gaming retailers on Give as you Live Online for the best deals and donation rates.

If you need to assemble the essential football songs playlist to get in the mood, you can currently raise a whopping 50% donation (yes 50%!) from Apple Music on a new membership.

  1. Match snacks and drinks

We might have to trade the jug of summer cocktails for a warming bowl of punch or a mulled wine! And the cold lagers could be swapped for some winter ales. However, if you decide to cater your World Cup 2022 party, every penny you spend on food & drink can raise a donation that is free to you.

Bear in mind, that kick-off times in the final round of group games and all knockout-round matches will be at either 3 PM or 7 PM UK time. It’s getting dark by then at that time of year. Tempted to stay out of the cold and get a takeaway delivered for the game? Every Just Eat order or Domino’s pizza can raise a donation too!

  1. And if you’re heading to Qatar for the World Cup…

Have an amazing time, you lucky thing! But make sure you raise a donation when you book the flight, hotel and car hire!

However you’re planning to enjoy the 2022 FIFA World Cup, let’s hope it’s a true feast of football and both England and Wales keep up their recent run of having great finals tournaments. Let’s do some good for our favourite charities at the same time.

Fundraising doesn’t need to be extraordinary. Just give as you live your ordinary life.

What is Give as you Live Online?

Give as you Live Online is a FREE online fundraising platform that has raised over £21,0000 for UK charities just through online shopping. There are over 6,000 stores listed and over 200,000 charities available to support. Sign up, click through Give as you Live Online and raise free donations whenever you shop!

Offers, donation rates and participating stores are correct at the time of writing and are subject to change. Please visit the Give as you Live Online website for the most up to date information.

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