Our night in for charity

Having a night out with friends and family is not possible while we practise social distancing. But thanks to technology we can get together virtually, donate some of the money we would have spent on a night out to have a great night in, and support each other and people affected by lymphoma! 

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Taking part in Our night in for charity is so easy – simply follow our instructions to set up a Facebook fundraiser, call it ‘Our night in for charity’ and copy and paste the description from below in to the ‘about’ section to let your friends know what it involves.

 
We can’t have a night out together while we practise social distancing, but thanks to technology we can get together virtually for a night in, and support each other and people affected by lymphoma. Let’s donate some of the cost of a night out and have an amazing night in!  
Lymphoma Action

 

Get the ball rolling by donating yourself (perhaps the cost of a meal out, cinema tickets, or drinks) and then ask your friends to donate to take part. You can pick a time and then invite the people who have donated to get together virtually by using video calling applications like Zoom, Skype, Houseparty, FaceTime, or Microsoft Teams.

There are lots of ways to make your virtual get together a memorable evening. You could: 

  • Plan a quiz
  • Make it fancy dress (perhaps a PJ party, or black tie, or characters from films)
  • Have a virtual dinner party
  • Have a virtual murder mystery evening 
  • Get your friends to suggest songs to add to a Spotify playlist and then share the link with them all so you can all listen at the same time 
  • Have a Netflix Party
  • Plan drinks and snacks 

 

Purple cocktail / mocktail recipe

2 shots of gin (or replace the gin with tonic to make a delicious alcohol-free mocktail - note, you might want to only use 1/2 a shot of sugar syrup in this case)
8 whole blackberries (or 1/2 shot blackberry liqueur)
1 shot freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 shot sugar syrup (made from boiling equal parts sugar and water until clear)
Ice

Muddle the blackberries and sugar syrup at the bottom of a short glass. Add the gin and lemon juice, and fill halfway with crushed ice. Using a bar spoon or swizzle stick, or anything you can find at home to use as a substitute, twist the tool gently with your hands to stir the drink, taking care not to disturb the blackberry bits at the bottom of the glass. Top with more ice, and garnish with fresh blackberries and a lemon wheel. Ta-dah!