The Big Get Together is a great way to meet up with your friends and have a good time, but it’s also a great opportunity to get together and remember your loved ones. Not only this, but it's a great way to support YOUR local Hospice and to make a difference to local lives.
After Hannah lost her father, Colin, she wanted to give something back to the Hospice, so she held a St Patricks Day themed Big Get Together in his memory.
I held a big get together to raise money for a fantastic hospice after I lost my dad. St Wilfrid's offered incredible care so it was nice to do something in return. My dad celebrated St Patrick's day so it was a special day for him. It's a brilliant way for everyone to get together, celebrate and raise money for an amazing Hospice
The great thing about The Big Get Together is that it can be as big or small as you like. The International HR team at The Body Shop, Littlehampton held a buffet during their lunch break. Everyone donated £5 and had lunch and a raffle and everyone bought along a dish or two. They raised a fantastic £168.
You can also be as silly or sophisticated as you like. Supporter, Helen Humphry held a wine tasting evening with her friends.
My friends and I enjoy meeting for a glass of wine and a natter so I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to combine a great night together with friends with raising some money. I know a little about wine so I organised a wine tasting evening and we all bought along some nibbles. Everyone who came made a donation and we raised £110 – not bad for a hard night’s work!
If you’re looking to do something a bit sillier, you could hold a pizza and film night, or a film and pyjamas evening with the girls. The possibilities are endless!
Over 12 Hospices across the South will be running The Big Get Together, so why not join in with hundreds of others and raise money for your local Hospice.