Your fundraising will make a difference to local lives.

Raising £200 could:

Fund a day

Fund a day’s worth of home visits to patients by our specialist St Wilfrid’s Community Nurses

Support a nurse

Support a nurses’ shift on our hospice ward caring for patients

Enable support

Enable compassionate bereavement support for a patients’ loved ones

If you’ve never organised a fundraising activity before, there’s no need to feel daunted, just follow the easy steps below! If in doubt, just give us a call!

Tell us about your plans/ideas

You’re not on your own, have a chat about your idea with friends, family or our friendly fundraising team. We can help you put on a successful event or achieve your dream challenge.

Keep it simple

If it’s your first time and you’re planning a coffee morning, just serve coffee and cake and ask people to make a donation – it’s as simple as that! You don’t have to provide entertainment and a goody bag for people to take home, but if you want to go bigger and better we can help you with those ideas.

Fix a date

Timing can be key to your success – try linking your event to fun element, like Wimbledon or the Euros, or the Queen’s birthday. A tennis tournament or strawberry tea held during Wimbledon week could help boost your funds. On the other hand, hosting something over the weekend of Goodwood Revival might mean your guests get stuck in traffic.

Get organised

Make sure you start planning well in advance – even a year ahead is fine! If it’s a bigger event with entertainment then think about whether you need to book a venue or obtain permission from anyone? (top tip – we have a handy legal guide for you to follow).

Ask for help

Putting on a fundraiser is more fun when you have friends, family and/or work colleagues to help you – don’t be afraid to ask them.

Money matters

If you’re running a raffle ask friends, family or local businesses to donate prizes rather than buying them. Work out how much you’re likely to spend, can you use your charms to get some freebies? Remember the less you spend, the more you raise for the Hospice! Ask our advice on getting prizes.

Staying safe and legal

It’s really all about common sense… Visit our Staying Safe and Legal page for more information. 

Make sure you find out if any special licenses are required. This particularly applies if you are planning to organise a raffle, street collection or sell alcohol – please ask us if you are unsure. It is important that you ensure the safety of your guests. Have you undertaken a risk assessment? (We can help you with this.) You may need public liability insurance for your event. Check with your venue and service providers (caterers, marquee hire) as they may already be covered.

Read all about it!

Tell everyone about your activity, and we mean everyone! You could display posters, hand out flyers, mention it on Facebook/Twitter or other social media sites, advertise in free local magazines/websites, tell the local papers and radio stations what you are doing.

You can also post your Community Event on our website! Simply fill out this simple and quick form.

Thank everyone & have fun!

Those that help and those taking part – on the day or afterwards, make sure you thank everyone involved.

There’s an awful lot to think about but don’t forget to have fun and enjoy yourself!

Share your success with us

Do let us know how you got on – we love feel good stories and you never know, you might even inspire someone else to fundraise for us too!

You can also post your Community Event on our website! Simply fill out this simple and quick form.

Need help?

Give us a call on 01243 755827 or email us on  if you need any help or advice.

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