Do it yourself resources
We’re here to support you to be part of the Hospice community. There are many ways – small and large – to enable a ‘Get Together’ for St Wilfrid’s Hospice. You will find ideas and support right here.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
Give us a call on 01243 755827 or email us on email@example.com if you need any help or advice.
Get Active Hero: Major Mick
Mick Stanley, formerly of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, has raised an impressive £43,000 for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.