Do your own fundraising

Every fundraiser is helping us to support hundreds of local families – when you hold an event for John Taylor Hospice you’ll know you’re making a difference

How about:

  • Coffee for a cause – Host a coffee morning for your local community or club and sell some baked treats.
  • Take a hike – Get fit and get sponsored at the same time! Walk, run, swim or cycle your way to donations.
  • Let’s get quizzical – Organise a charity quiz night and charge per entry for the chance to win some goodies.
  • Summer sizzler – Capitalise on your culinary skills and charge your guests for a barbecue.
  • Special occasion donations – Do you have a big birthday or anniversary coming up? Why not ask your loved ones for donations to John Taylor Hospice instead of gifts?

Every event will be more successful if you can tick off the 4 Ps…

  • Product – What’s your event? Is it family friendly or adults only? Does it have a theme?
  • Planning – When and where will you hold your event? What else is going on in the area at the time? How long will it take to organise? What do you need to provide?
  • Price – What is your fundraising target? How much will you charge attendees? What will it cost to run your event? Will you need to recoup costs from the money you raise?
  • Promotion –How and where will you advertise your event? Do you have social media channels you can use?

Keep the fun in fundraising by making sure you abide by any regulations that might apply to your event:

  • Raffles, lotteries and collections – You may need a license from your local council if you are collecting money, selling alcohol or holding a raffle. We can take you through how to do this.
  • Health, safety and food hygiene – If you have any questions about your event please contact us.
  • Data protection – Take care never to share anyone’s information without their explicit permission.
  • Returning money – Please send the money you have raised by cheque or postal order, made out to John Taylor Hospice Charity and please include any sponsorship or Gift Aid forms. You can also pay in your money via our website.

Whatever you’re doing, please let our Fundraising Team know so they can support you every step of the way. Call one of the team on 0121 728 6739 or email [email protected] 

For more event ideas, tips and advice for safe and successful fundraising order our Fundraising Pack.

Need a few ideas?

How about:

  • Coffee for a cause – Host a coffee morning for your local community or club and sell some baked treats.
  • Take a hike – Get fit and get sponsored at the same time! Walk, run, swim or cycle your way to donations.
  • Let’s get quizzical – Organise a charity quiz night and charge per entry for the chance to win some goodies.
  • Summer sizzler – Capitalise on your culinary skills and charge your guests for a barbecue.
  • Special occasion donations – Do you have a big birthday or anniversary coming up? Why not ask your loved ones for donations to John Taylor Hospice instead of gifts?

Top tips for organising a fundraising event

Every event will be more successful if you can tick off the 4 Ps…

  • Product – What’s your event? Is it family friendly or adults only? Does it have a theme?
  • Planning – When and where will you hold your event? What else is going on in the area at the time? How long will it take to organise? What do you need to provide?
  • Price – What is your fundraising target? How much will you charge attendees? What will it cost to run your event? Will you need to recoup costs from the money you raise?
  • Promotion –How and where will you advertise your event? Do you have social media channels you can use?

Now for the legal stuff

Keep the fun in fundraising by making sure you abide by any regulations that might apply to your event:

  • Raffles, lotteries and collections – You may need a license from your local council if you are collecting money, selling alcohol or holding a raffle. We can take you through how to do this.
  • Health, safety and food hygiene – If you have any questions about your event please contact us.
  • Data protection – Take care never to share anyone’s information without their explicit permission.
  • Returning money – Please send the money you have raised by cheque or postal order, made out to John Taylor Hospice Charity and please include any sponsorship or Gift Aid forms. You can also pay in your money via our website.

How to get in touch

Whatever you’re doing, please let our Fundraising Team know so they can support you every step of the way. Call one of the team on 0121 728 6739 or email [email protected] 

For more event ideas, tips and advice for safe and successful fundraising order our Fundraising Pack.

What our patients think

“I’d have really struggled without them”

“They’ve been ever so good to me and that’s why I wanted to fundraise and do something to help just like they’ve helped me.”

Philomena Sharpe

“The impact they had will never be forgotten”

“The community nurses were so helpful and they’re lovely people. They put my mind at rest and it’s such a comfort to know you’re not on your own.”

Jackie Day

“An angel sent into my life”

“I can’t thank Angie (patient and family support worker) enough for everything she’s done for us. She’s so reliable and professional – a wonderful person. She took away all these worries and was there for me in my time of need.”

Patricia Smith-Evans

“I’ve really enjoyed it”

“The FAB Programme has helped me to get fitter and my walking is better. Everyone is really nice at the hospice, they’re friendly and they’re good company. I’d recommend it to anyone who is in a similar situation to me.”

Don Bell

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