Host an event

Host an event

Fancy inviting friends over for a few G&Ts? Or how about bringing the community together for a street party? Maybe an 80s disco is more your thing? However you want to fundraise, we’re here to help.

Fundraising doesn’t have to mean shaking a collection tin or sitting in a tub of cold baked beans (although if that’s what floats your boat then go for it).

We think fundraising should be, well, fun. Whether you’re more of a BBQ in shorts kind of person, or a black-tie and cocktails partygoer, the money you raise will help us to provide crucial services to people in your community. So thank you.

The first step is to download our fundraising pack. It’ll tell you everything you need to get started. There are fundraising ideas galore, along with handy tips on everything from setting up a Facebook Fundraiser to smashing your target.

Fundraising examples

Jo held a gin tasting event at home and got her local pub involved in fundraising. She also raffled off bottles of gin donated from local distilleries. In all, Jo raised £1,500 (and got to sample a few gins in the process).

Jim and Brenda invited friends over for a curry night and asked them to donate £10 each. The couple also organised a few extra fundraising activities on the night, which boosted the amount raised to £500.

Nick and Teresa’s pub quiz, silent auction and raffle raised £1,900 in just one night!

Heather decided to raise money with a head shave! She dyed her hair various colours beforehand and organised a night at her local pub so that supporters could witness the head shave.

How we can support your event

No fundraising event would be complete without a few decorations. We can send you balloons, stickers and more. We also have all those extra essentials you need, from collection tins and sponsorship forms to those all-important T-shirts, and we can even help with posters.

Organising a raffle, lottery or prize draw in aid of Hospiscare

There are legal requirements about the organisation of raffles, lotteries, prize draws and other games of chance. If you’re thinking of organising a raffle, prize draw, sweepstake or something similar in our aid, please click here for more information.

Get in touch

If you want to request some fundraising goodies, discuss your ideas or pick our brains, please call the fundraising team on 01392 688020 or email


Host a Hospiscare Coffee Morning

Here at Hospiscare, we know the difference that a cuppa can make. Thousands of cups of tea and coffee are made each year in our hospice, providing comfort for our patients and their families. So whether you’re a budding Bake Off star or more of a cake-eating enthusiast, we are asking you to hold a Coffee Morning for Hospiscare in March.

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Social distancing fundraising ideas

Social distancing doesn’t have to mean your fundraising comes to an end. There’s still plenty of fun ways you can raise money for Hospiscare. And we need your help more than ever, as we’re expecting our income to drop by more than £1 million due to Covid-19. Here’s a few ideas to get you started...

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