Community Fundraising Hub
Kirsty joined the hospice team in 2020 and has experienced the care Weston Hospicecare provide first-hand after they cared for her mum before she passed away in 2016.
She knows how vital the hospice is to Weston, North Somerset and Sedgemoor and is available to support you host an amazing fundraiser.
Got a fundraising idea or want some inspiration?
So you want to put your fundraising idea into practice? Well our friendly community fundraisers are here to help. Whether your planning a sponsored barbecue or a bonkers, super-long, cycle or run your hospice’s fundraising team are on hand to help.
If in need of a little inspiration, here’s some ideas…
- Sponsored walk/cycle to work for a week instead of using the car
- Park runs and walks – why not encourage a group of friends or colleagues to get fit and support the hospice?
- Host a stand-up paddle board contest
- Host a tennis tournament
- Auction of promises – Could you wash someone’s car? Help with their garden? Walk their dog? In exchange for a donation to the hospice?
- Host a tennis tournament
- Put on a bake sale
- Sell plants and join the Virtual Open Gardens community
- Create a book club
- Take part in a head or beard shave
- Pub sport Olympics – compete in a tournament of snooker, pool, darts and skittles
- Host a quiz night
- Hold a cookery class series – did you know you could do this virtually?
- Dress down day at work
- Get together with family and friends to make tote bags to sell for the hospice (we can send you our logos!)
- Hold a treasure hunt
- Organise a garage sale
- Ask your favourite restaurant if they would donate a night worth of profit to the hospice
We hope we’ve inspired you to start fundraising for Weston Hospicecare, contact our community fundraising team by using the contact details above.
What do our amazing supporters do?
Dave Kingsbury’s All 60s Night
Dave Kingsbury has been a long-serving hospice supporter, best known for organising the All 60s Night in early Summer or late Spring.
Dave’s efforts, along with everyone who supports him, have raised more than £10,000 for the hospice over the years.
He is here pictured with Community Fundraiser, Esther Biggs, and Director of Fundraising, Mark Flower.
Steph Hancorn’s fundraising and leadership of the Friends group.
Steph’s first connection to the hospice was as a family member after the charity cared for her husband, Doug.
She’s since enjoyed attending Buddy groups, volunteering, fundraising and now is Chair of the Friends of Weston Hospicecare.
The highlight of Steph’s fundraising (so far) is completing a skydive and also a wing walk. Steph completed the wing walk in 2019 and overall has raised more than £4,000 for the hospice.