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 just some ideas (Please make sure you are following the latest government guidelines for social distancing)…

  • 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 on the right.

Kirsty Simmons

Community Fundraiser

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 raring to support you host an amazing fundraiser.

Sue Kingman

Community and Corporate Fundraising Manager

Sue joined the hospice team in 2019 and has helped organise many community events for a number of charities. Sue can also provide you all the support you’ll need.

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