Hospice at Home provides patients with terminal illnesses the choice to spend their final days in the comfort of their own home with their families, free of charge.
Businesses can support Hospice at Home in a variety of different ways, often by engaging staff in fundraising activities. As a company, this can help you achieve some of your corporate social responsibility objectives also.
Staff involvement and recognition through your relationship with Hospice at Home serves as a great motivator and helps to develop new skills. Event participation helps to improve working relationships and build strong, dynamic teams. Furthermore, your efforts in supporting Hospice at Home could benefit you in securing positive media and PR exposure for your business.
- Hold a quiz night
- Hold a bingo party
- Organise a pamper night and get local hairdressers/beauticians involved
- Organise a car boot sale
- Organise a black tie dinner
- Hold a cake bake, coffee morning or afternoon tea party.
- Sponsored fun runs/walk
- Sponsored silence
- Hold a dress down day at work
- Create a cookbook of recipes, bind them and sell the books
- Organise a sweepstake for an upcoming sporting event or reality TV show
- Stretch a fiver challenge – grow £5 into as much as possible over a month (as a team, individually or add up a department’s total)
- Early bird breakfast – come in early with some pastries and ask for donations
- Organise a sports competition e.g. a football or netball tournament
How to fundraise your way
Fundraising your way can be extremely fulfilling and also made simple and straightforward. Below are some suggestions to consider:
- Pick an idea and get organised early
- Prepare a budget and set a goal
- Plan your activity
- Promote your fundraiser
- Set up an online fundraising page with justgiving.com
- Collect all offline donations
- Thank everyone
However big or small a fundraiser you organise, all donations collate to make a great difference to the lives of patients and families affected.