Fundraising for our Santa Fun Run
We’ve got everything you need to get the most out of your fundraising, as well as a brilliant team on hand to chat through your ideas or questions.
Your support is so important to everyone at Princess Alice Hospice. Here are some of the ways that the money raised from this year’s Santa Fun Runs could help:
£24.96 could pay for a physiotherapy session as part of our Day Services.
£70 could pay for an initial home visit from one of our Princess Alice Nurses this Christmas.
£120 could pay for a morning of care on Christmas Day for one of our patients on the In-Patient Unit.
£400 could pay for overnight care at home to help relieve pain for one of our patients over this festive period.
We rely on fundraising and community support to generate 74% of the £9.5 million we need every year to provide these services to our patients free of charge. Thanks to people like you, we can continue funding our vital care.
Set up your JustGiving page
Raising sponsorship money
Once you have set up your JustGiving page, ask your most generous friends to sponsor you first. Let everyone at work or school know that you are taking part and encourage them to sponsor you or even to take part themselves. Send gentle reminders – either by text, email or post – to all your potential donors, especially around payday.
Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are perfect opportunities to let everyone know that you are raising money for Princess Alice Hospice. Share your JustGiving fundraising page and why not post a picture of yourself getting prepared for the event, in your Santa suit or elf hat? Get your friends and followers excited enough that they might not just support you, they might decide to join you.
Fundraising at work
Why not check with your employer about whether they offer a matched giving scheme, where the company or organisation you work for matches the amount of money its employees (i.e. you!) raise for charitable causes. Ask if they will agree to let you have a dress down day in aid of the Hospice, on which employees can wear more casual clothes if they make a donation towards your fundraising total.
Fundraising at school
Check with your school if you would be able to arrange a non-uniform day. Whether it’s wearing their own clothes or maybe even fancy dress, everyone taking part has to make a £1 donation towards your fundraising total. Ask if you can put up posters and a link to your JustGiving page on noticeboards or in other communal places, where students and staff members are likely to see it.
The winner of our Aladdin competition was S. Chykharivskyy.
The winners of our John Lewis vouchers prize draw were S. Summers, E. Malloy and M. Clifford.
The winner of our Browns voucher prize draw was A. Priest.
If you feel you need further guidance, don’t forget we have a team of fundraisers who are on hand to give you support and advice.
Give us a call on 01372 461808 and we’ll be only too happy to help you devise a fabulous fundraising plan!