Tried and Tested Ideas

Bring and Buy Sale
Find all your unwanted books, toys and bric-a-brac and put on a sale for the hospice. If you have any items left over drop them off to your nearest hospice shop to raise more money.

Bake Sale
Get everyone in your organisation to bake a treat and sell them to raise money. Make it a competition and add a vote for the best dish so you can find your organisation's Star Baker.  

Break-a-Habit
Give something up and get sponsored for your challenge – take on a sponsored silence, give up chocolate or alcohol for a month or find another habit you can break to raise funds for the hospice.

Carol Singing
Get your friends together, find a venue and sing Carols to raise money at Christmas time. You can showcase any other talents you have by arranging a collection at any time of year – you just need permission from the venue.

Cinema Night
Recreate an evening of vintage cinema by showing classic films and musicals. Sell popcorn, drinks and movie themed accessories to raise money.

Coffee morning and Afternoon Tea
Brew the tea, bake some cakes and help raise funds for your local hospice. Hold a tea party or coffee morning at work, school or at home with a few close friends and see how much difference a cuppa can make. Download our cake flags to make your event extra special.

Dinner and Dance
Barn dances, Swing dance, Bollywood, disco or Salsa – whatever takes your fancy organise a dance event. Sell tickets and serve or sell food and drinks on the night, hold a raffle or auction to add to your fundraising.

Dress Down Day
Pick a theme and a day and encourage everyone to come to work or school in a particular outfit and pay a donation on the day.  Our favourites include Superhero day, bad tie day, Christmas jumpers and Go Purple in October.

Fashion Show
Put on a fashion show and raise funds by selling tickets, food and drinks and holding a raffle. Why not add to the challenge and source your clothing and accessories from one of our hospice shops.

Garden Party
Do you have green fingers and have a garden to be proud of? Pull on your gardening gloves and open your garden for your local hospice. You don’t need a huge garden, visitors will be looking for inspiring design, a range of plants & flowers and some tea and cake. It's also a great way of raising funds for the hospice, which you can do by charging an entry fee, holding a raffle and by selling refreshments, cuttings and produce from your garden.

Head or Beard shave
Sick of bad hair or bad beard days? Go bald for charity. Get sponsored, or ask for larger donations for those who want to snip your hair themselves! If you don’t fancy going bald why not die your hair hospice colours, and go Purple to raise money for St Luke’s.

Postage stamps
Get friends and family to collect stamps and donate them to the hospice. We can sell them in our shops to stamp collectors.

Quizzes
Run regular quiz nights at your school, workplace or local pub or donate funds from existing quiz nights.

Santa’s Grotto
Hire Santa and a couple of his elves for a few hours to bring a smile to children’s faces. Ask local companies to donate small gifts and charge an entrance fee for each child. Add to your fundraising by taking and selling Polaroid photos of each child with Santa.

Slimming Contest
Get sponsored £1 for every pound lost – why not take part as a team and see how much you lose collectively.  

Sports Competition
Football, cricket, netball... Whatever your sport, organising a tournament is a great way to use your passion to raise funds for the hospice by playing your favourite sport at your university, school, work place, or local sports club. There are lots of ways you can raise money, ask teams to pay an entry fee to take part or raise sponsorship and hold a raffle and sell refreshments on the day.

Swim-a-thon
Get sponsored per length, mile, minute, hour. Challenge yourself to hit a special target or get a whole team involved.

Unwanted presents
Arrange a post-Christmas sale of unwanted gifts to raise funds. Any left over gifts can be donated to a hospice shop to raise even more.

Wine tasting
Invite some friends around for an evening of wine tasting in exchange for a donation. You could even ask local companies to donate the wine, and to offer a donation to the charity for every bottle purchased at the event.

World food night
Arrange a night of delicious cuisine and ask everyone to bring in food from different countries that can be sold to raise money.