Is World Cup fever taking over your house?
We have a few passionate and talented football players here at our hospice. One of them is 7-year-old Nathan, who despite having a condition called Prader-Willi syndrome which causes low muscle tone and severe sleep issues, never slows down and is always ready to score another goal.
This year, why not make the most of the World Cup by fundraising for terminally ill children like Nathan? Remember, your support is going to make a real difference to families caring for terminally ill babies, children, and young people who rely on our care. Every penny, every smile you help us raise, makes a big difference to the lives of terminally ill children and their families.
We provide free care to those who need it
The care we offer is free of charge to the families who need it and are eligible. We rely on the generosity of the public to keep our doors open, with voluntary donations making up the majority of the £3 million every year we need to find to run the hospice service.
Get inspired with our top football-themed ideas:
1. Feast on Football
Ask colleagues and friends to bring along a dish from a country taking part in this year’s World Cup. Encourage donations for people to tuck into this global feast!
2. Shoot out the Office
Pay £5 to take a longer lunch or leave the office early to watch the World Cup games (make sure to ask the boss first!).
3. Set up Football Matches
Invite friends and colleagues to get into teams and play against each other. Charge each player a small fee to play.
4. Host a World Cup Come Dine with Me
Invite your friends over, cook a meal and get each person to pay what they think the meal is worth. You could even turn it into a competition.
5. Wear Your Kit to Work Day
Ask your guests or colleagues to wear their team’s shirt or colours for one day and donate to Helen & Douglas House.
6. Hold a World Cup Quiz
Test your friends’ football knowledge by hosting a quiz and find out who can score success and who needs to be shown a red card. Charge £1 entry or more for teams to take part and have penalty donations.