Something exciting is happening on Saturday 13th October 2018! Hundreds of people will be swapping a meal out for a meal in and donating what they would have spent on a meal to Helen & Douglas House. Don’t worry if you can’t do that date, you can choose a date which suits you.
It can be very lonely when you have a child with a life-shortening condition so Dine at Mine is a way of bringing your families, friends or work colleagues together to smile, laugh, catch-up and have fun together just like we do at the hospice.
As a charity, we need to raise £3.6 million each year and we cannot do this without your help through fundraising events like this.
Could you get together for a meal to help local terminally ill children?
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What is Dine at Mine?
We’re asking amazing supporters like you to host a meal in aid of Helen & Douglas House. Every meal, however large or small, will make a big difference to the lives of local terminally ill children like Lily-Mae.
Your Dine at Mine meal could be a small gathering at your house for lunch, a girls’ night with beauty treatments or a black-tie dinner at your village hall.
You can choose what time of day to hold your meal and whether to invite friends, family or work colleagues. You can prepare the meal yourself or ask your guests to bring a dish.
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How does it work?
Step 1: Arrange a meal for friends, family or work colleagues at home or work on the 13th of October. Don’t worry if you can’t do that date, you can choose a date which suits you.
Step 2: Suggest a donation amount for your guests to give or ask them to donate what they would have spent on a meal out, to Helen & Douglas House. You could also have a go at further fundraising ideas like games or holding a raffle.
Step 3: Find out how to pay in your fundraising money
If you’ve completed an event or fundraising activity, find out how to send in the money you raised for us.