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Help support terminally ill children by fundraising on your wedding day.

Fundraise at your wedding

Fundraising at your wedding or civil partnership on the day or asking for donations instead of presents, will add even more special moments to your big day. By supporting Helen & Douglas House you will make special memories in the same way we help parents of terminally ill children make memories at the hospice which they will treasure forever.

Set up a wedding fundraising page

It is quick and easy to set up your fundraising page. You can then circulate the link to friends and family for them to donate in lieu of wedding presents or just as an extra special wedding gift.

Organise a collection

You can organise a collection at your wedding or civil partnership, which we can provide Gift Aid envelopes or collection tins for. Giving gift aid will increase your donations by 25%.

Email: community@helenanddouglas.org.uk

Tel: 01865 799150

Top tips for fundraising on your wedding day

  • Organise a fundraising games like ‘Heads and Tails’ which will entertain all your guests as well as raise money.
  • Add the first donation yourself to start off your fundraising page.
  • Let us know if you want some information about our charity to go out in your invitations so your guests know the difference the money they donate will make.
  • Send your fundraising page to people who cannot come to your wedding and they may donate instead to wish you well.
  • Find out if the company you work for does ‘matched giving’ as you may be able to double the money you raise.
  • Donation Gift Aid envelopes can be put on each table setting with your wedding favours.
  • Use social media, email and WhatsApp to share your fundraising page to tell everyone about it.

We hope you have an amazing day and that raising money to help local terminally ill children makes it extra special.  

How to pay in your donations

There are lots of ways to pay in your donations to Helen & Douglas House, for more information see here.

Ollie’s Story

Sarah, Ollie’s Mum said: “Ollie was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour and we got told that he had two weeks to live. Our world fell apart. Our first week at Helen & Douglas House before Christmas was remarkable in many ways, not least because the staff and our wonderful friends from Wokingham rallied to organise our wedding in six days.

It was one of Ollie’s dearest wishes that we were married and so our long term-plans were replaced with the most amazing day imaginable. We’ll never forget his wonderful smile and ‘thumbs up’ which we saw from him time and time again that day.

After that special day, in February, the hardest thing was just seeing him fade away. You’re helpless and there was nothing we could do. We couldn’t have got through what we did without Helen & Douglas House. I am so thankful they were there for us, which is why people need to donate to them.”