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Local fundraising that makes a huge difference


Local fundraising that makes a huge difference

Want to help terminally ill children by raising money for charity? You’ve come to the right place!

At Helen & Douglas House, we support terminally ill children and their families so that they don’t have to face unimaginable heartbreak alone. But we can’t do this without your help. To keep providing the care and love these families depend on, we need to find over £5 million a year. You can help this amazing cause by doing some local fundraising and having great fun in the process!

Whether you raise money by jumping out of an aeroplane or throwing a garden party, hosting a karaoke night or cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats, there are loads of fun ways to make a huge difference to families going through the trauma of losing a child.

Great fundraising ideas

We know it takes time and effort to raise money for Helen & Douglas House, and we really appreciate your enthusiasm and commitment. There are so many things you could do to make a difference, but here are some of our most popular fundraising ideas to give you some inspiration.

Great Wall of China Trek 2018

Great Wall of China Trek 2018

The Great Wall of China Trek 2018 is a lifetime experience takes place across 5 days. Sign-up to hear more during our information evening on 22nd January.

The Helen & Douglas House Radiothon

The Helen & Douglas House Radiothon

Take part in the Helen & Douglas House Radiothon, broadcast live from the hospice on the 7, 8 and 9 March, on JACKfm Oxfordshire and Union JACK nationwide to raise money for your local children’s and young adults’ hospice.

Host a tea or coffee morning for Helen & Douglas House

Host a tea or coffee morning

Throw a party to show off your skills while raising money for your local hospice.

Fun fundraising ideas to inspire you

Here are some top tips from our team to help you meet your fundraising target.

Take a look at our ‘Fundraising A to Z’ packed with some great ideas to help your local children’s hospice and young adult’s hospice.

Shop online with over 4200 retailers while raising money for us

Did you know… Helen & Douglas House is registered as a Good Cause on “Easyfundraising” and “Give as you Live”. These organisations can generate funds for Helen & Douglas House without any cost to and very little effort from you. If you already shop online with retailers such as Amazon, M&S, Argos, John Lewis, Vodafone, eBay, Boden and, then we need you to sign up for free to raise money while you shop.

Where does Helen & Douglas House receive its money from?

To help you get started with fundraising for us, we’ve prepared some handy resources for you. We’re here to help with anything you need, from fundraising materials to advice on how to raise even more. Good luck!


General Sponsorship Form Use this form for all your standard events, such as sponsored walks, swims, and other activities.

Activity Sponsorship Form Use this for your special activity events – those where you receive some kind of benefit, such as a skydive or overseas trek.

Fundraising Planner Put together your own event with this fundraising planner. Get creative and help us provide incredible care.


Did you know that you can raise 25% more just by asking sponsors to fill in our branded sponsorship form? Use these forms when you’re fundraising for us, as they include a handy Gift Aid option. It doesn’t cost a penny extra for sponsors, but it allows charities like Helen & Douglas House to claim 25p for every £1 you donate. Find out more about Gift Aid.


Setting up a JustGiving page is the quickest and easiest way to let people know you’re raising money for Helen & Douglas House. It’s also a great way to raise money online. Customise your page with photos, videos and text, and use it to manage your donations. You can even send emails to friends and family to encourage them to sponsor you!

Did you know? JustGiving pages with a fundraising target raise 46% more money.

Raise your profile and raise more money

Would you like to raise awareness of Helen & Douglas House at your school, workplace or event and boost your fundraising target? Putting up a poster is a great way to spread the word about your fundraising efforts. Download one of our posters below and help raise even more for local terminally ill children.

General Information Poster Use this for letting people know who Helen & Douglas House are and what we do.

Empty Belly Poster Use this for promoting your own event to raise money for Helen & Douglas House.

To make your fundraising page work even harder, why not include some of these snippets of information so that people know how and why to donate?

  • What you’re doing to raise money
  • Who you’re raising money for
  • Your unique web address
  • Your JustTextGiving text code

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.

Contact us

However you decide to raise money for Helen & Douglas House, our fundraising team is here to help and support you all the way. Feel free to contact us with your questions, ideas and stories! Call us on 01865 799150 or email