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.
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 Play.com, 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!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.