Fun, easy and inspiring fundraising ideas to raise money

Fun, easy and inspiring fundraising ideas to raise money

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.

Fundraising A to Z

If you’re planning a fundraiser and need inspiration, or want to raise money but you’re not sure where to start, check out our list of fundraising A to Z ideas for some great ways to raise money.

Fundraising A to ZFundraising Planner

Raise free funds for Helen & Douglas House when you shop with Amazon Smile

Find out how you can raise free funds for Helen & Douglas House when you shop with Amazon Smile.

Being part of this scheme won’t cost you or us a penny! Anyone who shops via Amazon Smile can now donate 0.5% of his or her purchases to Helen & Douglas House.

Shop online with over 4200 retailers whilst 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.


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.

Face-to-Face Fundraising

Face-to-face fundraising allows us to raise vital funds to carry out the work we do. Find the answers to all your questions on Helen & Douglas House face-to-face fundraising practices, including why we do it and in which locations.


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.


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.

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 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