Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

If you have a burning ambition to scale a mountain or run a marathon and raise money while you do it - all we can say is go for it!

We’re right behind you and here to help. But before you start we’ve put together some tips to get the best out of your fundraising.

1. Choose something fun to do and keep it simple

Often the best ideas are straightforward, and the ones that people repeatedly choose to do.

Like running a 10k, or walking a 5k, holding a coffee morning or a bake-off, or just getting moving and grooving at a dance-athon.

The fun really is in the activity and the coming together, and often keeping it simple is the best choice.

2. Set a date

Make sure it is realistic.

Work backwards and set a timeline of everything you need to do.

Watch out for school holidays or major events that may clash.

Then get to work building up to your big day.

3. Set a target

How much do you want to raise?

By setting a target amount you want  to reach, you can build a plan that will help you to achieve it.

It’s also really good to share this with other people so that they can help you achieve your target.

4. Write a plan and keep it updated

Allow time for travel, accommodation or suppliers to be booked.

Choose your venue carefully, make sure it can hold enough people and let them know the reason for the event.

 They may even offer a discount to you because you are using it to fundraise for the hospice.

5. Tell everyone about it

Notify the local media.

Put up posters and use social media to get the word out.

Create a Facebook event page and invite family and friends to join in.

We can provide cans and buckets for collecting money and branded t-shirts to help you spread the word.

 

6. Get the money in

The purpose of fundraising is to raise money so don’t be shy about asking to be sponsored.

That’s the point.

People will be pleased to support you so have your sponsorship form on hand so they can pledge.

Then when it’s their turn to fundraise you can do the same.

 

7. Maximise all money raised

Gift Aid turns every £1 donation you make into £1.25 as tax can be claimed back.

A JustGiving page will make it easier for supporters to donate and share with friend, or use our Just Giving Page.

Tell your employer - they may want to match your fundraising total.

 

8.Try one of ours

If you want to make your fundraising really simple join one of our The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice fundraising events.

We have some great things happening throughout the year that will challenge, entertain and help you raise money for Glasgow’s Hospice.

Have a look at our events calendar and join in the fun.

Events calendar

9. Make it proper & correct

Make sure you cross the Ts and dot the Is.

Put health and safety first.

Do you need insurance?

First aid?

Is your food and drink to the necessary standard?

Do you need anyone’s authorisation for what you are doing or where you are holding your event?

10. Talk to us

Our fundraising team is here to help, between us we’ve got years of fundraising experience and know-how, so email or call us, share your ideas and we’ll help turn them into a blockbusting event reality.

Talk to us

11. And finally

No idea you may have is too silly or too wacky.

No amount of money you raise is too little or too small.

Fundraising is a wonderful way to give back to your community, to remember family and friends, and to support the hospice in the compassionate work we are passionate about giving here.

So a big THANK YOU for fundraising for us, however you fundraise,  and whatever total you reach. Your money goes a long long way.

So jump in, help us help others, and come and enjoy yourself fundraising for Glasgow’s Hospice!