Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Clare Cannon from Glasgow organised a dance to raise money for Glasgow's hospice.

Clare Cannon and family

“My mum, Tess, was an amazing woman. Getting family and friends together every year is such a lovely way to commemorate her life.”

If you're thinking of putting on a dance like Clare here are some things to think about...

1. Get organised. Decide on what kind of dance you want to put on. Have you got a theme or an era that you are interested in?

2. Where do you want to hold the dance? Have you got a venue? Will the venue give you a charity hire discount?

3. How much will it cost? Have you looked at the budget for putting on the dance?

4. Who’s going to do the music? How are you going to run the event on the day and what support you will need to deliver your fantastic event.

5. Pitch the idea to others, and get people to join in and help you.

6. Tell everyone about your event! Invite everyone! Use social and local media. Talk to people about the hospice and your reasons for putting on the event. 

7. How do you raise money on the night?  You can sell food and drink, get sponsorship from local businesses, charge a small competitors fee to take part and an entry fee for spectators.

8. Set up a fundraising page or use ours for your donations.

9. Congratulate. We all like prizes so think about giving them out for individual skills, for team dancing and for best dressed!

10. Think health and safety – make sure you have the necessary legal requirements for everything, covering venue hire, insurance and food and hygiene.

11. Talk to our fundraising team – if you need more information call or email us and we’ll give you our full support.

12. Dance your socks off and have a great time!