Without you, our wonderful supporters, taking on your own challenges, hosting your own events and rallying your local community, we couldn’t be there for families when they need us most.
So, if you want to do something fantastic to support your local hospices, you’ve come to the right place! Here you’ll find bundles of ideas to create your own fundraiser, from challenges and arts and crafts, to fundraising through your celebrations, getting sporty and baking, alongside tips and a variety of resources to ensure you get the most from your fundraiser.
The fundraising support the team and I received was overwhelming and I felt extremely lucky to be taking on such a fantastic challenge for the hospices. It was a privilege to hear the personal stories of some of the other participants and their reasons for supporting Naomi House & Jacksplace.
Take on a challenge and do something amazing this 2023 to support your local hospices for children and young adults. Try something new, step out of your comfort zone or push yourself further with one of our fundraising events. From marathons, mountain treks and throwing yourself out of a plane, to countryside hikes, festive fun runs and walking on fire, we have something for everyone.
Do you love painting, knitting or woodworking? Why not turn your hobby into a fundraiser?! Sell your beautiful creations to raise vital funds for our hospices, host a knit and chat morning with your friends, or host a crafting workshop and share your talent!
Do you like a little ‘too much’ chocolate?! Do you enjoy a drink or two over the weekend? Or is your screen time racking up? Why not give up a habit or treat for a period of time to support Naomi House & Jacksplace?! Sacrifice the sweets, put the drink down or handover your phone and gain sponsorship from loved ones for your sacrifice. You could pop the pennies you’d normally spend on those tempting treats into a pot for our hospices too. Slipped up?! Pay a fine to your donation pot and keep going!
Time to be brave to support our brave families. Have a sponsored head shave, chop off your long locks, shave your big beard, or go all out and have a sponsored leg wax! Don’t let your achievement go unnoticed – why not stream the event live to raise awareness? Or let friends and family bid to shave your hair or pull off a wax strip!
Click here to read all about the inspiring sisters who took part in the ‘big hair chop’ in memory of their little friend, Rae.
Do you have a big birthday, your wedding day or a milestone anniversary coming up? Swap presents for donations and have a collection for Naomi House & Jacksplace at your big event! You could pop collection pots around your event, swap wedding favours for donations, or ask for guests to donate instead of gifting presents. Keep scrolling for some useful resources to help you fundraise during your celebration.
Also, during your birthday, you can raise money for us for very little effort by setting up a Facebook Fundraising page. Click here to find out more.
Get fit and raise money for the children, young adults and families in our care. Host a charity golf day, setup a friendly 5-a-side football match, organise a school sports day or get your sports team involved. And give our fundraising team a shout – we can support you in the organisation and on the day.
Do you spend hours on your PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo Switch? Turn your passion for gaming into a fundraiser! Create your own sponsored gaming challenge for a period of time or take part in our GAME ON! event! Or if you’re a board game fan, how about hosting a board game evening with friends? Whip out the Monopoly board, Jenga or Cluedo and ask for donations for taking part.
Want an eco-friendly way to raise some funds? Take on a sustainability challenge! You could do a sponsored litter pick with friends to keep the streets clean, have a pre-loved clothes swap evening with your friends (and donate any extras to our shops!), or sell your pre-loved items in return for donations. Let us know if you’d like a collection box for any events you may host.
Are you a foodie? Turn your love of food and baking/cooking into a fabulous fundraiser! Get friends or family together, whip up some tasty treats and have your Tea and Cake morning, or involve the local community and have a good old-fashioned Bake Off! Or why not try running your own ‘Come Dine With Me’ where you can really show off your chef skills in the kitchen, and ask for donations to match meal scores!
Looking to fundraise for Naomi House & Jacksplace? Here are our top tips to get you started:
If you’re organising your own fundraiser, we want to hear all about it! Please let us know what you’re doing by filling out the form at the bottom of this page or by emailing us at: email@example.com or calling: 01962 760060. That way, we can support you throughout your fundraising journey with information, resources, promotion and social media exposure (if required), attendance from our team and anything else you may need!
The best and easiest way to kick start your fundraising is to set up an online giving page. A digital sponsorship platform where you can create your own page and share with your friends, family, colleagues, and general network. Best of all, people can donate directly to your page and all the money gets automatically sent to Naomi House & Jacksplace. Setting up your page via JustGiving couldn’t be simpler and don’t forget to ask everyone to Gift Aid! Don’t forget you can also setup a Facebook Fundraising page, where you can share your story and encourage donations from your followers, who can then donate on the page with the click of a button, hassle free, without even having to leave Facebook. Click here to find out more.
Once your page is set up don’t forget to personalise it! Add photos, your story, reasons for doing it and a fundraising target. Keep it updated with comments on your training, organisation etc. and let people know how your fundraiser went – it all helps with encouraging donations! You’re doing something amazing for us so shout about it!
Share your fundraiser far and wide! Text the link to friends and family, send an email out to work colleagues, share it on your social media channels, blog about it, contact local press! There are so many ways to shout loud and proud about your fundraiser, to make your event a success, to hit your target and to help raise vital funds and awareness for Naomi House & Jacksplace.
If your supporters are UK taxpayers, Naomi House & Jacksplace can claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated, so don’t forget to remind people to tick/click the gift aid box. Every penny helps!
We’ve got lots of ideas above and a host of different resources ready to download below to help you make your fundraiser the best it can be! From sponsorship forms to fundraising posters and logos, we’ve got everything you need! Watch this space for the downloadable fundraising pack, coming soon! Can't wait? Get in touch and we'll send it over!
Inspired?! If you’ve got an idea for a fundraiser or want to talk through your plans, we’d love to hear from you! Either give us a call on 01962 760060 or fill out the form below and one of our friendly team members will be in touch!