How you can get involved

Your support makes a real difference to our patients and staff. Whether you raise £10 or £10,000, simply knowing people care for others also goes a long way. Fundraising should be the first three letters - ‘fun’! The most effective fundraising is created around activities you already enjoy doing.

When you have decided what you want to do, please have a think about some of the following pointers;
  • Select an activity, event or theme that will work best for most
  • Allow plenty of time to plan and prepare
  • Set a budget and realistic target so everyone can enjoy a well-deserved sense of achievement
  • Set up an electronic sponsorship page on a website such as https://home.justgiving.com/ or http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/
  • Start promoting your fundraising and e-sponsorship page amongst family, friends, colleagues and on social media… and ask everyone to share it with their networks too
  • Speak to your local press, radio and TV about your fundraising
  • Apply for match funding from your employer
  • Safety First – write a risk assessment and take action to avoid any problems arising
  • Stay within the law at all times – if in doubt just call us and ask
  • Tell us what you are doing as we may be able to help promote your fundraising

From coffee with friends to running long distances or climbing mountains, a fundraising element can always be added to what you are doing. The following are some suggestions of what you could, to raise funds for a department, service or ward that is close to your heart;
 
A
Abseiling
Aerobic Events
Art Exhibition
Auction of Promises
 
B
Black Tie Dinner
Badminton Tournament
Bingo 
Bring and Buy Sale
 
C
Car Boot Sale
Carol Concert
Cycle Ride
Coffee Morning
 
D
Darts evening
Dinner dance
Dance Marathon
Dress ‘UP’ (not down!) day
 
E
Easter Egg Raffle
Exhibition
Expedition
Exercise bike race
 
F
Football Tournament
Fancy Dress Party
Fashion Show
Fete  
G
Garden Party
Golf Tournament
Graduation Party
Gym Challenge
 
H
Halloween Party
Horse show
Health Ball
Healthy eating challenge
 
I
It's A Knockout
Irish themed pub and quiz night
Ice skating tournament
Indoor market
 
J
Jam Making
Jail break
Jumble Sale
Junk mail recycling
 
K
Karaoke competition
Knitting competition
Knobbly Knees competition
Kayak across the channel
 
L
Lawn Mowing competition
Left handed day
'Ladies who lunch' day
Land's End to John O' Groats walk, cycle or run!

M
Mastermind Event
Motorcycle around the UK Coast
Midsummer Party
Madhatter’s Tea Party
 
N
Non-uniform day
Night-time walk
Nature Trail
New Year’s resolutions
 
O
Office Swear box
Opera evening
Olympic challenge
Online auction
 
P
Pancake Race
Pledges auction
Pub Quiz
Penny Race
 
Q
Queen for a day
Quizzes
Question Time with a celeb or the boss!
Quiet challenge
 
R
Raffle
Rag Week
Riding Competition
Running Competition
 
S
Swim-a-thon
Stars in Their Eyes Competition
Salsa evening
School Play or Musical

T
Talent contest
Tombola
Treasure Hunt
Tea dance
 
U
Uniform free day
Unwanted presents
University Challenge competition
 
V
Variety show
Volley Ball competition
Visits
Vintage Wine Tasting
 
W
Wimbledon at home
Washing Cars
Wax your chest!
Wristband sale
 
X
Xmas disco
X-Factor competition
Xmas hamper
 
Y
Youth Club Disco
Yoga-thon
 
Z
Zoo-themed treasure hunt
Zany clothing day
Zodiac evening


Legalities

  • Licences; please ensure you have a licence in place if you are doing street collections, providing alcohol or public entertainment. Please check with your local authority for further information
  • Lotteries and raffles; for any gambling related activity including a lottery or raffle, please check with the Gambling Commission by visiting www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk
  • Food and drink; if providing food and drink, please check with your local authority regarding food hygiene and alcohol regulations at events or visit www.gov.uk
  • Collections; please bear in mind that it is illegal to carry out house to house or public street collections without a licence. If you would like to arrange a street collection on our behalf, please contact us

Whittington Hospitals Charitable Funds cannot be held liable for any fundraising activity or event you undertake on our behalf. Please ensure you conduct a full risk assessment and/or have insurance in place prior to any event.

If you are interested in supporting us or for more information please call Graham Brogden, Head of Fundraising on 020 7288 3402 or email at graham.brogden@nhs.net.

Thank you for your support.
Working on it!