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Organise Your Own Event

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No matter how simple or or complex, your event ideas can be turned into amazing fundraisers and we're here to help.

We always like to know who is going all out to raise money for Rossendale Hospice and help out if we can. 

If you do wish to hold an event in aid of the hospice, please could you let the hospice fundraising department know either by telephone on 01706 253633 or by email and complete the Fundraising Registration Agreement.

Got a great idea? Awesome! Need some inspiration? Why not try one of these:

Physical Challenges
Hospice Daredevils

Go on a sponsored walk, swim, run a marathon, climb the Three Peaks, lose weight, sponsored head shave or give up smoking. You can get your friends, family and work colleagues to sponsor you to do something that you have always wanted to do! We will be more than happy to provide you with bespoke sponsor forms.

Get Togethers

Coffee Morning

Invite your family and friends round for a coffee and cake and ask them for a donation – you could always gift aid your donations to boost your fundraising.

BBQ/Garden Party

Invite your family and friends to a charity BBQ/garden party where they fetch their own drink and contribute some food to a Jacob’s join. Charge an entrance fee; hold a raffle and various competitions.

Pub Crawl

For the over 18 years only!!! Think of a pub crawl route and ask the appropriate landlords for their permission (prior to the event) to collect donations. We are able to provide Rossendale Hospice T-shirts, collection buckets and stickers.

Club Socials

Ask your local landlord if you are able to organise a charity quiz or perhaps a darts, domino or pool competition or even a race day/night?


Schools and Workplaces

Dress Down/Non Uniform Day

Everyone makes a donation to wear their own choice of clothes at work or school or set a fancy dress theme.

Team Events

Any kind of inter-house group event is great for team building and builds a sense of healthy competition. Add in a sponsorship element and suddenly you have a great fundraise on your hands.


Sales, Raffles & Draws.

50/50 club

Ask all your family and friends for a donation of £1. Put all their names in a hat and the winner drawn gets half the money, you get the other half for your fundraising.

Raffles & Auctions

Raffle off donated goods or services from friends and family or local buisness, or if it's one really great prize, why not auction it off to the highest bidder?


Host an event

Got your idea? Now it's time to promote your event:

Set up an online giving page

Visit our Just Giving page and follow the on screen instructions — it is really simple and only takes a few minutes.
Send an e-mail link to all your family, friends and work colleagues — no matter where they live they can sponsor you online. Just Giving forward any monies directly to us, saving you time.

Need help? Just call our fundraising team.


Shout about it!

Social networking sites (e.g. Facebook and Twitter)
Inform your friends and family of how much money you need to raise, how yourSocial networking sites (e.g. Facebook and Twitter) training is progressing and let them know of any fundraising events you are arranging.

Local media

Contact your local media to promote your event especially if it's a community minded one:

  • Rossendale Free Press on 0161 211 2251
  • Lancashire Evening Telegraph on 01254 678678
  • Radio Lancashire 01254 262411
  • Rossendale Radio 07400 57 1047 
If you are holding a larger fundraising event we will advertise your event on a number of free websites throughout the local area.

Don't forget to capture it
Take digital photographs on the day — often local press will feature an article after an event if they are supplied with a good photograph and some information answering the questions How, Where, When, What and Why?
If you've set up something like a sponsorship page, you might still get some sponrs after the fact if they see photographs of the day.

We would also like to feature your fundraising on our website, Newsletters and our Social Media sites.


Getting the donations to us

Set up an online page
We would recommend Just Giving as the best platform to host your fundraiser on.
This way, your sponsors can donate directly to your event and Just Giving will make the payment to us at the end.
It's easy for you, easy for us and easy to adjust your target if you get inundated woith donations!
Findout more about setting up a page HERE

What if I collected cash?
Either you can bank it and do a bank transfer to us, send us a cheque or make a payment with your bank card over the phone.

Alternatively, you can bring your cash in to us here at the Hospice directly. We do have a limit on the amount of cash we can accept in one go so if you have done REALLY well, maybe give us a call first.

Promote Your Event

Looking for inspiration? Here's a few past heroes to get you started.

Bacup Cricket Club Fashion Show

Bacup Cricket Club hosted a fashion show, raising over £1300 for us

Vita rays

Cross Fit VitaRay raised almost £4400 with their keep fit fundraiser

Bacup Cricket Club Fashion Show

12 year old Travis Dobson raised over £600 by shaving his head!

Beth marathon

Beth ran a marathon and her sister did 35,000 steps raising well over £1000

£ 1 million

is on average how much it takes to run the hospice for a year and only 25% of that is funded. Your fundraisers make an enormous difference.

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