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Plan your own event

If you’ve never fundraised before, there’s no need to feel daunted. We’re here to support you and help make your activity as fun and stress-free as possible. 

Our top tips for fantastic fundraising

Keep it simple


Set a date

Be sure to check that your event doesn't clash with others like the World Cup Final, Grand National or start of school holidays! 

Get organised

Make sure you plan your event well in advance. If it’s too big to hold at home or at your workplace then consider local halls, community centres or pubs. You will need permission from the owners and remember to book your venue in good time. 

Ask for help

Getting friends, family and work colleagues to help you will make the planning process a lot more fun and creative. Getting them involved will also generate enthusiasm and support for your event.

Draw up a budget

Work out how much you’re likely to spend then look at ways to cut costs as much as possible. Set yourself a fundraising target that will be significantly more than the cost of the event. Remember, the more you spend, the less we get! 

Use us

Don’t forget we have a wide range of fundraising goodies such as T-shirts, collecting buckets, banners and balloons available to support your event. Write a checklist and tick things off as you go. If you need props or  costumes why not shop with us to see what bargains you can pick up.

Keep it legal

Seek permission where necessary and check legal requirements. Make sure you find out whether special licenses are required. This particularly applies if you are planning to organise a raffle or street collection. If you’re under 18, check that it’s okay for you to take part in a fundraiser. 

Be safe

As the event organiser you must ensure the safety of your fundraisers. Not only are you required to comply with Health and Safety legislation but you may also need to consider First Aid and Fire Safety requirements. Your local council will be able to provide you with full details. 


You may need public liability insurance for your event. Check with your venue and service providers (for example bands, catering, marquee hire) as they may already be covered. 

Publicise your event

Do so as widely as possible in your neighbourhood. You could put up posters, hand out flyers and even get your local papers, parish magazines and radio stations involved. Remember that word of mouth is one of the best forms of publicity so invite everyone you know and ask them to tell all their friends and work colleagues.  

Keep a record

List everyone who has supported you. You’ll find it a useful reminder of who to thank after the event.

Enjoy yourself and tell us about your event!

We love to know what people are doing to support us and we may be able to help you. Please complete a 'Register your Event' form. For more information contact the Community Fundraiser on 023 9223 8531 or email fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk 

Volunteer with us.

Whatever your age or interests, we provide many opportunities to volunteer at The Rowans Hospice. Serve meals, work in a shop, help in the hospice or drive for us.


Shop with us.

Bag yourself a bargain and support us at the same time. Visit our shops and see our great range of new and donated goods. You can donate as you shop by giving us anything you no longer want.


How to help.

Discover the exciting ways you can fundraise and get involved with The Rowans Hospice. From abseiling to family walks and business fun days, we.ve got great events for everyone.