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How can we help you?

We've put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about Weldmar and the services we offer.

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The Fundraising Hub

There are so many ways that you can help raise money for Weldmar Hospicecare!

You could organise or attend an event, take on a once in a lifetime challenge, get your workplace or school involved, or get sponsored to achieve a goal.

Our team are here to help and support you, as you support Weldmar.

So, what would you like to do?

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Top Tips and Ideas

We have dedicated members of our fundraising team who look after people in the community who want to fundraise for us, and they can help support you with help and advice, and resources such as banners and posters that you might need.

We’re ready to hear what you want to do – call the fundraising team on 01305 261800, or click the button below to send a message.

Common Questions

Can I use cloakroom tickets for a raffle in advance of an event date?

Unfortunately not, you can’t use cloakroom tickets for a raffle in advanced of an event date.

For your information:

  • You can sell cloakroom tickets to anyone attending the event.
  • Physical tickets must be provided to participants, the numbers are perforated for you to give the duplicate number to the purchaser.
  • There are no strict requirements for what information must be printed on the tickets, as long as you can identify the winning ones.
  • You have the flexibility to charge any amount for a ticket, and even offer discounted tickets (such as “buy one get one free”).
  • Tickets can also be sold for an incidental lottery to children.


You would need printed tickets if you wish to sell them in advance of an event. The information on the ticket should include:

  • Date of the drawer
  • Ticket price
  • Charity number
  • Promotor details
  • Information on Licensed activity , under the Gambling Act

Here is an example of what a ticket could look like:






When would printed tickets be necessary ?


You would need  printed tickets if you wish to sell them in advance of an event. The information on the ticket should include:

  • Date of the drawer
  • Ticket price
  • Charity number

Remember, while this information provides a general overview, it’s always a good idea to check any specific local regulations or guidelines that may apply to your event.

How can I promote my event online?

Facebook groups are a great way to promote your event online.

We recommend sharing your event into Dorset event groups (for example, Dorset Music Events, What’s on in Dorset, Things to do in Dorset), and in local village and town news/community groups that are close to where your event is taking place. We also have our very own Weldmar Hospicecare Supporters and Fundraisers where you can share your event with other Weldmar supporters!

You can also add your event on to the Dorset Echo website (for free!). All you need to do is complete this form from the Dorset Echo website – your event will then be added onto their Local Events Calendar.


Can I do a Street Collection for Weldmar Hospicecare?

Yes, you can do street collections for Weldmar. However, there are strict guidelines set in place by The Fundraising Regulator which must be followed. In most cases, if you are collecting on public land you will need a licence or permission from the relevant local authority. On private land you will need permission from the person responsible for the site.

Information directly from The Fundraising Regulator:

While fundraising, you must not:

  • act in any way that might reasonably cause members of the public to be or become startled or anxious;
  • act dishonestly or manipulatively, or deliberately try to make a potential donor feel guilty; or
  • act in any other way that a reasonable person might consider would damage the charitable institution’s reputation.

You must avoid causing an obstruction, congestion and nuisance to the public. You must not deliberately block the path of members of the public.

You must treat the locations you are working at or visiting with respect.

You must not suggest to any member of the public that the conversation you are attempting to start is not about money or that you are ‘not fundraising’.

Unless this is authorised under an agreement with a private site, you must not approach members of the public who are:

  • seated, unless the seating is part of a charitable institution’s promotional stand; or
  • in queues, unless the queue is directly related to the fundraising activity.

You must not knowingly approach people who are carrying out official duties, such as uniformed officials while they are on duty or people who are clearly working.

You must not obstruct, interfere with or disrespect members of staff from local businesses.

For more information on the laws and regulations around Street Collection, please visit The Fundraising Regulator Website

Can Weldmar help me with posters and banners for my fundraising?

Yes we can!

If you would like us to create a poster for you for your event, we can certainly do that. Please ensure you provide as much notice as you can, and all the information you would like included.

  • TOP TIP: Whilst you want to include all of the key information about your event, it’s a good idea to keep the number of words as low as possible. Keep it concise and clear.

To show that you are supporting Weldmar at your event, we can provide banners and flags, subject to availability.

If you would like to find out more about getting a poster or banners for your event, please get in touch using this form…

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How can I raise money for Weldmar on Facebook?

Facebook fundraisers are a fantastic way to to fundraise, and best of all they’re very simple to set up!

You must set up a Facebook fundraiser on your computer.

  • On your computer, log in to Facebook.
  • On the left, click fundraiser heart coin Fundraisers.
    • Tip: If you can’t see Fundraisers on the left-hand side, then click See more.
  • On the left-hand side, click Raise money.
  • Click Charity.

You can either:

  • Scroll to find the charity you want to raise money for
  • Type into the search bar to find the charity you want to raise money for

Once you have selected the charity:

  • On the left, enter:
  • The goal amount of money that you want to raise
  • The currency you want the funds to be in
  • Click Create.

You’ll see a screen pop up where you can invite your friends to donate to your fundraiser, share your fundraiser in your feed or donate to the fundraiser yourself.

Can I generate a QR code for my JustGiving page to use on posters etc?

Yes you can!

Adding a QR code to your posters, leaflets etc, can enable people to quickly access your JustGiving page using the camera on their smartphone, which automatically picks up the link.

We would recommend not using QR codes on social media or elsewhere digitally – people will usually be browsing on the device the would scan it from!

To obtain a QR code:

  1. Set up your JustGiving page (guidance on how to do this is also in this set of common questions).
  2. View your page, and add ‘/qrcode’ to the end of the website address in your browser – this will generate a QR code for you! For example, www.justgiving.com/campaign/CupcakeDay2020/qrcode

How do I set up a JustGiving page in aid of Weldmar?

It’s quick and easy to get a JustGiving page set up for your Weldmar Fundraiser!

Set up a JustGiving page in aid of Weldmar
  1. Log into, or create, your account on the JustGiving website and select ‘Start Fundraising’ on the top menu bar.
  2. When asked “What are you raising money for?”, select ‘A Charity’.
  3. Search for ‘Weldmar Hospicecare’.
  4. You can either select a pre-existing event we have created from the list (for example, our Overseas Trek), or if you are doing your own fundraising challenge or event select ‘Doing your own thing’ at the bottom of the page.
  5. Choose your fundraising page URL – this is the link you’ll be sharing with friends and family when asking them to donate. The Gift Aid option is automatically added to your Fundraising page. If you believe your page shouldn’t be eligible, please contact JustGiving for further assistance.
  6. Click ‘Create Page’  – your fundraising page is now live!

Contact Fundraisers

Get in touch with our Fundraising Team for any queries or questions about your own fundraising activities for Weldmar.

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