Specialist care for adults in Dorset with a life limiting illness

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

Our individually tailored care for patients and their loved ones takes place in the community, at home, and in our hospice

Fundraising Top Tips

Struggling with fundraising ideas?

Here’s some inspiration for you, and a few top tips for making sure you reach your fundraising target.

Fundraising Ideas

The possibilities are almost endless!  You could…

Fundraising Ideas - Cake sale

Baking fundraisers often go down a treat!  We’re sure that nobody in your office or circle of friends could resist a lovely slice of cake in return for a small donation to your cause.

You don’t have to be the next Mary Berry.  If you have a family member or friend who is great at baking, rope them in to help – or even ask a number of people to bring cakes and hold a sale!

You could either bake a cake and take it to work to sell, or you could announce on social media that you’re making something, and ask who wants them, so you can make a number to order.

Fundraising Idea - Bingo

Find a venue to hold a fundraiser, such as a Quiz Night or Bingo – they always very popular, and your family and friends will want to support you by attending.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, you could set up an evening of live music with a local band, or hold an open mic night. You could hold a themed disco (such as an 80s night), or even a Silent Disco where everyone listens to music through their headphones!  If you’re feeling brave, you could step onto the stage yourself!

Village Halls are a good option, and not expensive to hire.  You could also consider approaching Church Halls, or if you have children in school, seeing if you can use any facilities there.

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Fundraising doesn’t have to extravagant or compilated. There are plenty of ways to keep fundraising simple and fun!

Holding a Fancy Dress Day or Wacky Hair Day is a great example of keeping fundraising simple – it’s an event that everyone can take part in, whether they go a little wacky or fully embrace the fun!

Some of the most popular ways to fundraise are the most simple – for instance, you could organise a car wash, a bring and buy sale, or a raffle.

And you don’t have to do it alone. Get your friends and family together for a Charity Film NightCoffee Morning or even a Video Game Tournament!

What have other people done?

Here are just a few examples of some of the fantastic things that supporters have done to fundraise for Weldmar Hospicecare:

Even more Fundraising Ideas!

Fundraising Ideas - Sponsored Walk

Taking on a physical challenge is one of the most popular ways of fundraising!  You can walk, run, swim or cycle your way to your fundraising goal, whatever is comfortable for your fitness level, and ask friends and family for sponsorship.

  • Sponsored Walk or Run
  • Sponsored Cycle
  • Sponsored Swim
  • Dance-a-thon
Fundraising Ideas - Make and Sell your creations

Get your creative juices flowing! We’ve seen some amazing creations from our fundraisers, who go on to sell their beautiful work in aid of Weldmar. Some chose to sell their work online through sites like Etsy, while others set up stalls at craft fairs to share their creations.

Making and selling isn’t the only way to get creative with fundraising. Artists have also shared their skills with lessons, with fees covering a donation to Weldmar. Others have set up galleries to showcase local talent, fundraising through ticket prices and/or suggested donations.

Top Tips for Fundraising

Alaine Harman is part of Weldmar’s Fundraising Team, and has this advice to help you top up your totals even further:

  • Set up a JustGiving page and share it widely. Make it personal so that people know why they should support you. And don’t forget to update it as much as possible to keep your supporters engaged with your progress.
  • Whether you love gardening, swimming, walking, climbing, singing…You can use your hobbies to fundraise for the challenge, and have fun while doing it!
  • Use your network of friends, family, and colleagues.  They will be your loyalist supporters, and might have hidden talents you could use to help you.
  • Work together!  Team work really does make the dream work. For instance, a great organiser might not necessarily be a confident public speaker. Join forces to put on a quiz night.
  • If your fundraising event is public, create a Facebook Event, and share it on your own page, and in any local Facebook Groups that you are part of.
  • Always say thank you, publicly if possible.  Not only does it show that you really appreciate all the help and support you’re given, but it might just encourage someone else to lend a hand too.
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We’re here to help!

If your event is public, we can make you a professionally designed poster!  We can also list it in on our Fundraising Events page. Just ask.

If you would like any help, support, or advice with your fundraising event, please contact us on 01305 261800, or send us a message.

Good luck!

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