Fundraising Ideas

Want to fundraise but unsure where to start? Check out the awesome fundraising ideas below for some inspiration!

Want to raise money to support Hospice of the Valleys, but not sure where to start? Our fundraising team have shared their top 10 tips on successful fundraising. Have a read to get you fundraising-ready!

We’re bursting at the seams with fundraising ideas, check out our top ten tips below…

1. The icing on the cake…

Here’s a fundraiser to really whet your appetite! Throw a bake sale at work, school or gather some of your friends for a coffee morning? After all, who doesn’t love cake? Ready, set…bake!

2. Rise to the challenge…

Are you a chatterbox? Hold a sponsored silence or wake-athon? Feeling more daring? Sign up to one of our challenge events.

3. Party time…

Are you the life and soul of the party? Invite your friends round and have a big bash in aid of Hospice of the Valleys. Pop on your party hats, bring out those party games and ask your guests to dig deep for Hospice of the Valleys! Turn it into an outdoor event by having a BBQ or choose a theme for the party.

4. Dress to impress…

Why not get you and your colleagues to dress up for the day. Pick a theme. Superheroes? Favourite film character? What you wanted to be when you grew up!? Get people donating in order to take part. Pick the theme and watch the donations pour in!

5. Quiz night…

Hold a quiz night at your local pub or village hall with all proceeds going to Hospice of the Valleys. Why not put on some entertainment too and make a night of it.

6. Get your trainers on…

While the weather’s nice, get your friends and family involved in an obstacle course, asking them to donate to take part – the person with the best time is crowned the winner!

7. Roll the dice…

Feeling a little less energetic? Get out your old children’s classics and have a games night. Invite family and friends to come along and ask everyone to donate.
8. Uncover your hidden talent…

Hold a talent show at your school, college or village hall. Can you hold a tune? Like to dance? Pull out your best party trick and raise money for Hospice of the Valleys at the same time!

9. One man’s trash…

…is another man’s treasure. Sell your unwanted possessions on eBay and raise money for Hospice of the Valleys at the same time.

Looking sunny this weekend, why not do a car boot in aid of Hospice of the Valleys?

10. Walk

Don your walking boots, gather your friends and walk for Hospice of the Valleys. Set your own challenge and ask people to sponsor you! Whether you walk 10k or 100 miles…each step will make a difference to the lives of people in Blaenau Gwent living with a life limiting illness.

Still not sure what to do? Our fundraising team is bursting with fundraising ideas. Give us a call at 01495 717277 or email fundraising@hospiceofthevalleys.com

Running in her dad's memory

Charlotte Ralph has raised almost £2000 for Hospice of the Valleys by running the Newport Marathon in memory of her dad. Charlotte’s father, Andrew was a keen runner himself and had been a member of the Lliswerry Runners for around seven years and took part in several half and full marathons. It wasn’t until Charlotte left university that she began joining her Dad on his runs and then joined the Lliswerry Runners herself.

Initially Charlotte would struggle to keep up, saying:

“At first I was always behind him but he would always run with me and never leave me behind,”

Through commitment and perseverance Charlotte became fitter and faster and could finally keep up with her dad:

“When I got faster he would always say that ‘I had age on my side', unfortunately, when he got ill he had to give up running which he hated.”

Even after having to give up his own running, Andrew was so supportive of his daughter that he would be at every single race, always keen to spur her on.

This year, Charlotte took part in her first ever marathon in her dad’s memory, raising funds for the Hospice who supported him in the final stages of his illness. Taking on such a big challenge not only demonstrates the special relationship between Charlotte and her father, but shows Charlotte’s natural determination to overcoming obstacles to reach positive outcomes even in spite of devastating circumstances.

Charlotte has said that she chose the Hospice of the Valleys because of the “great support network” they provided for the family during her dad's cancer battle. And that:

“After my father passed away they called to see how we were and were just amazing. As I had never done a marathon before I knew it would be something that I could do to raise money for them.” Charlotte also wants to say a special thanks to the Lliswerry running club who helped in her fundraising.