grow a £1

Calling all budding entrepreneurs and business whizzes! Do you have what it takes to top our leader board in our Grow £1 Challenge?

Between 1st October 2022 until 30th June 2023 we are inviting Schools/Businesses or Community Groups to support the Hospice… Sir Alan Sugar would say ‘You’re hired!”.

So what are we asking you to do….well can you invest £1 to raise vital funds for Hospice to support our patient care and services. You can start your challenge whenever you like during this time span or to maximize your fundraising opportunities even do this from the October to June. In July 2023 the Hospice will then reveal the final leaders board of those who have taken part and earn major bragging rights. We are already delighted to announce that Brynmawr Foundation School, Ebbw Fawr Secondary Campus, Willowtown Primary and Deighton Primary are up for the challenge;

So some suggestions to get you started;

  • Baking yummy cakes to sell to family and friends.
  • Hold Raffles – ask local businesses if they can support by donating prizes.
  • Organise your own school tuck shop selling healthy snacks and fruit.
  • Hold a virtual fundraiser such as a Zoom Quiz and charge to take part.
  • Buy and sell goods for profit.
  • Hold a gaming competition and charge people to play.
  • Recycle and upcycle – have a bedroom/house sort out, sell unwanted items online such as E bay or Facebook Marketplace.
  • Create and Make – what is on trend that you can make to sell.
  • Helping others and in return for a donation ie household chores.
  • Fill smarties tubes with £1 coins or 20 pence pieces.
  • Promote your fundraising on Social Media with the #hospicegrowa£challenge

Any type of fundraising can be undertaken as long as it’s ethical and legal. These are just a few ideas so we are looking forward to seeing all of your creative, genius and wonderful ideas.

For schools why not have your own in school leaders’ board for classes taking part to create some friendly competition. All you need to take part is enthusiasm and a desire to help our Hospice to deliver free care and support for our patients and their loved ones.

Typically this is what your fundraising could pay for;

  • £24 would pay for an hour of specialist nursing care for a patient in their own home.
  • £40 would cover the cost of a tailor made package of complimentary therapy to support a patient in helping them cope with their symptoms and anxiety.
  • £112 – could pay for a Healthcare Assistant to look after a patient in their home, enabling their families to get much needed rest.
  • £500 – could pay for 10 visits by a Specialist Palliative Care Nurse to a patient’s home.

For further information and to take part contact Julie Williams, Business & Community Fundraising Manager on 07855 405258 or e mail

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