The Big 10th Birthday Bash!

10 years ago we received the keys to our newly-built, specially designed children’s hospice, Russell House. Since then over 800 families have found comfort, support and sanctuary here.

And all thanks to people across the community supporting us, championing our cause and raising money to make it happen.

We think that’s really worth celebrating. And we’d love you to join the party!

We’ve got everything you need to make your party a great success and lots of ideas to help you fundraise too. All you need to do is decide where, when and who to invite!

Let’s get this party started!

Order your party pack

Our party pack includes party games like pin the nose on Russell Bear, balloons, bunting, posters and stickers, a birthday cake recipe and more. Plus lots of ideas on how to make your party a fundraising success!

Download more party items

Prefer to create your own pack? Or need more party stuff? You’ll find lots of downloadable resources to take your party to the next level here.

How your party helps

Every penny you raise by throwing your big 10th birthday bash will help us care for children with life-shortening conditions, their families and families living with loss.

Families like Taniesha’s.

Six-year-old Taniesha has faced a mountain of challenges. Diagnosed with a congenital heart condition before birth, she also has Downs Syndrome and has undergone a number of serious heart and bowel operations. 

When Taniesha was very young, life was very hard. Deprived of sleep, the family had to come to terms with new medication routines and caring for their seriously ill daughter: “Taniesha wasn’t sleeping so we weren’t sleeping. I had to set alarms to remind me when she needed to take which medication, because you’re that busy, you don’t know what you’re doing and you’re that tired, you forget what you need to do.”

But Forget Me Not has helped the family to feel less alone and has played a vital role in helping Lisa and her family deal with the challenges they’ve faced. “Forget Me Not’s been there throughout and I don’t think, emotionally, we’d have coped otherwise.”

We hope that together our Big 10th Birthday Bash will raise £10,000. That could help fund support for a child, like Taniesha, for a year. 

Ready to raise all you can? Get everything you need to get started now.

Not in the party mood? You can donate to our 10th birthday bash fund here instead.

Thank you!

Our Big Birthday Bash is kindly sponsored by Core - the facilities services provider of choice for businesses nationwide.