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Suggested events

Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing – you may be able to come up with something even better!

Whatever you choose to do, we’re so grateful! Thank you for helping us care for and support more local children with life-shortening conditions.
  • Yorkshire Day tea party – Yorkshire Day falls on 1 August. What better way to celebrate than by hosting a tea party in aid of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice? Get together for a cuppa and a scone (pronounced the right way, obviously) with colleagues, friends or family.
  • ‘Onesie Wednesday’ – Could your business, college, school or club host a Onesie Wednesday? A hilarious way to let your standards drop abominably, all in the name of a great cause. And you can’t get out of it by saying you ‘don’t have a onesie’ (as if) – wear your pyjamas, instead.
  • Bake sale – A classic fundraising opportunity for any group. Ask other people to get involved with the baking, and you could even incorporate a baking or decorating competition.
  • Coffee mornings – Drink coffee, eat cake, have a gossip, raise money… what’s not to love? Even cafés do it – loads of them hold a coffee morning every month to support our children’s hospice.
  • Raffles & tombolas – Everyone likes the chance to win something. You could do this at work or college, or at a school or business event. Local organisations can be approached to donate prizes, and an exciting first prize will attract more players. (If you’re planning a raffle, please contact us beforehand as there are a few legal regulations we’d need to run through with you first.)
  • Fashion shows – Maybe you’re a shop or business in the clothing trade, or a bunch of friends with an eye for fashion. Either way, fashion shows are hugely popular fundraising events. You could also look at charging local shops to take a stall at the show, or for your catwalk to feature their clothing, which all helps to boost your ticket sales.
  • Ladies’ lunch – Break out your fine china and get your friends together to enjoy a ladies' lunch. Consider bringing in a guest speaker to entertain your guests, or put on a live demonstration of something like flower-arranging, cooking, or even cocktail-making.
  • Swishing party – If you’ve never heard of these, it's not rude. Everyone brings at least one item of clothing to swap or sell, making a donation either to take part or for each item of clothing traded.
  • Sports challenges – Now there’s a better excuse for doing a bit of exercise. You could arrange all sorts of fitness-related fundraising challenges, from asking for donating to attend a pilates class to putting on charity matches, completing a challenge, or organising a spin-athon, zumba-thon or dance-athon.

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