Go Blue for Willen Hospice

Go Blue For Willen this March

Blue make up, blue outfits, blue hair! Have some fun and raise money for Willen Hospice from 1- 17 March by holding blue-themed fundraising events with your colleagues, school, friends and family.

Let us know how you’re getting involved and we’ll send you posters, balloons, collection buckets, banners, anything to help your blue event, or download from our resources toolkit below. Don’t forget to share your photos or ideas with us on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing communityfundraising@willen-hospice.org.uk.

Go Blue for Willen is all about having fun but the money raised is invaluable to Willen Hospice. We need to raise £9 a minute every day of the year to carry on supporting people in our local community who are living with life limiting illnesses. Every penny truly does count.

Here’s some ideas on how to take part, but of course you can do anything you like!

Ideas for work, families and friends

Ideas for schools and children

Resources toolkit

Blue cross sale at our shops

We need volunteers to help with bucket collections

Our Go Blue Events in March

Other ways to support Willen Hospice

Ideas for work, families and friends

Dress in blue

Hold a ‘dress blue’ day at your workplace or school. Go subtle with a blue nails, or all out with top to toe denim, blue wig and feather boa – it’s entirely up to you! Download a Dress in Blue poster here. 

Make a swear box

Do your colleagues turn the air blue? Tell anyone who accidentally slips up to put £1 in a swear box. You can create one with our ‘design you own’ collection box. Download the template here. 

Pay to play a game

Get together with your friends, family or colleagues for a fun afternoon or hour of gaming. Here’s a few we came up with:

Change the Tune - play the same song over and over – whoever cracks first has to pay to ‘change the tune’ (top points for a blue-themed playlist)

Origami Olympics - go player Vs player and see who can fold the most origami swans in just one minute. 

Guess Who? - everyone puts up a photo and you guess which photo belongs to which person. It could be a picture of you as a baby, your pets, or maybe the contents of your fridge. 

The Human Fruit Machine – Cut out three holes from a piece of cardboard, which can stand up, and have three ‘humans’ stand behind. Pay to play and the ‘humans’ pick out from a selection of fruit at random – if they match then you win a prize! 

Download a fundraising event poster here. 

Blue bake sale

Bake (or buy) blue cakes and other sweet treats and sell to your colleagues, friends or family for a donation. Download a poster here.

Hold your boss or teacher ransom

This is one for all of the ‘good sports’ out there. If they’re up for it, gaffer tape your boss or teacher to the wall, £1 a minute to keep them up longer, or maybe an ‘escape room’ where they pay for clues, keys or a phone call.

Lego Walk

Sponsor your friends or colleagues to take on the dreaded Lego Walk, a barefoot walk on Lego pieces. Download a poster here.

Let your other half do your make up

Get your partner to do your make up, and you do your partner’s make up (men included!). Extra points for blue eyeshadow, masacara or lipstick! 

Find more downloadable posters and templates here. 

Ideas for schools and children

Dress as a blue-themed character 

Pay to come to school as a blue-themed character! Mr Bump, Elsa from Frozen, Belle, Alice in Wonderland, Paddington, Captain America… the list goes on! Download a poster here

Blue Messy Play Day 

Create a blue gloop with corn flour, water and blue food colouring - hours of fun and great for sensory play.

Colour in money-collection box

Download our cut-out collection box here. Children can colour them in then use it to collect money for Willen Hospice. 

Make a swan

See what materials you can get together to make your very own 3D Willen Hospice Swan. Kids can bring £1 in to 'sponsor the swan'. 

Hold a bake sale

Encourage pupils to bake or bring in cakes for a bake sale to raise money for Willen Hospice. Download a poster here. 

Hold a blue-themed teddy tombola

Ask parents to donate any blue cuddly toys that their child has grown out of, then get your thinking cap on and write a name for each teddy. Write the name out twice, one to put on the teddy and the other to fold over and put in a bucket our hat. Set up a stall and invite families to pay to pick a name out of a pot. Whichever name they choose is the teddy they’ll be taking home with them. Download a poster here.

These are just a few ideas but you’re welcome to do whatever you like! Every penny helps us to always be there to care.

Blue cross sale in all Willen Hospice charity shops

Our nine Willen Hospice charity shops will be holding a blue cross sale from 1 -17 March so make sure to pop in and pick up a bargain! Find our shop locations here.

Please volunteer for us!

We simply could not raise money without the help of local people like you in our community. If you can spare a couple of hours to hold a collection bucket for us, please see more.

Our Go Blue for Willen Events

Don't fancy holding your own fundraiser? Come along to one of our events in March!

Firewalk, Friday 1 March

Super School Staff Quiz, Friday 8 March

Quiz night, Thursday 14 March

Car Boot Sale, Sunday 17 March

Fill a Bag Sale, Buckingham - 23 March

Other ways to donate to Willen Hospice 

Play our lottery and win up to £1,000 

Be a GEM and Give Every Month

Text to donate

Make a donation of unwanted items to our shops

Become a volunteer

Resources toolkit

Dress in Blue for Willen (Friday 8 March) - A4 poster
Dress in Blue for Willen (no date) - A4 poster
Go Blue for Willen this March - A3 poster 
Go Blue for Willen this March - A4 poster
Go Blue for Willen - A5 flyer
Go Blue for Willen fundraising event poster - doublesided
Go Blue for Willen school fundraising poster - doublesided
Go Blue for Willen colour-in collection box
Go Blue for Willen colour-in Florence Moo 

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