Go Blue for Willen Hospice

Go Blue For Willen
2 - 15 March

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

Why get involved?

Go Blue is your chance to come together with friends, colleagues or family and celebrate the difference your local Hospice makes to the lives of people in the local community.

However you Go Blue, you’ll be raising valuable funds to help us continue to support patients and their families who are living with life-limiting illnesses.

We need to raise £9 a minute every day of the year to continue to provide this vital care to the local community. Every penny truly does count.

Don’t forget to share your photos or ideas with us using #GoBlueforWillen or by emailing communityfundraising@willen-hospice.org.uk.

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

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 poster below.

Take on our Nice Bucket Challenge

Simply contact us for a bucket and pledge to collect £100 (or more!) by the end of March. How you fill your bucket is up to you - hold a collection, take on chorse or do something wacky to encourage people to donate. Nice buckets take pennies and pounds!

Make a swear box

Do your colleagues turn the air blue? Tell anyone who accidentally slips up to put £1 in a swear box. Request a collection box from us or print off and design your own.

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! 

Blue bake sale

Bake (or buy) blue cakes and other sweet treats and sell to your colleagues, friends or family for a donation. Download one of our posters below.

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. 

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!  

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.  

Hold a bake sale

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

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. 

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

From 2 - 15 March our shops will be holding a Blue Cross Sale for shoppers to grab a bargain.


Please volunteer for us!

We simply could not raise money without the help of local people like you in our community. Please get in touch if you can spare a couple of hours to hold a collection bucket.


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 - A4 poster
Blue Bake Sale - A4 poster
Go Blue for Willen belly poster  - A4 poster
Go Blue for Willen this March - A4 poster
Go Blue for Willen this March - A5 flyer
Go Blue for Willen colour-in collection box
Go Blue for Willen colour-in Florence Moo 

Event dates

Mon Mar 2nd 2020 to Mon Mar 16th 2020

All Day Event

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