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 email@example.com.
Here’s some ideas on how to take part, but of course you can do anything you like!
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
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.
Sponsor your friends or colleagues to take on the dreaded Lego Walk, a barefoot walk on Lego pieces.
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.
From 2 - 15 March our shops will be holding a Blue Cross Sale for shoppers to grab a bargain.
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.
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