Fundraising Resources

Get started with your fundraising by downloading our fundraising resources. Remember to let our Community Fundraising team know what you’re doing so they can offer you help and support, and thank you when it’s finished. Email them at .

Fundraising packs

Our Fundraising Pack has lots of useful information to help you plan an event, or boost your sponsorship. We know that lots of the usual ways people fundraise for us can’t happen at the moment, which is why we’ve also created a virtual fundraising pack, full of ideas and advice.



Label stickers

We need your support to help us through this crisis. If you could display our ‘Text to donate’ stickers on your own noticeboards, your car, or place of work, please email

Pots, buckets and t-shirts

If you’d like a collection pot, bucket, banners or a Willen Hospice t-shirt, then we’d be more than happy to help you out. Just email .




Fundraising guidelines

Fundraising can get complicated at times so here are some guidelines to help make sure your activities are legal and following UK fundraising regulations.

• If you’re playing music and/or selling alcohol you will need a Temporary Event Notice – make sure you have the right licence. These cost £21 and you apply for them from your local council. You must submit your application at least 10 days before your event.

• If you’re holding a raffle you do not need a licence if the tickets are only being sold during the event. If you’re selling tickets in advance then it gets more complicated. Please read the Gambling Commission’s advice about how to run a lottery.

• If you are collecting money in a tin or bucket on the street or in a public place (eg. local high streets, parks) you need a permit to do this from the local authority. You can collect on private land (eg Supermarkets, train stations, local companies) with the permission of the landowner.

• When holding a bucket you can smile but cannot shake the bucket or ask for money

•  Buckets must be sealed and should clearly show the name of the charity

•  Your bucket collectors should remain stationary unless in a procession

•  Bucket collectors must be accompanied by an adult if under 18

• If you are holding a cake sale

•  In a public place you need a permit to do this from the local authority.

•  It is helpful to list the cake ingredients and especially the allergens

•  We recommend you follow basic Food Safety guidelines including refrigeration, wear gloves when handling food etc. You can find helpful information at

• Anyone handling food should not also handle cash

Meet the team
Nikki Poole
Community Fundraising Manager

Nikki supports all of the fundraising for Willen Hospice that goes on in the community. She can help you plan your fundraising activities, provides buckets and pots, and support you every step of the way. Contact

Debbie Burns
Community Fundraising Assistant

Debbie works with Nikki to help support fundraising activities in the community. Contact

In a typical year...
our cost, per minute
phone calls to patients at home
fabulous volunteers
patients cared for at home
home visits
patients at the hospice
of cups of tea
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.