East Cheshire Hospice
25 for 25

This year East Cheshire Hospice is celebrating its 25th anniversary

In 1983 the people of East Cheshire decided that our community should have a hospice, and so it began. Almost 30 years later fundraising continues to keep the doors open at the Hospice, and your money helps more than 3,000 patients each year.

We’ve put together 25 fundraising ideas to get you inspired to support our Hospice. Join the event Facebook page or contact us to find out more.

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LET’S TALK ABOUT IT

Tell your friends about the Hospice

  • The Hospice needs £6,000 each day to survive
  • We have 15 in-patient beds which are continuously in use
  • Our Sunflower Centre provides day care services to more than 3,000 people each year.
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CLEAR OUT YOUR CLOSET

An easy way to support the Hospice

Turning your unwanted belongings into cash for East Cheshire Hospice has never been simpler – our charity shop on Chestergate in Macclesfield is open six days a week and is always in need of your donated goods, from clothing to furniture.

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JOIN TEAM 25

This year our team of fundraisers is bigger than ever

If you want to raise money for the Hospice you’ll be supported all the way by our dedicated in-house team of fundraisers, and your fundraising kit will give you everything you need to be a Hospice Hero.

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DONATE

Your support means more than you think

Donations are a quick, easy and simple way to support your local Hospice - anything you can afford to give will make a difference.

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DRESS UP DAY

Dress down days are a thing of the past

A new twist on the dress down day we all know and love – this way you get to wear your favourite drop-dead gorgeous outfit and feel a million dollars!

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SMARTIES £1 CHALLENGE

There has never been a better reason to buy a tube of Smarties!

Once you’ve enjoyed your chocolate fix use your Smarties tube to collect £1 coins, fill it to the top and hey presto you’ll have raised £25 for the Hospice, simple!

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WHO’S THE BABY?

Time to get the photo album out

Easy, fun, and guaranteed to get people talking. You can raise money by asking for an entry fee and even incorporate a caption competition to raise that little bit more!

POUND FOR £

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Slim your way to fundraising success

A simple and effective way to pile on the £s for the Hospice. Contact us for a supply of sponsorship forms.

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VOLUNTEER

Experience something new

Volunteering anything from as little as two hours of your time will give you the feel-good factor and the chance to experience something completely new. Any time you can give will make a world of difference.

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AUCTION OF PROMISES

An easy way to support the Hospice

How much would you pay if someone promised to do your ironing for a week? Holding an auction of promises with your friends or colleagues is a fun and easy way to raise money.

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LET’S GET QUIZZICAL

Everyone loves a quiz

From music to general knowledge, sports to history, your quiz can be as easy or as difficult as you make it. It can be held over lunchtime, after work or in your own home; charge an entry fee and let the quiz begin!

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IT’S CAKE O’CLOCK!

Cake break anyone?

Baking, cup cakes and homemade goods are making a serious comeback; your family, friends and colleagues will all want to be part of your cake break! You could organise a coffee morning, afternoon tea, bake sale or even a clandestine cake competition!

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BRIGHTEN UP YOUR
WORKING LIFE

Nominate East Cheshire Hospice as your charity of the year

Fundraising alongside your colleagues can be so much fun. It will bring another dimension to your working day, enhance working relationships, and gives everyone a sense of belonging by working together.

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WIN BIG WITH OUR
HOSPICE LOTTERY

The most exciting way to spend £1

It costs just £1 a week to play the Hospice Lottery, and with a weekly top prize of £1,000 plus 22 other cash prizes we can’t think of a more exciting way to spend £1! Lottery vouchers make great gifts too, and can even be used as wedding favours.

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PARTY LIKE IT’S 1988

Relive the 80s with a fancy dress party

Shoulder pads, big hair, Adam Ant, what’s not to love about the 80s! A fancy dress party is a fun way to bring your friends together and raise money– ask guests to buy their drinks at 80s prices, back then a pint of lager was 60p!

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SHHHHH

We want silence

A great fundraising idea for all the chatterboxes out there, and an absolute favourite with teachers and parents! Contact is or call our team on 01625 433477 for a supply of sponsor forms.

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PLACE YOUR BETS

An easy way to support the Hospice

There are so many things to choose... talent shows, sports fixtures, horse racing, duck racing, the list goes on!

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SUNFLOWER SUPPERS

Raise money in the comfort of your own home

With the help of our fundraising kit, hosting a Sunflower Supper couldn’t be simpler; enjoy a great evening with your friends, show off your cooking skills, and help us continue to make every day count for our patients and their families.

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OFFICE OLYMPICS

Put your own spin on the 2012 legacy

We all watched it; some of us were there; now it’s time to host it! Office Olympics can incorporate as many activities as you wish; from javelin (pencil in the bin) to water polo (glass of water and a polo mint)! Or come up with your own ideas of Olympic-themed stunts!

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REMEMBER US
IN YOUR WILL

Our future relies on it

Imagine the difference a gift in your will could make to secure the future of the Hospice for generations to come. A gift to East Cheshire Hospice in your will can be as big or small as you like, we promise every gift will make a difference.

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YOU’VE GOT TALENT!

If a dog can win it you’ve definitely got a chance!

We don’t need to tell you how to host a talent show do we?! A stage, three judges, a host of talent seekers, and you’re there! Why not host it at your local sports club – the setting is perfect and you’ll be able to attract a larger audience.

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CHARITY CAR WASH

Fun and productive

Organise a carwash; ask your neighbours, take over the office car park for a morning, or even the school playground one weekend. However big or small you choose to make it we guarantee it will be a soapy success!

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SPONSORED NETWORKING

Give up social networking for 24 hours

Remember the good old days when we had to phone someone if we wanted a chat? You can bring this back in our sponsored networking! Get friends and family to sponsor your challenge, and if you get caught out there will be fines!

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CHEESE AND WINE
AT MINE

Simple and delicious!

The name says it all – the only thing you need to consider is what combinations of cheese and wine to choose. For the more adventurous guests you could offer a dry cracker eating competition!

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NOT FEELING UP TO A MARATHON?

How about a virtual marathon?!

Not everyone is sporty and able to run a marathon, but we can all take part on our own version... anything from a six hour bake-a-thon to a 12 hour computer games monster marathon to a mathematics marathon in your school hall. You name it, you can do it!