There are hundreds of different ways you can raise money for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, whether it’s organising a quiz or karaoke night, sponsored walks or silences, but we suggest you keep it simple and choose something you think you’ll enjoy.
Over the past 6 months, we have had a variety of fundraising activity by our local supporters.
Robert Fearn raised £8,000 by holding a Black Tie Event
Firemen from Longton Fire Station had a sponsored bike ride from Blackpool to the Eiffel Tower and raised almost £3,500
Kinders Ltd raised a sparkling £1,500 from a firework display
Jill Hamilton & Selena Kearvell braved the Highland Endurance for over £1,500 sponsorshop money
Another brave supporter, Jean Greenhalgh raised £700 climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
Samantha Clennell ran not just one, but FIVE half marathons to bring in almost £700
Peter Jones had his head shaved to raise £400
For those of you that prefer more serene methods of raising funds...
Janet Britton held a Wine, Canapes and Stocking Fillers Night which contributed over £1,000 to the hospice
Mrs J Cotton and the Hollins Grange Residents had a Coffee Morning and raised over £250
You can even raise money by doing nothing. If you are having a birthday, wedding or anniversary celebration, ask your guests for donations instead of gifts. That's what Bryan Carnes MBE, Alan Hargreaves, Mr & Mrs Ellis, Sarah Hevey and Christopher Johnson did.
Together, they raised approximately £1,500