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Festive fundraising ideas

Christmas may look a little different this year, but we hope that these festive fundraising ideas will help you spread some Christmas cheer! By raising vital funds for your local hospice, you will ensure that we can be there for families this Christmas, no matter what.


From a festive quiz to a Christmas cake sale, check out some of our favourite festive fundraising ideas that you can take part in at home, work or school.

St B’s Bake Off

Mince pies, gingerbread or yule log – get everyone to bake their favourite festive treats and crown the winner Star Baker. Dish out your delicacies at the end and ask for a donation.

bake off

Deck Your Desk

Whether you’re at home, in the office or at school, break out the baubles and hold a Deck Your Desk competition. Charge a small entry fee and be sure to vote for your favourite festive makeover.

deck your desk


Get everyone in the festive spirit by organising a Christmas raffle and ask local businesses to donate some prizes. Here are our for our handy raffle guidelines.


Christmas carols

What could be more uplifting than a good old singalong? Bring friends, family or colleagues together for some carol singing – either in person (subject to latest coronavirus guidance) or online – and collect donations for St Barnabas House.

carol singing

Host a virtual Christmas quiz

Release your inner quiz master by hosting a Christmas quiz and asking entrants to donate to play. For handy tips on how to host a virtual quiz visit our virtual fundraising toolkit.

Christmas virtual quiz

Festive sponsored walk

Don your Christmas outfit, pick your distance and ask people to sponsor you. If you’re walking in a small group, be sure to make sure you are sticking to current government guidelines.

sponsored walk

Mulled wine and cheese party

Get dressed up in your glad rags and spread festive cheer by throwing a party – either online or in a small group (subject to latest coronavirus guidance). Ask guests to make a small donation to St Barnabas.

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Games Night

Board games are a fabulous way to lift spirits. Get fundraising by getting people involved in games that can be played virtually such as Pictionary and Charades!

Christmas games night

Take a dip in the sea

Take a Christmas morning swim in the sea, share your post-dip selfie with the link to your fundraising page and drum up support! Or inspire your friends and family to donate by promising to do it in festive fancy dress if you reach a certain amount!

Boxing Day sea dip

Fundraise on Facebook

You could add a donate button to a Facebook post, or if your birthday is in December hold a Facebook birthday fundraiser!

Perhaps friends and family won’t be going out as much this Christmas? Encourage them to donate what they might have spent on going to the theatre, restaurants. Or ask for your Christmas presents as a donation.


Fundraising Information Hub

From sponsor forms to JustGiving tips and branded materials, you’ll find everything you need to support your fundraising on our handy fundraising hub.

Got a question? Contact one of our friendly fundraising elves.

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