Katie’s Christmas Appeal

What? Help us provide care on Christmas Day by fundraising your way.

When? This festive season

Where? Anywhere!

Click below to request your FREE Festive Fundraising Pack.

Fundraise your way to make Christmas Day!

The cost of providing inpatient care on Christmas Day alone is over £16,000.

So, whether you do your bit in a Santa Claus knit, or donate your Christmas plate, please support us this festive season and help make Christmas count for our patients and their families.

With the cancellation of many events throughout 2020, we’re all the more determined to have a ‘cracking’ Christmas! We’d love you to join in the festive fun and enjoy lots of safe and flexible fundraising ideas.

Scroll down below to see six ways you could raise – whether you’re at home, work or school – and request your Festive Fundraising Pack today. Please note, packs will be available from Friday 30th October.

Thank you so much for your support. We’ve never needed you more than we need you today.

Katie Burbridge

Clinical Director, St Giles Hospice

Jolly Jumper Day

Wherever you are, be sure to wear your wonderful woolly on Friday 11th December (or a day of your choice!) and make a suggested donation of £1.

Donate Your Christmas Plate

Our #DonateYourPlate campaign has been given a Christmas twist! Donate £5 when you dine in or out this December, which could pay for patient meals here at St Giles.

Olly’s Xmas Activity Pack

Olly the Orange is back – and he’s in a Christmas hat! Olly’s Xmas Activity Pack is launching very soon, which you can download for a minimum donation of £3.

Festive Fundraising Poster

Write a merry message on our Festive Fundraising Poster for your family, friends or colleagues to see. Then, pop £1 in the collection box to help fund our care.

Elfie Selfie

Pick up your prop, strike a pose and snap a #StGilesElfieSelfie. Then, share it with us on social media and donate £1! (prop included in your Festive Fundraising Pack)

Secret Santa Swap

Instead of taking part in Secret Santa this year, why not donate the funds you would’ve spent to our hospice? There’s no gift as great as the gift of care.

Festive Fundraising Pack

In your Festive Fundraising Pack, you’ll receive:

  • Lots of fabulous fundraising ideas
  • Our Festive Fundraising Poster to write your merry messages on
  • A printable prop for your Elfie Selfie
  • Our St Giles stocking ‘totaliser’ to help you keep track of your progress
  • And much, much more!

These will be available to download from Friday 30th October, so get ahead and request yours right now! Printed packs are also available on request, which include a money box. We kindly recommend a donation of £5.

If you’d like any support, please email our fundraising team on fundraising@stgileshospice.com or call 01543 432538. They will be happy to provide you with additional materials, including a collection tin, cardboard collection box or St Giles piggy bank!

Our care doesn’t stop at Christmas time

“This festive season, our staff will be creating special memories with patients and their families – for many of whom, this Christmas may sadly be their last.

“It’s only thanks to your support that we can give the gift of care. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for allowing us to be there for local people at this really important time of year.”

Katie Burbridge, Clinical Director