Garden Parties

What: Host a garden party!

When: Pick a date throughout Summer

Where: Your garden

Host a garden party!

Get together with friends and family and celebrate Summer with a garden party to raise funds for your local hospice.

Dig out your picnic basket and clean your BBQ – it’s time to show off your garden!

Play some games, enjoy some tasty treats, pop the prosecco and have lots of fun catching up with friends and family while raising funds for local people, and their loved ones, living with a terminal illness.

It’s so easy to get involved! Follow these simple steps and you’ll be on your way to hosting a ‘blooming’ great party.


Let us know you’re hosting a garden party by emailing so we can support your party planning

Plan your party and fundraising activities such as a bake sale or a raffle. It can be as simple as a donation on arrival.

Share your pictures and spread the word – remember to use the hashtag #SGHGardenParty

Pay in your funds raised online, by post or by calling our fundraising team on 01543 432538 and remember to include the reference ‘Garden Party’  

There are lots of ways you can fundraise at your Garden Party…

Ask for a donation on arrival

Cake sale

Hold a raffle

Plant and produce sale

Here’s how your support makes a difference

Andy Barker hosts a garden party every year to thank St Giles Hospice for the care his wife, Belinda, received at the hospice in 2015. 

Andy said: “My wife, Belinda, spent her last 10 days at St Giles and the care they provided for her and my family was brilliant. I now regularly volunteer and fundraise for St Giles as a way to thank them for the support they gave to my family.

“I’d encourage everyone to host a garden party, it’s a great way to fundraise for
St Giles, whilst getting out in the garden and catching up with friends and family.

“I’ve shared my top tips for hosting a garden party below…

Andy's garden party last year
  • Get prepared! Dig out your garden party essentials such as a table cloth and bunting
  • Set up a Just Giving page so your friends and family can donate easily and add Gift Aid too
  • Make sure you’ve got enough chairs! Ask your guests to bring a chair with them or borrow some from your neighbours
  • Plan a playlist to keep your guests entertained. I learnt to play the drums and put together a band one year!


… and most importantly have fun!

How we can help you…

We can provide you with the tools and merchandise you need to ensure your garden party is successful.

Fundraising tools we can lend you:

  • Collection buckets and tine
  • T-shirts
  • Banners
  • Bunting
  • Promotional materials, such as posters and flyers