Organise a fundraiser
Everything starts with an idea
Your ideas are what we need!
Once you know roughly what you want to do, run it by friends, colleagues and whoever you can as they will be able to add their thoughts, ideas and experiences. What will you need to make it a success? If you need help with this, contact the Fundraising Team, who can put you in touch with previous challengers and fundraisers.
Say thank you
Who can I speak to about arranging my own event?
As soon as you have an event in mind, please check the date with Marina Brockbank, our Community Events co-ordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org or 01534 786109. This way, you can make sure you get the most out of your event by avoiding clashes with other events.
What can you provide to help promote my fundraiser?
To help support our wonderful community fundraisers, we can offer you some fundraising materials:
- Collection boxes
- Cycling vests
- Donation boxes
- Jersey Hospice Care leaflets
- Running vests
Can you provide volunteers to help with my event?
If we have enough notice, we will do our best to help.
Can I set up my own fundraising page?
Yes, you can set up your own fundraising page through our website. And none of the money will be taken in third party fees, such as other sponsorship pages.
I would like to download a sponsorship form, where can I find one?
You can download our sponsorship form here.
I have raised some money and would like to pay it in. How can I do this?
Thank you! You are supporting people with a life liming condition, helping them to make the most of every day.
If you’ve been collecting money through an online fundraising page, this will be sent to us automatically. You can call 01534 510349 to make a donation over the phone. Cheques can be posted to us at Fundraising, Jersey Hospice Care, Mont Cochon, St Helier JE2 3JB. Please make your cheque payable to Jersey Hospice Care. If you would like our bank details to pay by BACS, please call us on 01534 510349.
Can I sell raffle tickets at my event?
Raffles can be a great way of raising some money for charity. However, there are some strict rules governing how they can be run.
The simplest way to hold a raffle within the rules is to hold it alongside another event; a pub quiz for example. You will need to sell the tickets during your event, and the raffle has to be drawn and prizes given out on the same night. If you do a raffle this way, you may not need a license.
If you want to hold a raffle on its own, you will need a specific license.
In both situations, you must follow the guidelines set out by the Jersey Gambling Commission. We also strongly recommend that you read their advice on conducting lotteries. If you are in doubt, please give us a call and we will do our best to help you.
Do I need permission to collect in a public place?
Yes, taking collections in public places requires the permission of the Bailiff under Customary Law powers. More information can be found on the States of Jersey website.
Why are there sponsorship targets for guaranteed places in some running and cycling events, while people who have their own place just have to raise as much as they can?
We have to pay for our places in the various events. For some of the most popular races, this can be very expensive.
To ensure that we contribute as much of your money as possible into caring for our patients and their families we, like other charities, have to set a minimum sponsorship target.
Those people who have been successful in securing their own place in an event have paid for that place themselves, and so it would be unfair to set them a target to cover costs which they have already paid for.