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Virtual Fundraising Helps Hospice Care


With lockdown keeping many of us confined to the house, you may be wondering how to keep yourself occupied. Well look no further! Local charity Phyllis Tuckwell has a whole raft of ideas to keep you and your family entertained, and by taking part you’ll also help this important local charity to support some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

If you’re missing your weekly coffee morning or Friday night drinks with friends, try meeting up at a virtual café or pub. Organise an online get together and donate the money you would have spent on drinks to Phyllis Tuckwell. You could even include an online quiz. If you fancy a bite to eat too, then you could host a virtual dinner party. Ask everyone to cook their favourite meal and make sure they’ll all be ready at the same time. Then pour yourself a glass of wine, sit down and enjoy a meal together virtually, donating the amount of money you would have spent if you’d gone to a restaurant. You can download Host Your Own Quiz and Host Your Own Dinner Party packs from Phyllis Tuckwell’s website.

For those celebrating a birthday or anniversary during lockdown – take your party online! Invite friends and family, make it fancy dress if you like, and donate the amount you would have spent on a party, or even ask your friends and family to make a donation to Phyllis Tuckwell instead of buying you a present.

If you’d love to set up a fundraising event, but can’t see past your curtain of hair to locate the computer, maybe a sponsored shave is the thing for you? With hairdressers and barbers closed, lots of us are cutting our own hair, so if you’re going to brave the clippers then why not do it for charity? Get sponsored and donate the money raised to Phyllis Tuckwell. Don’t forget to take before and after photos!

The pandemic is inspiring many acts of kindness, so if you’d like to thank someone for helping you during lockdown, you could send them a Positive Postcard. Visit www.pth.org.uk/virtualfundraising, fill in the personal message, and one of Phyllis Tuckwell’s Fundraising team will handwrite a ‘thank you’ postcard and pop it in the post to them.

Not all donations are financial ones – if you’re good at knitting, you could give your time and wool to help with Phyllis Tuckwell’s Christmas coin bags. These cute little woollen designs are exactly the right size to hold a bag of chocolate coins. Download a pattern from Phyllis Tuckwell’s website and send your finished items to its Fundraising team, who will keep them until Christmas, then fill each one with a bag of chocolate coins and sell them to raise money.

Throughout the pandemic, Phyllis Tuckwell will continue to provide supportive and end of life care for local patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, providing 24-hour front line care at the Hospice in Farnham and in patients’ own homes. By taking on a virtual fundraising activity you can support this care. Find out more at www.pth.org.uk/virtualfundraising or email support@pth.org.uk. If you let their Fundraising team know before your virtual event takes place, they can support you as you plan it. And don’t forget to share your fundraising stories on its Facebook and Twitter pages. You can also follow Phyllis Tuckwell on social media to be kept up-to-date with the virtual fundraising events it is organising, so you’ll be the first to know about its latest events and can sign up to take part.

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