More about Raise

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Do something to raise money

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The support we receive from the community is very important to patient care at Watford General, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans City hospitals.

People from all walks of life, including hospital staff, patients and their families, businesses, schools and members of the general public choose to support our three great hospitals by organising or taking part in a wide variety of fundraising activities. Money raised helps to transform patients’ lives, over and above what would be achievable with NHS funding alone.

We would love to hear from you if you are planning an event or are interested in fundraising for our hospitals. We are here to support you with hints and tips to make your fundraising go smoothly. Please see our fundraising guidelines for all you need to know.

The A-Z of fundraising ideas

From auctions to zumbathons, here’s how to start……

1. Where do you want your money to go? You can choose to fundraise for a specific ward or service within the hospitals we support, or donate to our ‘greatest need fund’ where we ensure the money goes to where it’s most needed.

2. What event do you fancy? Do you already have an idea? If so, great – please let us know. If not, then see our A-Z of ideas to inspire you.

3. Take a look at WHHC’s fundraising guidelines and check whether any apply to you and your event.

4. Ready to go? Now it’s time to organise the event! Again, we can give guidance should you need it.

5. Spread the word! Create a JustGiving page, share links on social media, tell family and friends.

6. All done and dusted? Then its time to collect the money. With JustGiving, paying in the money takes care of itself – as long as you let us know on the page if your fundraising is going to a specific ward or service. For money collected elsewhere, there are a few ways to get it to us. Speak to us for details.

7. What now? After all your hard work (and fun!) is over with, you can relax after a job well done, knowing that you’re helping to transform patients’ lives.