Celebrate your birthday by fundraising

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Happy Birthday!

It’s amazing that you want to celebrate your special day by making a difference to others in your local community and NHS.

By asking for donations, you’ll help make your birthday even more magical, as every penny you receive will go back towards making Nottingham hospitals the very best they can be. You can choose to support a specific area or ward, or you can support our General Fund and the money will go where it is needed most.

Your donations will support Nottingham’s NHS hospitals, by helping us to fund life-changing equipment, ground-breaking research and enhancing care for patients and their families.

How do I set up a birthday fundraiser?

There are many ways you can raise money on your birthday.

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Create a Facebook Fundraiser

Facebook is great tool to use to fundraise on your birthday as it’s really easy to set up, it only takes a few minutes and you can share your fundraiser on your news feed with your friends and family. Follow the easy steps below to create your fundraiser:
  • Set up a Facebook fundraising page and select Nottingham Hospitals Charity.
  • Choose when you want to close your fundraiser. You can keep it open for as long as you like, or choose a time period such as a week or a month.
  • Write a little to explain why you’ve chosen to raise money for Nottingham hospitals. Whether it’s because they looked after you or a loved one, or you just want to give back, no matter the reason, you’ll be helping to support nurses, doctors and patients across Nottingham.
That’s it! It’s that easy to set up a Facebook Fundraiser and encourage donations for your birthday.

Set up your Facebook Fundraiser
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Set up a birthday JustGiving page

JustGiving is another great tool for collecting donations, and it gives your friends and family the chance to write a birthday message whilst leaving a donation on your special day.

It’s really simple to set up:

  • Set up an account on JustGiving
  • Select ‘Nottingham Hospitals Charity’ as your cause
  • Complete the form with your details and create your page with your special message
  • Share, share, share amongst all your friends and family

There is so much that you can include on your page, from images, videos and updates which will make your page stand out.

Set up a JustGiving page

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Donate directly to Nottingham Hospitals Charity

It’s easy to make a one-off donation online to celebrate your birthday. Simply visit our donate page on the website and follow the simple instructions. Any donation we receive goes directly to your chosen area of the hospitals. We’re so grateful for supporters like you who choose to give back on their birthday.

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How to get the most out of your birthday fundraising

  • Set your fundraising target and keep sharing it regularly with your friends and family who can help you reach your goal.
  • Make sure you ask people to add Gift Aid. If they are a UK taxpayer, we receive an additional 25% from the Government at no additional cost to you or your supporter.
  • If you choose to fundraise through JustGiving, the platform allows you to create a QR code which you can share with your friends and family and when you are out and about, so they can scan on their smart phone and make a donation online.

We’re here to help

The team at Nottingham Hospitals Charity is here to support you on every step of your fundraising journey and we’d love to hear from you. Please call us on 0115 962 7905 or email charity@nuh.nhs.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Other ways to get involved

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October Step Challenge

When: Throughout October
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Venue: Langar Airfield British Parachute Schools, Nottingham

Calling all thrillseekers! Experience the thrill of sailing through the sky at 13,000 feet and raise money for an area of your choice.

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The Big QMC Abseil 2024

When: 7th September 2024
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Can you handle the 100 foot drop? Take on the Big QMC Abseil and raise money for Nottingham hospitals

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When: 27 April 2025
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Take on one of the most iconic running events in support of Nottingham hospitals.

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Our Charity Golf Day is back and it’s all to play for! Tee off and raise money for Nottingham Children's Hospital.

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When: 6th and 7th July 2024 (FULL)
Venue: Victoria Embankment, Nottingham

Grab your oars and life jackets and row down the River Trent for Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

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Staff Dragon Boat Race 2024

When: Saturday 29th June (FULL)
Venue: Victoria Embankment, Nottingham

Grab your oars and life jackets and row down the River Trent for Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

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Robin Hood Half & Mini Marathon 2024

When: 29th September 2024
Venue: Victoria Embankment, Nottingham

Run 13.1 miles in aid of Nottingham hospitals and make a difference to hundreds of patients.

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Hike for your Hospitals

When: Whenever you can!
Venue: Wherever you are!

Tie those laces and head out for a walk. You choose your distance, location and fundraising target.

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Do your own thing

When: Anytime!
Venue: Wherever you are!

From cake sales to hula hooping. It's up to you how to make say thank you to Nottingham's NHS.

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Nottingham Hospitals Charity Quiz

When: Whenever you can!
Venue: Wherever you are!

Grab your friends and family and test your general knowledge with the Nottingham Hospitals Charity Quiz.

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Host a coffee morning

When: Whenever you can!
Venue: Wherever you are!

Pop the kettle on and raise money for patients and staff across Nottingham.

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Challenge 1000

When: 1st April 2024 - 31st March 2025
Venue: Wherever you are

Can you take on the challenge? Work with your colleagues and friends to raise money for your area.

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Festive Sock Day

When: Wednesday 4th December 2024
Venue: Wherever you are
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Robin Run 5K & Family Fun Day

When: 18th May 2025
Venue: Sherwood Pines

Join us for a fantastic day out for all the family, at our Robin Run 5K & Family Fun Day! Book your tickets today and start collecting your sponsors.

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British Transplant Games Donor Run

When: 3rd August 2024
Venue: Wollaton Hall and Park

Join us for a 5k run at Nottingham's historic Wollaton Hall


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