Festive Fundraising Ideas

Show You Care For Nottingham's NHS Hospitals this Christmas

'Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to embrace the spirit of giving than by bringing a touch of holiday magic to Nottingham’s NHS hospitals? 

Christmas is a time of love, compassion, and togetherness, making it the perfect season to channel your generosity. Whether it's crafting your own handmade festive decorations to sell to friends and family, hosting a Winter ball charity event, or even organising a fundraising carol service, there are countless ways to make a difference to patient care here in Nottingham this December.

Here are just a few creative festive fundraising ideas, designed to inspire you to spread joy, raise money for the area of Nottingham’s hospitals closest to your heart, and make a meaningful impact on the lives of those who need it most during this special time of year.

  • Festive sock day – don your Christmas socks on 4th December
  • Festive bake off – get creative with those cake decorations
  • Donate in lieu of sending Christmas cards
  • Quiz – add a festive round or two to our downloadable quiz
  • Recycle your Christmas tree - book your collection today
  • Festive sweepstake – how many candy canes in the jar?
  • Dress as Santa, his elves or the reindeer and walk, run or cycle together
  • Festive fuddle – share food together in the office
  • Festive dress down day – fancy dress optional!
  • Best dressed desk competition – time to get the tinsel out
  • Christmas raffle – a festive hamper or vouchers
  • Donate a percentage of your sales in December
  • Donate the last hour’s salary of the year
  • Christmas party collection
  • Auction off your skills – babysitting, dog walking, painting, cleaning
  • Set a step challenge for the team – a collective walk to the North Pole?
  • Best decorated gingerbread man
  • Host a talent show, karaoke night, Christmas movie night (Die Hard anyone?)
  • Winter sporting challenge– ice skating or curling?
  • Guess the angel – use photos of your colleagues as angelic babies!
  • Gift wrapping service
  • Get crafty – crackers, baubles, table decorations
  • Mince pies and mulled wine event
  • Matched Giving – In December, staff fundraising is matched by employer
  • Raffle a day off for Christmas shopping
  • Unwanted gifts raffle in January

Don’t forget to involve your customers and clients, give out prizes and have fun!

For more information, fundraising materials and support, contact charity@nuh.nhs.uk

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