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The BIG Challenge

Get planning your BIG themed challenge to help us build the hospice our children deserve.

The BIG Challenge

Wednesday 01 May 2024 - Monday 01 September 2025
12:00 am

To launch our biggest fundraising appeal ever, we’re asking you to take part in The BIG Challenge to help us build the hospice our children deserve.

Make your own BIG themed challenge. Will it be a BIG bake sale? A BIG run or a BIG fancy dress day? You can choose any challenge you want so think BIG, be creative and most of all make it fun!

BIG ideas to get you started

Big Bake Sale: Make like Mary Berry and bake your way to fundraising success. Whether you run the event at work, school or your home, be sure to find out about any specialist diets (or perhaps just favourites) first to maximise sales! You could even turn this into a BIG coffee morning because who doesn’t love coffee and cake!

Big Fancy Dress Day: Fancy dress isn’t just for Halloween. It’s a great way to raise money any time of year. If you’re the boss, why not have your staff come to work in fancy-dress and ask them to pay a small donation for the day? Or if you’re a dab hand on a sewing machine, why not make your own costumes to raise money? Top tip: why not let your colleagues cast votes on the costume you have to wear for the day? They can pay a fee to vote, which will go towards funding THE BUILD.

Big Games Night: You don’t have to be a Monopoly board master or play Scrabble like a pro to a host a games night. You just need games, a place to play and people to play with. It can be as simple as charades or if you have a screen and console to hand, why not go down the gaming route, charging friends to play? Tight on time? Put on a lunchtime session at your office and get colleagues to play for the price of a coffee.

How you are supporting families by backing THE BUILD

For more than 35 years, we have been providing specialist care for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. In that time, children’s needs have changed, and we’re embarking on THE BUILD to ensure we can continue to lead the way in children’s palliative care. We need your help to reach our £2 million target and with a significant amount still to raise, your generosity will help us revolutionise our hospice.

£50 Could help to provide a grieving parent with a bereavement counselling session, giving them vital time to talk and come to terms with their life-changing loss.

£100 Could help to equip the new multi-sensory room in the Children’s Wing, providing immersive experiences to boost the children’s health and wellbeing.

£500 Could help to build new and enhanced cooled bedrooms, ensuring that families have the time and space to say their last goodbyes.

This challenge is kindly sponsored by Haribo.

Start planning your BIG challenge

Will it be a BIG fancy dress event, a BIG bake sale or a BIG slime challenge?

We’ve got fundraising resources to help you get started. Download everything you need for The BIG Challenge here.

Terms and conditions

Please be aware there are laws surrounding raffles, tombolas and collections. If you are planning on holding any of these, please contact thebuild@martinhouse.org.uk for more guidance around this.

For full T&C’s, please click the here.

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