Your own event
Organise your own event and do something amazing for patients in the hospitals we support.
Let us know what you’re planning and we can give you all the support you need!
From bake sales to quiz nights...
Whatever you’d like to do, we’ll be there to help you make your event the best it can be.
Whatever you choose, you’ll be doing something extraordinary for patients in the hospitals we support.
We’ve got a short guide to get you started with organising your own event.
It all starts with an idea…
Here’s a quick step-by-step guide to organising your own event for Barts Charity. Our Fundraising Toolkit has full details, and we’re always here to help too.
- 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 generally – where we ensure the money goes to where it’s most needed. Either way, 100% goes directly to help the patients and staff in the hospitals.
- What event do you fancy? Do you already have an idea? If so, great – just let us know. If not, download our Fundraising Toolkit to get you started!
- Ready to go? Now it’s time to organise the event! Again, we’re here to support you with this should you need it.
- Who do you want to get involved? Spread the word! Create a JustGiving page, share links on social media, tell family and friends.
- 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. See page 7 of our Toolkit or speak to us for details.
- What now? After all your hard work (and fun!) is over with, you can relax after a job well done, knowing you’ve made an incredible difference to patients’ lives.
Fred and his wife Maureen organised a garden party - complete with a singer, marquee, raffle and auction. It was a way for him to give something back after the amazing response he had to a trial at St Bartholomew's following a diagnosis of cancer.
“I’m astounded by the results of this trial,” said Fred. “Maureen and I are incredibly grateful to Professor Powles and his whole team.”
Maureen said: “We never expected to raise so much money, but it was a joy to be able celebrate with friends and family and to help other patients in similar situations.
“We want to have a repeat of the party next year!”
For over a year, Louise (pictured left) has been a running a pub quiz on the first Tuesday of every month at The Elderfield pub in Hackney.
Louise is one of the many people whose friends and family have been affected by breast cancer. In the UK roughly 150 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every day, making it the most prevalent form of cancer affecting people today.
Having known many people who have been assessed at the Breast Assessment Centre and a good friend who was treated at St Bartholomew’s, Louise started fundraising to support the centre and help her local community.
Kirsty's Halloween party
Kirsty continued her amazing support of the neonatal intensive care unit at The Royal London with a Halloween party.
She said: “The event was a huge success and we raised a total of £1,700!”
And quite a spook-tacular selection of costumes on display too!
In memory of his father, Brad (pictured right) got all his old bands together for a night of live music, raising funds for Rahere Ward at St Bartholomew’s, where his Dad passed away.
It was Brad’s 60th birthday bash – “The Pension Gig”, and over 120 friends and family came along for a fun and memorable night.
“Dad was always supportive of the bands I played with and bought my first bass guitar and amp when I was 14. Until he became too ill he would come to our gigs.
"He was incredibly well looked after at St Bartholomew's during his final week.”
Rob's curry night
Rob did a year of events during 2015 to fundraise for Acorn Ward at Whipps Cross, where he was treated as a boy.
Following cycle rides, triathlons and half marathons, his last event was a curry night, involving an auction, a band and a DJ.
He got friends and family together and sold tickets to boost his fundraising total.
Sylvia’s coffee mornings
Each year, Sylvia opens her house to friends and neighbours for a coffee and cake day.
She raises funds for cancer immunotherapy research, following her husband Ian’s lymphoma diagnosis over 10 years ago.
“Ian received chemotherapy at Barts in 2015 and is now, thankfully, in remission. Our events are an enjoyable way for us to support this vital research.”
Jackie has organised two Charity Balls to fundraise for leukaemia research at St Bartholomew’s, after her sister Ingrid was diagnosed with the disease.
Working with Ingrid’s consultant, Jackie was inspired into action to raise funds.
She wanted to support her sister and also give others the best chance of beating the disease.
We’re at the end of the phone or email if you have any questions on organising your own event. We’re here to support you as much as possible and we can give you materials and collection tins to help you get the most from your event.
Get in touch
Please contact Simon for any questions, more information, or to get started:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7618 1730.