12 FUNDRAISING IDEAS TO HELP YOU DO GREAT THINGS THIS CHRISTMAS

Let the greatest gift you give this Christmas be a fundraising event for your local hospitals. Whatever you raise will make a real difference to staff and patients at Bristol and Weston hospitals and will help to improve patient care – thank you.

National Elf Service Day

Take part in the second biggest day this Christmas - National Elf Service Day. Getting involved is as easy as finding the first door on your advent calendar. Simply dress as an elf with your friends, family, colleagues, classmates or pets and make a donation to your local hospitals. 

You can pull out all the stops – from the elf hat on your head to the tips of the elf slippers on your toes. This is your moment of elf greatness.

Get involved with National Elf Service Day

Christmas Musical Bingo

Whether you're in-person at the pub or online from your own home, what Christmas party is complete without games? Our Christmas Musical Bingo can be played virtually or in person.

We can supply you with up to 30 bingo cards which you can print or access on smartphones and laptops, and a Christmas playlist. All you need is access to Spotify and a group of competitive colleagues!

To host your own musical bingo:

  1. Register for free to receive your bingo cards and a link to the Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity Spotify playlist.
  2. You can play in person or virtually over Zoom, House Party or whichever video platform takes your fancy.
  3. Ask players to make a donation to take part. It’s an easy way to fundraise for Bristol and Weston hospitals!

Register to receive your Musical Bingo pack

Christmas fundraising ideas

Challenge your elf

Sign up to a race or create your own challenge to get you in the festive fundraising spirit. Get a team of elves together to join you for added fun and set up your JustGiving page

You could: 

  • Sign up to a run or event near you 
  • Do your local run dressed as santa or an elf
  • Winter sponsored walk
  • 12 days of Christmas Challenge - Run 1k, 2k, 3k, 4k etc. for the 12 days of Christmas
  • Get your fitness class to wear elf hats for a special National Elf Service Day workout

Deck your house

Add some sparkle to your house this Christmas and decorate the front of your house. Set up a JustGiving page and create a QR code to stick in your window or outside for anyone to donate. You could even ask your neighbours to get involved and light up the whole street for your local NHS. 

Door Step Carols

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. On the 15th December, people all other the country will be joining in on this national event, Door Step Carols. Sing loud and proud and share the power of music by singing along on your doorstep. Ask your friends and families to donate to your local hospitals by setting up a JustGiving page and creating a QR code to stick in your window for passers by. 

Find out more

Boxing day dip and donate

Brave the chill for an exhilarating sponsored boxing day dip in the sea. You could invite your friends and family and even dress up as an elf or santa for your swim.

Christmas quiz

Be a quizmaster and get your friends and family involved for some quizical fun. Whether you create a quiz, do an online raffle or play games, you could encourage those participating to make a donation to your fundraiser and help bring joy to patients in hospital. 

Christmas bake saleChristmas bake sale Bristol hospitals

Ready, set, bake! Organise a bake sale to sell festive goodies at your work, school or local club. Christmas cake, mince pies, gingerbread and fairycakes will be a great way to help share Christmas spirit and donate the proceeds.

Festive sweepstake

Guess the name of the elf, how many baubles are on the tree, or how many reindeer biscuits are in a jar are just a few ideas to get you started. This is a quick and easy way to raise funds. Charge people for entry, with half of the pot going to the winner and half to Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity. A nice little boost for the winner and to your hospitals.

Secret Santa

Instead of spending £10 on Secret Santa pressies, ask your friends and colleagues to set the limit to £5 and donate the spare to £5 to Bristol and Weston hospitals. 

Christmas fundraising on Facebook

You could set up a Facebook Fundraiser to raise much-needed funds for Bristol and Weston hospitals. It's a fantastic way to raise money for any Christmas activities or challenges you take on. Ask your friends and family to support your local hospital charity as we head into winter: you may be surprised at just how many people donate!

Set up my Facebook Fundraiser

Shop and smile 

Raise funds from the comfort of your own sofa and shop through Amazon Smile. Simply select Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity as your charity of choice and Amazon will make a donation directly to us! Find out more.


Decided on your festive fundraiser?

We'd love to hear from you! Tell us about your event so we can help support you along the way with fundraising materials, hints and tips.

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If you have an queries, please contact us on [email protected] or 0117 3700 842 with any other queries.


Rathbones logoThis year our Christmas campaign has been generously supported by Rathbones. We’re working with the firm to create a lasting legacy for patients, staff and the communities in Bristol and Weston. Thank you.