Whatever your ambition we have a challenge for you.
Organise your own event
There are plenty of other ways to keep your New Year resolutions and support your hospital. Keep in touch with friends with a coffee morning, do a wardrobe clear out and hold a swishing party at work or why not go all out for that big fundraising party! Take a look at these ideas.
We’re always looking out for a helping hand with our fundraising activities. We’ve got a wide variety of roles to suit everyone from budding photographers, post race party hosts, loud and enthusiastic cheerers to those who know their way around an office and have a few hours to spare to support our fundraising team. Please get in touch to find out more.]]>
Find out about what we've been able to do thanks to your generosity at:
We couldn't have done it without you.
Thank you to our dedicated volunteers who allow us to do so much more as a team. They’ve cheered on our marathon runners, sent out important invitations, helped out at events and organised fundraising events of their own.
Thank you to all our inspiring runners who have taken part in the Virgin London Marathon, Bupa 10K, Brighton Marathon and the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon; our intrepid cyclists who took part in the 100km Nightrider challenge and our fearless fundraisers who abseiled 100 feet down the Golden Jubilee Wing of King’s College Hospital this summer!
And thank you to everyone who has shared their stories with us. The dedication, bravery and compassion of staff, patients, friends and family and volunteers continues to inspire us and motivate us to do more.
We’re proud to be in this together. We wish you all the best for 2014.
Find out how you can support your hospital this year.
We’ve put together some fun ideas to help you get in the Christmas spirit and do some festive fundraising:
Office Christmas party
All across the nation this Christmas, millions of people will attend organised work parties. These party goers will spend millions of pounds on festive food and drinks, little black dresses, new ties, not to mention silly office presents. Imagine if each of these people added a gift costing just £5 to this list? Charities need help – and gifts – in this giving season too.
Ask your workplace if you can collect funds at your Christmas party or hold a Christmas raffle as part of the festive celebrations. If you're feeling creative you can make your own crackers for your party guests!
Be kind to the environment and save money at the same time! Rather than splurging on Christmas cards, ask your friends and family to make a donation to your chosen charity instead.
Simply set up a page on Just Giving page and email your friends a link to donate online.
Or a nice touch for your office would be to put a big poster on the wall for people to write their greetings. Not only will you raise funds but you are also being environmentally friendly!
Fairy and elf auction
Want someone to do your photocopying, make your coffee, or wrap and buy gifts for your loved ones? Get people to volunteer as Christmas fairies or elves in the office and auction off their time to the highest bidder.
Everybody loves a good Karaoke session and what’s better than listening to your manager embarrassing himself singing Wham! Hold heats in the office during the run-up to Christmas, then have the ﬁnal on your last day at work.
Far-ﬂung festive fare
Enjoy a global gourmet gathering. Split into teams and cook trademark dishes from a country of your choice. Then sell these culinary classics at a Christmas fair – with proceeds going to the hospital your support.
Deck the halls
Donate some money for the privilege of decorating your office. You could also hold a Christmas shrine competition. Get everyone to make their desk as festive as possible, then judge the best. Go on, get that tinsel out.
Jingle bells or jingle hell?
Donate to hear half an hour of Christmas music while you work – or pay to have it turned off.
Silly Santas and funny fairies
Have a fancy dress day in the office. Wear Christmas hats and masks or go for full festive clobber.
Delight your friends, family, neighbours or colleagues by singing Christmas carols to raise money this December. Local shopping centres or stations are great places to sing carols, but remember to ask for permission first.
Sponsor money for Christmas
Ask for sponsorship rather than Christmas presents! We can send you a collection box to collect the money in or you can Just Giving page and send your Christmas wishes to all your friends and family! Use Facebook and Twitter to help you!
Christmas dinner party
Have a dinner or drinks party and ask guests to make a donation to your hospital (or simply charge them to come!). You can give your party a Christmas theme or hold a competition for the best Christmas jumper,
Pounds for pounds
When the festive fun’s all over and you’re back to work in January, hold a sponsored slim. Get colleagues to pay you for the weight you lose and donate the cash to your hospital.
A pound for each pound seems more than fair.
Unwanted Christmas presents?
Sell them on an online auction site such as eBay or have a post-Christmas car boot sale. Donate all proceeds to the hospital you support.
Or choose from some of the festive fundraising ideas below:
• Gift Wrap for your colleagues
• Christmas Hamper Raffle
• Christmas Tree Decorating competition
• Mulled Wine Social
• Christmas desk decoration competition
• Mince Pie Bake Sale
• Nominate a colleague to dress as Santa
• Bag packing - Pack bags at your local supermarket in return for donations, a great opportunity with all of the Christmas shoppers.
• Christmas collections - Organise a collection at your local shopping centre or supermarket - in festive fancy dress of course
To find out more about fundraising for your hospital, including text giving and Christmas wrapping, click the links below:
The abseil began at 8:30am on King's College Hospital's Open Day which turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year so far. Brave supporters of Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley abseiled down the Golden Jubilee Wing throughout the day, cheered on by friends, family and the fundraising team.
Thank you so much to everyone who took part. You've already raised an amazing £48,000 and it is still rising! Take a look at the pictures below and don't forget to tag yourself on in the gallery on our Facebook page.]]>
42 of you cycled 100km through the night across London for Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Evelina London Children's Hospital, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley. You’ve raised £10,000 already and there’s still more to come in. What a fantastic achievement for our amazing team of cyclists!
Do you have any comments or photos?
You can share your pictures with us on Twitter or Facebook pages - and don't forget to tag yourself in our photographs too. We'd love to hear how you did, so don't hesitate to send us a tweet!
Interested in signing up next year?
If you'd like to sign up for Nightrider 2014, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.]]>
Telephone: Amy – 020 7620 6745
A huge thank you to all our runners who ran the London Marathon for together we can... on Sunday.
So far you have raised over £200,000 in sponsorship for Guy's and St Thomas' and the Evelina, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley - with more money still to come in.
A big thanks too to our fantastic together we can... supporters who cheered our runners all the way to the finish line.
Got pictures or comments?
We'd love to see them. You can share them with us on twitter,com/togwecan or facebook.com/togwecan pages - and don't forget to tag yourself in our photographs too.
Can't wait for next year?
The ballot for the 2013 Virgin London Marathon will open on 29 April 2012. Please go to www.virginlondonmarathon.com to enter - be quick though, it fills up fast. together we can... will have a number of charity places. If you'd like to register your interest, please email email@example.com.]]>
Cheer Point 1: Mile 12, Tower Bridge, SE1 2UP
As you are crossing Tower Bridge from South to North, our cheering point will be on the right hand side, half way across the bridge.
Cheer Point 2: Mile 19 – 16-19 Canada Square – London, E14 5EW
Our cheering point will be outside Waitrose, opposite Canary Wharf.
Cheer Point 3: Mile 25.5 – Victoria Embankment (in between the Battle of Britain Monument and Westminster Bridge) – London, SW1A 2JH.
Our third cheering point will be on the Victoria Embankment, not far from Westminster tube. We will be on the river side of the road, outside the Thames River Boats entrance.
Click on the map below and move the mouse to see the three cheer points, or click the link below the map to view a larger version.
View Marathon Cheer Points in a larger map
Our cheering points will be decorated with together we can... balloon towers, flags and banners, so you can’t miss us.
We’d love you to join us afterwards for the post-race reception. This will be held at 2pm at The Waterfront Bar, 2nd Floor, The Macadam Building, King’s College London, Surrey Street, WC2R 2NS.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7848 7431.
We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!