How to set up a volunteer fundraising group

For the last 25 year groups of determined volunteers have rallied together to raise money for Wakefield Hospice. These fundrasing groups also raise awareness of the Hospice within the community.

Some £55,000 can be attributed annually (2011) to our active groups. Volunteer fundraising groups make a difference to patient care and the social element is a big part of what makes them so successful.

So where to start? Most of the groups derive from friends, neighbours or work colleagues who share a common appreciation for the work of Wakefield Hospice. All you need to do is contact Wakefield Hospice and we will help you make it official.

Then: Organise your inaugural event. Make it simple or creative, big or small, it could become and annual thing as you decide what else to add to the calendar.

Expectations: There are no targets, but clearly every penny counts. We provide as much support as is necessary to help the efforts of the group flourish. And flourish they always do.

Support: Our volunteer fundraising groups can access tools and materials to enhance and support their efforts. The expertise of the Wakefield Hospice fundraising team is only ever a phone call away.

For more information on establishing a volunteer fundraising group, contact Alison Wainwright on 01924 331401 or email