With the Coronation of King Charles III less than a month away, St Barnabas Hospice is encouraging supporters to think of the charity while celebrating the new monarch.
Many people are planning Coronation festivities, and no British party is complete without cake, tea, and coffee! The St Barnabas Care for a Cuppa fundraiser has everything you need to host a successful coffee morning, bake sale or afternoon tea whilst supporting the Hospice.
When you sign up, you will receive a free fundraising pack, including a St Barnabas collection box, branded bunting, cake flags, recipes from Lincolnshire celebrity chef Rachel Green, games including activity sheets, word searches, and much more.
Whether you are celebrating in your own home, hosting a street party or attending a gathering in a community venue, Care for a Cuppa is a feel-good fundraiser that can be held at the venue and date of your choosing.
After registering, the free pack will be posted to you, and you can also download and print off your own materials if you need extra such as invites and posters.
Or, if you prefer your drinks a bit stronger, the St Barnabas Pub Quiz is a great way to support local hospice care with some friendly competition. The newest Pub Quiz includes several rounds of general knowledge questions plus a round all about the Royal Family. Do you have what it takes to be ‘crowned’ the winner?
The Pub Quiz doesn’t just have to take place at your local pub, you can also organise this for your family and friends in your garden or at a community group. After signing up, a free fundraising pack will be sent to the Quiz Master to make organising and hosting the quiz stress-free. The pack includes a St Barnabas collection pot, a pre-written quiz with answer sheets, posters, beer mats and more.
Both fundraisers can be held on a date and time of your choosing so you can host your Care for a Cuppa or Pub Quiz before, during, or after the Coronation. Simply sign up via the website to receive your free pack and start sending invites to your family, friends, colleagues, and members of your community.
Annually, St Barnabas provides free, compassionate, and dignified care to over 12,000 adults living with a life-limiting or terminal illness, as well as much-needed support for families and carers. This care is offered in people’s homes around Lincolnshire, within hospice buildings in Lincoln and Grantham, and in numerous Wellbeing Centres around the county.
Each year, the charity needs to raise over £6.5 million to keep providing its many care and support services. With so many local people needing help, St Barnabas gratefully accepts support in any way, including through volunteering.
The Big Help Out is a national campaign marking The King’s Coronation year by giving everyone a chance to lend a hand and make a difference in their communities through volunteering.
Veronica McBain, Head of Fundraising and Lottery at St Barnabas, said: “We are grateful to every person who supports us by raising money for our cause or volunteering. Every pound raised and every hour given really does make a difference to our Hospice.
“We’re very excited to see how our supporters will fly the St Barnabas flag while celebrating the Coronation next month, and we look forward to welcoming new volunteers to the St Barnabas family through The Big Help Out!”
St Barnabas welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds over the age of 14 to support the charity across a range of opportunities. From volunteering in one of the 25 charity shops across Lincolnshire to supporting patients in the Inpatient Unit in Lincoln to being part of this summer’s HeART Trail, the Hospice would love to hear from you.
To sign up for Care for a Cuppa and receive your free pack, visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/
To find out more about volunteering and to sign up, please visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/
St Barnabas Hospice is a local independent charity, and every year they support more than 10,500 people across Lincolnshire.
They deliver free, high-quality, compassionate end-of-life care and support to people living with a life-limiting or terminal illness, their family and carers.
St Barnabas offers the patient and their family hospice care and support via specialist inpatient care, care at home, day therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, complementary therapy, welfare advice and bereavement support.
All the services are free. St Barnabas needs to raise over £6.5m a year to provide its support and care. Over 900 volunteers play a crucial role in the charity’s success.