Want to fundraise for us but not sure what you want to do? We have lots of ideas that are quick and simple as well as fun things you can do at work or with your friends.
Take part in one of our events
New Hope will organise fundraising events which you can get involved in. Each year, we are one of the charities that benefit from the St Albans Sleepout outside St Albans Abbey. The sleepout happen in early December and involves getting sponsored to spend a night sleeping rough. It gives you just a small taste of what it might be like for someone who is experiencing street homelessness.
Join in with an external event
As well as the events that New Hope run, there are also lots of other events that take place where you can raise money for your chosen charity.
Love to run?
Most half-marathons give you the opportunity to raise money for your chosen charity. Some of the ones that fundraisers have taken part in before include: Bath Half Marathon | Brighton Half Marathon | Milton Keynes Marathon | Hampton Court Half Marathon | Reading Half Marathon | Hackney Half Marathon
Organise your own event
If you would like to organise your own fundraising event, we have some ideas to spark your inspiration:
- Throw a party and ask for donations
- Hold a coffee morning
- Sponsored run, swim, walk or cycle
- Put on a concert or a quiz supper
- Ask your friends to donated to us instead of giving birthday or Christmas presents
- Have a bake sale
- Organise your own sleepout
- Hold your own frugal supper
- Dress up in a silly outfit for the day
- Organise an auction
- Wear your wellies to work or school
If you’d like to talk through your ideas, please get in touch with Sam Weightman by calling 01923 227132 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set up a virgin money giving page
If you are taking part in an event, whether it is organised by New Hope or something external, you can set up a sponsorship page on Virgin Money Giving and collect sponsorship online. They also allow your sponsors to claim Gift Aid on their donation so New Hope gets money back from the government on top of the donation.
You can share your Virgin Money Giving page on social media and email the link to your friends. It is a great way of circulating your challenge or event to a wider audience so even your Grandma who lives on the Outer Hebrides can sponsor you!
Kika Watford shaved her head in 2018 and raised an incredible £2,521 for New Hope as part of a fundraising week set up by Watford Joggers.
Three friends from Watford Boys Grammar School cycled round Europe in July 2013 and raised £1325!
A group of mums from Cassiobury Infant and Junior School organised a music night to raise money for three charities including New Hope and raised £671 for us.
One of New Hope’s faithful volunteers celebrated a milestone birthday and asked his friends to donate to New Hope instead of giving him presents! He raised over £400.
Fundraisers of the Month
We'd like to say a big thank you and a huge happy birthday to Oren who chose to give New Hope 'Essentials' alternative gifts instead of party bags at his party!
A big thank you to Mill End Baptist Church who's youth took part in The Big Imagine Sleepout in November. They managed to raise over £600...
Howdens Joinery recently surprised us with an amazing donation after a busy month of fundraising activities.
Our very own Communications Officer, Ian Masters, completed the Hitchen Hard Half Marathon recently along with Daniel Bravo, RSPS Support Worker...
Our fundraiser of the month for May goes to the Croxley Green Gemini Cubs who raised £78 in their sponsored night hike. Thank you to all who braved the route and took part!
Our Fundraisers of the Month for March are St Luke's Bricket Wood. They donated to £750 towards the work of New Hope, with a further £250 going to the refurbishment of the Community Home.
Our Fundraiser of The Month for February is Moor Park Golf Club. They raised a staggering £8,718.22 during their captains day.
Our Fundraiser of the Month for November is The Ladies Association, Merchant Taylor’s School who raised a staggering £7,400!
Our Fundraiser of the Month for October is Pinner Music Festival. Over the course of the five day event, audiences enjoyed listening to visiting and local...
Our Fundraiser of the Month for September is Nils Blythe. Through taking part in the 2016 Pyrenean Challenge, Mr Blythe raised an enormous £1167.65...
Our Fundraiser of The Month for July is Bushey Hall Golf Club. At the Lady’s Captain’s Open day, they raised a brilliant £495.00 towards New Hope!
Our Fundraisers of the Month for May are Anne and Tony Rindl and their brood of hens!
Fundraiser of the Month for April is St Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic School in Garston!
Our Fundraiser of the Month for March is Harris and Hoole! Harris and Hoole are a coffee shop situated in Watford's Tesco Extra...
The Fundraiser of the Month for February has been awarded to Engie.
Engie is a corporate supporter of New Hope who had a homemade cake sale in...
You will have probably heard about our Fundraiser of the Month a few times over the last two months but we can't stop talking about her due to how incredible she is!
Choosing a 'Fundraiser of the Month' is often a difficult task in December. There are so many amazing people and groups who support New Hope over the Christmas period...
Our Fundraiser of the Month for October 2015 is Pat Bollins! Pat organised a pop up restaurant in her dining room for her friends – what a wonderful idea!
On Friday 31st July, Anne Masters (pictured left) ticked off another item on her bucket list – she jumped out of a plane! Our intrepid fundraiser flew to an eye watering 12,000ft and took part in a tandem skydive.
On Saturday 27th June, three friends took on the challenge of New Hope’s sponsored abseil down St Mary’s Church. One was dressed as a chicken, another a camel and the third came down the rope singing.
They held a frugal supper whereby guests (including our Fundraising and Communications Manager) were invited to a black tie dinner and served soup instead of a posh meal...
Last month, he put on his running shoes and took part in the Hampton Court half marathon and raised an amazing £458.75! Thank you so much for putting yourself through that for us, Dan! Bravo!
Our Fundraisers of the Month for February are Dave, Jenny, Caryl, Greg and Jeremy from the St Luke’s Church, Watford, staff team. On 6th February, they gave up their beds for the night to take part...
Our first Fundraiser of the Month in 2015 is long-term supporter Sally Best! For over ten years Sally has been raising money for New Hope by giving talks on her tin-tillating...