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Get Involved

Whether you’re an individual, group of friends, part of an organisation or a school, anyone can join us in donating, volunteering or fundraising for St John’s Hospice.

Your involvement makes our continued care for our patients and their families possible.


Fundraising

Fundraising for St John’s Hospice can be very rewarding and makes a real difference. We assist schools, community groups and individuals who want to take on a challenge!

Select a tab below to see some different ways of fundraising

Trusts & Foundations

Trusts & Foundations

Over the last 30 years, the generosity of charitable trusts and foundations has enabled the Hospice and our services to thrive, making voluntary grants an important aspect which underpins funding for us. We would like to thank all the charitable trusts and foundations for their continuing support.

The Hospice continues to need voluntary grants in order to deliver our outstanding work and we have a range of capital and revenue projects to pump-prime or fund on an ongoing basis. However, unrestricted grants offer us the most flexibility for the services we provide to patients and their families.

Charitable trusts and foundations that kindly donate to us can expect reports and updates surrounding the impact that their donations have had on the services we provide. Trusts and foundations are more than welcome to visit the Hospice and see first-hand the influence their donations have had. We feel strongly that building a relationship by reporting on the incredible benefits your donations have brought is crucial in establishing long-lasting partnerships..

We would like to welcome any charitable trust or foundation that has an interest in developing a partnership to contact a member of our team. Alternatively, if you have any connection with a trust or foundation that may wish to support an ongoing appeal or make a general donation to the Hospice, please also do not hesitate to get in touch.

Emma Lawson-De Roeck

Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager

emma.lawson@hje.org.uk

0207 806 4013

Giving in memory

Philanthropy Opportunities

The relationships between St John’s and philanthropists are becoming more important than ever in supporting the 4,000 patients and families at the Hospice yearly. Philanthropists typically donate £1,000 or more.

We ensure that every donor is treated uniquely. The philanthropy team will endeavour to meet your individual interests.

What we offer philanthropists:

  • Regular updates on the latest funding opportunities within your areas of interest
  • Opportunities to visit the Hospice to highlight the impact of your support
  • Tailored proposals
  • Invitations to annual events including luncheons and gala dinners held at exclusive venues
  • Reporting back on the impact of your donations in line with your expectations
  • Meeting key organisational personnel
  • Involving your contacts in a way that suits you
  • Multiple choices of funding opportunities
  • Dedicated support from a member of the philanthropy team
  • Networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to make a considerable difference to a charity you are passionate about in in a way that isn’t possible for other people
  • A chance to involve your family with your philanthropy
  • Naming opportunities

*Opportunity dependent on size of donation.

Please contact:

Emma Lawson-De Roeck

Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager

emma.lawson@hje.org.uk

0207 806 4013

 

 

Our Summer Fayre in St John's Wood

School Fundraising

Our team of social workers and counsellors work closely with schools and families with young children to help children cope with the new and frightening experience of bereavement.

Local schools recognise the value of St John’s Hospice’s work in the community and are a huge source of support for the Hospice. Whether you are a pre-school, infant, primary, secondary school, college or university there are many ways that you can help.

Paint the Park Pink

Community Fundraising

St John’s Hospice is in the community, for the community. So we love it when local organisations get involved to fundraise for us!

We want to make it easy for community groups and societies to support St John’s Hospice. We can give you a range of support, providing materials and speakers for events to make your fundraising as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Whether you are participating in one of our bucket collections, organising a raffle or taking part in a sponsored event, we want to be sure that our community groups are having great fun whilst raising much-needed funds for us.

Marsh & Parsons

Corporate Fundraising

The relationship between St John’s Hospice and companies is more important now than ever before, with corporate donations making a real difference to patient care.

St John’s Hospice builds lasting relationships with all of our corporate partners, ensuring they are supported with everything they do. The size of our charity means that each corporate partner is hugely important to us and we recognise that partnerships are driven by more than philanthropic desire; they must satisfy your business needs and objectives.

Organise your own event

There are now more ways than ever to show your support to our Charity. By doing something you can help us continue caring for our patients and their families.

Ideas To Start Fundraising

Get ideas for how to organise your event

Cycling Events

Start fundraising for a cycling event

Upcoming Events

View all of our upcoming events

Planning your event

We have a range of promotional material and sponsorship forms which you can use for offline donations which can be added to your fundraising page and we are more than happy to give you advice and tips on how to make your event as successful as possible.

Download sponsorship form ›

Don’t forget Gift Aid!

Gift Aid is a governmental scheme that allows charities to claim the basic rate tax paid by the donors. This increases the value of your donation by 25%. Furthermore, there are many ways in which Gift Aid can also be valuable to beneficiaries and trusts through tax, shares and legacies.

If you are a philanthropist and pay higher rate tax, the Hospice will still be able to claim back basic rate tax on your donations.

If you would like to claim additional tax relief, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your self-assessment tax return or ask HMRC to adjust your tax code. You therefore can claim back the remaining higher rate tax, which tends to fall between 40 – 45%.

For more information on fundraising for St John’s Hospice, feel free to contact us:

Volunteer

Volunteering

Whatever your circumstances if you have the time and talents, we need your help.

You could be helping out in the in-patient unit, in day services, with the fundraising team or even the hospice shop.

St John’s Hospice welcomes volunteers from all backgrounds. You just need some spare time, energy and enthusiasm. For roles working directly with patients, a degree of emotional stamina is needed because they and their friends and relatives may be going through a difficult time.

All roles are open to anyone aged 16 and over. For volunteer opportunities based within the Hospice, we kindly ask for a minimum commitment of 12 months. We reimburse out of pocket expenses including travel costs.

Why volunteer with St John’s Hospice?

  • Training and support
  • A sense of fulfillment
  • An opportunity to learn new skills
  • Increasing confidence
  • Giving something back to the local community
  • A chance to meet new friends
  • A real appreciation of your involvement
  • Gaining experience for future employment
  • Feeling valued and making a difference

For more information, feel free to contact our Community and Volunteering Team

St John's Hospice Charity Shop Autumn

Charity Shops

To help us continue raising much needed funds for the Hospice we rely totally on the generosity of the local community donating goods to our Charity shops.

Our charity shops are situated in the prime locations of St John’s Wood and Finchley Road, as such we receive a high standard of clothes, shoes, accessories with many of these being popular designer brands. We also display a range of quality bric-a-brac, antiques, books and art.

Our enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers are always eager to help and the shop is always a warm and friendly place to be. We are incredibly well supported by the local community and corporate partners and without this wonderful support we would not be as successful as we are.

St John's Hospice Charity Shop

St John’s Wood Charity Shop

Hours:
Monday to Saturday, 10.00am–6.00pm
Sunday, 11.00am–6.00pm

Contact:
Call: 020 7449 9791
Email the manager

Address:
St John’s Hospice Shop,
86 St John’s Wood High Street,
London,
NW8 7SH

St John's Hospice - Finchley Road Shop

Finchley Road Charity Shop

Hours:
Monday to Saturday, 10.00am–6.00pm
Sunday, 11.00am–6.00pm

Contact:
Call: 020 7624 5938
Email the manager

Address:
St John’s Hospice Shop,
187 Finchley Road,
London
NW3 6LB

Get in touch

Whether you want to speak to someone, or you’re interested in finding out more about St John’s Hospice, we’re here to help