Fundraise for us

Welcome to the community fundraising hub

We can’t wait to hear from you and support you in fundraising for your amazing hospice.

This is where you will find out how you can support Cynthia Spencer Hospice and become part of the special group of fundraisers raising money to care for families across Northamptonshire living with the effects of a life limiting illness.

Here we will work together to find out how you want to support the hospice. Whether you want to organise a fundraising event or you want to learn more about the hospice we are here to help and support you.

Organising an Event?

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You want to organise an event for us? Brilliant! For inspiration, here’s our Community Fundraising Guide and a few examples of what others have done to raise money for the Hospice 

Karting Open/Close


I approached my local karting centre who agreed to run a team endurance event. We had a family fun day running alongside it and it was great fun

Choir concert Open/Close


our choir has been going for many years and holds many concerts. After one of our members had experience of the hospice we decided to do a concert for the hospice

Ball Open/Close


we organised a ball where we invited friends, colleagues and family along to enjoy a meal, auction, raffle and dancing. We had a photo booth too. It was great fun for us and a great way to have a social evening with our friends and family whilst raising money for the hospice

Head shave Open/Close

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I decided to have all of my hair cut off. As I was doing it I decided to get sponsored for it! I did it in the local pub and it was great fun

Raffle at Work Open/Close

We raffled off a parking space, an extra long lunch break, an afternoon off work to raise money for the hospice

Car Boot Sale Open/Close

me and my friends had lots of bits and pieces that we needed to sell. We decided to go to our local car boot sale and sell the items for the hospice

Coffee Morning Open/Close

I hold regular coffee mornings in our village hall where we sell home made cakes and invite the local community to come along for coffee and tea. We dedicated one of these to the hospice and ran a raffle alongside the mornings coffees. It was a great morning and raised lots for the hospice.

If you already know what you want to do to support the Hospice, use this form to let us know! 

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Some important things to think about when planning your event

Keep it Safe and legal Open/Close

Keep it Safe and Legal

It’s very simple to ensure your event is safe and legal. Look at the pointers below and complete a risk assessment (attached) and you should be fine. 


If you are organising a raffle where you will be selling tickets only at the event and drawing the winner at the event you do not need a license. However, if you would like to sell tickets before the event you must obtain a small lotteries license from your local authority and get tickets printed with the licensing number and charity number on.  Please contact the local licensing department at Northampton council.


If you want to collect money on private property (Pubs, Shopping Centres) you can do this as long as you have the owner’s permission. It is advisable to gain a permission letter from us for this. If you want to collect on any public land, you will need a collection permit for this. Please call the fundraising team to discuss this before approaching the council.

Licenses for events


Sale of alcohol

Extended opening hours

Selling of food and drink


Film screening

Will all need licenses gaining from the local authority. Check with the venue as they may already have a license which will cover your event.


Cynthia Spencer Hospice Charity cannot accept liability for any fundraising activity or event you undertake for us. You should take out insurance which will cover your activity prior to your event taking place. Ensure your venue and all suppliers have their own insurance and ask for copies.  

Health and Safety Open/Close

Health and Safety

First Aid

Depending on the size of your event you may need a qualified first aider. Check with the local council for details.  


  • Lighting: is it adequate to make your event safe?
  • Toilets: does the venue have enough for people attending?
  • Disabled access: is the venue suitable for disabled people?
  • Parking: is there enough parking for all who will be attending on the day?
  • Capacity: each venue will have a legal maximum capacity which you cannot exceed.

Fire Safety

What are the fire precautions and are the fire exits marked and clear on the day of the event? 

Food and drink

If you know anyone who has a food hygiene certificate ask them to oversee all food preparation areas. If not, as a minimum ensure all areas are clean, tidy and food is stored adequately.

The local council will be able to give you further details and guidance should you require this  


Any equipment used at your event needs to be in good working order and if necessary, operated by people competent to use it. Make sure you put equipment in safe places and ensure all cables are secured so that they are not a trip hazard.

If you are having to lift heavy items, we can supply information on how to lift safely. Please ask the fundraising team. 


Keep money in a safe place at all times and consider where it will be stored after the event if you cannot get straight to the bank or to the hospice.

Children under the age of 16 are not legally able to collect money without an adult present. 

If you are unsure about any issues surrounding legal matters or health and safety, please do contact the Fundraising Team on 01604 973340 or email


Risk Assessment Form Open/Close

Download our Risk Assessment form to help you make sure every element of your event safety has been considered.

Here’s a few things to get you started with your fundraising 

Fundraising planner Open/Close



Click here to download Fundraising Planner

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Fancy joining one of our events?

Up for a challenge?

Want to know more about the work of the Hospice?


Here at the hospice we love to talk. We love to talk about all the exciting things that are going on to support people across the community. Let us know that you want to talk and we will get in touch…

Just to let you know, we don’t have a set charge for talks but appreciate every donation given to the hospice.

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