UH Bristol staff Staff fundraising Staff fundraising The nine hospitals across UH Bristol are full of fundraising heroes who go above and beyond to raise extra funds for their wards and departments. Last year, a team of BHI staff – and their friends and family – took part in the Cotswold 24-hour Relay Race to raise over £7,000 for the BHI Appeal, and this summer a team from BHOC (pictured above) will take on the National Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for the Ward D603 Appeal. If you want to fundraise for your hospitals, here are some of the ways you can get involved and resources to help you get started: Bake sales The classic charity fundraising activity! Bake sales are always popular with your fellow colleagues and the public. Look out for specific dates that could provide a theme e.g. Easter, Halloween or the NHS birthday (5 July), or perhaps even a health awareness day so you can draw attention to an important health matter at the same time as fundraising. We have a pop-up stall area outside the Above & Beyond Fundraising Hub in the BRI welcome centre, which can be used from 10am weekdays! Get in touch on [email protected] to request a spot in the calendar. Ward raffles Organising a ward raffle is a simple way to raise funds for your hospitals and you’ll find lots of colleagues, friends and family members, and members of the public willing to buy a ticket or two! Local businesses and attractions will often donate prizes to charity raffles, so get in touch with them to see if they are willing to support you. Many businesses will ask for a letter of authority to prove that you are fundraising for a charity so just get in touch and we can provide you with one of these. Please download and complete a ward raffle registration form, send it to [email protected] and we will arrange to have tickets delivered via internal post or you can pick them up from the office. You will be covered by Above & Beyond’s raffle licence and can find out any further information you might need from the team. Events Walking, running, cycling, swimming… bog snorkelling! Challenge yourself by taking on a local event such as the Bristol Half Marathon or the Great Weston Ride. You can also create your own ‘virtual’ challenge by committing to a summer of Park Runs or to swimming 100 miles in a month. Whatever you come up with, we’ll be there to support you with materials, guidance on setting up an online fundraising page and, most importantly, loads of enthusiasm! Fundraising materials and resources Our fundraising team is here to help you get the most out of your fundraising. We have plenty of collection tins and buckets, t-shirts and vests, banners and props to help you promote your fundraising and collect money securely. Get in touch with the team on [email protected] for more information and to request materials. Find out how to set-up a Just Giving fundraising page to get your fundraising started and download a sponsorship form. Contact us on [email protected] if you have any fundraising-related queries and we’ll be happy to help!