A child’s hospice in Poole has come up with some new tasty fundraising ideas to encourage people to dig deep in tough economic times.
Julia’s House in Poole have come up with a number of food themed events that people could run in order to help them raise funds, as part of their ‘Fundraising On A Plate’ campaign.
The campaign comes after they were forced to withdraw some of their services after not receiving enough donations last year.
The Hospice’s community fundraising manager, Lin Hudswell, said “We thought a food theme would be fun and offer a lot of scope for imaginative charity events.
“How about dishing up your own version of a TV favourite by hosting a Come Dine With Me evening or Masterchef competition?
“Of course you don’t have to make a meal of it, a simple coffee morning or a cake bake would be very welcome, too.”
Some of the ideas to support the campaign are to host a bangers ‘n’ cash night, mad hatters tea party, or a teddy bears picnic.
The campaign was kicked off by Frankie and Benny’s restaurant in Tower Park in Poole which offered its customers a free breakfast in return for a donation to Julia’s house, raising more than £1,300.
The chief executive of Julia’s House, Martin Edwards said: “Despite the current bumpy ride in the economy, you can be certain that Julia’s House will still be around in 2057.
“Still thriving and helping the many children who need us. But of course, as a charity funded largely by the Dorset public, we still need you and your community backing us all the way.”