Other ways of giving | The Hospice of St. Francis

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From coffee mornings to skydives, discos to duathlons, there are literally thousands of ways you can raise money to help support our care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in West Herts and South Bucks.

You could participate in one of the events we’re organising like our Bubble Rush or Santa Dash. Check our events calendar to see all the upcoming activities you could take part in for the Hospice. 

Or perhaps you’ve already chosen your own challenge? Are you running a marathon or a 5K race? Climbing a mountain? Stopping smoking? Running a quiz? Trekking somewhere exciting? Perhaps you could share your hard work and success with us! 

We’ll provide the support and be cheering you on, whatever the challenge you choose for yourself! For support in planning your event please call our fundraising team on 01442 869555 or e-mail fundraising@stfrancis.org.uk

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giving in celebration

Give in Celebration at your special event

From weddings and civil partnerships to anniversaries, landmark birthdays or retirement collections, your celebration can be made even more special by asking family and friends for donations to The Hospice of St Francis in lieu of gifts. 

If you would like to include the Hospice in your special day or celebration, please contact our Community Fundraising team on 

01442 869 555 or fundraising@stfrancis.org.uk.  We’d love to hear about your plans and can provide gift envelopes, collection buckets or boxes, and balloons to decorate your venue.

We also have pin badges and 'Forget-Me-Not' Seed Packets available as gifts or wedding favours. Each with a suggested donation of £1.50


If you use Facebook, why not fundraise through your profile?

You can set up a dedicated page to share your story and tell others about the Hospice. Rally round your friends and family to help you achieve your fundraising goal! To get started, log in to your profile and select 'Fundraisers'.

If you have a birthday coming up, Facebook will automatically ask you whether you would like to set up a birthday fundraiser. It's a fun and easy way to fundraise for a cause dear to you.

Another easy way to let everyone know that you are requesting donations to the Hospice in lieu of gifts is to set up an In Celebration fundraising page. It’s quick and easy to set up your own personalised page, just follow the instructions here.

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contactless giving

Spare Change & Contactless Donations

Make every penny count by popping your spare change into one of our home collection boxes.

£10 could pay for half an hour of telephone counselling for a grieving husband and dad who has lost his precious wife.

Do you have space in your home for one of our boxes? To find out more, please call 01442 869555 or email fundraising@stfrancis.org.uk

If you have a collector in your area, your box will be collected and counted twice a year in Spring and Autumn. If not, you can take your full box to any of our Hospice shops or to our main Hospice site in Berkhamsted.

Are you normally short on cash? Only carry cards? No problem! - ​Keep a look out for our Contactless Donation Boxes in various locations within the local area including:

  • Main Hospice Reception
  • Inpatient Unit Reception
  • The Bull, Berkhamsted 

Is there somewhere you would love to see a box? Let us know and we might be able to make it happen.​

Lifestyle Giving

Through Lifestyle Giving you can support the Hospice in your day-to-day life, without costing yourself a single penny extra!

Shopping for everyday items? On the hunt for a perfect gift? Browsing the web? Looking for an eco-friendly way to dispose of used items? Take a look through our Lifestyle Giving options below and help us support more people to live their precious lives well.

Easy Fundraising

Easy Fundraising

Shop with over 3,600 retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay and M&S. Every time you shop, you’ll raise a free donation for The Hospice of St Francis, it’s that easy!

Click here to start Easy Fundraising

Give as you Live

Give as you Live

Raise free funds with every online purchase at amazing retailers with Give as you Live. Keep an eye on their special bonus offers for your chance to earn even more money for your favourite charities.

Sign up to Give as you Live



Help us raise funds by simply recycling your old inkjet cartridges. For each cartridge recycled we will receive a £1 donation. Help the environment and raise vital funds to support your local Hospice!

Register to Recycle4Charity here

Lease with Vanarama

Lease with Vanarama

Looking for your next dream car, or a commercial vehicle for your business. Every time you lease a vehicle from Vanarama and Motorama and quote reference ‘HOSPICE200’, they will donate £200 to us.

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