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4 ways to help your local children’s hospice

Helen & Douglas House is a local charity who cares for local terminally ill children and their families living in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. They are there to walk alongside families on their difficult and exhausting journey, physically and emotionally, every step of the way.

Helen & Douglas House help familiess at the hospice, at home and in hospital from diagnosis, during everyday family life, times of crisis and through to bereavement.

Nathan is 8 years old and has Prader-Willis Syndrome, a severe life-shortening condition. He loves coming to Helen & Douglas House for respite care.

‘It’s the only place I will leave Nathan. The care he receives at Helen & Douglas House, both physically and mentally, is brilliant.’
Jenny Nathan’s Mum

They need to raise £3.6m each year to help local children like Nathan and they cannot do this without your help.

Corporate Partnership packages

Helen & Douglas House have lots of great corporate fundraising packages and opportunities for team building to choose from.

Become a Helen & Douglas House Corporate Patron

Their Corporate Patron membership enables companies to support Helen & Douglas House on a long term and regular basis to make a real difference to the lives of local terminally ill children and their families.

‘We are really excited about creating this opportunity for local companies to become a Corporate Patron of our charity. This means we can form even stronger relationships with corporate supporters on a long term basis to make a real difference.’ Amy Bottali, Corporate Partnership Manager at Helen & Douglas House.

You can become a Corporate Patron with the bronze membership at £100pm, Silver at £250pm, Platinum at £500pm and Diamond patrons paying £1000pm. As a Corporate Patron of Helen & Douglas House, your company will benefit in a number of different ways including; access to volunteering opportunities, use of the charity’s logo on their website and team building days, depending on which level they join.

Jail and Bail Fundraiser

Get locked up for a good cause and use your contacts to raise money for Helen & Douglas House in a day of entertaining activities. 10 supporters are arrested and charged with their crimes (entirely fictitious of course) at 9am and then placed in a cell in Oxford Castle and prison. Participants will only be released when bail of £999 is reached using your connections to donate so you can get out of jail.

‘I decided to get involved because of the all the good work Helen & Douglas House do to help local families with terminally ill children. I’ve actually been around the hospice and when you get to see all they do to help local families, you can’t help but get involved and help this amaz-ing charity. This was a great, quirky fundraiser which has been great fun to be part of. ‘ Daren Elsey

Spy Hunt

Teams of up to five employees will meet at an agreed location where they will be given a briefcase outlining what their mission is. Teams will need to use their skills and work together to get to different locations in a town where they will meet with undercover agents to receive further intelligence, gather clues from different locations and carry out code breaking challenges to receive cash rewards and win spy medals.

The challenge will take up to 3 hours and approximately 10 different tasks/assignments for the teams to complete. The day will be run by experienced instructors so you can be sure that you will have a fun and exciting day in a safe environment.

This is a perfect team building day that not only brings your team together but also means your team will be making a difference to local terminally ill children and their families who are cared for by Helen & Douglas House.

Sponsor one of our Oxfordshire events

There are opportunities to sponsor our mass participation events including the Bubble Rush in June or our Frosty 5K in December in Oxford.

If you would like to support this great local charity, please contact Amy on abottali@helenanddouglas.org.uk or call 01865 799150.