Give the gift of giving

A donation, however small, goes towards helping us provide specialist care for patients, and their families and carers, at a time when they need it most

How can I do this?

If you have a birthday, anniversary or other celebration coming up you could support the Hospice by asking your guests to make a donation to St Oswald’s in lieu of gifts.

You can donate in a bunch of different ways!


Facebook is now more than a place to keep in touch with friends and families, set up a Facebook Donate for your celebration event. When writing a new post, simply click ‘support charity’, search for St Oswald’s Hospice and share away.

Money donated will go directly to the Hospice, so you have nothing else to do but share the post!


Set up a JustGiving page. An easy way to share your story, whether celebrating a birthday or doing something bigger, personalise your page and share away. Send your link to friends and family and sit back and watch the donations come in. Once again, all money donated will go directly to the Hospice.

Out and About

If you’re not on Facebook or prefer doing things in person, then this might be the one for you. Are you having a party or a get together? Ask for donations in lieu of gifts, have a collection can, bucket or put your donations in a safe place before you can bring them to the Hospice.

It's not all about the money

It doesn’t just have to be monetary donations, any gifts can be accepted. Ask your friends or family to donate unwanted items or even buy something new for you to donate. Clothes, gifts, household items and decorative pieces are all greatly appreciated by any of our retail stores around the region.

Hosted your own event to support the Hospice?

If you have hosted your own event to raise money for us and you want to send in your sponsorship money, there are a number of ways you can do this! Click the button below to find out how.

Give the gift of giving

“Turning 60 can be daunting for some people, but I wanted to embrace it by throwing a big fun party for my family and friends. I realised a big gathering of people was also a perfect opportunity to raise some money for charity so I asked guests to donate money rather than bring a present – one year without presents was a small sacrifice for me but could make a big difference to the Hospice.”