Here is a quick check list of things you need to know, to get started and organise your own fundraising event

1: Let us know what you are planning

We can offer advice on promoting and organising your event, as well as how to maximise your fundraising. 

We can also support you with branded fundraising and promotional materials, including collection tins/envelopes, information on the charity, poster templates, balloons and branding, and more, to help your event be a huge success. 

2: Keep it legal

Ensure our name and charity number appear on all literature

Obtain permission from the local authority if your fundraising involves collecting funds in a public place or on the street

Raffles. There are strict rules on raffles and lotteries. Details below

Ensure your event is organised efficiently and safely. We cannot accept any responsibility for an event organised in aid of the charity, nor for any person who participates in it.

If children are involved, please ensure that the child’s parents/guardians have given permission for them to take part, and for any photographs to be taken.

3: Paying the
money in

Once your event has happened, you can pay the money in by cheque or cash at the Cashiers Office in Hillingdon Hospital.  Let us know when you’re coming in and one of the charity team can come and say hello to thank you in person. 

Raffles: If you plan to sell raffle tickets at an event and the draw happens at the event too, there are no specific requirements of the tickets and you can use normal cloakroom style tickets. If you plan to sell tickets in advance or the draw takes place outside of the event itself there are strict rules about this, and you’ll need to get tickets printed including; ‘Hillingdon Hospitals Charity’, our registered charity number 1056493, the price of the tickets, date of the draw, a contact name and address and a licence number.

We have a lottery licence, and can advise on the easiest way to set up your raffle. More information is also available on the Hillingdon Council Website. And the Gambling Commission.

For information or inspiration, or just for an informal chat about a fundraising idea, contact us on 01895 279789 or by email at

thh-tr.charitable.funds@nhs.net