We welcome anyone wishing to do something unusual, challenging, or whacky to raise money for the charity. There is an endless array of fundraising ideas out there. Here’s just some of the events our supporters have organised over recent years: 

Pudding on a show – The Lemon Tree in Bishop’s Stortford, held a Pudding and Pies evening for guests.

Cheers to the Pub – The Pub in Braintree, Essex held a Halloween Party and asked guests to make a donation for coming along.

Fashionable way to raise money – Mira Mira beauty salon in Sawbridgeworth and colleagues organised a fashion show.

Pampering for pounds – Just Pampered in Great Baddow, Essex asked for a donation for every treatment and mini treatment during their seventh anniversary celebrations.

Dan’s the man – Dan Summers ran a total of 137 sponsored miles on top of 700 miles training.

Boxing clever – Chelmsford Amateur Boxing Club held a charity boxing dinner with a special auction during the evening.

Horsing aroud – Prim Raynor organised a Tea for Helen with a horse racing theme

Stepping out for charity – Robert and Wendy Johnson scored a perfect ten with their ‘Strictly for Fun’ evening of ballroom, sequence and latin dancing.

Tee Off for Helen – Are you a member of a golf club or know someone that is? A HRCC Golf Day can give big-hearted golfers a day doing what they love while raising money for the charity. Running a Golf Day will take careful planning and a determined effort, but the fundraising team at Helen Rollason can help you to organise it.

Below are a few good Golf Day fundraising ideas to get you thinking:

Entry Fees
Pitch your entry fee just right so that there is a profit on top of the green fees, while ensuring it’s not too expensive.

Hole sponsors How about getting a sponsor for each hole?

A raffle No fundraising event should be without one!

Auction The bigger the lots, the bigger you could make from this.

On-Course Competition Could be nearest to the pin, longest drive. Or if you have a lake on the course, how about blowing up a small paddling pool, floating it in the water and getting the golfers to pay a nominal fee to see if they can chip the ball into the pool!

Watering holes Sell refreshments at allotted holes such as 7th and 14th, if allowed by the Golf Club.

Case Study – John Ames

When John Ames lost his sister’s partner Derek to cancer, he vowed to do something in his memory and set himself three fundraising targets – to organise a golf day where more than 100 people would attend, to raise £10,000 in one day and to raise more than £100,000 in the months and years ahead.

Fifteen years later John achieved all three targets, and has, in fact, raised a staggering £150,000 for HRCC.

The secret of his success? “Knowing nice people,” says John, who gets enjoyment from the fun people have at his golf days, and the good work the money raised is used for.

John has a personal affinity with HRCC. His sister’s partner was diagnosed with cancer just before Helen Rollason died. John had also watched Helen on Grandstand and read about HRCC and its work; that made up John’s mind to help in the best way he could, so he set about organising a golf day at Colne Valley Golf Course, and in his first year raised £4,500. The event became an annual one and to date the golfers’ generosity has enabled him to reach and exceed his goals.

If you are inspired by any of the above ideas or already have one in mind, our fundraising team are happy to help and would love to hear from you – call 01245 380719 or email