Urgent Fundraising Appeal

St Clare estimates that the Coronavirus pandemic could lead to a £100,000 gap in our fundraising income. In these uncertain times, help us to keep on caring.
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In these uncertain times, help us to keep on caring

The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic is still beginning to unfold, and in these uncertain times it is easy to get lost in the headlines and feel anxious about what is to come.

One thing is for certain. St Clare will continue to strive in every way to be here for the most vulnerable people facing death, dying and loss in your local community. But we cannot do that without your help.

As an independent charity, St Clare is heavily reliant on the ongoing support of our local community. With the latest Coronavirus measures meaning we are all having to restrict our social contact, more and more fundraising events are having to be cancelled or postponed – which is already having a huge impact on our income.

We estimate that the Coronavirus pandemic could lead to a £100,000 gap in our fundraising income over the coming weeks, therefore today, we are asking you to donate to help us be there for the people who need us most.

There are many ways you can support St Clare Hospice – today…

Put your feet up and show your support from the sofa!


Here are some ways you can help us, from the comfort of your own sofa – and with some access to the internet!

Play our Lottery

For just £1 a week, you could be in with the chance of winning one of 24 cash prizes, including our rollover prize of up to £10,000, all whilst helping to raise vital funds for your local hospice! Playing our St Clare Lottery is an easy and fuss-free way to make a real difference. You can either ‘add another line’ to your existing membership, or become a brand new member today. Just click here to sign up!

Shop on our eBay shop

If you are staying at home, browsing the internet, you can continue to support St Clare by buying goods online. Our St Clare eBay shop offers a hand-picked collection of our most exclusive items that local people have donated to the Hospice. Boasting an eclectic selection of valuable collectables and memorabilia, as well as designer goods, jewellery, specialist equipment and more, our eBay store is sure to inspire you for a touch of retail therapy!

When you shop online, donate to us!

When you’re doing your online shopping, why not do it through Easy Fundraising, an online organisation who will donate money to charity when you shop through them – meaning you actually raise vital funding for St Clare at no extra cost to you! Additionally, Give as you Live will allow you to do the exact same thing! Once you’ve signed up to their website, you can browse for the store you want to shop with and raise money for St Clare at the same time!

And remember that Amazon Smile lets you donate to St Clare every time you make a purchase through Amazon – at no extra cost to you. You just need to go on to smile.amazon.co.uk before you make your purchase.

Set up a Facebook fundraiser

As more people are likely to be sitting at home, scrolling through their phones, now would be a perfect time to create a Facebook Fundraiser for St Clare! Creating a Facebook Fundraiser is a quick, easy and safe way of raising funds for your local charity, from the comfort of your own home. Please follow the simple steps below to create your fundraiser or click here.

1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed

2. Click Raise Money

3. Select Charity

4. Search and select St Clare Hospice, choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details

5. Click Create

Facebook will securely send us all of the donations!

How businesses can help…

Whether you’re self-isolating, working from home, or it’s business as usual – there are many ways you and your business can support St Clare Hospice at this critical time. You can find out more by clicking here.

Go the extra mile and support us in the coming weeks


Are you feeling bored, being quarantined at home? Why not get your thinking cap on and do something meaningful for St Clare!

Take part in our Virtual 5K

Due to the postponement of a number of our running challenges, we bring you the first ever St Clare Virtual 5K. You can read more and sign up by clicking here!


Spring clean – and donate your pre-loved goods!

Our shops rely on your generous goodwill donations – why not spend your time productively and clear out your wardrobe and cupboards to donate goods to St Clare? When everything is running as usual, we would love to accept your pre-loved goods. You can find your local shop by clicking here.


Give today

Any gift you can give in this time of uncertainty will be greatly appreciated. Whether you want to take part in one of the fundraising activities mentioned above, or have your own fundraising ideas in mind, we would love your support! You can also donate online by clicking the button below. Thank you!