The Great Somerset G&T Party

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Let the par-tea be-gin!

We’d love you to join us this year to support your local hospice, by taking part in our Great Somerset G&T Party! Your fundraising will help our nurses, doctors and therapists provide hospice care to those in our community who need it most.

So why not have a get together with your loved ones and enjoy tea or gin and cake, whilst raising money for people who are facing a life-limiting illness in Somerset.

Most importantly, however you choose to host your party, we ask you to continue to be careful and considerate and always follow the latest Government coronavirus guidance so you all stay safe and well.

Please drink responsibly.

Thank you for your support – you put the ‘tea’ in generosity!

How to host your Great Somerset G&T Party

Step 1 Register for your FREE fundraising pack on this page
Step 2 Set a theme. Why not add a theme to your G&T Party to make it as fun as possible for your guests. We have added some ideas below.
Step 3 Find a time and place. You can hold your G&T Party whenever is best for you! We have picked out some key dates for you below. Once you have a date, decide where you are going to hold your party.
Step 4 Fundraise your way. Decide how you’d like to raise money. For example, you could charge on entry or for tea, gin, and cake. You could even include a baking competition, a raffle, a quiz or simply have a St Margaret’s collection box at the ready. We have included some tips below, as well as our downloadable Fundraising Guide.
Step 5 Invite! Remember to invite your guests to your G&T Party. In your fundraising pack we will send you your very own poster template, where you can add the details of your event to send to your guests.
Step 6 Throw your party and enjoy! Make use of hospice branded materials in your free fundraising pack or via the downloads below.
Step 7 Send in the money you have raised and make a real difference! You will receive details about how to send us the money you have raised within your fundraising pack, but we have also included details below.

 

Tips and advice

Don’t worry if you don’t like gin, tea or even cake – you can make your G&T Party however you want it! Why not give your party a theme such as festival fun, garden party, afternoon tea, children’s tea party or a bottomless brunch! Make sure you cater for under 18’s and non-alcohol drinkers.

This campaign isn’t just for friends and family to enjoy – you can ask your work colleagues to get involved and hold a corporate baking competition!

You can hold your party whenever is convenient for you – here are some key dates to spark your imagination. Add them to your diary:

August

  • 13 - National Prosecco Day

September

  • 13 Internationals Chocolate Day
  • 18 Sept - 03 Oct - British Food Fortnight

October

  • 1 - International Coffee Day
  • 10 - World Hospice & Palliative Care Day
  • 16 - World Food Day

October

  • 18-24 - UK Coffee Week
  • 19 - International Gin & Tonic Day
  • 20 - International Chefs Day

November

  • 26 - National Cake Day

December

  • 4 - National Cookie Day
  • 8 - National Brownie Day

Be sure to take lots of photos and videos at your Great Somerset G&T Party and share on social media using #GandTParty – don’t forget to tag us in!

Don't forget to join our Great Somerset G&T Party Facebook Group to swap ideas, get hints and tips and share photos of your party! Click here to join our Great Somerset G&T Party Facebook Group.

Fundraising materials and resources

You can also download our Great Somerset G&T Party materials here:

The Great G&T Party blank poster

Poster

The Great G&T Party recipe card

Recipe Card

St Margaret's Hospice Care Fundraising guide

Fundraising Guide

st margarets hospice care great somerset G&T party bunting

Bunting

great somerset G&T party lemon drizzle cake recipe

Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

Set up a Just Giving page

Three friends who got together to host a Great Somerset G&T Party

With the help of her neighbours, Julie hosted a Great Somerset G&T Party last summer and it was a roaring success! Find out why she was inspired to support us, what she did at her party and her top tips on how to host your own party this year.

Click here to read more.

 

Order your free fundraising pack below

Your fundraising pack will include:

  • A blank party poster - add details and share with invitees
  • A recipe card – containing recipes for cocktails, mocktails and tea!
  • St Margaret’s Hospice Care branded banner
  • Balloons
  • Cardboard collection box

Complete the below form to receive yours:

FAQs

Your Great Somerset G&T Party should be about having fun and spending quality time with your loved ones. Many of our physical fundraising activities are still one hold, so we are continuing to face a devastating loss in funds. That means that every single penny you raise at your G&T Party is more essential than ever.

Your donations could...

£15 could pay for a full day of delicious and nutritionally balanced meals for one of our patients at our hospice In-patient Unit
£30 could pay for books and soft toys that can be used to prepare a child for the loss of someone they love
£50 could pay for a family session with a specialist counsellor
£100 could pay for a Specialist Community Nurse visit for one of our local patients being cared for at home

 

It’s a piece of cake! Complete the form on this page to sign up to receive your free fundraising pack. Once we know you are on board, we can support you along your fundraising journey.

Alternatively, download and print your own materials from the links higher up on this page, but be sure to get in touch if you need our help.

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  • Remember to think of ways in which your guests can donate – are you charging for entry, or for food and drink? Are you running a raffle or holding a quiz? Simple things like this can create more fun at your party and also maximise your fundraising!
  • Encourage everyone to donate £5 to St Margaret’s Hospice by texting the word ‘ENJOY’ to 70085*.
  • Leave the collection box provided in your fundraising pack in a place where people can safely donate their money.
  • Encourage people to donate directly via our website by sending them a link to this page and referencing ‘Great Somerset G&T Party’. 
  • Set up a JustGiving or Facebook fundraising page and direct people to your page to donate.
* £5 donation +1 standard rate message. UK residents 16+ only, please ask bill payer’s permission.

There are many ways you can get the money you have raised to us, just make sure you reference your donations as follows - YOUR NAME, G&T PARTY.

For more information on how to pay in your fundraising visit our Different Ways To Donate page here.

From 17 May 2021 the Government guidelines allow up to six people, or two households, to meet indoors and up to 30 people for an outside event. You must ensure that however you choose to host your party, that you please follow the latest Government coronavirus guidance so we can all stay safe and well.

Yes of course! You can send us a donation to support the campaign by donating now. There are also plenty of other ways you can support St Margaret’s Hospice Care if you would prefer to fundraise another way, set up a regular donation or our Weekly Prize Draw!

Email our friendly Community Partnerships Team at fundraising@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk or call the hospice on 01823 333822 or 01935 709480. We’re always happy to help!



 

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Whether you love gin or tea you can host your own Great Somerset G&T Party and fundraise for patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness.

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