Christmas is coming! Get yourself into the spirit of the season with these creative, fun and crafty fundraising ideas. Fundraise for us this December and everything you raise will be doubled at no extra cost to you!

Take part in some Santa silliness

Join a sled-load of Santas taking on a 5km run Wednesday, 7 December. Sign up here to join the Nice-List and dash your way to the finish line. With every pound you raise, Santa will be doubling it! What an amazing gift to deliver to our hospitals this Christmas.

Let us know if you’re taking on a festive 5k and we’ll send you your own Santa hat to keep your ears warm!

Go green for Christmas

While we all love to receive a Christmas card from our loved ones (by the way, we have our very own Charity cards in our online Christmas shop), by January, billions of cards make their way into landfill. Donate the price of your Christmas cards to Doubling December and let your friends and family know what impact this donation will mean not only for the environment, but also for the care and treatment of patients with heart and lung disease.

Beat heart and lung disease whilst building a greener planet!

Christmas jumper day

Is it knitted by your nana? Does it have lights and tinsel woven in? The more tasteless the better when it comes to Christmas Jumper Day! Get everyone in your school or workplace to wear their most crazy knitwear for the day in exchange for a donation. You could even have a best jumper competition.

Tis the sweetest season

Bring us your figgy puddings, your gingerbread houses, and your Christmas puds! There’s no better way to spend the season than baking Christmas goods.

Why not bake up a storm this December and get together with fellow bakers to hold a Christmas bake sale – we’ll even have Santa send you some Charity cake toppers! if you are feeling competitive, set up a mince pie bake off. Get each baker to donate to enter the competition in the hope they might be the Star Baker.

Get it all wrapped up

Are your gifts a picture of perfection each year? You must be a wrapping whizz! Why not channel your inner elf and set up a wrapping station at work, school or even offer your services to a local store. Gather your wrapping materials, set a price per gift and donate the proceeds to beating heart and lung disease.

We’ll even brand you out with some special stocking fillers to turn your wrapping station into Santa’s Grotto with banners, balloons and collection boxes!

Bring and buy

Admit it, we’ve all got that Secret Santa gift that wasn’t quite the Christmas cracker. So instead of letting it linger in Christmas past with last year’s panettone, why not hold a Christmas Swap Shop?!

Get together with friends, colleagues and the community to do some Christmas swapping. Your unwanted gifts could make a perfect present for someone else. Hold a sale and donate the proceeds to the charity. We’ll be sure to send you a Christmas goodie bag of our own stocked with balloons and banners.

Guess the angel

Spice up this year’s Christmas work party with a game that will get the whole office rockin’ around the Christmas tree! Ask friends and colleagues to find an image of themselves as a young child; perhaps in the school nativity or at Santa’s grotto. Get everyone guessing who’s who for a small donation!

You could even offer a prize for the person with the highest number of correct guesses!

The Golden Ticket

Go gold or go home with this cracking Christmas game! All you have to do is buy some crackers and hide a golden ticket inside. Get your family, friends and colleagues to make a donation for each cracker and split the ‘pot’ between the lucky winner… and us!

If you’re planning on doing some Christmas fundraising this year, please get in touch with the fundraising team to find out how we can support you!

Ho, ho, ho & Happy Fundraising!