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There are lots of ways you can support local people facing incurable illness and bereavement on your special day, here are some ideas for how to incorporate St Helena Hospice into your wedding or civil partnership.

Forgo a gift list

If you've got enough pots, pans and towels you might consider asking your guests to give the gift of kindness and make a donation instead of buying you a gift.

If you're including this information on your invitations be sure to let your guests know why you've chosen to support St Helena Hospice and how they can donate. Include a link to your online giving site if you have one (see our how to set up an online fundraising page) or let them know there will be somewhere to donate cash on the day. We can provide donation envelopes or collection pots for your big day, email our fundraising team at or call them on 01206 931 468 to arrange. 

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Make a donation instead of providing wedding favours

Instead of buying sugared almonds or novelty blowing bubbles for your guests you can dedicate your celebration by making a donation to St Helena Hospice. Many couples choose to include a little message on their wedding stationary letting guests know why they've chosen to donate, which can often inspire them to make a gift of their own.

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Hold a collection

We can supply you with collection pots and envelopes which you could place around your wedding venue and ask guests to donate if they have any spare change. If you're having an open bar this works particularly well! Email or call the team on 01206 931 468 to arrange these.  

If you have an online giving page for your wedding you could also direct guests to make donations on the day. If you're using JustGiving you can print out a unique QR code your guests can scan to make a cashless donation - why not frame one and pop it next to your collection pot! Find out how to download your fundraising page QR code.

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