Fundraising within your community is a great way to bring everyone together while supporting the work of the NHS to make lives better for people across Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and Salford.
Each year we’re overwhelmed by your generosity and wonderful fundraising efforts that showcase everything that is great about being part of a community group, club or organisation.
Whether you’re planning to host a local fête, community football tournament or bake sale, we’re here to support you with your fundraising.
If you’re already planning to fundraise for us, then let us know via our fundraising interest form.
Over the past year we’ve all had to do things a little differently, and that includes fundraising. Thankfully the pandemic hasn’t stopped our wonderful supporters finding new and imaginative ways to raise money so we can continue our vital work saving and improving lives.
Although community groups have had to suspend meeting in person, many have continued online and used technology to run virtual fundraising events, such as music nights, quizzes and party games.
When planning an event in your community, please ensure you adhere to the latest UK Government Covid-19 guidelines and consider the safety of everyone involved.
Saddleworth Round Table raised more than £10,000 for The Royal Oldham Hospital after setting up an online fundraising page during the coronavirus pandemic. The group also had £50,000 worth of products donated for the hospital from Oldham businesses.
The group donated MP3 players and tablets to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after one of its members spent 54 days in ICU fighting Covid-19. The kind donation meant family members could stay connected to loved ones while visiting restrictions were in place.
Helen Barrow, ICU lead nurse, said: "Due to restrictions we had in place during the pandemic, visiting was not possible, which was tough for patients and families who couldn’t spend as much time with each other. Having access to this equipment made a great difference to those who unfortunately found themselves on ICU during this time.”