Friends of Sussex Hospices

What is the Big Get Together?

It’s an opportunity to Get Together with your friends or family and have some fun – and one of the easiest ways to raise money for local hospice care. Friends of Sussex Hospices has joined up with other hospices across the South East to invite you to be part of The Big Get Together in October; all you have to do is ask your guests to make a donation that will go straight towards providing hospice care in your local community. You could invite the family around for a barbeque; hold a cocktails and canapés evening; watch films and eat pizza in your PJs; dance like divas or simply raise the roof with a good old-fashioned gossip; hold a Halloween themed get together in October; a bonfire party in November; a Christmas themed soiree in December or a New Year Get Together in January! You can be as sophisticated or silly as you like!


Why should I hold my own Big Get Together?

Because all money raised at your Big Get Together goes straight to Friends of Sussex Hospices. But the best part is you decide what sort of hospice-tality you offer, it couldn’t be easier! It could be the perfect way to celebrate a special person, on a special date, in a way that is fitting to celebrate their life whilst enjoying the company of your friends and family.

When should I hold my Big Get Together?

Well, that’s up to you too! You can join thousands of other people and hold your gathering in October, during Hospice Care Week (9-15 October), or if your Get Together will be to remember a loved one, you can choose a date that is more memorable to you.

So – sign up and get your pack full of ideas and inspiration today!

About Friends of Sussex Hospices

Friends of Sussex Hospices is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers. It raises funds, through a variety of activities, to support the running costs of all twelve hospice care providers serving the adults and children of Sussex. FSH works alongside hospices, promoting awareness of the invaluable services provided by them to our community.

Friends of Sussex Hospices is delighted to see hospices across the south east of England collaborating to raise funds through The Big Get Together. The charity is committed to supporting The Big Get Together and if they wish to support all Sussex hospices, participants can choose to raise money for Friends of Sussex Hospices.

Click here to see how your support can help us.

How Your Support Helps

Every penny raised by Friends of Sussex Hospices (FSH) is distributed to the twelve hospice care providers that serve the adults and children of Sussex.  To date FSH has raised over £2 million.  The charity is run entirely by volunteers and has a deserved reputation for fabulous fundraising events.
Friends of Sussex Hospices started 22 years ago and funds raised by the charity are distributed each year on the basis of episodes of care received by residents of Sussex.  Figures are provided by eachof the hospices following the end of the financial year.  The distribution criteria are reviewed annually by Trustees and discussed with each hospice.

How to Pay your money in

There are several ways to pay in the donations you and your guests raise from your Big Get Together:

  • Pay the money in via your JustGiving page, if you created one.
  • Send a cheque, payable to Friends of Sussex Hospices, to:
    The Big Get Together
    Friends of Sussex Hospices
    Framfield Grange
    Framfield, Uckfield
    East Sussex
    TN22 5PN
  • Via BACS, using the following bank details:
    Metro Bank
    Sort Code: 23-05-80
    Account Number: 21145696