Katharine House Hospice

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. Katharine House Hospice 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 Katharine House Hospice. 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 Katharine House Hospice

We’re an independent hospice supporting local people and their families facing life-limiting illnesses in North Oxfordshire, South Northamptonshire and South East Warwickshire.

We care for almost 300 people at any one time in their homes, in care homes, at our hospice or in the hospital, and we’re available to a population of 155,000 people in North Oxfordshire, South Northamptonshire and South Warwickshire.

We believe everyone facing a life-limiting condition should have the opportunity to live as fully as possible with their illness, so we provide the care people need, where they need it and when they need it to enable that.

All of our services are free of charge.

Click here to see how your support can help us.

How Your Support Helps

With your help we have to raise £20 every three minutes to help people and their families facing life-limiting illness. Only a third of that is government funding.

The rest comes from you through donations, sponsorship, events, and the money you spend in our shops.

Your marathons, cake sales, and skydives help us pay for things like dressings, oxygen, and other vital medical supplies; for home-cooked meals, specialist care, and someone to talk to.

Every time you buy a Christmas card, calendar or cardigan from our shops, you’re helping to fund a carer group, or a counselling session for a bereaved teenager.

We really do only exist because of the support from people like you, and the money you give makes a huge difference to our patients and their families.

Price points:

  • £5 could help fund a hearty home-made meal from our hospice kitchen.
  • £15 could fund a child bereavement pack.
  • £40 could fund an outpatient appointment at the Hospice.
  • £100 could help our Nurses visit a patient in their own home.
  • £1,100 could fund our bereavement service for a month.
  • £5,000 could fund our Inpatient Unit for one day.
  • £10,000 could run the Hospice for one day.

Your donations mean we can support people with the care they need, where they need it; whether that’s in our hospice, in the hospital, or in their own home.

How to Pay your money in