Individuals and Groups Fundraising for Dove House Hospice
Lots of individuals and groups choose to fundraise for Dove House Hospice by doing something daring or undergoing a challenge and getting sponsored. We are really grateful for all those dare devils who go that extra mile or face their fears all to raise funds for the hospice.
We've had all sorts of people doing all sorts of activities so if you are feeling brave there really is something for every one from cycling to shaving your head, skydiving to running a marathon.
We sometimes get places in national and local running events and can offer our supporters the opportunity to take part in externally organised challenge events to raise funds for the hospice, please click on the links at the bottom of this page to find out more about these opportunities.
Some people prefer to organise their own sponsored event and so we have put together a page full of help and advice on holding your own event so please click here to view it.
Back in 2008 Paul Baitson, a supporter of Dove House Hospice since a family member used the services a few years before, decided it was about time he did something to raise some funds for the hospice. Paul decided he would take his passion for cycling and raise some money by doing a sponsored bike ride from Dove Cottage in the Lake District back to Dove House Hospice in Hull. The cycle was a huge success and raised well over £1000 for the hospice, but Paul didn't stop there. Since taking on the 240 mile cycle paul has also done a shorter sponsored bike ride and organised a group of work colleagues from Coachman Caravans to walk the Lyke Wake Walk in August 2009.
So far, through his many different activities, Paul has raised a fantastic £1285 for Dove House Hospice.
Every two years a group from East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) organise a Bus Pull around Hull city centre in order to raise funds for Dove House Hospice. In 2009 the group organised for 14 volunteers to pull the vintage EYMS double decker bus from Hull University on Cottingham Road, through the city centre and finishing outside Hull's East Park on Holderness Road. As the bus was pulled by the brave volunteers, a large group walked and ran alongside and collected from the onlooking public.
This year the Bus Pull raised £2726.59 and in total this event has raised a fantastic £5726.59 for Dove House Hospice.