NHS charity inspires your New Year fundraising resolutions

by | 5 January 2024 | Local Charity, Rotherham

If your New Year’s resolution is to do something amazing for charity in 2024, the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has a bumper list of fundraising events to inspire you!

The charity has announced its 2024 events calendar, which aims to inspire as many individuals, businesses, schools and community groups as possible to do something amazing for the NHS.

All the funds raised will boost the charity’s Tiny Toes appeal, which aims to raise £150,000 for the neonatal unit at Rotherham Hospital.

Rachael Dawes, Head of Fundraising, said: “January is an optimistic time where people are making New Year’s resolutions and exciting plans for the year ahead. If your resolution is to do more for your local community or to raise money for a wonderful local charity, we hope our events calendar inspires you.

“We’re looking for skydivers, runners, hikers, cold water dippers, crafters or whatever you’d like to be! If you have aspirations to tick off something wonderful on your bucket list in 2024, we can help to make that happen too!”

If you’d like to say thanks to the NHS, here’s what you can get involved in.

Soaring high with skydives: 24th April and 15th September
Kicking off the year with an adrenaline-fueled skydive! The charity has scheduled two tandem skydives at Skydive Hibaldstow on Sunday 24th April and Sunday 15th September. Thrill-seekers will take the plunge from 15,000ft!

Easter joy at Dunelm Rotherham: 29th February
For those who prefer a more crafty approach to fundraising, the charity will host an Easter-themed wreath-making workshop at Dunelm Rotherham on 29th February. Collaborating with experts at florists Floral Expressions, participants will craft beautiful Spring wreaths.

Scaling new heights with the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge: 11th May
Lace up your hiking boots for the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge! Embark on a journey to conquer the iconic peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, all in support of the Tiny Toes appeal.

Conquering Total Warrior: 22nd June
June brings Total Warrior, a thrilling 12k obstacle course where participants will navigate 25 gruelling challenging obstacles with eye watering names such as the Worm Muncher and Peaks of Pain! Discounted spots are available for those ready to embrace the warrior spirit. Get in touch asap to claim yours.

Wear It Blue Day: 5th July
As the NHS celebrates its birthday on 5th July, you’re invited to participate in Wear It Blue Day. A vibrant display of support, this event will not only showcase community solidarity but will also be a joyful acknowledgment of the incredible work done by the NHS.

Swing into Action at the Charity Golf Day: 20th September
Tee off at the scenic Rotherham Golf Club on 20th September for Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s second Charity Golf Day. Whether you are a seasoned golfer or a novice, the event is a great opportunity to network will having fun in the green with your team.

Chilling for charity: 23rd November
Braving the chilly waters of Manvers Lake, the Rotherham Polar Plunge on 23rd November is set to be another highlight of the year. The charity will be working with their friends at The Breath Connection to bring you a breath work and mindfulness session followed by a two-minute cold water dip, which is fabulous for your mind and body.

Lace up for a run
They’re looking for keen runners to take part in the Rotherham 10K, Sheffield 10K, Sheffield Half Marathon and Great North Run. Or any running event which inspires you to lace up your trainers!

For more information on how to get involved, register for events, or donate to the Tiny Toes appeal, visit www.therotherhamft.nhs.uk/charity or get in touch with Suzanne Rutter or Rachael Dawes on 01709 426821 or trft.rhcc@nhs.net.