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Celebrate your birthday with us

Birthdays aren't cancelled

Celebrate your birthday for St Christopher’s by doing your very own virtual birthday celebration in the comfort of your home

Birthdays aren’t cancelled and we don’t want you to miss out on your plans due to the current situation. We want you to enjoy your special day, relax and let yourself be spoiled – you deserve it!

Facebook Birthdays

We have some tips and ideas to help you feel excited about your upcoming birthday and at the same time raise funds for St Christopher’s.

The simplest way is to create a birthday fundraiser page on Facebook.

It is quick and simple to do, just follow the steps below.

Win a present

Whether it’s your birthday or someone else’s, there are plenty of ways to celebrate from your own home. We might not be able to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ in person, but lockdown doesn’t need to ruin birthday plans completely.

Raise a minimum £50 and enter our prize draw to be in with the chance of winning a birthday present from us. After all we’d like to spoil you too.

Enter our birthday present prize draw

Ways to celebrate

Whether it’s your birthday or someone else’s, there are plenty of ways to celebrate from your own home. We might not be able to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ in person, but lockdown doesn’t need to ruin birthday plans completely.

Pub crawl

Lockdown doesn’t mean you can’t bring the pub to you. Get creative and put a drink in each room and voila, you have yourself a pub crawl. We know Quarantinis are popular.

Virtual house party

You can still see friends and family with the power of the internet. Use apps like; Zoom, Skype, Houseparty and Facebook Live. We have useful tips on how to keep the party going with some suggested themes!

Share with us!

Don’t forget to share your selfies and pictures of the day by tagging @stchrishospice #mybirthday #virtualparty

Tell us about your birthday fundraiser and enter our prize draw

  • You must submit your details in this form to be entered into the prize draw
  • You as the participant will need to set up a Birthday Fundraiser on Facebook
  • Raise a minimum of £50 before the end of your birthday month
  • The winner of the prize draw will be announced on the 3rd day of the following month (or the nearest working day if it falls on a weekend)
  • You will only be entered into the prize draw once for the month of your birthday
  • You will only be notified if you are the winner and this will be by email or phone.

Prize draw dates:

June Prize Draw: Set up a page and raise £50+ between 1-30 June and if you are the winner you will be contacted on 3 July.

July Prize Draw: Set up a page and raised £50+ between 1-31 July and if you are the winner you will be contacted on 3 August. 

August Prize Draw: Set up a page and raised £50+ between 1-31 August and if you are the winner you will be contacted on 3 September

September Prize Draw: Set up a page ad raised £50+ between 1-30 September and if you are the winner you will be contacted on 5 October.

Ask your friends and family to donate to your page and choose an amount below to help support our services. You can even copy and paste this onto your page.

How your birthday list could support St Christopher’s

£5

Instead of £5 for coffee and cake in a café, this could pay for vital medicine deliveries

£10

Instead of £10 for a birthday cake, this could help bring isolated patients and their families together using video technology

£15

Instead of £15 for a one course meal and drink in a restaurant, this could pay for a care package of essential food and toiletries for a vulnerable person in our community

£25

Instead of £25 for a two course meal and a drink in a restaurant, this could provide telephone counselling to help a recently bereaved child

How to create a birthday fundraiser page on Facebook

Simply follow this link https://www.facebook.com/fund/stchrishospice/

Alternatively follow the step below. Please note that these instructions are for signing up on a computer, it will differ slightly if you are signing up on your phone.

  1. Log into your Facebook account and click Fundraisers in the left-hand menu of your main news feed. Select St Christopher’s Hospice.
  2. Decide how much money you would like to raise in total. Remember to raise £50+ in order to be able to enter into our prize draw!
  3. Pick an end date of your fundraiser.
  4. Give your fundraiser a title such as your name, ‘Ashley’s birthday fundraiser for St Christopher’s Hospice’, and write a description so your friends and family know why you have chosen to support St Christopher’s.
  5. Click create and invite all our friends and family.
  6. Share this page on your Facebook and other social media channels, Instagram and Twitter, WhatsApp. Invite your friends and family to your virtual birthday celebration and ask them to donate instead of sending gifts.

Don’t forget to share your selfies and pictures of the day by tagging @stchrishospice #mybirthday #virtualparty


More ideas for you

Make your birthday extra special by doing activities and choosing a theme. Send out invites and reminders to your friends and family to join you virtually. You could do a:

Tea party

Movie night

Cocktail party

Beer & steak night

Games / quiz night


Spread the word about our birthday eCards

Wish your friends and family a happy birthday with our eCard featuring St Christopher’s very own cat, Colin.