Ways to Help

1. Make a Donation!

(Tax efficient giving helps your gift go further!)

Make A Donation Online

An easy and secure way to make a donation is through the Just Giving scheme. It’s as simple as clicking the donate now button below!

By Cheque or Postal Order

Send a cheque or postal order made out to ‘Helping Hand’ and post to Helping Hand, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, 180 Falls Rd, Belfast, BT12 6BE.

Text Giving

Donating to Helping Hand can be as simple as sending a text message on your mobile. To donate £3 text HAND05 to 70070 Text Costs £3.00 plus network charge. Helping Hand receives at least £3.00 Obtain bill payers permission.

Remember Gift Aid!

Please remember to Gift Aid your donation. If you are a UK taxpayer this can increase your donation by 28% with no extra cost to you! To make a Gift Aid Declaration download and complete this form.


2. Organise a fundraising event in your area.

Not only are fundraising events a great way to raise lots of money, the can be a lot of fun too – the possibilities are endless!


Looking to set up your own online fundraising page?

Click here for an A-Z list of fundraising ideas!

Antiques fair

Assault course challenge


Afternoon tea party

Arts/crafts stall/exhibition/fair

Bad hair day

Bed push

Bad tie day

Baked beans bath


Barn dance

Balloon race


Bring & Buy sale


Car boot sale

Car washing

Carol singing

Coffee morning


Computer games marathon


Conker championship

Dance marathon

Darts tournament



Dog walking

Donkey derby

Drawing competition

Duck race

Eating baked beans with a cocktail stick

Easter egg hunt

Egg and spoon race

Egg painting


Face painting

Fancy dress party

Fancy dress sports

Fashion show

Football tournament


Gala evening

Game shows based on TV quizzes

Garden party

Golf day

Guess the height/weight/amount


Hula Hoop competition

Head shaving


Ice skating show

Ice cream & movie night


Jumble sale

Jazz night

Jigsaw puzzle

Juggling competition


Kite flying


Knobbly knees competition

Line dancing

Loud tie day


Lego building

Litter picking

Magic show

Murder mystery event

Musical chairs

Music quiz

Movie night

Nature walking

Name the face

Netball tournament

New Year’s party

No smoking day

Non-uniform day

Obstacle course

Odd job day

Odd clothes day

Pancake day

Parachute jump


Pet show

Pie eating

Pool competition


Quiz night

Record breaking attempts


Race night


Rock’n’roll night


Silent auction

Salsa evening

Sponsored anything!

Talent competition

Tea party

Three-legged races

Treasure hunt

Tug of war

University Challenge

Umbrella dancing

Valentines ball

Variety show

Welly-throwing competition

Wine-tasting evening

Wheelbarrow racing

Xmas ball

Xmas pantomime

Xylophone competition


Yodelling competition

Yo-Yo competition

Zany clothes day

Zoo quiz

Zodiac reading

Get in touch for more information on how to set up your own fundraising page!

This is a great way to share your personal fundraising adventures all your family and friends linking in with email, facebook and twitter too!

Wedding Favours

Make your wedding day extra special by supporting Helping Hand and helping to raise awareness of our work with the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. We can make wedding favours for all your guests! Get in touch for more information!



3. Encourage your company or organisation to support Helping Hand.

Why not encourage your employer to make us your charity of the year, or make a donation. If you are an employer you could encourage your staff to organise in house fundraising events.

In the past this has proven to be great for staff motivation!!!



Find out more!

Below are a few helpful downloads to help you find out more about the Helping Hand charity and how you can help out!

+ Download Charity Background Information

+ Download Helping Hand Sponsorship Form

4. Volunteer.

We’d love your help, unfortunately we cant facilitate any volunteers within the hospital but would greatly appreciate any help bag packing or marshalling at events. If interested please fill out the form below and someone will be in touch!

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