Plan your event - tips and inspiration

From picnics in the park, to afternoon tea, family barbeques, coffee mornings or cake and plant sales by the front gate – there are a myriad of ways you can host an event to raise money for some of the best-loved nursing and health charities. Whatever you decide there is plenty of inspiration here to help you ensure your event is extra special.

Sophie Allport’s Tips for a Stylish Great British Garden Party Picnic

Keep it simple and tap into the nation’s obsession with picnics! Host a garden picnic to raise money for some of the UK’s best-loved nursing and health charities. Choose your location: in your local park, on the beach or even in your own back garden, and gather friends and family. A picnic is relaxed and informal – all you need is a few blankets and some delicious food. It’s a chance to to bask in the sunshine and spend some quality time together.


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