Fundraise & Get Involved

Our Services are free of charge to all patients and their loved ones. We need to raise over £8 million every year to provide outstanding Hospice care to the local community.
To get involved with our fundraising activities, design your own, or make a donation, use the information on this page.

Join our Design a Lantern competition for local schools!

Design a Lantern Banner - Just Stars
Design a Lantern - Smaller

Hospice in the Weald is asking for a kind donation of £1 per pupil

Starlight Stroll is a special evening where friends, family and strangers come together to remember loved ones who are no longer with us. On the night of the event each participant decorates a lantern in memory of the special person they are walking for.

This year we want your pupils to channel their inner artist and get creative to decorate their own paper lantern with drawings, pictures and words inspired by one of our themes.

Choose one of our Design a Lantern themes for students to draw inspiration from:
1) Your favourite memory
2) What makes you happy
3) Your family

We thought it would be extra fun if you could incorporate an own clothes day as part of the competition so that students can express themselves through their art and style!

If you would like your school to take part please fill out the form below

We will be giving away arts and crafts prizes to the students with the most creative lanterns designs!


Best lantern design from all participating schools.

Hospice in the Weald fundraiser chooses the best lantern design, taking into account all submissions from local schools.


Best lantern design in your school.

School teacher chooses the best lantern design, taking into account submissions from every year.

3rd Prize - STAR OF THE YEAR

Best lantern design in each year.

School teacher chooses the best lantern design, taking into account submissions from individual year groups.

Competition Details

All students who take part are encouraged to donate £1.
100% of money raised will be donated to Hospice in the Weald.

Once you have completed the sign up form, a fundraiser will be in contact with you to arrange a day to drop off competition materials. This includes lantern templates (equal to amount of students in school) and secured donation buckets.
Teacher’s will be in charge of choosing the best designs from their school for the following categories:
– Best design from each year group
– Best design from the whole school
The winners should then be given a real paper lantern to design with the same artwork as their template.

The school should scan and submit their ‘Best design from the whole school’ design template to the Hospice. This will be used to decide the ULTIMATE SUPERSTAR winner which takes into account all school submissions.

Once winner’s have designed their lanterns and we have recieved all submissions, a Hospice fundraiser will collect the lanterns and donation buckets before providing prizes to the winners on the 15th of October.

Deadline for submissions: 11th October 2021

Starlight Stroll lanterns placed on the ground

For any questions regarding Design a Lantern, please contact Kinga, Relationship Fundraising Assistant, on 01892 820467 or email