Friends groups are the cornerstone of our success, not only raising amazing amounts of money, but promoting our name and encouraging others to support us.

You can get involved and help spread the word by joining a Friends group or forming one in your area. There are no lengthy meetings or boring paperwork; all our Friends groups have to do is just that – be a friend to Treetops Hospice and have fun in all that you do.

Set up a Friends of Treetops Hospice group

If you would like to set up a Friends group, we’ll give you all the help you need.

The first step is to contact our friendly community fundraising team. Then get the ball rolling by inviting your friends to join you in whatever way you feel most comfortable. For example, you could hold a coffee morning or a lunch to spread the word. As your group grows, you’ll be amazed at the fundraising opportunities that arise, from balls and art shows to bring-and-buy sales and quiz evenings. We have a number of fundraising resources available to help and support you.

Join a Friends of Treetops Hospice group

If you would like to help Treetops in a fun and sociable way by joining an existing Friends group, please speak to our community fundraising team who will put you in contact with a group in your area. If there is no group in your area then why not ask your friends to help you start one of your own.

The groups vary in size and all our groups help us in any way they can. They raise funds by organising their own events or by supporting our main events organised by the community fundraising team. See our A-Z of fundraising for ideas of what sort of event you might like to organise.

They are also invaluable in our constant quest to raise the profile of Treetops Hospice throughout the local area by publicising our work.

Current Friends of Treetops groups

Swadlincote – ‘Trekking for Treetops’

Swadlincote Friends group ‘Trekking for Treetops’

For more details please contact:

Eila Bough | 07956 243141 | sammyjay838@yahoo.com

Joyce Chilver | 07753 700940 | joycechilver@yahoo.co.uk

Spondon Friends

Spondon Friends of Treetops Hospice

For more details please contact:

Jean Tunnock | 01332 679370

Val Perry | 01332 671147

Risley Friends

Risley Friends group

We have a friends group in Risley who organise a coffee morning on the first Saturday of the month.

Mary Rose | 0115 949 1264


For further information contact your local Treetops fundraiser:

Mary Rose
Community & events fundraiser Nottingham
0115 949 6930
mrose@treetopshospice.org.uk

Lauren Wildsmith
Community & events fundraiser Derby
0115 949 6931
lwildsmith@treetopshospice.org.uk