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 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 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 Care throughout the local area by publicising our work.

For further information, please contact the Fundraising Team on 0115 9491264 or email