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Christmas Fundraising

Christmas is a time of year when you can really get creative and go all out with entertaining fundraising activities in support of St Basils!

In the West Midlands and beyond, a growing number of young individuals are being pushed to their limits. Financially, physically and emotionally. St Basils provides accommodation and support to over 600+ young people every night, across more than 40 supported accommodation schemes located in Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Solihull, Redditch, Kidderminster, Walsall, Sandwell, and Leamington Spa.

This Christmas, we are turning to our supporters for help. Your contribution can make a significant impact.

The demand for our services has never been greater. However, St Basils faces a shortfall of £8.93 per day for each young person in of our projects.

Take a look at our favourite Christmas Fundraisers for individuals, groups and offices, and when you’re ready, set up your festive fundraising page.

If you would like to speak to a team member about Christmas Fundraising, please get in touch via:

How can you support St Basils this Christmas? 

Make A One-Off Donation

Make a festive donation to St Basils online. We use Enthuse to take our donations with 0% fees, ensuring every penny goes to the cause of preventing youth homelessness.


Create A Festive Fundraising Page

Looking to fundraise for St Basils this Christmas? Take a look at our favourite festive fundraisers below and when you're ready, set up a fundraising page to collect your donations.

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Your Cards In The Post

Instead of sending out traditional Christmas cards through the post, donate to St Basils and The Birmingham Post will publish your Christmas card for all your clients to see.

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Christmas Wish List

Though we are in need of financial donations, we would really appreciate small gift items costing £5 or less for our young people during the Christmas period. For item ideas, visit our Wish List.

St Basils Wish List

How Your Donations Help


We know that when you are thinking about donating to a charity, you want to be sure your money is going to something worthwhile.

At St Basils, you’re not just giving money, you are investing in the future of the West Midlands and the young people who live here.


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Our Favourite Christmas Fundraisers... 

Christmas Jumper Day

Spread some festive cheer and organise a Christmas Jumper Day! From festive jumpers to headwear, ask your colleagues to dress up for a small donation.

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Gift Donations

Struggling to think of gift ideas? This Christmas, how about asking friends and family to donate to St Basils instead of buying you a present.

St Basils Christmas Appeal

Christmas Shopping

Support St Basils when shopping this Christmas... at no extra cost to you! Simply shop through EasyFundraising and help raise FREE donations for St Basils.

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Christmas Quiz

Become the ultimate Christmas Quizmaster this festive season. Test your friends and family’s knowledge on all things festive and see who can beat the quizmaster! Ask your your local pub / restaurant to host the evening to make it extra special.

Festive Bake-Off

Host a Christmas coffee morning or arrange a cake sale. Invite people to bake their festive treats and ask those enjoying a slice to make a donation. Consider turning things up a notch and making it into a bake-off competition, with everyone voting for their favourite!

Christmas Crafts

Coming Soon!

Through the Government’s Gift Aid scheme, St Basils can claim an additional 25p for every £1 donation. If you’re a UK taxpayer, you can increase the value of your donations by 25%, at no extra cost to yourself.

To make a Gift Aid declaration, click below.


Office Fundraising 

Decorate Your Desks

Get your colleagues to spend their lunch hour making their workspace as festive as possible. Ask participants to make a small donation, then ask a panel of judges to give a prize to the best desk!

Secret Santa

Ask the office if they would like to make a donation in their Secret Santa's name to St Basils! Alternatively, instead of spending £5 on Secret Santa pressies, ask your colleagues to set the limit at £4 and have everyone donate that spare £1 to St Basils.

The Golden Cracker

Purchase any kind of crackers and insert a golden ticket into the middle section. Ask for a donation for each cracker and split ‘the pot’ between the lucky winner and St Basils.

Guess The Angel

Ask friends or colleagues to bring in photos of themselves as a baby or toddler and then get everyone to guess who’s who for a £1 donation. You could even offer a prize for the person with the highest number of correct guesses.

Christmas Wreath Decorating

Hosting a Christmas wreath decorating party can be a fun way to celebrate the festive season and raise money for St Basils. Participants can pay a small donation to decorate a wreath - but make sure to provides lots of festive tinsel, baubles, and ribbons.

Advent Challenge

Why not try doing a daily challenge in the lead up to Christmas? This could be anything from running 5k every day to a daily yoga practice. To get started, decide what your daily challenge will be, set up a fundraising page and start sharing!