Buy a Night

Fundraising Ideas and Volunteering Opportunities

There are so many ways to help us raise funds and enjoy yourself at the same time. Fundraising goes towards our Buy-A-Night campaign to support our compassionate housing, equipment and resources for Guernsey's Neonatal Unit and our beloved Baby Boxes. Scroll down for some inspiration.

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Volunteers for Sure Guernsey Marathon

We are delighted to be supported by the Sure Guernsey Marathon as a 'Partnered Charity' which will be happening on Sunday 2nd April. You can still support this community event if you're not running, by signing up to be a Course Marshal. Volunteers play a huge part in the successful running (literally!) of an event like this, and Marshals help to make sure that runners stay safe, and motivated, on the course. You will need to be available for 2 - 5 hours (depending on the location, which you can choose) and will be given a detailed virtual briefing beforehand. You'll also get the best view to cheer on friends and family. To become a marathon volunteer, please click on the button below.

World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day takes place annually on 17th November, which is also the PPBF's anniversary. Businesses, schools and individuals can get involved by wearing purple for the day, for a donation of £2 per person. You could also host a purple themed bake sale at work, get creative at your local kids club with purple face paint or offer your customers a purple manicure. There is an idea suited to everyone, and we'd love to see all things purple!

Buy-A-Night themed fundraisers

To raise money for our compassionate housing next to Southampton Hospital, you could host a Buy-A-Night themed fundraiser with Nighty the Owl cupcakes. Click below for the recipe. This is also a great opportunity to fundraise during a 'lazy day' by spending the day in your PJs or comfy onesie. If you're working from home, then get comfy while raising funds to bring comfort to families who need it most.

Host a Night

If you're more of a night owl, then why not Host a Night to raise funds for the PPBF? From smaller group gatherings and quiz nights to bigger, ticketed events, we're grateful for every night hosted. Click below to find out more.

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A great way to help us raise funds is to set up an account on easyfundraising - feel good shopping and then use this to do your online shopping. We receive commission from all your shopping and it doesn't cost you anything extra.

Sponsored events

Sponsored events, from running a marathon, to sponsored swims or even sponsored silences; getting fit or trying something new can be great fun. We're delighted to be supported by the 2023 Rotary Walk and Sure's Guernsey Marathon, both of which offer opportunities to get outdoors and fundraise solo, or in teams.

Please contact us if you would like to set up an online sponsorship form here on our site. We can also help with running shirts and hoodies.


Donations can also be made in the form of knitted items. Small teddies and fuzzy 'Nighty the Owls' are perfect additions to our premature baby boxes, as well as blankets, gloves, hats and little booties. Click below for our favourite patterns.

Dress down days

Make next Friday a dress down or dress up day, while asking for contributions to help us raise valuable funds.

Thank you to the wonderful friends of PPBF