Buy a Night

Host a Night for the PPBF

The PPBF manages and maintains compassionate housing right next to Southampton Hospital called Aggie’s Burrow, Isaac's Pad and Frankie's Den. These cosy, private and well-equipped flats are a lifeline for local families if a premature baby or critically ill child requires off-island treatment.

Our Buy-A-Night campaign, invites the community to safeguard the future of these vital flats, by purchasing and personalising a night of their choice. But, this isn’t the only way to help us maintain each ‘home from home’ and keep families together.

You can also Host a Night to secure many more nights, for families going through difficult and uncertain times.

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Host a Night

Whether you’re planning an event especially for the PPBF, or you’ll be donating a percentage of proceeds during an event that has already been organised, every night counts.

Below are just a few ideas to help with fundraising:

  • Dinner parties, cocktail evenings and balls
  • Quiz nights, bake sales and meat draws
  • Comedy shows, art exhibitions and casino nights
  • Corporate events, team building and networking
  • Book clubs, movie nights and dinner parties at home
  • Bingo, sports club meet-ups, evening yoga or fitness classes
  • Gigs, live performances and local bands
  • Family fun evenings, school discos and sleepovers
  • Open evenings, exhibitions and workshops
  • Speed dating and social gatherings
  • Seasonal events (think Christmas parties and Halloween Trick or Treating!)
Host a Night

Further Information

Looking for a venue?

Our friends at the Thomas de la Rue in St Peter Port are willing to offer their venue space free of charge (if your preferred date is available) for those hosting a night for the PPBF. You can get in touch with the team by emailing:

Our Hosts of Honour

Thank you to the below individuals, groups and businesses for incorporating the PPBF into their event by fundraising on the night.

Get in touch if you would like to Host a Night and appear on our special wall.

Host of Honour

Suntera Global

Suntera’s Guernsey office held a Winter Wonderland themed Christmas Dinner & Dance at St Pierre Park, while raising funds for the PPBF and Guernsey Cancer Support.

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Thomas de la Rue

The team at Thomas de la Rue held a Festive Charity Quiz Night with a raffle and entertainment, for the PPBF.

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Cock & Bull

During their last Meat Draw of 2022, the Cock & Bull decided to donate their ticket sale proceedings to Tom McGahy’s Haircut Fundraiser for the PPBF.

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TISE - Wine and Cheese Night

A Wine and Cheese night was hosted by The International Stock Exchange team. Staff brought in a selection of tasters, and prizes were awarded to the most popular choices.

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TISE - Quiz Night

The International Stock Exchange organised a Quiz Night with a raffle supported by local businesses at Les Rocquettes Hotel. The event raised over £1,000 and this will be matched by TISE at the end of 2023.

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Bingo Fundraiser

Loved ones of Skye – a Guernsey mum who urgently travelled to the UK with her son Noah, born at just 26 weeks – hosted a night for the PPBF, raising a fantastic amount of £1,915.

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Advisory Services Guernsey

With the help of their clients and Petersfield Garden Centre, Advisory Services raised £1,000 during a summer evening Balcony Gig BBQ, as the charity means a great deal to many staff members including Cathy Lloyd, her daughter Katie, Fiona Gomes and Dawn Sealey.

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Sara Edmonds' Fabulous Forty Birthday Party

Sara’s 40th birthday party at La Reunion raised £3,000 (50 nights) for Aggie’s Burrow as loved ones bought nights in lieu of gifts. This particular flat was a home-from-home for the family of Sarah’s niece, Lochie, who battled life-threatening lymphocytic leukaemia.

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First Intuition Guernsey

First Intuition Guernsey hosted an evening event to celebrate the company’s fifth anniversary. They chose to donate to three charities that are close to the hearts of their staff members, and the PPBF was grateful to receive £142 from the celebrations.

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La Fontaine

During their last night with La Fontaine Inn at the beginning of July, Dave and Jackie Galloudec raised £1,000 for the PPBF with live bands, bonus balls and burgers.

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Tim Thomson's 60th Birthday

Lifelong friend of the Priaulx family, Tim Thomson, hosted a birthday celebration at his local pub in Harrogate. In lieu of gifts, Tim asked guests to buy nights for the PPBF’s compassionate housing.

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Greenman & Millards Charity Bikenight

Over £2,000 was raised at the final Bike Night of 2023 which included a raffle to win a Royal Enfield and a generous donation from Widows Sons. A special thank you to Jason Rostron for his continued support.

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Always Elvis and The Farmhouse

  • Award-winning tribute to the King, Mike Cole as Always Elvis. The entertaining night was co-hosted with The Farmhouse Guernsey. About £1,200 was raised from the event. Thank you so much to Mike, The Farmhouse and everyone that supported this fun evening.

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La Perla Charity Event for the PPBF

La Perla, a family run restaurant, kindly held a charity day/night and raised almost £6,000 for the PPBF.  Staff charitably worked for free, and the restaurant opened earlier than normal to host a coffee and cake morning, as well as lunch and dinner. All takings from the event were generously donated to the charity and a raffle was also held on the night with local companies donating everything from food hampers to gift vouchers. Amazing, thank you all so much.

Thinking about a corporate sponsorship?

Hosting a night is just one of the many ways to support the PPBF’s projects, which include running UK-based compassionate housing, purchasing equipment for Guernsey’s Neonatal Unit and putting together Baby Boxes to reassure parents on the local unit. If you would like to find out more about corporate sponsorships, purchasing nights as a business or fundraising more widely, then click here.

Not a night owl?

No problem! There are plenty of daytime fundraising ideas to support our Buy-A-Night campaign. Click here for some inspiration, and don’t forget to mark 17th November in your diary – World Prematurity Day and the PPBF’s anniversary.

Thank you to the wonderful friends of PPBF