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4 June 2021

Written by Lorraine Lea – Simply Home


PJ Bear is our cute and cuddly Party for Kids with Cancer® ambassador. We sat down with him to get his ‘bear essential’ tips for hosting a terrific fundraising event!


PJ Bear

What should hosts do to prepare for their event?

PJ: Make sure you’ve spoken with all your guests in the week before the event – everyone is busy, and sometimes people can forget! 

Encourage them to bring some friends along, as the more your guests spend at your event, the more you can donate to help find a cure for kids’ cancers through your Host Credits.

If you’re hosting an event at home, pick up some yummy nibbles and drinks and your Stylist will take care of the rest! If you’re hosting an online event, simply get into your comfiest jim-jam’s, pour yourself a drink, and relax while your Stylist sets everything up to go.


How can hosts make sure their friends are excited about attending their event?

PJ: The events that promise the most fun are always the best ones. If your friends like dress-ups, why not theme your party as a ‘pyjama party’? If they like wine, hold a tasting night and have everyone bring a bottle of their favourite wine to share. Just by organising a fun night of drinks, nibbles and shopping with friends, you can make a huge difference to kids impacted by cancer and their families.


What should you do if some of your guests can’t attend my in-home event?

PJ: If some of your guests can’t make it, explain that they can still help the cause by making a donation or purchase! Simply send your unique event shopping link through to them, and they can shop till they drop from the comfort of their own home.

What else can hosts do at events to raise money?

PJ: Donating your Host Credits is the best way to raise money, but you might also like to do some additional fundraising. For example, you could have a raffle or lucky door prize to raise some extra funds to donate. Talk to your Stylist about what they think will work best!


Where do the host credit donations go?

PJ: All the money raised during Party For Kids With Cancer® month is donated to Lorraine Lea’s charity partner, The Kids’ Cancer Project. All money raised in June will help fund cutting-edge scientific research that will eventually unlock the cures desperately needed to fight kids’ cancers. Together, we work towards our shared goal of eradicating childhood cancer once and for all!

By hosting a fundraising event in June you’re helping kids just like Ellie.

Cancer survivor, Ellie

What if guests want to help, but can’t host their own event in June?

PJ: There are so many other ways to get involved and help the fundraising effort. Start by talking to your Stylist. Guests may be able to attend another fundraising event, donate a PJ Bear to a sick child in hospital or make a cash donation online. Every little bit counts!


Find out more about Party for Kids with Cancer®.

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Lorraine Lea

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