Religious festivals have been in existence ever since the beginning of history. In fact, there are many strange festivals around the world. However, some of the religious festivals have become more popular than others. This is possibly due to the large number of people that celebrate them or because of the attention that it receives. Religious festivals are some of the oldest festivals that have been constantly observed over centuries. Below includes a list of some of the top 10 religious festivals celebrated around the world.

Easter & Lent

Many of our supporters love the idea of delivering eggs during the season of reflection and preparation, before the celebrations of Easter. This comes from a very good place, however, money donated at this time will have more impact on our children and families during the current outbreak. As they say, what can you buy with chocolate money?

Join our Egg-stra ordinary annual Easter Egg drive and give up the cost of just 1 egg. Your 'Bunny Money' will help us 'hop' through the Easter season!

Coming Easter 2022!


Be a Richard House Hero this festive season. 

Christmas Fundraising Ideas Poster

Why not send a Christmas Wish this year?

Wishing Stars Pack

Ramadan and Eid-Ul-Fitr

As our brothers and sisters around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan, join in a get creative!

  • Do simple acts of kindness
  • Donate your lunch or coffee money 
  • Teach or Learn something new each day 
  • Volunteer 1 hour a day 
  • Share a hadith with your friends and family each day 

Donate your Zakat to Richard House.

Guru Nanak Jayanti or Gurpurab 

Guru Nanak Jayanti is a time for happiness and fun - have fun for Richard House!

  • Akhand Path - Before the start of Guru Nanak Jayanti, a series of readings are performed. Find yours and spread the word of Richard House.
  • Nagarkitan - During the day before the festival, participate in a local Nagarkitan
  • Langar - Arrange a community lunch with a contribution to Richard House.

Diwali & The Festival of Light

Diwali is the perfect time to make yourself and your loved ones feel good, and what better than supporting Richard House.

  • Dhanteras - Donate unwanted items to a Richard House shop.
  • Naraka Chaturdashi or Choti Diwali - Take on a virtual challenge to help remove all sins.
  • Lakshmi Puja - Make oil diyas for Richard House.
  • Govardhan Puja or Padva - Invite friends and family to partake in prayer.
  • Bhai Dooj - Host a meal in aid of Richard House.

Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Richard House and have fun too!

  • Fortune Cookie Fundraiser.  These cute novelties are a simple fundraiser at any event. You could also use them as novelty tickets for a tombola.
  • Chinese New Year assembly, led by pupils at your school
  • Make and sell Chinese lanterns with family and friends
  • Do simple acts of kindness
  • Donate your lunch or coffee money 


Invite a speaker to your festivities

Our speakers and awareness volunteers are a great way to inspire your congregation about the work of Richard House. We have a team of trained volunteers throughout the Newham, Tower Hamlets and the surrounding London Boroughs who carry out talks to groups both large and small (from a minimum of five people up to 100) and give you the information you need to know about prostate problems. We know that talks can truly make a difference! 

Book a speaker

Contact Us

If you’d like to go down in history as helping support the most vulnerable children in our communities, contact us to find out just what we need to achieve our ambitious programme. Richard House is London's first Children's Hospice. Whatever your capacity to give, support or raise awareness, we have the most comprehensive plan to help seriously ill children across our community and we want to hear from you and how you can be a part of the journey! 

Whatever you decide to do, we will support you with whatever you might need from collection buckets to banners. Just let us know what you’ve got planned - email our Community and Events fundraising team or call 020 7540 0228 so we can start supporting you today.