a whip-round

a whip-round

  (British & Australian informal)
a collection of money among a group of people that is used to buy a present for someone We had a whip-round for Annie's leaving present.
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A punter's family had a whip-round at his funeral to put a bet on a horse in his honour ( then saw the long-shot come in at 40-1.
His family felt it would be fitting to let Jack have one last flutter and had a whip-round at his funeral.
TWENTY-FIVE former heart surgery patients had a whip-round and raised pounds 300 for Walsgrave Hospital's scanner appeal.