Money is always our limiting factor, but it is just one way you can help us. Time, skills and expertise are also much needed as we continue to receive more applications than ever before. We've broken down the different forms of donations you can offer us to show you what can be achieved by each.
What Your Donation Can Do
Similar to skills we often simply require people who are willing to help. You don't need to have any experience with working with charities, raising money or supporting those most in need... just a willingness to learn and some spare time you'd like to use for something life changing. Our volunteers work with us for various reasons including the rewarding nature of helping people, the community aspect of working for a common goal and, because some of our fundraising events include physical acitivities, the added exercise gained by joining us for our fundraisers!
Regular giving, by direct debit or standing order, is the most common form of giving we have. A regular and predictable income allows us to plan ahead and enhances our confidence in working with the most disadvantaged and more complex recipients who may require ongoing support. This is particularly true of those who receive professional help through Physiotherapists or Occupational Therapists and ensures a non-interrupted care pathway.
Regular giving also ensures we can set aside a small percentage to enable us to complete our four big fundraising events each year. For more information about these fundraising events and how you could get involved, please visit our homepage or our Facebook page.
Please do not underestimate the impact a once-only monetary gift can mean to us. Every pound given is applied to providing equipment such as wheelchairs or powerchairs, or to skills including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and other clinical specialists. Every single donation also speaks volumes to us about the individuals who have taken their time to lend their support. We are encouraged to know we have your backing and commit to being good stewards with your donations.
A large proportion of our board members offer us their skills at either no cost, or a vastly reduced cost, to enable us to provide professional support. Without this form of giving we would not be in the position we are today. If you have skills you think could be beneficial for us we'd love to hear from you. Particular areas we're seeking experience in include administration, fundraising, social media and website management.
You would only be expected to give as much as you'd like to give, which may be as little as attending one of our fundraisers per year up to a full time position on the board of trustees where you'll be playing an active role in managing cases and providing the frontline help.
For more information about applying to give your skills please contact Lu on email@example.com with a short paragraph about yourself and what you'd like to offer.