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Fundraising

Fundraising 

SOFT UK relies almost entirely on fundraising and donations for its work.

We are staffed by a team of hard working volunteers, who donate endless hours of their time to helping other families.  However we still incur costs in some of our work; family days, publishing information booklets, IT and administration, etc. 

There are many ways that you can help SOFT UK carry on doing this valuable work. Download a copy of our FUNDRAISING PACK to get you started!

 

 

 


Raise funds every time you shop!

Do you shop online?  Did you know that every time you buy something you could be raising money for SOFT UK?

That’s right - over 4000 well known retailers including M&S, Boden, Waitrose, House of Fraser, Vodafone, Virgin Atlantic and many more, will donate a percentage of what you spend to SOFT UK! when you shop with them.

It’s like nectar but instead of earning points, each purchase generates a donation. So instead of going directly to a retailer’s website, go to your chosen fundraising site first and choose the retailer you want to shop with – then everything you spend with that retailer earns a free donation for SOFT UK. It’s completely free to use and your shopping won’t cost you a penny more.

On average, each retailer will donate 5% of the cost of your shopping - and those donations soon mount up.

So whatever you need to buy, from your weekly grocery shop or fashion must-have, to your business travel, office supplies or mobile phone, buy it via one of these providers and  raise money for SOFT UK at no extra cost to you!

 

 Easyfundraising                           https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/softuk/

Give as You Live                                     https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/softuk               

Amazon                               https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1002918-0

 

 

 

Raise Funds Recycling

We have partnered with Recycling for Good Causes, to offer ways to recycle everyday items and raise money for SOFT UK at the same time. 

Donate your Stamps

You can now donate your used stamps to raise much needed funds for SOFT UK.  All kinds of stamps are welcome, on or off paper.
 
Simply cut or carefully rip the postage stamp from the used envelope, being careful that you don’t damage the stamp, and once you have a collection pop them in an envelope making sure you have the correct postage to:
 
SOFT UK
PO Box 16992
Sutton Coldfield
B73 9YA

(*postage needs to be applied*)

Jewellery and BankNotes

You can donate all your broken and unwanted jewellery to raise money for SOFT UK.  If you have any gold, silver, odd earrings, broken chains, costume jewellery and watches, you can recycle them at no cost to you whilst making money for SOFT UK.
 
We can recycle: 
  • Any jewellery – gold, silver, costume jewellery, watches, broken and damaged items (like odd earrings, snapped chains or items with missing stones).
  • Any unwanted banknotes – old and new, UK and foreign banknotes, including all the pre Euro notes that are now worthless to you.
If you would like to send your jewellery and banknote recycling to us, simply wrap, pack, print label and send!
Use your own envelope or jiffy bag, no bigger than A5 in size, and post free of charge by printing out this freepost label and attaching it to your envelope.
 
Please do not send coins to the freepost address above as the postage costs will far outweigh your donation.
 

Larger Items  

Alternatively if you would be interested in collecting larger items on behalf of SOFT UK you could start a Recycling Project with us.

For further information:

•  info@recyclingforgoodcauses.org
•  0800 633 5323

 
 

 


Sponsored Events

Do what you love and raise money for SOFT UK!

Whatever your 'thing', turn it into a fundraising challenge for SOFT UK. 

Keen sportsperson? Or fancy giving something new a go? Skydiving anyone? Or something more relaxing like knitting, or baking! We work with well known online fundraising platforms to enable you to easily create your perfect challenge. It takes minutes to set up an event, which can be easily shared with friends and family, in your communities or even with your local press. Online fundraising maximises donations and it simplifies everything for you.  Donations are collected on your behalf and paid directly to SOFT UK, so no pockets full of coppers or pesky banking. They even reclaim GIFT AID from your supporters, adding potentially an extra 25% to your total. It could not be easier, so start TODAY.


SOFT UK works with providers with no, or low, commission fees in order to maximise the donations you collect.


BTMyDonate charges no fees or commission, only card processing fees

VirginMoneyGiving charges 2% commission on donations, plus card processing fees

 

You can also download our offline sponsorship forms to collect donations for your event. 

Please remember to return these to us so we can claim GIFT AID.


Discover Adventure

Fancy a real fundraising CHALLENGE?


A Walking Marathon? Cycling in Europe? Or a trek to an Ancient Monument?

Whatever your idea of an exhilarating trip, Discover Adventure can turn it into a fundraising opportunity for SOFT UK.
We have partnered with them to offer you the opportunity to take part in fabulous fundraising challenges.  Discover Adventure take all the hard work out of your fundraising, by organising a range of OPEN CHALLENGES to choose from.  They offer a range of adventures in the UK and further afield.

Signing up couldn’t be easier. 
  1. Simply visit their website on https://www.discoveradventure.com/challenges#/holidays
  2. Browse their range of OPEN CHALLENGES.
  3. When you book, select SOFT UK as your chosen charity. 
 
Discover Adventure will take it from there…….

You can even fundraise online for SOFT UK using VirginMoneyGiving or BTMyDonate platforms.

And don’t forget to send us your Fundraising Stories for our newsletter and social media!

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