We are living through unprecedented times and it is tough for us all. For us closing our doors has so far not been an option and you can follow our story through the Covid-19 Pandemic on our Facebook Page.
We know that not everyone can donate so we’ve come up with a few ways that you can continue to support your favourite charity whilst you are at home.
Regular gifts enable us to plan for the future because we know roughly what income is coming in every month for the year. As a result, setting up a regular gift as small as £3 a month can make a big impact in helping us to become more sustainable going forwards.
Everyone is finding more time for those things that they never have chance to do. From sorting out that spare wardrobe full of clothes to decluttering the whole house; from finally deciding to make that photo book of your travels to working out at home.
Whatever you are doing why not set yourself a challenge and get your friends and family to sponsor you. It’s also a great excuse to connect with them by giving them regular updates on your progress. Here are some examples of the challenges you could do:
On Friday 17th April a number of you got together with your household and built dens, put up tents in your back gardens and slept in for us.
Just because April 17th has been and gone does not mean that you cannot still Sleep In, we want lots of you to sleep out of your bed for one night, and have fun whilst doing so. What better opportunity is there to build a den in the living room than lockdown!
A simple way to raise money at no extra cost to you is to give through your online shopping. By signing up to Give As You Live you could be donating almost every time you make an online transaction, at no cost to yourself. Amazon also have a duplicate site called Amazon Smile that donates a percentage of the net amount of the item to your charity every time.
One positive of working from home is that the commute is free and probably only takes us all a couple of minutes. The downside is that we don’t have those interactions with our colleagues and the after work socialising is gone. So why not consider donating the cost of one of those commutes you no longer have to do.
Most importantly we want you to stay safe and stay at home, and then when this is over we can all meet up again and share those stories of our time inside.
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Thank you so much for all your support. If you have any questions about how you can get involved and support us during the Coronavirus pandemic and beyond then email email@example.com