Christmas is once again around the corner. For charities like Ufton Court, it’s such an amazing time of year full of generosity and giving. So how can you help charities this festive season? We’ve compiled our top five tips for making a difference…
1. Donate through the Big Give
Each year The Big Give launch their Christmas Challenge. For this, charities have just a limited amount of time to raise funds for their projects, all of which will be doubled through match funding!
We’re lucky enough to have been chosen to take part in the challenge. This year, we will raising money to fund Ufton Adventure residentials for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Therefore if you’ve been thinking of donating money this season, be sure to do it from 28th November – 5th December.
Your donation will have twice the impact!
2. Do your Christmas shopping through EasyFundraising
EasyFundraising.org.uk is a fantastic site which allows you to do your normal online shopping while raising money for charity.
Simply create an account and pick your charity of choice. You’ll then be ready to shop, with a certain percentage of the amount you spend getting sent straight over to the good cause you choose. Taking this simple step before you shop can collectively make a huge difference!
3. Have a clear out
Make space for all your Christmas goodies by having a clear out now! You can then donate any unwanted items to a charity shop, or as a prize.
Many charities will, like us, be using this season to host a number of fundraising events including raffles and tombolas. We’re currently busy rounding up prizes for our tombola at Sainsbury’s Calcot on 16th December. It’s amazing what you can find lurking in your cupboards.
4. Commit to a sporting challenge for the New Year
New year, new you? It’s never too early to start planning your big challenge for the new year ahead. Whether it’s a marathon, triathlon or fun run, sport is a great way to fundraise and get fit. So why not get a head start on your training?
Our Cycle Sportive will be back in 2018 bigger and better than ever, so stay tuned for how to get involved.
5. Set up regular giving
While one-off charity payments are of course extremely valuable, regular payments can provide increased certainty of income for charities all year round. Setting up a regular monthly payment, through payment systems such as BT MyDonate or through workplace giving, means that charities will spend the next year benefitting from your gift.
Would you like to help us this Christmas, or have fundraising tips of your own? We’d love to hear from you by email: email@example.com.