Fundraising is vital to us.
We get grants from a number of major donors and we are extremely grateful to them for their support.
However, grants can often only be used for specific activities and so we rely on general fundraising to pay for many of our overall running costs, including staff and office costs.
Here are some of the ways you can support us.
- Make a single donation
- Make a monthly donation
- Donate to our a specific appeal
- Give in memory
- Leave a legacy
- Shop online
- Join Friends of Carefree Kids
- Gift Aid It
- Become a major donor
- £35 buys a Sahara sand tray
The Sahara sandtray is glass based allowing images underneath to be viewed or obscured. Sahara sand is a very fine sand, play with this material is a sensory and transient experience. The impermanence of marks made in the sand gives the child an opportunity to experiment freely with reduced anxiety.
- £35 buys play therapy DVDs
- £30 buys a puppet theatre
- £20 buys a cash register
- £20 buys a pop up tent
Make a monthly donation and you would really be helping us towards our running costs or allow us to put the money towards a specific project or the purchase of play therapy materials. Examples include:
- £15 buys a Bobo Doll
- £15 buys books for our library
- £15 buys an electric pump
- £10 buys play sand
- £10 buys paint
- £5 buys a box of slime
GiftAid is open to standard and higher rate taxpayers if you meet government requirements. Read here about Gift Aid on gov.uk and whether you are eligible and what you may have to report to HMRC.
- Contact us if you would like to know more about Gift Aid.
If we have a specific appeal to raise funds we will publicise it here.
Whether you are celebrating a special birthday or anniversary, or have lost a loved one, asking those closest to you to give a donation to charity provides a tribute to a special person and ensures that others are helped.
- If you are interested in giving in memory, please contact us for more details.
A gift in your will can make a lasting difference to local children.
- More about shopping online through Easyfundraising.
Be a Friend of Carefree Kids for a small subscription every year and we’ll send you a regular e-zine, invite you to meetings and keep you informed of our work.
- More about Friends of Carefree Kids.