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Discover how you can get involved with STRM – SEND the Right Message Charity, from fundraising to raising awareness.

We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator, the independent regulator of charitable fundraising. The regulator sets and promotes the standards for fundraising practice.

As registered members, we aim to adhere to the Fundraising Promise and the Code of Fundraising Practice, ensuring our fundraising is;

  • Legal
  • Open
  • Honest
  • Respectful
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Why we need to fundraise?

Charities rely on fundraising to support their work and achieve their goals. Fundraising helps charities to raise awareness about their cause, generate donations, and fund their programs and services.

The money you raise goes straight back into the charity’s work in supporting some of the most disadvantaged people in society.

Without fundraising, it can be challenging for charities to raise the necessary funds to operate and to aim to make a difference to the families we support.

Before raising funds for STRM, you must read this information, as charity fundraising is regulated by law.

Please also refer to www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk and www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk to ensure you comply with any fundraising codes of practice relevant to your event.

£5 donation provides the membership fee for one family for a year.

The £10 donation provides the membership fee for two families experiencing financial difficulty for a year.

£15 provides a parent carer with an online or in-person support session

£30 provides a parent carer with specialist talk or training session

£60 enables us to provide one-off support sessions like the Cost-of-living Crisis Sessions

£75 provides a parent carer with a Disability Benefit appointment or Family Remedy appointment

£156 provides a child or young person with a place at our Bouldering Club for eight weeks.

First, thank you’ for choosing to fundraise to support STRM – SEND the Right Message Registered Charity.

If you want to raise money, we can send you our fundraising pack and support you in raising awareness of your event.

We can also provide collection buckets and sponsorship forms to help you with your fundraising activities.

An easy way to raise money and support for STRM is by placing one of our collection pots in your workplace or a restaurant, pub, or hairdresser you may visit regularly.
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• Staff engagement and morale
• Positive brand association and Corporate social responsibility
• Increased networking opportunities
• Team building

Put charitable giving at the heart of your workplace. Give As You Earn is simple to implement and enables employees to give straight from their salary before tax, which means each donation goes a little bit further but costs your employees less.

Sponsoring one of our events is a fantastic way to support us with excellent brand awareness amongst your customers and our supporters.

Here are our top corporate fundraising ideas to engage your team and raise money for a good cause.
• Raffle
• Bake sale
• Bingo
• Pub-style quiz
• Auction
• Shave your head/wax your legs challenge
• Sponsored silence
• Fancy dress/dress down day
• Manager baby photo competition
• Office sweepstake
• Sports day
• Film night
• Spare change bucket
• Guess the number of sweets in a jar
• Bring lunch to work – donate what would have been spent eating out
• Foreign coin exchange

Get in touch if you would like to support us

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Raise funds for STRM when you shop online!

Is there an easier way to support us?

If you shop online with retailers like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Tesco, iTunes, or eBay, then why not sign up for easy fundraising and raise money for STRM at no cost to you or us?

Supporting STRM could not be easier; it takes just three simple steps:

  1. Join – Go to org.uk and sign up for free
  2. Shop – Whenever you shop online, head to easyfundraising first. There are more than 7,000 brands available, so pick the one you want and start shopping
  3. Collect – After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a free donation to STRM – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra.

Use Easyfundraising’s Donation Reminder!

This is a browser extension plug-in that, once you have downloaded it, pops up automatically when you shop to let you know when a donation is available on a brand’s website.

To get started, click here!

Enjoy the feeling of making a difference, and have fun!

Here are some fundraising ideas.

Organise a pub quiz down your local – you could even approach local businesses to donate a prize.
• Ask family and friends to donate money instead of gifts for a special occasion.
• Take on a sponsored challenge – from a skydive to a marathon, there is always a new challenge you might like to try.
• Organise a charity evening, like a dinner or bonfire night, with your friends, church, or rotary club.
• Hold a Christmas carol concert or Pancake Day fundraiser, or similar
• Organise a raffle

Whether you are a student or a staff member, everyone can get involved with fundraising at your school.
• Hold a non-uniform day, and ask pupils to donate a pound to participate.
• Organise a talent show with students (and staff) showcasing their talents to a paying audience.

Rally your work colleagues or customers to pull together and make a difference.
• Hold a raffle with work-themed prizes.
• Organise an office tournament. Friendly competition is great for team building, whether it’s a football match or a bake-off.
• Have a dress-down day in the office in exchange for a small donation.

Click here to contact us for our fundraising pack.

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JustGiving is the world’s most trusted platform for online giving. We help people raise money for charities and those they care about the most.

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British Airways have set up a community initiative create a better, more sustainable future, called BA Better World

For more than 30 years, British Airways has supported community initiatives across the UK and worldwide. Now, with BA Better World Community Fund, they are creating more life-changing opportunities and generating more positive impact in the communities we serve by offering up to £15,000 in extra funding to eligible projects that crowdfund.

STRM were lucky enough to have their application accepted and continue to raise funding for our Bouldering Club.

Facebook covers all donation processing fees when you start a non-profit fundraiser on Facebook.

Note: If you have blocked the Meta page, you won’t see the Meta donation on your fundraiser. The donation will still be made.

  1. On your computer, log in to Facebook.
  2. In the promotion in your Feed, either:
    • Select one of the non-profits we’ve suggested
    • Type into the search bar to find STRM – SEND the Right Message Charity
    • Select the STRM – SEND the Right Message Charity
  3. Under “Let’s start with the basics,” enter:
    • The name of the non-profit you are raising money for
    • How much do you want to raise
    • The currency you want donations to be in
    • The date you want the fundraiser to end
  4. Click Next.
  5. Under “Tell your story, “Enter:
    • A title for your fundraiser
    • A brief explanation for why you wanted to create this fundraiser
  6. Click Next.
  7. Under “Pick a cover photo,” choose one of the suggested photos.
  8. Click Create.

A message will pop up that congratulates you on creating your fundraiser. From there, you can invite your friends to donate, share your fundraiser in your Feed, or donate to the fundraiser yourself.

Donating foreign coins to our charity is a great way to make a little extra money to support us. Please bring it along to one of our support sessions or our office at Labyrinth House, or if you have a large amount, we can arrange a collection for you.

• Help us by donating any currency
• All foreign coins and banknotes
• Any old UK or Irish money
• All current UK coins & banknotes
• Any obsolete currency (pre-decimal)

Get in touch to arrange to drop off at our office. Contact:  [email protected]