Fundraising

Donate Online

To make an ad-hoc donation through our preferred channels please click on either the Virgin moneygiving or Paypal images above to be taken through to the relevant sites to make your secure payment.

 

Is your New Year resolution to get fit?

Then why not run the Humber Bridge Half-Marathon or Fun Run for Downright Special?

The Humber Bridge Half Marathon and associated Family Fun Run (2 ½  miles) takes place on Sunday 24th June 2018 (http://www.humber-half.org.uk/)

Downright Special has 10 FREE places available for each event for anyone who would like to run for us.   (Entries usually cost £26 for the half-marathon and £5 for the fun run). We will also give you a Downright Special T-shirt to run in.

In return, for those running the half marathon we ask that your fundraising target is at least £150 and for those running the fun run the target is £25.

If you are interested being part of “Team Downright Special” then please email office@downrightspecial.co.uk and we will then send you the entry forms.  Places will be allocated on a ‘first come- first served’ basis.

 

Shop online and raise funds for Downright Special

ALREADY shop online? Why not help us at the same time?

There’s now a new and easy way for you to help us raise funds for Downright Special - simply by shopping online!

Easyfundraising.org.uk is a shopping directory that features some of your favourite online stores, including Ebay, Amazon, Interflora, Easyjet, Apple Store, iTunes, NEXT, Boots, M&S, British Airways, Debenhams, John Lewis, Dell, Toys’R’Us, HMV and over 600 others. All you have to do is use the links on the www.easyfundraising.org.uk site whenever you shop online and, at no extra cost to you, we'll receive a free donation of up to 15% from every purchase you make. It really is that simple!

It’s completely FREE TO REGISTER and use and you still shop with each retailer in exactly the same way. Many retailers even offer additional discounts and money saving e-Vouchers when you shop using easyfundraising.org.uk.

All you need to do is visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk and register selecting Downright Special as the organisation you wish to support. You still shop direct with each retailer as you would normally, but simply by accessing your chosen online shop from the links at easyfundraising.org.uk first, each retailer will make a CASHBACK DONATION of upto 15% to Downright Special.

Will I pay anything extra? No. You pay exactly the same prices as if you visited each retailer's website directly. Using easyfundraising.org.uk will not cost you a penny more than you would pay normally.

It seems very generous, but remember when you buy online costs are much lower. As there's no shop, salesperson, heating, electricity, rates, not even the cost of the bag to put your goods in, retailers are more than happy to help good causes when 'online' customers access their websites through the links on www.easyfundraising.org.uk them.

 

Fancy a Cuppa?

Calling all friends and family members. Why not have a coffee morning or a tea party to help us raise awareness around Downs Syndrome. Down Syndrome Awareness week  takes place on 19th-25th march and what better to celebrate than over a coffee or a tea and maybe even some home baking or chocolate goodies.

We've created a poster (click here) that you can use to help arrange your events.  And if you need anything else from us like collection buckets, leaflets, raffle or tombola prizes  then just contact Louise on office@downrightspecial.co.uk or call her on 01482 420160.​

 

Fundraising

As a charity we rely on the vital support of generous people and their fundraising in order for us to do the job that we do.

There are many things that you could do to help us in our fundraising efforts and all your help will be very much appreciated. You could:

  • Organise a raffle
  • Do a car boot sale
  • Have a coffee morning
  • Do a sponsored challenge:
    • A sponsored bike ride
    • A sponsored walk
    • A sponsored sky dive
  • Or something less physical like a sponsored silence

You could see if your place of work, or any business, would make us their chosen charity for the year.
Ask if any businesses would fund match an event you have organised.
Last, but not least, you could just make a voluntary donation.
 
Either sign up to VirginMoneyGiving or download our sponsor form.

There are other ways you can help too:
• Volunteer your time for any supermarket bag packing events we might organize.
• Donate prizes for future raffles.

We are extremely grateful to everyone who has already helped us by fundraising and we look forward to hearing from new fundraisers.

If you would like to contact us regarding fundraising, please contact us on 01482 420160 or e-mail us at: fundraising@downrightspecial.co.uk

From Twitter

Down Syndrome Awareness Week March 2018

Down Syndrome Awareness Week is 19th-25th March 2018.  Find out about our celebrations and how you can get involved by having a look here.

Spring Term Dates

Mar 23rd      
Apr 13th 20th 27th  
May 4th 11th 18th 25th

1st June (Half Term) - NO GROUP

Jun 8th 15th 22nd 29th
Jul 6th 13th    

Can't attend a session?

Please let us know if you cannot attend a session - either contact your group leader direct, or contact the office on 01482 420160 or office@downrightspecial.co.uk 

Friday Visitors

We regularly have visitors to our Friday sessions, whether they be healthcare professionals, friends from the community or old faces returning to have a catch up with us. Stay tuned for information of up and coming visitors