There are so many ways to fundraise:
Sponsored events are very popular – walking, cycling, running, swimming, even bungee jumps or parachute jumps for the more adventurous!
Some more popular ideas are:
If your activity is sponsored don’t forget to complete a sponsor form which gives each sponsor’s title (ie Mr/Mrs etc), first name, surname, full home address, post code, Gift Aid declaration (ie to tick a box which confirms the charity can claim gift aid on their behalf) and finally the amount of the donation.
This allows us to claim back the Gift Aid and means we can claim back an extra 25% back from the government on every donation without it costing you a penny more.
Above all enjoy and have fun!
Some important things to think about:
Keep yourself safe – before undertaking any activity that is physically demanding, we highly recommend that you find out the level of fitness required and, if necessary, check with your GP.
Please do not undertake door to door collections. People do not like strangers knocking on their doors asking for money and you need a licence from your local authority if you intend doing any street collections.
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"New parenting support intervention showed how parenting style is related to executive dysfunction in children and young people post brain injury. With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"When different organisations assess different aspects of a child's neuro-rehabilitation needs, everyone looks at things from a different perspective and highlight needs and conflicting priorities"
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"There are problems with getting people into neuro-rehab centres. Those most in need are often those most excluded due to a lack of socio-economic resources."
"When someone has a brain injury, early access to local, specialist rehabilitation is crucial to ensure the maximum recovery and make significant savings to the state in health costs"
"Participation in teen sports and normal activities leads to improved quality of life for children and young people post brain injury and helps to maximise outcomes"