Fundraising

There are so many ways you can fundraise for us.  We have provided some ideas below:

COLLECTION BOXES

An easy way to fundraise is to host a collection box.  We have a number of local businesses who prominently display our branded collection boxes.  Each box is securely sealed and their Customers simply drop a donation, their change or spare coins into the box. We can even claim Gift Aid on the total to increase these donations even more. Better still, we will come and collect the box when it is full and replace it with an empty one. What’s more, when the total is confirmed we send you a certificate of the total amount raised that you can proudly display to publicise everyone’s achievements.   Simple! If this is something you would be interested in – just let us know.

SPORTING EVENTS

Sponsored events are very popular – walking, cycling, running, obstacle courses, mud run’s, swimming, even bungee jumps or parachute jumps for the more adventurous! We have even brave-hearted people had people doing the Boxing Day Dip for us. 

We are members of a number of online donation platforms which make fundraising much easier.  We have chosen these very carefully so large percentages of your donations are not lost to administrative fees. On-line platforms also save you having to collect in any sponsorship money after the event.  We can even set up a dedicated fundraising page for you and claim the Gift Aid.  This means we can claim back an extra 25% back from the government on every donation, without it costing you a penny more.  If this is something that would interest you, please get in touch.  We will be only too pleased to help.

SOCIAL EVENTS

Some easier and more popular ideas for you are:

  • Coffee mornings and Afternoon Teas
  • Cake bakes
  • Wine and cheese nights
  • Opening up your garden and charging entry
  • Quiz nights
  • Treasure hunts

We can even provide you with an official collection box for your event.     Above all enjoy yourself and have fun!

DONATE YOUR OLD CAR

We are also members of a scheme called Charity Car.  Yes, you can even donate your old car to us rather than scrap it.  It is so easy.  All you do is contact Charity Car.  They will arrange for your car to be collected and the value will be donated to us.  It’s as simple as that!  If this is something you may be considering, please contact us to let us know.

ONLINE SHOPPING

You can even raise funds for us without actually having to do anything.  Give As You Live and Go Raise are online shopping portals.  If you do shop online, then this may appeal to you.  Both sites have agreements with thousands of well-known high street stores and retailers who will donate a percentage of your total shopping value to us.  All you need to do go to the portal, choose MATRIX Neurological as your chosen charity, then go and do your shopping.  We will then receive a free donation from the store – so it doesn’t cost you anything.  It’s a win/win and so easy!

Some important things to think about when fundraising:

i)     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.

ii)    Please do not undertake door to door collections. People do not like strangers knocking on their doors asking for money.  You

iii) Street collections are rigorously monitored and you need to apply for a license from your local authority to undertake this type of activity. .

 


"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"
Headway; United Kingdom
"With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
Andrea Palacio-Navarro; Spain
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
Lucia Braga; Brazil
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
Caron Gan; Canada
"Brain development is complex and prolonged. Brain plasticity is influenced by a range of factors. Plasticity provides a base for neuro-rehab therapies and treatment"
Professor Bryan Kolb; Canada
"Families need to be properly supported as 'resilience' is key to delivering successful outcomes for children and young people."
Roberta De Pompeii; USA
"Often families don't have the financial capability to access services. We need to rethink how we deliver neuro-rehab services to children and young people"
Vicki Anderson; Australia
"Positive and coordinated neuro-rehab interventions for children and young people is proven to bring health improvements; improve independence; reduces the need for sheltered living; decreases vulnerability; decreases drop-out rates in schools; decreases youth offending"
Eric Hermans; Netherlands
Child 1 - Aged 14 and 3 years after a traumatic brain injury
2019 2020 Change
REASONING 301/800 426/800   +  125
MEMORY 181/800 304/800   +  123
ATTENTION 463/800 573/800   +  110
COORDINATION 47/800 309/800   +  262
PERCEPTION 158/800 374/800   +  216
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
Cerebra; United Kingdom

OUR MISSION: To work to remove inequalities for children & young people affected by acquired brain injury; and provide effective support to their families that makes a real difference.

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