There are so many ways you can fundraise for us. We have provided some ideas below:
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.
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.
Some easier and more popular ideas for you are:
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.
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!
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. .
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