Category: News & Written by Simon On May-01-2020 11:07:39

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

The coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown has impacted our ability to raise funds with many of the events we had planned being cancelled. 
As a chart fundraising is essential to us and enables us to continue to provide the services that we run on a daily basis to help people across the Black Country area with their mental health.

During the coronavirus outbreak, our services have not been able to run as normal but we have been able to provide an increased level of support through our phoneline which are currently open from Mon - Fri 8am - 12am and Sat - Sun 10am 12am. We have also been able to provide online support for members of our peer support groups through Yammer. For the volunteers on our Gardening project at Wollescote Walled Gardens, we have been able to provide regular support over the phone as well as posting out things they can do at home whilst they are unable to attend the service. 

We would like to ask for your support on #GivingTuesdayNow to help us to regain some of the funds we have missed out on during the coronavirus lockdown. Below are examples of ways you can help to raise funds for us. It doesn't matter how much you are able to donate, every penny counts. Whether it is £1, £10 or even £100, it can all help us make a big change to someone else's life with the support we are able to offer. 

Things you can do to raise funds for us as part of #GivingTuesdayNow

Donate your commute

Whilst most of us have been on lockdown at home the money we would usually spend on our daily commute has been saved. Could you donate some of the money you have saved on your commute for #GivingTuesdayNow? 

Click the image below to donate now

Raise funds for us by shopping online

Now is a better time than ever to start that home project you have been putting off. Fixing up the garden or brightening up your indoor space? Raise free donations for us at your favourite home improvement stores when you shop via GiveasyouLive.

Click the images below to find out how you can raise funds doing your online shopping at no extra cost to yourselves. 


Take part in Ruth's virtual world tour and make a donation

Ruth is on a mission, a virtual mission, to cover 35009 miles around the world to raise funds for charities such as ourselves who have been impacted by the coronavirus lockdown. 

She has already raised £622 which will be divided equally between us, Acorns Children's Hospice, Mary Stevens Hospice, and Halas Homes. Many people have already joined the virtual world tour covering 1,317.52 miles!! You can view all activity and see some of the amazing people helping Ruth complete her tour around the world on the facebook page she has set up especially for the fundraiser here: https://www.facebook.com/GetActive4NHS-110951760550070/

Register with Strava; this is a free app that measures your activity.
🤸‍♀️ Join my club on Stava www.strava.com/clubs/charityvirtualtour ( if you really don't want to join strava you can message me each day with your mileage so I can add to the total)
🤸‍♀️ If you are walking please record it as a run on Strava otherwise your miles wont be counted
🤸‍♀️ Donate at least £5 to my charity fundraising page here https://www.justgiving.com/cr…/ruth-hill-598virtualworldtour
🤸‍♀️ Share the fundraising page with friends and family.
🤸‍♀️ Enjoy the journey.

Create a fundraiser of your own

If you have an idea for a fundraiser of your own you are able to create a fundraising page of your own through our JustGiving and Localgiving pages. 
You will get access to your own fundraising page that you can share online and with your friends or family that people can donate directly through as part of your fundraiser. We can also help you promote this on our social media. 

Click on one f the images below and you will see a fundraise for us option which will guide you through creating your own page. 

Donate directly

If you would rather just donate to us directly you can make an easy one-off payment by clicking the images below. or if you would like to you can even set up a monthly direct debit. 

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