With the post-Olympics hangover having now set in, people across Great Britain are looking to sustain the marvelous positive feeling that has spread through the nation over the last few weeks. Some are booking last minute holidays, others are taking up new sports that they hadn’t even heard of before the Olympic games.
But if you can’t afford to go on another holiday, or in post-Olympic sobriety have thought twice about that taekwondo course you signed up for, then making a positive difference to the lives of people with disabilities might just keep that London 2012 feeling going!
Raising money for a charity such as United Response is a great opportunity to make yourself feel good, at the same time as raising vital funds for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health issues.
For example, raising just £90 could help United Response to buy a flood detector, a potentially life-saving piece of equipment for someone our charity supports with physical disabilities.
Sounds like a no-brainer, so far, doesn’t it? Yet most of us associate fundraising for charity with taking part in a death-defying stunt such as jumping out of an aeroplane or perhaps worse, dragging an aching body around a 26 mile course. But, it doesn’t have to be this way!
There are a range of options for you to raise money for United Response without having to leave the comfort of your own sofa:
Shop online with Give as you Live. Every time you buy something online from brands such as Expedia, John Lewis and Play.com, United Response will receive a percentage of your purchase. On average you will raise £2.10 per month through what you already buy online – with no additional cost to you or us!
Play a weekly lottery with Cashcascade, and you could be in with a chance to win £50,000 each week. United Response is guaranteed 45p for every pound that you spend.
Recycle your old mobile phones and printer cartridges with recycle4charity.co.uk. United Response will receive £1 for every inkjet cartridge donated and up to £30 for every mobile phone donated.
Use a utility bill comparison website and save money on your bills using Switch and Save. It allows you to compare the gas and electricity markets to make sure you are getting the best deal. Plus, if you use this service to switch either your gas or electricity supplier, then United Response will receive a £7.50 donation.
Change your search engine to Everyclick and you can raise money for United Response every time you search the web! Everyclick has raised over £2 million for charities to-date.
So, start fundraising from your sofa today, and see if you can raise £90. You might just save the life of someone we support with disabilities.
Mark Schueler, fundraising officer