Thank you for finding your way to this page. Now you’re here, get yourself a cuppa and have a think about all the different ways you can help us to support families living with A-T in the UK and Ireland.
Families Take Control
Families coming to terms with a new A-T diagnosis often find fundraising helps them take control of their life-changing situation and find a positive way forward. We love to work with our fundraising families and watch them transform a heart-breaking situation into something really special.
Joy said “To me there was no choice, after the initial shock the way forward it seemed to me was to fundraise because it made me feel useful in a situation where I felt helpless. I could try to help make life easier for others. The charity gave me hope, this was my attempt to give back to the organisation that has been a lifeline to our family for over ten years now. As the children have got older and have become young adults they’ve joined in with raising awareness and help with fundraising efforts too.”
Get sponsored, bake cakes, throw a party, be sporty, have fun
Friends, neighbours, work colleagues, schools and groups……….most people have something they love to do or have always wanted to try which can be converted into a fundraising opportunity.
So whether you’re keen to jump out of a perfectly serviceable plane, organise a football tournament, run a 10K, climb a mountain, hold a coffee morning or bake sale, you can make a big difference.
Our downloadable fundraising pack is bursting with lots of lovely ideas, hints and tips for you. If you want a hard copy, contact us or call 01582 760 733 and we will post one to you.
Online donation sites
We have two options for online fundraising pages which are not-for-profit sites and offer great value for your sponsors.
Whichever site you choose, please put your photo on it so your supporters will recognise you and explain in your own words why supporting the A-T Society matters to you. Telling your story in a powerful way will increase the size and number of donations you receive.
Be sure to share your fundraising page link across your social media and include it in your emails at home and at work. Make it easy for your friends to show their admiration for all you are doing by sponsoring your achievement.
To Crowdfund or Not to Crowdfund?
Perhaps you know or love someone with A-T and want to do something to give them hope for the future by fundraising for a particular project or item. Before you set up a crowdfunding page, talk to us. Most crowdfunding pages are set up for things we can help with like specialist equipment, respite holidays or home adaptations. Fundraising with the A-T Society means Gift Aid can be added to donations to help you reach your target faster.