There are several ways to support us this Christmas, here are some ideas:
Donate to our Christmas Appeal
This year families living with a rare genetic condition are being hit particularly hard by the cost of living crisis. Even before the huge increase in living costs, the extra costs faced by disabled people added up to more than £583 a month (source: Scope). Now, many of our families are having to sacrifice basic necessities like heating or food in order to meet the costs of keeping vital, often life-saving equipment running and to pay for transport to and from hospital.
The much needed family fun and respite provided by The Sandcastle Trust supports emotional wellbeing and resilience and improves quality of life. But we can’t do it without the generosity of our wonderful supporters.
Please buy a star for The Sandcastle Trust’s virtual fundraising Christmas tree and help us provide some light and sparkle for families affected by a rare genetic condition all year round.
You might like to donate and leave a Christmas message for someone special, dedicate a star to an affected family, donate instead of sending Christmas cards, donate in memory of a loved one, or to simply to show your support for The Sandcastle Trust.
You can also make your messages really personal by choosing the colour of your star and/or uploading a photograph.
Make your online Christmas shopping clicks count this year!
We’ve partnered with two popular fundraising schemes Amazon Smile and EasyFundraising – that support UK charities by donating a percentage of the price of the items you buy online. The percentage might look small, but it all adds up! Our supporters have already raised hundreds of pounds for The Sandcastle Trust by shopping online this way. It takes moments to set up and costs absolutely nothing, so why not get signed up today and start making a difference?
Amazon has raised £4.6 million for charity through the Amazon Smile scheme which donates 0.5% of the price of online purchases to a charity of your choice. When you shop at smile.amazon.co.uk, you’ll find the exact shopping experience as the same standard Amazon site, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your selected charity. You can sign up here or just turn AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app.
EasyFundraising has partnered with 4,300 retailers to raise over £33 million for charity. A percentage of your total purchase price is donated to The Sandcastle Trust at no additional cost to you (the amount differs from store to store). Whether you’re buying something on eBay or booking a holiday, it’s a fantastic way to make your shopping count. You can sign up here.