How your money will help
WBS is hugely appreciative of any support that you can offer. Every additional pound goes a really long way, especially given the limited budgets that the Service is run on.
Donations can be made towards the overall running of the service, or if you would prefer, you can support us with specific things in mind:
- Session contribution - £10: This can help cover some of the cost of a counselling session for a person in need of bereavement counselling and support. Donate once, or every week / month.
- Children’s counselling service donation - £50: We do not charge young people for counselling sessions, this donation can help cover the costs of providing more support to more children.
- Provide Assessment support - £100: Help us provide additional assessment support in hard to predict peak times by enabling us to bring in additional assessors – getting people help, faster.
- Counsellor Training contribution - £250: One of the reasons we are able to offer such a high standard of support is the training we provide to all of our counsellors, help us do more.
- Charity partnership: Our services are needed throughout the year for many different people and the need is growing. Funding sources are becoming ever more constrained. Help us continue our work and provide security for our service by becoming a long term funding partner. Enquire by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 020 7223 3178.
There are many different ways you can make a donation to support our work. You can send us cash or cheques to our office (including a gift aid form with your donation if possible). Alternatively you can set up a regular direct debit to support us monthly, or make a one off online donation - both through the easy and safe 'Donate Online' button below.
Understanding Gift Aid
Gift Aid makes your donation go further and it is very simple. If you are sending us cheques or cash by post, please print off and complete the gift aid form and include it with your donation. If donating online, you can fill in the Gift Aid information on the site.
Donating through Gift Aid means charities can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give and it won’t cost you any extra. Your donations will qualify as long as they’re not more than 4 times what you have paid in tax in that tax year. You must always tell any charities you donate to if you stop paying enough tax.
Over the years many people have raised funds for us in fantastic ways. Some through great physical challenges, some through the joys of baking, and some just by explaining what we do and asking nicely! Here’s some ideas if you wanted to help raise money to support our work:
- Sponsored walk or run: we all need motivation to complete hard physical challenges, and doing a run or walk for charity, can be a great way to keep people going and help those in need too.
- Bake sale or Coffee morning: holding a bake sale and coffee morning has many benefits, it can raise money for a worthy cause and give people the chance to talk and support each other too.
- Office Collection or Party: use an office event or party as a way to raise some money by asking people to give a donation instead of buying a ticket (but make sure you ask your boss first!)
- Sponsored talk: if you know someone interesting or inspirational, why not ask them if they would donate their time to come and talk about their life, then sell tickets to raise funds for us!
- Charity raffle: ask people or local businesses to donate some prizes then organise a raffle and sell tickets to raise funds. It is a fun and very low cost way to support charities and everyone can help.
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