There are lots of things you can do to help raise money for Down Syndrome Extra 21.
How We Use Funds
As all of our committee members are volunteers there are no wages, no offices, and no rent to cover and apart from administrative costs for stationery, postage, printing and consumables all the money raised is directed towards our cause.
- Subsidised outings for all our members and their families to events such as:
- Organising opportunities for our members such as weekly football, annual Firebreak Course and residential experiences
- Providing small grants to other local charities working with our members
- We also take part in training and information sessions for schools, professionals and other local groups
There are lots of things you can do to help raise money for Down Syndrome Extra 21. To start off, here are some ideas…
- Make a donation
- Hold a coffee morning / tea party
- Car wash at work / school
- Barbeque / Curry night / Chinese night
- Garage sale
- Auction of goods / services
- Garden party
- Car boot sale
- Non-uniform day at your children’s school
- Bingo / Race night
- Hold a raffle
Or maybe sponsored events such as…
- Go-Kart race
- Run in a marathon
- Car rally
- Bike / Motorbike race
- Paint balling
- Mountain climbing
- Hair / Beard / Moustache shave
- White water rafting
- Give up drinking / smoking
- Darts match
- Football match
Help organise an event…
- A dinner / barn dance / ball
- A fancy dress party
- A charity concert
Get others involved…
- Get the school council (or equivalent) at your child’s school to nominate Down Syndrome Extra 21 as their charity.
- Or get your work place to do the same.
- Approach your local golf club / Rotary Club / Masonic Lodge.
More than 90% of our vital income comes from voluntary donations. Any sum you can donate, no matter how small, is hugely appreciated.
You can make an instant donation online through JustGiving. Alternatively, please contact Deidre Clements for more information or to find out how to pledge.