Fundraise for us
There’s a million ways to help. Run a marathon, climb a mountain, go skydiving, have a party or cook for your friends…believe it or not probably anything you do can be a fundraiser! Gwen, opposite, Chair of our Board of Trustees, donates endless evenings to Solace and ran the marathon in bringing in an impressive £6,500!
Our fundraising pack will give you a few more ideas and we know that once you get started you’ll get the fundraising bug. And remember your pound is their protection and every penny helps! Fundraising for Solace can make a big difference to a family fleeing violence.
“Thank you Solace for being there. We had a really fantastic party and it’s great to know that the money we raised made a real difference to the safety of women and children in London”
Some success stories to inspire you
Sounds of Solace: £3,205.25 raised
An evening of bands, DJ’s, drinks and luxurious prizes organised by our brilliant fundraising committee – a good time had by all and £3,205.25 raised to support women and children. Thank you team!
All-round hero: £1,088.10 in 3 days
All-round hero, Liam Barrington-Bush raised an incredible £1088.10 for Solace Women’s Aid in just 3 days by setting up a just giving page. Actor and film maker Danny Dyer made controversial comments regarding domestic violence and released the film ‘PIMP’, a film glorifying violence against women, which did poorly at the cinemas. Liam Barrington-Bush challenged the online community to raise more money for Solace Women’s Aid than the film grossed. And he did just that by raising over £800 more than the film’s takings!
Running for a good cause: £6,680.54 raised, 26.2 miles run!
Following diagnosis and recovery from cancer in 2009, Chair of our Board of Trustees, Gwen Williams ran the 2010 London Marathon raising a total of £6,680.54 to support women and children. That’s what we call impressive!
Sponsored Walk: £364.97 just by walking
Polly Newport- held a sponsored walk and raised £364.97. You’re our heroine Polly!
Give up your birthday: £967.44 by 2 amazing women!
On their 40th birthdays good Samaritans Sanja and Marijana decided to pass up presents for donations. Their birthday fundraiser raised £967.44 for Solace Women’s Aid! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Armchair donations: Quick and easy ways to donate to Solace Women’s Aid
Vodafone Just Text Giving
Our supporters can now donate to Solace Women’s Aid by text message through our new Vodafone Text Giving Service. This is a quick and easy way to donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 from any mobile phone – all you have to do is text SOLA07 followed by the amount you would like to donate, for example: SOLA07£10 to this number 70070. (insert one of the banners/logos attached to this email)
eBay for Charity
We are also signed up for eBay for charity. Sellers can donate a percentage of the selling price of any item sold to Solace Women’s Aid and receive a discount from eBay on the seller’s fees – or just log into your eBay account and make Solace Women’s Aid your favourite charity! Visit http://ebay.co.uk/ebayforcharity/index.html to find out more.