Contact the Aspire Team
Our Aspire team is a group of staff who give their time to organise fundraising and engagement events.
If you are a local organisation interested in supporting Swindon Carers Centre, either by holding an event, donating prizes or becoming a business partner please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can contact our Partnerships Manager Judy Evans by emailing email@example.com or calling 07540 703247.
Have you considered making Swindon Carers Centre your workplace Charity of the Year?
Join us each month for our lottery club and a chance to win cash prizes while helping support Swindon Carers at the same time.
Would you like to support our carers and have the chance to win a monthly cash prize? Do something different and sign up to join the Swindon Carers Centre Lottery Club.
Our 50:50 Lottery Club raises money to enable us to support carers. It’s called the 50:50 club as half of all proceeds raised each month are allocated to SCC, which will help us to provide services for carers in Swindon. The other half is retained as the prize fund to be won by club members. After the draw, we will post the winning numbers on our website (your personal details will not be featured). If you are a winner, we will contact you to tell you the good news!
It really is that simple! You’ll be helping Swindon Carers Centre with a donation and be in with a chance to win a prize every month.
We appreciate not everyone is comfortable with Internet banking so you can either join our 50:50 club online or by completing the paper form on our leaflet and posting it.
|Join the 50:50 Lottery Club Online||Join the 50:50 Lottery Club via Leaflet|
Once registered, we will send you a letter shortly after confirming your lottery numbers and details of how to pay.
If you are already a member of our Lottery Club, please remember to let us know if your contact details, home address or bank details change.
Organise Your Own Fundraising Activity for Swindon Carers Centre
You can create an online fundraising page for Swindon Carers Centre in just a few minutes where people can donate online and help spread the word. After a few quick steps, you will be able to share your story on email and social media and will be able to start receiving donations for Swindon Carers Centre.
To view our JustGiving and create your own fundraising page, click here.
To create your page, click ‘Fundraise for us’. If you are an existing JustGiving account holder, simply enter your account details to log in. If you do not have an account, enter your email address to sign up to JustGiving (this won’t cost you anything!).
Set up a fundraising page
- Include your story.
- Make sure anyone who visits your page knows why you’re fundraising for Swindon Carers Centre and what it means to you. They’re probably on your page because they care about you, so make sure they know it matters.
- Let everyone know how you’re going to fundraise and remind them that their support will make an incredible difference.
- Set a fundraising target – people who have a target on their page raise up to 46% more!
- Make sure you’re sharing how much you hope to raise, and when you’re getting near that target. You’re much more likely to smash your goals this way. Once you reach your target, you could set yourself an even higher goal. The sky’s the limit!
Upload a photo
Or a whole album of photos! They make the page more personal and help tell your story. If you’re fundraising in support of someone close to you, it could be really nice to include a photo of you together.
If you’re taking on a challenge, like 25 press-ups a day for 25 days, or preparing for an event, make sure you’re updating your page and letting people know how you get on. You could raise around 6% more for every update you make, so make sure you’re uploading photos and telling everyone about your progress.
Include your offline total
If you’re also collecting funds offline using a sponsorship form, or a collection tin, make sure you update your page so family and friends can see the full total you’ve raised.
Share your page
Once your page is updated and ready to go, share it far and wide! Post it on your social media, send a mass email, text it to your mum, make a leaflet for your neighbour. The more people that know about it, the more people can get involved! Don’t forget to share it a few times, especially when you’ve posted updates about how your fundraising is going to keep everyone in the loop.
You can support Swindon Carers Centre when you shop with Amazon. To do this, visit smile.amazon.co.uk and click ‘get started’. This will give you the option to select Swindon Carers Centre as your chosen charity. You will need to switch to Amazon Smile, rather than using www.amazon.co.uk as there is no default setting for this shopping option.
As an alternative, Smilematic is a free Google Chrome extension that will automatically turn your everyday Amazon purchases into AmazonSmile donations.
Great news! We’ve registered with easyfundraising, it’s a great site where you can help support Swindon Carers Centre raise funds simply by doing your everyday online shopping! Help raise funds for Swindon Carers Centre whenever you shop online!
Over 3,300 big name retailers are included, such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden and M&S.
Every time you shop, you’ll raise a free donation for Swindon Carers Centre every time, it’s that easy and it’s completely free! Over £20million has been raised for causes just like us so far.
Making a gift in your Will, will help support our work. You can leave a specific amount (a pecuniary gift) or part of whatever is left over once gifts of money and specific items have been distributed (a residuary gift).
How do I leave a pecuniary gift to Swindon Carers Centre?
The following wording is for a pecuniary gift to Swindon Carers Centre:
“I give free of tax to the Swindon Carers Centre of Sanford House, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 1HE Registered Charity No: 1061116 (England and Wales) the sum of £_____ for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of its Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge”.
How do I make a residuary gift to Swindon Carers Centre?
The following wording is for a residuary gift to Swindon Carers Centre:
“Subject to the payment of my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I give the whole/____% of my estate not otherwise disposed of by this my Will to Swindon Carers Centre of Sanford House, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 1HE Registered Charity No: 1061116 (England and Wales) for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of its Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge”.
Help preparing your Will
Dying without a Will can create many problems for those left behind, at an already difficult time.
Whether you have a Will already, or you’re planning to write your first Will, a solicitor can discuss the options with you and make sure your wishes for your family and any charities can’t be misunderstood later on.
Bevis Law of Swindon is offering a 10% discount on their usual fees for preparing Wills to carers registered with Swindon Carers Centre.
They can be contacted on 01793 532 363 or via their website at www.bevirs.co.uk.
Contact us so we can provide you with a confirmation letter of registration with Swindon Carers Centre.