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Fundraising is vital for the NGVFA. Without the continued support of individuals and businesses around the country we could not provide the excellent services offered to our members.
There are lots of different ways for you to get involved; here are a few ideas to get you started:
Get involved in a charity challenge and raise funds for the NGVFA whilst you do it. Whether it is running a marathon, jumping out of a plane, or shaving off your hair, taking part in a charity challenge is a great way to raise funds and have a great time whilst you're doing it.
The NGVFA have a dedicated online website in partnership with Just Giving where you can make a free online fundraising page in minutes:
"Create a fundraising page today": www.justgiving.com/ngvfa
Alternatively please contact us for sponsorship forms.
You can donate directly in the following ways:
Every donation, no matter how small, makes a difference. For more information on how to donate as an individual see our section Make a Donation, and remember if you pay tax, for every £1 you donate the NGVFA can claim another 28p in gift aid from the Government.
The NGVFA are ideally placed to build a close and rewarding relationship with one or more corporate partners. This can help to build a positive public perception of your company, as well as increasing employee motivation.
There are a number of mutually beneficial ways for companies to become involved with the NGVFA, which include:
Donations - A tax effective way of enabling your company to provide support to the wider community.
Match Funding - Offering your employees the opportunity of doubling the money they raise for the NGVFA.
Making the NGVFA your Charity of the Year - Enhancing and promoting your business whilst raising vital funds for the NGVFA.
There are all kinds of events, going on all over the country, all year round, and every single one of them has the potential to be a fundraising event for the NGVFA.
Whether it’s an air-show, a local park fun day, a tombola in a supermarket, or an agricultural event, if you, your family or your friends can spend even just one day a year running a stand for the NGVFA, with the money raised you could help hundreds of veterans receive the support they deserve.
The NGVFA staff and members attend events all over the country and help is always needed for manning the stalls or even just setting things up. If you would like to help please contact us. Alternatively if you would like to organise something yourself please contact us to discuss our fundraising events kit.
Currently the NGVFA have around 100 tubs spread across the U.K. collecting much needed funds for our cause, and also helping to raise awareness of the charity.
Each tub can raise £50 for the charity, but we need to get more out there. It takes a very short amount of time to do, and can return a large amount of funds. Do you or your family know anyone with a shop, a restaurant, a pub, a fish and chip shop, anywhere you think might take an NGVFA tub?
With the money earned from one tub you can help provide a session of counselling for a Veteran, or keep the 24 hour free phone number going for 6 more months. If you are interested in taking a tub please contact us.
The NGVFA have a wide range of merchandise available, including:
With a percentage of every item sold going towards the NGVFA’s continued support of Veterans.
To view the full catalogue go to the NGVFA Shop.
Easyfundraising is a free fundraising service where you can raise funds for the NGVFA when you shop online. And you don’t even have to leave the house, just relax with your cup of coffee and shop.
Choose from over 500 of the UK's best-known retailers including many popular names such as PC World, Amazon, Debenhams, Comet and HMV, and when you shop a percent of every purchase you make can be donated directly to the NGVFA.
It doesn't cost a penny extra and you can raise funds just by shopping through this site. For example, spend £25 with WH Smith and 3.5% will be donated. You will have raised 88p, at no extra cost to your purchase. Make any purchase from Amazon and 2.5% will be donated, or purchase a mobile phone from O2 and earn £17.50, and so on.
You can shop with 500+ Brand Name retailers and to raise funds, you just use the links from this site first - it's that simple!
Easysearch is our charity search engine where you can raise funds for the NGVFA, simply by surfing the Web!
Easysearch is completely free to use, so this is a great way to support us just by searching in the same way you would with Google.
Log onto this site and save it into your favourites or even make it your home page and for every web search you make the charity will receive a donation.
After securing the financial future of family and friends you may decide to leave a gift to a chosen charity in your will.
The NGVFA welcome any kind donations from individuals in their wills. They provide much needed income, and without the generosity of others the NGVFA could not continue to support our veterans and their families. So if you would like to leave a gift to the charity in your will please contact us.
The NGVFA have a "Planning ahead" booklet for members - a guide to help plan for before and after a death; this also contains some information on putting together a will. Contact us for more information.
Instead of sending flowers when someone close dies, friends and family sometimes prefer giving a donation to a particular cause in memory of a loved one.
Donations like this go a long way towards helping the NGVFA to continue providing services that make such a difference to the daily lives of so many veterans.
There are so many different ways you could help to support the NGVFA it would be impossible to list them all. But here are just a few small ideas that can make a big difference:
In addition, if you can send any of the items listed below to the NGVFA offices we can convert them into a cash donation or use them for tombola or raffle prizes.