Our work needs your support, and we’ve made it easy for you to help us!
As a Charity, we are supported by many wonderful people, who volunteer their time and expertise to keep things running and always moving forward, but the help we can offer depends upon the donations we receive.
We’d like to let you know that we’re doing all we can to ensure that the maximum possible amount of the donations we receive actually goes towards our work, and we’ve put a number of things in place to ensure this.
Our ‘Donate’ button goes directly to our PayPal account, which has official Charity status, so they deduct the minimum in charges and fees from all the donations made (only 20p and 1.4% of all funds donated), we are registered with HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs) as a Charity and we’re in the process of finalising our Gift Aid status with them, and we have a ‘JustGiving’ account, which (as soon as the Gift Aid status is in place) will top-up all the monies raised on their fund-raising and ‘crowd-funding’ pages with Gift Aid contibutions from the government.
All this means that however much or little you can donate to us, we’ll have made the most of it, and will do our best to make it work!
eBay Charity Donations
Did you know that you can donate between 10% and 100% of the amount you win in your eBay auctions to a charity? Brilliant, isn’t it?! All you have to do is add us as a ‘Favourite Charity’, which you can do by clicking on this link, and hitting the button, ‘Save as Favourite’.
This simple process will really help us, and we’d be most grateful for your support!
Most people are familiar with JustGiving, the fund-raising site, and they are a fantastic resource for supporting the charities we care about. We are delighted to see that JustGiving have received over £50,000 in fund-raising done in Lee’s name, but these funds were raised for other charities. Now we are a registered charity too, it’s even easier for you to set up a sponsored activity and have all the money you raise on JustGiving come straight to us, as well as being topped-up by the HMRC’s Gift Aid scheme.
Something you may not know is that a number of other fund-raising organisations use JustGiving to gather the funds from the activities they organise, such as Ultra Challenge – they are holding a series of challenges during 2017, including the Thames Path Challenge, which already has people signed-up to, to raise funds for our Foundation. Ultra Challenge recommend that the participants use JustGiving as their fund-raising resource portal.
So, don’t hesitate to jump in to a new fund-raising activity, setting up your fund-raising page on JustGiving! They are very helpful to our Foundation, their site is easy to use, and now, all monies raised there come directly to us – it’s a win-win relationship!
Please Note: It’s better to set up a “Fund-Raising” page than a “Crowd-Funding” page, because “Fund-Raising” pages are automatically processed for Gift-Aid, which directly benefits us immediately – this doesn’t happen with “Crowd-Funding” pages, because Gift Aid can’t be collected from them.
Volunteer Your Time!
If you’d like to help us and have a few minutes to spare, we have a brilliantly simple scheme that really helps!
Some of you will have seen our Foundation’s “United Forces Team Lee” wristbands. They are a simple and effective way for people to show their support for our work, and they’ve proven to be very popular.
The wristbands are sold for just £2.00 each, and we now have some counter-top boxes for them, so they can be placed in shops, so people can easily pick up their own ‘Team Lee’ wristband. The boxes have their own self-contained money-box at the front, so its presence will support us without inconveniencing the store staff at all.
You can help by asking your local shops if they would be prepared to have a Lee Rigby Foundation wristband box on their counter. We can get the flat-packed boxes and wristbands to you, and advise on how to assemble them, and how to collect the moneies raised.
If you feel you could help us in this way, please get in touch.