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7 ways to support Strode this Christmas!
There are many ways to support Strode this festive season. Here’s how you can make an impact on the lives of children and adults with disabilities this Christmas.
In the season of giving, it can be overwhelming to know how you can support your favourite charities, especially when your budget is tight. Here are some of our top tips on how you can make a little contribution this year, no matter your budget!
1. Secret Santa Christmas Appeal – We are once again running our Secret Santa Christmas Appeal, we have an Amazon wish list packed full of gifts that our residents have asked for that you can buy for them! All you need to do is pick an item, buy it, select it to be sent to Strode Park Foundation and we will deal with the rest. There will be presents to suit lots of different price ranges, starting from as little as £3! Help add a little bit more joy to each of our residents’ day and be a Secret Santa! See what’s on the wish list: www.strodepark.org.uk/secretsanta
2. Shop using Amazon Smile – Amazon Smile is a great way to shop your Christmas presents as you would usually do, whilst also contributing to a Charity. At no extra expense to you Amazon Smile will contribute 0.05% of your purchase to Strode Park Foundation. You can use all your usual Amazon logins, just make sure to pick Strode Park Foundation as your chosen charity! www.smile.amazon.co.uk
3.Volunteer at an event – We are always looking for volunteers to help at our events. We have events throughout the year that need volunteers to help us run. If you are interested in joining the team, even for just a one-off, email firstname.lastname@example.org
4.Christmas Cards – We have a whole range of Christmas cards on sale this year that will be raising money for Strode Park Foundation, so make sure you grab your favourite pack whilst they last www.strodepark.org.uk/shop
5.Donate your unwanted gifts – Now and then we all receive a present at Christmas that we appreciate but have no use for. Turn that around and donate your unwanted gifts to Strode Park Foundation for us to use in our Fundraising, such as our raffles or for us to sell online or in our charity shops! You can donate your gifts by booking a slot at our donation bank by calling 01227 373292.
6.Quiz Night – December is the month of celebration and meeting up with friends and family, why not turn one of these nights into a chance to raise money for Strode? Set up a quiz night, whether in the pub, at home or over zoom, make sure everyone donates to participate! Quiz nights not for you? Download our festive fundraising pack which is full of ideas on how to fundraise this festive season: www.strodepark.org.uk/get-involved/fundraise-for-us/
7.Sell online – We all need a clear out before Christmas to make way for all our new presents. How about selling some of your old items online and then donate the money you raise to Strode Park Foundation. You can donate what you raise online at www.strodepark.org.uk/donate
Thank you for supporting Strode Park Foundation this Christmas, from everyone here at Strode we hope you have a great festive period, Merry Christmas!