How You Can Help
There are many ways in which you can help, check out his list to see what you can do.
Organise an event of your own
It can be a simple coffee morning with friends, pre-christmas phoenix cards or bodyshop party or a large dinner dance, the choice is yours. Download our fundraising toolkit to help.
A very easy, tax effective way to donate to charities, so it costs you less to give more. This enables you to give to CMN straight from your gross pay, before tax is deducted. Most companies offer this now and you can register with your HR/Finance department within your company. For more information visit the Payroll Giving Centre website.
Pennies from Heaven
How does the Pennies from Heaven scheme work?
Employees sign up once and from then on every salary is rounded down to the nearest pound with the pennies donated to charity. If net pay was £850.34 then 34p would be donated. Donation is between 0-99p. The most you can ever give is 99p every time you are paid. And the taxman will add 25% at no cost to the donor or employer via gift aid.
For more information visit the website.
Charity of the Year
Please consider suggesting Caring Matters Now as your companies charity of the year. This way any fundraising events held at your company which involves all your staff or colleagues will raise funds for Caring Matters Now. Whether it be a cake stall, dress down day, fancy dress day, a team fun run etc…. For ideas download the fundraising toolkit.
Direct Debit/Standing Order
A regular monthly payment which can start from as little as £2 per month, email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Make a direct donation
Donate any amount through Just Giving.
Please make cheques payable to “Caring Matters Now” and post to:
PO Box 732
Don’t forget to gift aid your donation – Gift Aid increases the value of donations to UK charities by allowing them to reclaim basic rate tax on your gift, if you are a UK tax payer.
Remember to indicate if you are Gift Aid eligible on the JustGiving website or fill out a Gift Aid Form if you are sending a cheque donation or setting up a standing order. This allows us to collect an additional 25 pence for every pound donated from the UK government.
When you shop online, you can make a donation to the CMN support group through no extra cost! Please follow the instructions below and you will make a difference.
All major shopping stores and websites (including eBay, Amazon, ebookers, Expedia) are registered with www.easyfundraising.org.uk. If you go through the following link before shopping online, you will automatically donate a percentage of your retail purchase towards the CMN support group with absolutely no extra cost.
Click Here to go to Easyfundraising.
You need to first follow some simple registration steps:
- go to Easyfundraising and click on ‘Register as a User’
- find an organisation
- Click on ‘C’ and scroll down to ‘Caring Matters Now’
- Enter your e-mail address, name and make up a password
- Then log in from the home page
Please note biggest donations are from the insurance companies (house or car) and on-line travel booking companies.
Some companies are offering up to £32 donation per transaction or 3% cashback (that is £60 on a £3,000 family holiday!).
Sell items on Ebay
If you are selling items on Ebay, you can donate a percentage of your final selling price to CMN. You will also receive a fee credit on your basic insertion and final value fees equal to the percentage you donate every time you list an item for charity. It’s simple!
- Once you’re ready to sell your item, go to the Sell hub and select Advanced Selling.
- As you’re filling out the details, look out for the charity box just below where you set your price. Select “Caring Matters Now” to support and the percentage (10%-100%) of your final selling price that you’d like to donate.
Note: The minimum donation is £1 per listing.
- A week after your item sells, MissionFish (eBay’s charity partner) will automatically collect the donation from you.
See items currently being sold for Caring Matters Now here!
Leave a Legacy
We know that your first priority when making a will is to provide for your loved ones, but many people find that even after they’ve done this they can leave something to a cause they hold dear.
Leaving Caring Matters Now a gift in your will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support us. It costs nothing during your lifetime but will have a powerful impact for years to come.
There are a number of different ways you can remember Caring Matters Now in your will, depending on your circumstances. It doesn’t have to be a large amount, because every penny makes a difference.
You can leave a share of your assets
A good way to help is to leave a percentage of what is left of your estate or assets, after other gifts (and debts) have been paid. This is known as a ‘residuary bequest’. If you have already made a will, but want to add a residuary gift to Caring Matters Now, your solicitor can advise you on how you can do this without affecting the specific gifts you leave your family and friends. Also, inflation will not erode the value of residuary gifts over the years.
You can leave a fixed sum of money
You may wish to leave us a stated sum of money. This kind of gift is known as a pecuniary bequest. Alternatively, if you are concerned that inflation may erode your gift over the years, then it is also possible to leave an index linked pecuniary gift in your will.
You can leave a specific item of value
You may wish to leave us a particular item (known as a specific bequest), which can be sold to support our work. It could be property or an item of value such as an antique or a piece of jewellery. Many people ask us to arrange the clearance of their house after they have passed away.