Rare Disease Day - 28th February 2015

How You Can Help

There are many ways in which you can help, check out his list to see what you can do.

It's Christmas Time!

It’s Christmas Time!

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CMN Challenge

CMN Challenge

Challenge yourself and raise money for Caring Matters Now. Check out the next CMN Challenge event.

Participate in a CMN Organised Event

Participate in a CMN Organised Event

Organise an event of your own

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.

Payroll/Salary Giving

Payroll/Salary Giving

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.

Payroll GivingCharities Trust & Charities Aid Foundation all run schemes. Its easy to set up… take a look now!

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

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.

Be a CMN Hero - Give a monthly donation

Be a CMN Hero – Give a monthly donation

Please consider giving each month to Caring Matters Now. Any amount that you are able to give would help us immensely! £2, £5, £10, £20…

You can set up your monthly donation by clicking here

Or you can email us and we can give you all the instructions to set up your monthly standing order directly from your bank account.

Alternatively, you can arrange a monthly donation to Caring Matters Now through your employer. This option is a very easy, tax effective way to donate – it costs you less to give more! This option enables you to give to Caring Matters Now straight from your gross pay, before tax is deducted. Most companies offer this form of giving and you can register with your HR/Finance department within your company. For more information visit the Payroll Giving Centre website.

Make a direct donation

Make a direct donation

Just Giving
Donate any amount through Just Giving.

Cheque Donations
Please make cheques payable to “Caring Matters Now” and post to:

PO Box 732

Gift Aid
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.

Shop on the internet?


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:

  1. go to Easyfundraising and click on ‘Register as a User’
  2. find an organisation
  3. Click on ‘C’ and scroll down to ‘Caring Matters Now’
  4. Enter your e-mail address, name and make up a password
  5. 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!).

Amazon Smile

If you are an Amazon shopper then consider using AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com). This is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as amazon.com.

The difference is, when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Caring Matters Now!

This is a smart way of giving to Caring Matters Now without spending a penny more!

Leave a Legacy

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.

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