We are currently running a 10 week long fundraising campaign to mark 10 years since DanceSyndrome was founded by Jen Blackwell. We hope to fundraise £10,000 to allow us to continue the vital, life-changing work that we do.
In the current economic climate we are faced with increased pressure on our resources. Competition for funding is fierce and the major funding that we have had in recent years is coming to an end. We are now relying on the generous support of individuals and businesses.
There are lots of reasons why small charities need your support at this time, which you can read in our blog about 10 key reasons why we deserve your support.
If you do want to support us, there are lots of ways to get involved, no matter how much or little time you can dedicate to fundraising. Here are 10 great ways to fundraise:
Run a 10kRunning is currently a really popular pastime and if it’s your favourite way of keeping active then why not turn it into an opportunity to raise some money for your favourite charity? Sponsored 10k races are one of the most effective ways for us to fundraise, particularly if you can convince your friends to join in too!
Why not try Blackburn 10k from Ewood Park on 17th November
Or visit https://findarace.com/10k-runs to find one near you.
Donate £10There are lots of ways you can donate directly to our work.
You can text a donation:
To donate £1, text DANCE to 70201
To donate £3, text DANCE to 70331
To donate £5, text DANCE to 70970
To donate £10, text DANCE to 70191
To donate £20, text DANCE20 to 70191
You can donate via Just Giving https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/DanceSyndrome10
You can donate or fundraise via our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/dancerleddisabilityinspired/
You can post a donation to DanceSyndrome, C/O Pathways Associates, Suite 2, Waterside, St James Court West, Accrington, BB5 1NA
You can even raise donations while you do your online shopping and it doesn’t cost a penny!
Visit smile.amazon.co.uk or easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/dancesyndrome/ to find out more!
Or you can donate by handing cash to our Dance Artists in our sessions or using the online form below:
Join our 10 hour Sponsored DanceGet moving, have a good time and raise money for charity!
We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary with a “Perfect 10” fundraising campaign. We need to raise £10,000 so we are holding a sponsored dance.
Our Dance Artists will be dancing for 10 hours, but please come along and join us and do as much or as little as you are able to.
You can download a sponsorship form https://dancesyndrome.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/sponsorship-form.pdf or fundraise online at www.justgiving.com/campaign/DanceSyndrome10
Please help us to make this a great event by also sharing it on Facebook!
Save all your 10p piecesIf fundraising is really challenging for you, why not start small and just collect together as many 10p pieces as you can? Ask your friends and family to help! You could even set them a challenge to each fill a small jar.
You can donate by handing cash to our Dance Artists in our sessions or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make arrangements to collect your donations.
Spend 10 minutes sharing our workWe really need more people to understand how valuable our work is and support us. Every supporter can help us with this by just spending 10 minutes on social media sharing our work and telling people why you think we are fabulous! All it costs is 10 minutes of your time but to us it is a vital way of reaching new people.
You can find our social media on the following links:
Ask 10 people to donate £1We understand that not everyone is in a position to donate to charity in times of austerity, but maybe you can find another way to help us, such as asking 10 people to donate £1. You could ask in person or via social media.
If you collect coins from people, you can donate by handing in cash in our sessions or contact us on email@example.com and we’ll make arrangements to collect your donations.
If you’re asking people online you can share this information:
To donate £1 to DanceSyndrome text DANCE to 70201
You can donate any amount online at www.dancesyndrome.co.uk/donate
Ask a business for £10,000 sponsorshipDo you know someone who runs a successful business or who works for a company with a charitable donation policy? You could tell them about our work and ask them to support us with a donation or or ask them to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you run a business and would like to sponsor an upcoming DanceSyndrome event, you can do that directly through this form:
Host a 10th birthday partyWhy not have a party with your friends to celebrate our 10th birthday? You could charge for tickets, simply ask for donations or make it free but have party games with an entry fee.
You can find all the information you need about organising an event in our Fundraising Pack https://dancesyndrome.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/fundraising-pack.pdf or email us at email@example.com
Host a 10 themed eventYou could organise an event with a theme such as casino night, games night (computer games or board games), wine tasting, karaoke or “X-factor”, masquerade ball, comedy night or even a fashion show. Organise entertainment and decorations that fit with the theme and sell tickets with profits being donated to DanceSyndrome. You can do extra things to raise money on the night, like raffles, auctions or tombolas.
You can find all the information you need about organising events in our Fundraising Pack https://dancesyndrome.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/fundraising-pack.pdf or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy 10 show ticketsWhy not bring a group of 10 or more people to a DanceSyndrome event? This helps to spread the word about the value of our work and also helps to fund our continued performance work. Contact us on email@example.com for information about bringing a group to our next event.