Every donation to Together helps people experiencing mental distress to leave fulfilled and independent lives. Whether you raise funds through a community or personal initiative, through your business or by undertaking one of your personal challenges, we welcome your donations.
There are many occasions in life when it feels right to share what you have with others. Whether the occasion is a happy or a sad one, collecting money for Together can be an appropriate way to mark the event. We’re very grateful for personal gifts and appreciate the generous spirit behind them. We can assure that all of the money you collect will go towards improving the wellbeing of people experiencing mental distress.
Together is a member of the fundraising regulator self-regulatory scheme. The Fundraising Regulator works to ensure that organisations raising money for charity from the public do so honestly and properly.
Gifts in celebration
More and more people are asking for charity donations instead of gifts at:
- Religious festivals
- Weddings, civil partnerships and engagement parties
This can be a great way to celebrate with friends and family while achieving something really worthwhile for people living with mental distress.
Gifts in memory of a loved one
Inviting friends and family to an event on behalf of a family member or friend who has passed away can be a good way to honour their memory. Try to think about their likes and loves and put on a personal and fitting event.
One of our supporters, Caroline, ran the Two Castles run in Warwickshire in memory of her good friend Richard, a keen runner. She ran with her sister Alison, and friends and family sponsored them and cheered them on.
“Richard had struggled with mental illness most of his life. One of the ways he coped with his illness was to run, and the last time I saw him we had planned to do a 10K run together. Sadly we will never have the chance to do that, but it inspired me to go out, buy a new pair of running shoes and run a race for the two of us. And we did it! We raised £1,248 and I know that money will be used to help someone like Richard have a reason to live another better day.”
Caroline, Together supporter
You might also like to hold a charity collection at the funeral or memorial service and ask people to contribute as little or as much as they can afford.
Look at HMRC’s website for information about inheritance tax and what it could mean for you. Leaving a gift to charity can bring the value of your estate within the threshold for inheritance tax liability.
“Rima supported Together for 20 years, and chose to leave a gift to us in her will, along with a number of other charities. Her legacy was worth more than £8,000, which could pay for 13 people to complete our Leadership Training. The course is designed by people who have experience of living with mental distressthemselves, and equips them to lead their own recovery.”
JustGiving offer an easy way to set up a fundraising page online, or you could have a charity collection point at your event.
“When Sam died, he made a generous gift to us in his will of a quarter of the residue of his estate. This gift turned out to be worth more than £60,000. Sam’s generosity has made possible fantastic projects like the new North Lancashire project, which helps people using mental health services to have a role in developing the services they use.”
If you’d like to organise a fundraising event in your community to raise money for the work of Together, we have lots of ideas to help you out.
Promoting your fundraising event
The more people you tell, the more money you can raise. So update your Facebook status, email friends, distribute publicity materials and contact the local press. Download our branded posters (Branded poster blue or Branded poster purple) to help spread the word.
If you’re collecting money at an event, you can ensure everyone who donates signs a Gift Aid form and if you’d like one of those please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This way, every pound you raise could be worth at least 25p more. If you are being sponsored, remember to get those who donate to fill in your sponsorship form. Or set up a sponsorship page online to donate to us through Enthuse or with Just Giving.
Sending money to Together
Please don’t send cash through the post. Please let us know which project you are fundraising for (if applicable) and provide your contact details so we can thank you properly.
To arrange the bank transfer personally, please use the details below and add the reference “Community Fundraising” and the Together project or service you were fundraising for (if there was a specific one):
Account Name: Together for Mental Wellbeing
Account Number: 36774804
Sort Code: 60-30-03
Bank Name: NatWest
If you would like to send a cheque you can address this to:
Together for Mental Wellbeing
52 Walnut Tree Walk
London SE11 6DN
How you, your friends and family can raise money for Together when you buy things online
There is a really easy way for Together staff, their friends and family, to raise money for Together when buying things online.
It costs nothing, and doesn’t affect how things are bought online, other than the requirement to go to the site you want to buy something from, via a site called www.easyfundraising.org.uk.
More on using Easyfundraising
- You register an account with www.easyfundraising.org.uk in your name. Together for Mental Wellbeing will earn a £5 bonus donation every time someone successfully joins. Please send to your family and friends our unique link https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/8ZE7KG/KO9PO2/ to enable them to register.
- You choose your preferred charity – we have registered ‘Together’ and hopefully you will also choose Together, but you are obviously free to make your own choice.
- Once the preferred charity selection is made, click on ‘support this cause’. This means that future online purchases made through www.easyfundraising.org.uk will raise money for the chosen charity.
- Next, go to ‘search for a retailer’ and choose the online shop you want to use – this may be Argos, Amazon or one of over 3,600 online retailers. You then click on the logo for the site, which takes you to it in the normal way. You then login into Argos, Amazon or whatever and make your purchase in exactly the same way as normal – no impact on price, delivery, goods purchased etc.
- The retailer makes a donation from the normal price, which gets credited to Together.
Further background information is below:
What is Easyfundraising?
Easyfundraising is the UK’s biggest charity shopping fundraising site. It’s simple to use and it’s free. Easyfundraising have helped thousands of good causes raise money simply by shopping online.
Is it free?
Yes, easyfundraising is totally free to use for both causes and their supporters.
How do I register?
To register is easy. Please click on the link https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ search for Together for Mental Wellbeing then click “Login” – then “support a good cause”
Search for the retailer you would like to shop from and you will be redirected to the chosen website. You can choose from more than 3,600 retailers to shop from, for personal or business use.
When you successfully finish your purchase, the website will automatically donate an amount to your chosen charity.
Google Chrome extension
There is an ‘Easyfundraising Reminder’ extension for Google Chrome, which means you’ll never miss a chance to raise money for Together through your online purchases!
You can add the extension to your Google Chrome browser here.
Help spread the word
Together for Mental Wellbeing will earn a £5 bonus donation every time someone successfully joins.
Please send to family and friends our unique link https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/8ZE7KG/KO9PO2/ for their registration.