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YOU CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE

Bendrigg Trust is a registered charity and we receive no statutory funding. It costs around £1,000,000 to keep our vital services supporting 3,000 disabled and disadvantaged people each year. We normally raise around £650,000 through our subsidised fees charged to users and have to raise another £350,000 to cover our operating costs.

With the covid-19 pandemic, outdoor centres, including Bendrigg have lost a huge portion of income and are struggling to make ends meet whilst still trying to provide vital services for disabled people and their families. Fundraising for Bendrigg at this time will make a huge difference and will enable us to continue providing much needed services throughout the pandemic. 

Read more about the effects of the pandemic on Outdoor Education Centres here.

Our fundraising comes in the form of grants, individual donations, corporate partners, fundraising events, legacies and more.

So why not join #TeamBendrigg this year where every pound you raise will help to make a huge difference to the lives of disabled people accross the UK.

Ways to get involved

CHARITY CHALLENGES

We have a number of places in Charity Challenges throughout the year.

2021 challenges include :

If you’re up for a challenge and want to raise funds at the same time, then this is the option for you!

ORGANISE YOUR OWN FUNDRAISER

You may be a brilliant baker, have a passion for fashion or have a super skill you could share with others. So why not stick to what you love and organise your own fundraiser in aid of Bendrigg.

Please contact our friendly fundraising duoMartha & Sarah to let them know about your event. They may be able to offer helpful advice and provide leaflets and charity buckets!

FUNDRAISING AT WORK

We have a number of charity partners who get involved with supporting us in various different ways. Find out more about they ways you can become a Bendrigg Corporate Partner.

Fundraise whilst you shop online

There are a number of ways you can fundraise for Bendrigg just by making small changes to your online shopping habits.

Amazon Smile

Next time you want to buy something off Amazon start through the Amazon Smile website  here : https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ underneath the search bar you can click to choose Bendrigg Trust as your charity to support. Each time you make a purchase, Bendrigg will receive a donation from Amazon – it’s as simple as that!

Easy Fundraising

Shop through easy fundraising to raise money as you shop! It couldn’t be easier sign up to support Bendrigg Trust here today : https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/bendriggtrust/ 

 

WHAT IMPACT WILL MY FUNDRAISING HAVE?

OVER A QUARTER OF THE 13.3 MILLION DISABLED PEOPLE LIVING IN THE UK SAY THAT THEY DO NOT FREQUENTLY HAVE CHOICE AND CONTROL OVER THEIR DAILY LIVES.

This has to change. Bendrigg Trust has a mission to promote inclusion, encourage independence and build the self-confidence of disabled and disadvantaged people, through the provision of adventure activities.

The money you fundraise will enable people with disabilities to have amazing outdoor adventures & life changing experiences. See and hear from our visitors to put a face to the people you’ll be helping by reading Our Impact Page.

The Impact is even greater due to the effect of peoples wellbeing during the covid-19 pandemic

Read this testimonial from the Whittingham family about how Bendrigg has had a huge impact on their family during the pandemic.

 

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

To let us know about your fundraiser or to register interest for one of our charity challenges, please contact our Fundraising team on 01539 723766 or email martha@bendrigg.org.uk

We would love to keep in touch and thank you personally. We can also help to provide you with sponsorship forms, help to promote your event through our social media pages & in our monthly newsletter.

Did you know we have our very own online fundraising platform? Set up your #TeamBendrigg fundraiser here!

 


Bendrigg Trust is voluntarily registered with the Fundraising Regulator. This demonstrates our commitment to ensuring our fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful. We commit to the Fundraising Promise and following the Code of Fundraising Practice ensuring our fundraising is fair, reasonable, accountable and responsible. Download our fundraising policy

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