Get involved

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There are a huge variety of ways that you can get involved to help local people in need, from joining us at our events, to organising your own activity, to raise funds to giving a donation or regular gift, leaving a gift in your Will, volunteering your time or supporting a campaign.

 

We have included some ideas below; we would love to hear from you if you are interested in lending your support or have ideas of your own for helping the most vulnerable in our community.

Change lives here!

An important way to support Charity Link is of course by making a donation or by becoming a ‘friend of charity link’ (setting up a regular – usually monthly – gift via your bank).

To help change lives today click on the ‘Do something amazing’ box below. This page provides details of different ways to donate.

 

Fundraising

Charity Link couldn’t continue without the kind support of the people who fundraise on our behalf. Whether you choose to organise your own fundraising activity or prefer to take part one of ours we would really value your support. There are numerous ways to fundraise – click here to see our A – Z of fundraising for some ideas or click on the boxes below. Could you nominate Charity Link to be the ‘charity of the year’ at your school, club or society? Could Charity Link benefit from fundraising activities and awareness raising at your place of work? We would be delighted to discuss your ideas and support your activities – just get in touch to tell us what you have planned.

Remember that due to the unique way in which Charity Link works, for every £10 you raise we can raise £50 for those in need.

Charity Link Challenges

Each year we organise fundraising challenges for people to support. Previous activities have included a firewalk, abseil, the superheroes funrun and the ‘3 peaks challenge’. These are great activities for individuals and groups of family, friends or colleagues to get involved with. Please see the ‘Challenge Events‘ section for details of future challenges and for information on other challenge activities, such as parachute jumps and runs.

What shall we do next? We are constantly considering new fundraising activities that will be popular with our supporters. To help us in our planning we would love to hear what activities you and your friends/colleagues may be interested in supporting – from dragon boat racing to endurance challenges to sponsored walks to quiz or curry nights. Please email us with your thoughts (no obligation to participate!)


Spread the word

Whilst Charity Link has been supporting local vulnerable people for almost 140 years there are still many people who are not yet aware of our work. The more people who know about u ...[Read More]

Working with the business community

Charity Link has vast experience of working with the business community to forge mutually beneficial relationships. Opportunities include: Staff fundraising/voluntee ...[Read More]

Working with schools and colleges

Poverty workshop post it notes

Charity Link is keen to work with schools and colleges to raise awareness of poverty in the local community, to highlight our work and to create opportunities to support fundraisin ...[Read More]

Remember us

Many charities simply wouldn't be able to continue their work without the gifts (often called legacies) left by supporters in their Wills. Remembering Charity Link in yo ...[Read More]

Volunteering and Ambassadors

Volunteers are a key part of Charity Link. From offering to help in the office for a couple of hours a week, to helping us organise an event or manning a stand on our behalf at an ...[Read More]

A - Z of fundraising ideas

We’ve come up with a few fun ideas to get you started, but you may have your own creative ideas for fun fundraising or activities that help you achieve a personal goal. W ...[Read More]

Current supporters

Charity Link is delighted to work with a range of supporters and corporate partners who are invaluable to our work.  By choosing to support Charity Link, our partners enable us to ...[Read More]

Online fundraising

There are so many ways to help raise editional funds to help local people in poverty online: Send e-cards  Charity Link is now one of the charities register ...[Read More]

Do something amazing...

Do something amazing

….and make a real difference to someone in need. Times are even harder for the most vulnerable in our community. For every £10 you donate we can rais ...[Read More]


Lily just wanted to stay in her own home


At 94 years of age Lily still enjoyed life to the full, but her health had deteriorated significantly over the last five years. Lily suffers from arthritis in her knees and legs and could no longer manage to walk up and down the stairs in her home. Consequently she was sleeping downstairs and used a commode as she couldn’t access her bedroom or bathroom.

Despite working in the hosiery trade until she was 74, Lily didn’t have any savings to purchase a stair lift, she only just managed to survive on a state pension and pension credits.

All Lily wanted was to stay in her own home independently, but without a stair lift she would have had to move into residential care.

We helped immediately and raised £1,500 to purchase the stair lift that she so desperately needed.

Lily can now stay in her own home independently, surrounded by the things she loves.
Portrait of senior smiling woman with bunch of roses