Round up your community and hand a lifeline to SCI people
Community fundraising is a fantastic chance to get together with those you work with, live near or share interests with to support our work that positively changes the lives of people affected by spinal cord injury. Read on to find out how.
Fundraise for us
We’re constantly impressed by the unique ways our fundraising community raises essential funds for us. There are many ways to support us, whether you want to shave your head, plan a car boot sale or organise a coffee morning.
Our philosophy is “no idea is a bad idea”. Remember that fundraising should be fun, and not everyone’s idea of fun is the same, so be sure to do what you enjoy. Think about what you’re good at and use that as a starting point.
We’ve lots of resources to help kick off your fundraiser, including posters to advertise your events, information about spinal cord injury and fundraising guides. Click the buttons below for full details.
Most importantly, set up an online page where your supporters can donate. Click here and choose the Fundraise for us option to get started.
Whatever you’re planning our fundraising team is here to support you along every step of the way. Get in touch at [email protected] or call 01908 604 191. Good luck, and thank you.
Get inspired by Jacqui’s fundraisers
Jacqui was injured at C4/5 (incomplete) after falling down the stairs in 2009. At the time she was a full time teacher, army wife and busy mum to two young children. She spent several months as an inpatient at Stoke Mandeville Spinal Centre.
Since then, Jacqui has done lots of fundraising for us, starting with walking the 96-mile Jurassic Coast from Exmouth to Dorset. She’s also organised a raffle through her Instagram profile that raised over £7,000. She said:
‘Each year as a family we try to help other families like us, whose worlds are turned upside down, and who will start their own fight to rebuild their lives as we did. I know that SIA provides the best support system and community within which to do that.’
She also uses her fundraising events to raise awareness about what life is like with a spinal cord injury. And therefore why donations are so important.