Shine a Light Support Service…
Lots of ways to fundraise…
Proceeds from Auctions and Raffles
If you are holding an Auction or raffle and you are looking for a good charitable cause then look no further! We are happy to work with you to provide support in regular or at one-off fundraising events. This is a great way to increase revenue for us and heighten awareness of our charity. Download a charity fundraising pack for details
Donating Raffle Prizes
We are always looking for raffle prizes and the offer of services as prizes too so if you have some ideas or some items that you think would make great prizes, or can provide us with a voucher etc we would love to hear from you! Please contact us.
Door to door, email, face to face charitable collections etc. Charitable Collections are a common method of raising money for charity, particularly amongst volunteers.
Organising events as a means of fundraising can be a great way to involve an array of different people and the community as a whole and benefit the families that Shine A Light support. If you would like to help us by running an event that will raise funds for our work and raise awareness to we would be glad to offer you support. It can mean fun for you and your friends, colleagues, family and is a great way for us to widen our audience and increase our supporter base. Coffee Morning! Coffee and cake anyone? We have a great coffee morning fundraising pack which makes it really easy for you to raise money for us! We also hold our own events so keep up to date by following us on social media!
Online communications can be used for a variety of means, including campaigning, raising awareness of ways in which you can donate – helping us to promote our events and news through social media and appropriate web sites is a great way to contribute.
Sponsorship takes many forms and can be a great benefit to you and your organisation in a variety of ways. Sponsored Challenges! Promote wellbeing and a healthy lifestyle – Team building and corporate fun days. Whether you wish to do the London to Brighton Challenge, the 3 Peaks or the Iceland Lava Challenge we are glad to support you and receive your sponsorship money in return. These and more ideas can form the basis for a great event such as a mud run or cycle event giving everyone the opportunity to be involved and raise money for a great cause at the same time.
Sponsor Us or Sponsor people who are fundraising for us – e.g: provide tee shirts for events with your name on to promote yourself during the event.
Organise an event to sponsor us such as a fun day, family day out, trip, coffee morning, etc.
Publicity is often an important part of sponsorship and we will help you to promote this through all our regular channels such as web site, in our centre, at open days and in the press and on social media.
Events are a great way to raise money and awareness of your company or organisation and our services too. Ensuring that lots of people are involved and enjoying the event is a sure way of raising a great amount so if you are looking for ideas or you have your own ideas we would love to hear from you. Why not download a copy of our ‘A-Z of Fundraising Ideas’? There’s sure to be a few that appeal and we can support you in lots of ways!
Events often need volunteers and we can help with that if you are prepared to organise the event for our funds. Choose from sporting events, challenges, national events, sponsored events, hold a Coffee Morning (download our pack) SAL Coffee Morning Fundraising Pack 2018 or local events – we don’t mind.
Events require careful planning and promotion if they are to be a success – and there are also lots of legal aspects to think of. Contact us and we can discuss your event in more detail.
We were pleased to be included in ‘The Challenge’ a voluntary programme open to all 15-17 years olds across England and Northern Ireland. This 3 week programme helps young people build skills for wok and life while taking on exciting challenges, making new friends and building an understanding of their local community. The ultimate goal is to inspire them to give back in some way, either through fundraising, volunteering their time or engaging with social action in any other meaningful way. Our Family Fun day was organised by the volunteers on Sunday 29th July and they had a great day at Coombe Abbey.
We are already planning for September which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and we plan to have a large programme of events that can be shared by everyone. We hope to work with schools, businesses, community groups and centres to raise awareness of the services that we offer and raise funds to enable us to offer these services to more families. If you would like to get involved please contact us – we are looking for donations, volunteers and we have lots of ideas to make the month one to remember!
September also sees the launch of lots of new services for our registered families. We have Thursday morning drop in sessions for coffee and cake and a chat, Reiki sessions on Wednesday evenings once a month and more new counselling services.
These services are for our families, so if you or someone you know has a child diagnosed with cancer in Coventry/Warwickshire, please complete our SAL Family Registration Form 2018
Dates for your diary…
September – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – look out for lots of events including our pop up shop! See our news page and social media for updates
Friday 20th September – MLG Shine A Light Charity Golf Day at Barston Lakes – £275 for a 4 ball – contact Tracey for more details 07813 876011 – Tracey@mlgeducationservices.co.uk
29th September the BHB CHallenge! A team from Band Hatton Button Solicitors, one of our Charity Partners, is tackling the ‘Lake District Challenge’ on the weekend of 29 September! If you wish to support them and raise money for Shine A Light please visit their just giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bhbchallenge GO BHB!
28th November – Giving Tuesday is a global day of celebration dedicated to helping others through the gift of a donation, your time, goods and your voice.
Sunday 3rd December – Shine A Light Christmas Party
If you are interested in helping Shine A Light please contact us – we would love to hear from you! We welcome individuals, education establishments, companies and organisations. You, your colleagues, family and friends can all help Shine A Light in lots of ways – Get involved! There is lots of useful documents you can download:
• A-Z of Fundraising Ideas Pack • Coffee Morning Fundraising Pack • Family Registration Form
• Information Pack • Volunteer Application Form • Volunteer Information Pack • FAQ’s • Regular Giving Fact Sheet and Form
Visit our Events Page for lots of ideas and events that you can join and that will help us to continue offering the support we give to families affected by childhood cancer.