Help Adoption Matters children's charity through donations & fundraising



funds a toy for young children to play with at a contact session


funds a teddy bear empathy doll, designed to help strengthen a child’s bonding through sensory stimuli


provides a place for an adoptive parent on a therapeutic parenting training day


provides an adoptive family a full consultation session with our adoption professionals


provides a parenting programme, training workshop or online course for a family in need


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Meet some of our fundraising heroes...

Jamie Paris Jamie

Cycled from London to Paris

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Eight thrillseekers

Skydivers reach new heights!

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Ruth & Steve

Adopter Ruth chose us 54 years after adopting!

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The Ice Cream Farm

Chose us as their Charity of the Year

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Graham Graham

Took on the Boston Rowing Marathon

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Mike Mike

Took part in the London Marathon

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Sarah Sarah

Sarah ran the Manchester 10K

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How we can HELP...

Contact our Fundraising Team and we can help with:

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Collection boxes and buckets

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Latest Events

Mountain Biking

Sat 23


Blackburn Rovers Football Match Charity Collection

Cost: N/A

Blackburn Rovers Football Club is very kindly allowing us to do a charity matchday bucket collection outside their ground on 23 November 2019 and we need volunteers to help!

Sun 1


Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival

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We are looking for volunteers to assist fundraising at The Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival 2019 throughout December

Manchester City Logo

Wed 1


Manchester City Football Match Charity Collection

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Manchester City Football Club is very kindly allowing us to do a charity matchday bucket collection outside their ground on 1st January 2020 and we need volunteers to help!

Wed 17


The Alps Trek

Cost: Registration fee: £199 Minimum sponsorship: £2,050

Trekking through 3 countries in 3 days, this long weekend challenge will open your eyes to the beauty
that lies within the Alps mountain range

Thu 18


Kilimanjaro Trek

Cost: Registration fee: £475 Minimum sponsorship: £4150

If you’re looking for the ultimate trekking challenge, then join us and achieve something incredible at Mt Kilimanjaro!

Fri 19


3 Peaks Challenge

Cost: Registration fee: £75 minimum sponsorship: £760

From the scenic Glen Nevis Valley to the picturesque Snowdonia National Park, join us for one all mighty
trekking challenge as we take on the UK’s giants on this classic 3 Peaks Challenge!

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Fundraise while you SHOP

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Give as you live

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The UK’s biggest charity shopping fundraising site.

It’s simple to use and it’s free. Since it launched in 2005, they have helped thousands of good causes raise money simply by shopping online.

How does it work?

easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for your favourite cause. How? Just start your online shopping first at easyfundraising, then shop as normal. The retailers will then make a small donation to say “thank you”.

They have 3,578 retailers to choose from and so far have raised over £25 million for thousands of community groups, schools, sports clubs, small and large charities across the UK. On behalf of Adoption Matters – thank you!

Give as you live

Give as you Live is the free and easy way to raise free funds for Adoption Matters, simply by shopping online.

Join for free today and start raising money when you shop at over 4,300 stores. Click on a store you want to shop with and we’ll direct you to the store’s website where you can continue to shop as normal. Your purchase will automatically generate free funds for charity!

From holidays and travel, to clothing and gifts, you can raise hundreds of pounds from all your online purchases.


Amazon Smile

The online retail giant, Amazon, is now doing its bit for charity. You can shop as usual and when you buy Amazon will donate 0.5% of the sale to us. All you have to do is like Adoption Matters as your favourite charity of choice at

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Log in to your normal Amazon account but through
  2. Select Adoption Matters as your chosen charity
  3. Whenever you purchase through the site, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the total directly to us!
  4. Right now, this is only available through your web browser and not available through the Amazon app. But we’ll keep you posted if this changes.


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Volunteering can make a real difference to your own life and the lives of those around you. If you think you have a skills, experience or some availability that could benefit Adoption Matters, we’d love to hear from you.

Volunteering also has many added benefits – these include:

  • meeting new people and making new friends
  • a chance to socialise
  • getting to know the local community
  • gaining new skills, knowledge and experience
  • using one’s professional skills and knowledge to benefit others
Supermarket Collections

From time to time we carry out supermarket collections in our areas. If you have any time to offer with one of our lovely new buckets that would be wonderful. Please email or call us on 0300 123 1066. If you can think of a local supermarket that would be a good venue for a collection for us then please just let us know.

Adoption Matters Collection Boxes

Could you place one of our collection boxes in your local area, a community centre, chip shop, hairdressers or even taxi rank?

Please email or call us on 0300 123 1066.

Helping out at one of our events

Could you volunteer your time to assist at one of our events? This could be for a couple of hours helping to collect funds or assisting at a Charity Lunch.

Please email or call us on 0300 123 1066.


Fountain Pen ...Scribble

Having a Will in place gives you peace of mind and ensures that you look after your loved ones when the time comes.

No one knows what the future holds and our circumstances change throughout our lives. There’s always a good reason to make or update a Will, but only about 60% of adults who die in Britain are covered by a Will.

This Will Week, 7-11 October 2019, take the opportunity to get your affairs in order, gain peace of mind and ensure that your wishes will be carried out.

Why make a Will?

  • It ensures that you can decide what happens to your personal possessions.
  • It can prevent disagreement about who inherits what from your estate.
  • If you live with a partner, but you’re not married, you can ensure that they, and any children, are adequately provided for.
  • It can provide a way for you to continue helping charities and good causes that you support during your lifetime.

Will Week is an ideal opportunity for you to make or update your Will, whilst supporting an amazing local charity. We have a fantastic group of solicitors who are giving up their time and expertise and waiving their usual fee to write your will. In return, they would like you to give a donation to Adoption Matters.

This does vary, so here are our suggested donation amounts:

£100 – Single Will

£150 – Mirror Will

Please note: the suggested donations are based on straightforward Wills. If there are complications then additional charges will need to be added.

This opportunity is only available once a year, so please book your appointment early to avoid disappointment.  Please contact Fundraising or call 0300 123 1066, please do not contact the solicitors directly. Thank you for your support.

It’s easy to make your Will during Will Week...
Turn your wishes into a Will

About 40% of people do not write a will. This means that their assets will be distributed by a law which was made many years ago, and is not always right for many people, especially those who are not married but live together, people who have second families and people who want to give some money to charity. Writing a Will allows an individual to set out their wishes on who they would want to benefit from their estate.

Choose your solicitor

We have a fantastic group of solicitors across our area taking part in our first Will Week by kindly giving up their time and expertise and waiving their usual fee to write your Will in return for a donation to Adoption MAtters.  They are:

Storrar Cowdry, 16 White Friars, Chester CH1 1NZ – 5 slots available

828 Law Limited T/A 828 Law, 45 Berry Lane, Longridge, Preston PR3 3JP – 5 slots available

Woodcocks, Haworth and Nuttall, 1A Strawberry Bank, Blackburn BB2 6AA – 5 slots available

Swinburne Maddison, Aykley Heads Business Park, Durham DH1 5TS – 20 slots available

Prepare for your appointment

At your first appointment please bring along:

  • 2 x forms of ID (per person if a Mirror Will)
  • Information regarding assets and liabilities and a family structure
  • Your suggested donation for Adoption Matters.
How do I book my appointment to make a Will?

Contact our fundraising team by email: or contact us on 0300 123 1066.  There are limited slots available to book early to avoid disappointment.

Frequently asked questions about Wills:
What is an Executor?

An Executor is someone with the legal authority to wind up your affairs after you die. You appoint an Executor/s when you make your will.  Executors are necessary because, when you die, you’ll leave behind everything you own, such as property, savings, pensions, investments, and other possessions like your car or your pets. All of these things need to be dealt with properly in accordance with the law.

What is a Mirror Will?

A Mirror Will is when a spouse or partner make almost identical wills leaving for example everything to each other respectively should one partner die, and if both die together then direct to children. If there are no children then to a named beneficiary.

Thank you!
Cheering Children