Help Adoption Matters children's charity through donations & fundraising

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£5

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

£35

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

£100

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

£400

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

£1,000

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
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Mountain Biking

Fri 31

Jul

Virtual Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Cost: Suggested minimum donation: £3 per family

Join us for a for a virtual Teddy Bears Picnic & storytime with some very special guests!

Wed 16

Jun

The Alps Trek 2021

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

Fri 18

Jun

3 Peaks Challenge 2021

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!

Jamie Paris

Wed 8

Sep

London to Paris Cycle 2021

Cost: Registration fee: £125 Minimum sponsorship: £1,600

This is an exceptional challenge in which supporters will experience 4 days in the saddle cycling over 310 miles.

Thu 16

Sep

Kilimanjaro Trek 2021

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!

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Fundraise while you SHOP
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Give as you live

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Easyfundraising.org.uk

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 www.smile.amazon.co.uk

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Log in to your normal Amazon account but through smile.amazon.co.uk
  2. Select Adoption Matters as your chosen charity
  3. Whenever you purchase through the smile.amazon.co.uk 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.

Try VOLUNTEERING
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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
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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 fundraising@adoptionmatters.org 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 fundraising@adoptionmatters.org 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 fundraising@adoptionmatters.org or call us on 0300 123 1066.

GIFTS IN WILLS
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Thank you for thinking about leaving a Gift in your Will to Adoption Matters.

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.

By including a Gift in your Will to Adoption Matters you will leave a lasting legacy to improve the lives and futures of local children and their families

Once you have looked after those closest to you, it’s amazing the difference even a small gift or percentage of your estate can make. A gift of any size has a real impact and ensures that we can support the whole adoption journey in the very best way possible.

We understand that there is a lot to consider when you are planning your Will and we are very grateful for your consideration. If there is anything more you would like to know about Adoption Matters please contact us.

Will Week 2020

Our annual Will Week is also an ideal opportunity for you to make or update your Will, whilst supporting Adoption Matters.  Further information on the week will be announced soon.  Email us at fundraising@adoptionmatters.org  for more information.

If you would like to discuss leaving a Gift in your Will to Adoption Matters then please email our team at: fundraising@adoptionmatters.org or call 01244 390938. Thank you for your support.

FAQ about Wills
Why do I need 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.

If I have a Will, will I need to update it?

It is sensible to review your Will periodically, to make sure it still reflects your wishes. Births and deaths, and changing assets, can all be reasons to consider whether your Will currently reflects your wishes. Marriage and divorce revoke previous Wills written, so ensure your Will is both up to date and valid.

What do I need to take to my solicitors 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.

It would be wonderful if you would like to leave us a Gift in your Will, however this is purely optional and is not necessary in order to take part in our Will Week.

Contact us...
For more information

Call or email our team for further information about Wills, Will Week or any other fundraising queries, email us at fundraising@adoptionmatters.org or call us on 0300 123 1066.

Thank you!
Cheering Children