The support that we provide for local carers is paid for in a number of different ways. However, the demand outstrips our statutory funding, so we need to raise additional funds so that we can help the number of carers that we do, in the wide range of ways that we provide. We need the support of generous, thoughtful and committed donors. Can you help by making a one off or monthly donation? You can donate through the enthuse platform and every penny will come to us.
If you’re not able to donate just now, can you help with with our fundraising? To find out what we’re planning go to our Fundraising page.
Fill one of our ‘Coins That Care’ boxes
Our boxes are a great place to empty your purse or pockets of heavy spare change. And if you leave one somewhere prominent in your home, other people may drop coins in as well. When it’s full, you can either pay the cash in at a bank or bring it in to the office. If you would like a box, please call us free on 0800 975 2131 and we will be very happy to post one out to you.
Shop with Easyfundraising
You can donate while you shop. Carers Link has benefited to the tune of over £1,000 from people doing absolutely nothing other than using easyfundraising every time they shop online. Over 2000 retailers are signed up and will pass a donation to your chosen cause (Carers Link we hope!) when you shop with them. You’ll find most well-known retailers, including Argos, M&S and John Lewis to name only a few. You can sign up at EasyFundraising.
You can also raise funds for us whenever you search online. Use easysearch every time you search the web and they’ll give 50% of the fees paid by their advertising sponsors to Carers Link.
Shop at AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Carers Link every time you shop at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.co.uk, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as amazon.co.uk, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to us (nearly £150 in the last year). On your first visit to AmazonSmile you need to select Carers Link to receive your donations, and you can change this at any time you want to by selecting “Change your Charity” in “Your Account.”
We are normally open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00 pm, but appointments (by phone, in person or online) out with these hours can be arranged. Currently mail is not being picked up from the office on a regular basis so if possible please email or phone us. During evenings and weekends, if you or someone you know requires urgent social work support, please call 0800 811 505.