Supporting us

How you can help us

We can only keep on providing vital support and care for people with learning difficulties with financial help from our supporters. You could help us too. Find out the many different ways to help below.

Run the marathon

Running the Marathon
Each year we offer places to runners at the London Marathon. You'll gain a guaranteed place and lots of support and encouragement. In return we ask you to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship that goes towards our work at Orchard Vale. If you are interested please contact us.

Make a donation

Making a donation
Please consider making a donation to Orchard Vale. Many of the activities we provide and the quality of our accommodation is only possible due to the kindness of many individual donors and companies over the years. People have given generously in many different ways: gifts, legacies, in memoriam requests, gifts in kind, items for our homes, and more. We would be very grateful if you could do the same.


People do all sorts of things to help us. They run raffles, organise discos, undertake sponsored runs. We would love to discuss or support any ideas you have. Do contact us if you feel you can help us in any way.

Buy our arts and crafts

Buy our arts or crafts
At East Court in Wookey we have art and craft workshops that produce all sorts of beautiful and intriguing items. We sell these to friends and family members through the year. Please visit and see for yourself. It's an opportunity to acquire a unique piece of craft or artwork at a very reasonable price. We also support Somerset Arts week annually where for a fortnight the general public can come and see what we do and purchase items.

Attend a golf event

Attending a golf event
Orchard Vale holds charity golf events at an excellent local golf club. These days are huge fun and involve a round of golf, a meal and the chance to enjoy the club's facilities including the bar. And there's a range of prizes to be won. Usually teams of four are entered, but if you can't make up a team of four you'll still be very welcome as we often can match interested parties. Our next golf event is planned for June 2015. Do contact us if you would like us to provide you additional information nearer the time.

Shop at Amazon

Shopping on Amazon
If you use the link at the top of the page to shop on Amazon, we receive a donation of between 5% and 15% of your order value directly from Amazon. This does not cost you a penny – but over the years it has added considerably to Orchard Vale's funds.

Thank you for supporting us

Thank you for supporting us
Fundraising is essential for us to continue to provide the services we do. All money from our fundraising activities is used directly for the benefit of our residents.