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FUNDRAISING

You can help adults with learning disabilities live life to the full

There are loads of ways you can help!

OUR TOP FUNDRAISING NEWS

SPONSORED WALK

We are doing the Thames Path Challenge this year! A few of our Orchard Vale Trust Residents have taken the challenge to walk 14 miles, both to improve their fitness and raise some funds for their home.

GIVE A CAR 

We are now registered with the GiveACar website!  This is a great way to donate old cars, vans or motor vehicles to charity. What Give A Car do is recycle your old cars and give the proceeds to a charity of your choice.  With every car that is donated, we add to a ‘transport pot’ at Orchard Vale Trust.   We operate in the middle of Somerset. We are lucky because it’s beautiful, but it is harder for people with learning disabilities to get around rural communities. Limited local bus services, community spaces being further away from one another, and a lack in transport support systems means that people with learning disabilities are left isolated and excluded.   We want to change this.   By donating an old vehicle that you don’t use anymore, we are able to purchase community transport vehicles to operate in our areas. This connects adults with learning disabilities to their local communities, allows for more independent movement and improves wellbeing on so many levels.   Supporting adults with learning disabilities to connect with their local community is at the core of our services. With new transport models, and more support in this area we can change someone’s life forever.  To find out more or to donate an old car click here https://giveacar.co.uk/charities/orchard-vale-trust/

FUNDRAISING

DONATE WHEN YOU WANT, HOW YOU WANT 

Your donation will mean adults with learning disabilities will have new fantastic opportunities and activities. They will be able to have a chance to go on work experience and training to help them gain independence or will be able to enjoy social events that are so important to building confidence, making friends and engaging with the community.   Donating is easy! Click HERE to see our Virgin Giving site. To keep up to date with our fundraising activities follow us on FACEBOOK and Twitter.

JOIN US OR SPONSOR OUR GOLF DAY

Spend a beautiful summers day in June on the golf course with friends or colleagues whilst raising money for charity! Get involved in competitions, enjoy the refreshments and learn about how you can support adults with learning disabilities.  To sign up please register your details with sarah.curnow@orchardvaletrust.org.uk

CREATE YOUR OWN FUNDRAISING EVENT 

Do you want to organise your own event, maybe you want to get creative, or want to give crowdfunding a go? Download our Fundraising Pack and have fun with it! You can take ideas, follow our templates and download our posters for free! Download the Orchard Vale Fundraising pack here

RAISE MONEY BY SHOPPING ONLINE FOR FREE

Do you do your shopping online? If you sign up to Give As You Live you can raise money for Orchard Vale Trust without it costing you a penny. The online stores give to a charity of your choice every time you buy something!   It’s really easy to set up and a great way to give to the causes you believe in most. Here’s an easy step by step guide you can follow to get you started .

RUN FOR ORCHARD VALE TRUST AT THE VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON 

We have reserved spaces for the Virgin Money London Marathon so book your place quickly!

All the money raised will go to Orchard Vale Trust and will support adults with Learning Disabilities to gain work experience in jobs they want to do! 

HAVE YOU GOT OTHER WAYS OF HELPING ORCHARD VALE TRUST?

have you got some ideas that you think Orchard Vale Trust could get involved with? Do you want to know how you might be able to help in a different way to fundraising? Do you want to donate specific things to Orchard Vale Trust?  

Let us know and get in touch with lisa.schimetat@orchardvaletrust.org.uk 

OUR PROMISE

THANK YOU

Because of you, so many people get a better chance of living their life to the full.  

People with Learning Disabilities are often restricted because of the way the world excludes them, often simply by just not knowing how to include people who may need particular support.  

With your help we can change that.  

Not only will we be able to increase the amount of opportunities there are for adults with learning disabilities, but we will be able to change the way people think about people with learning disabilities.  

Having a learning disability doesn’t mean you can’t do something. It just means you may need a different set up or the right support to be able to do it.  

Adults with learning disabilities are ambitious, creative and hardworking. This means the right opportunities, encouragement and support, as well as choice are so important. 

We want to say thank you to all our supporters, partners and donors who have helped us every step of the way to achieve our goals and to make the lives of adults with learning disabilities so much better. 

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You may also be interested in:

Orchard Vale Trust.
East Court, Doctors Hill, Wookey, Wells, Somerset. BA5 1AR.

Tel: 01749 671706

Email: info@orchardvaletrust.org.uk

Registered Charity No. 326940

Company No. 1946592