Post Pals is always in need of people to fundraise for us and we can make good use of any amount. Just £1 enables us to buy and send a postcard and in turn create a smile. Larger amounts can be used to send larger gifts to help Pals and their families through a difficult time.
Here are a few example of ways money raised for us has been put to use in the past:
We used money to make personalised pillowcases for all Pals and their siblings.
Your money has also enabled us to set up the very successful Dottie the Dalmatian scheme. Our younger Pals receive regular colourful newsletters from Dottie the Dalmatian about her adventures and each family has their own littermate of Dottie and are encouraged to have their own adventures and send photos in to Dottie that she then puts in her blog or newsletter.
Other things that money raised has been used for include balloon bouquets for Pals and siblings going through a difficult time, craft packs for children in hospital, as well as comfort boxes for parents that are in hospital with their child for a long period of time.
Our Fundraising Co-ordinator for Post Pals can liaise with those who are planning fundraising events and provide you with a letter stating you are raising money on behalf of Post Pals. You can also download our Fundraising Pack (which offers ideas, help, advice on regulations, what the money will be used for etc), and our Post Pals leaflet and poster via our Download Info And Packs page.
Post Pals also have pin badges with our logo on and purple wristbands (both child and adult size) for sale through our Post Pals shop page.
We collect used stamps too (first, second, foreign and old), which are then sold on ebay. If possible, there should be a 1cm border of envelope around the stamp. We also have posters, which can be placed in schools, work places, shops etc.
Post Pals is registered as a charity with ebay so when buying or selling you can select Post Pals from the list of charities and a percentage will be donated direct to us.
Post Pals has also signed up to Text Giving. You can donate from £1 to £10, in pound denominations only, by texting PALS00 followed by the amount you want to give to 70070. So, for example, if you wanted to donate £2 it would be PALS00£2.
Of course, we also have our Donate page on the website with ways you can donate to help us keep on raising smiles for our Pals.
A big thank you to those who have raised money for Post Pals. We have had numerous events run on our behalf ranging from very successful online auctions, family fun days, a fire walk, comedy night, carol concert, wrestling event, bag pack and even a cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats. All those who raise money for us receive a thank you card and a mention on our Facebook page.
For any fundraising queries, or for an address to send used stamps to, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.