If running or cycling isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other ways you can support or raise funds for us.
Volunteers help Sands to achieve more by providing support and raising awareness across local communities. Sands are always looking for people to help support our fantastic fundraisers at major events such as the London Marathon or the Great North Run.
If you're good with a camera, or you're a physio who can help us look after our fundraisers after the event, or if you want to join our Kerb Crews to offer vocal support to all the brilliant members of Team Sands, then get in touch with Madeleine Martin at e: firstname.lastname@example.org or t: 0845 652 0448 or send us a message via our Facebook page!
Collect Stamps for Sands
Raise funds for Sands from something that is normally thrown out with the rubbish – stamps.
All you need to do is carefully trim around your used stamp (leaving about a 1/4 inch or 1/2 cm border all around), collect them up and when you have a reasonable amount please send them to:
Stamps for Sands
10 Bellamy Avenue
We receive a minimum of £2 for every kilo of stamps received. This can soon mount up, especially if you team up with friends, family or colleagues and collect together. Why not ask your local school, workplace, post office or group to join in? You can use our Stamps for Sands poster to raise awareness and let people know so they can help too.
In just one month we received a payment for over £100!
Download Stamps for Sands Poster
Recycle for Sands
Recycle 4 Charity helps its thousands of members raise funds for charity by providing a free, easy to use, custom branded, recycling programme. They service the recycling and fundraising needs of the smallest home user to the largest businesses and charity campaigns. They recycle empty printer inkjet cartridges, mobile phones and used laser and toner cartridges.
Working with Recycle 4 Charity is the simple way to help the environment, with no cost to you, whilst raising money for Sands.
So whether you’re a single donator, a group, a school, a fundraiser or a company why not sign up and start making a difference!
Sign up at www.recycle4charity.co.uk/Register and select Sands as your charity to support.
Convert you scrap car into money for Sands. You can choose to donate all the proceeds, or give us half and keep half for yourself.
1. Contact Giveacar (www.giveacar.co.uk or 020 7736 4242)
Fill in their form or call the office - All they need is a couple of minutes to go through your details. Once they have your approval, a collection agent will call you in order to arrange a convenient pick-up time.
2. Your car is picked up
A tow truck usually arrives within 3 days to pick up your car, though in a few rare cases it may take up to 10 days. You can ensure a fast collection by also submitting an email address.
3. Your donation is made
Your car is sent to scrap or auction. Giveacar then donate the proceeds, after administrative costs, to Sands. They send you a receipt for your donation, and so will we. If you have chosen to donate half the value of your car, your receipt letter from Giveacar will also contain a cheque for half the donation amount.
How much can I raise?
Every car is different, but they all will create a valuable donation. Scrap car donations are based solely on the weight of the metal (so CD players/alloy wheels don't add to the donation). If your car is roadworthy, Giveacar may be able to raise more by selling it at auction. They deal with hundreds of cars, so know how to get the best value – often trade prices that are higher than private sales.
Is it really worth it?
YES. Every vehicle is worth something, and not just cars – Giveacar takes ride-on lawnmowers, farm machinery, vans, motorbikes and lorries as well. It’s an easy way to get rid of a problem and raise money for Sands, and at no cost to you.
Give as you Live
Give as you Live is an incredibly easy way to support Sands in your everyday life.
It is an online shopping scheme and app that turns every purchase our supporters make online into potential funds to ensure we can continue our important support and research work. Whether you buy a book from Amazon or a holiday from First Choice, a portion of every purchase you make online can come to the Sands, at no extra cost to you.
When you sign up to Give as you Live or download the app, you can shop online with thousands of stores and raise money for us with every purchase.
Some of the biggest names in online retailing work with Give as you Live, including Tesco, Sainsbury's, LoveFilm and Virgin Travel, and because the donation comes from them, you don’t pay a penny more than the asking price.
Sell for Sands
Clean out your cupboards and help Sands. Now you can sell practically anything on eBay and donate from 10% to 100% of the final sale to support our vital work.
The eBay for Charity service is free and is a simple way to make a contribution while also making something for yourself. You decide exactly what percentage of your final selling price you'd like to give to Sands and what percentage you'd like for yourself.
Choosing an eBay for charity listing will also give your listing and our work extra exposure. eBay for Charity listings are the same as any other eBay listing, except for the blue and yellow eBay for Charity ribbon in search results and your chosen charity's mission statement and logo in your listing. This means your listing can be seen by everyone who searches through eBay.co.uk. It'll also get extra visibility through the eBay for Charity pages.
Earn fee credits
Every time you list an item for charity, you’ll get a fee credit on your basic insertion and final value fees equal to the percentage you donate. So if you donate 50% of your selling price to a charity, eBay will waive 50% of your fees. You can choose to donate between 10% and 100% of the sale price of your item. You can also choose to Gift Aid your donation if you are a UK taxpayer.
The scheme is run by eBay in partnership with the charity PayPal Giving Fund (formerly MissionFish).
Every Click for Sands
Surf, search and support - we have teamed up with everyclick.com, the Internet search engine with a big difference - it donates half its revenues to charity!
It does not cost us, or you, a penny. Just make http://www.everyclick.com/uk/sands your home page or add to your favourites and make sure you use it whenever you search the web.
Wendy Kemp Jewellery
Following the death of her close friends’ son at term, experienced jeweller Wendy Kemp created the Sands Footprints Collection.
Each month Wendy chooses a charity to support and £1 from every sale that month will come to that charity. It covers all her collections, not just the Sands Footprints Collection. Customers can opt out of the chosen charity and ask that it be donated instead to the charity of their choice.
Please visit Wendy’s website at www.wendykempjewellery.co.uk for details.
The Eloise Sands Rose was created in memory of Paul and Tanya Byrne’s daughter Eloise who was stillborn on Mother's Day 2004 and its sale raises funds for Sands.
It is a stunning hybrid tea rose with large vivid salmon-orange blooms that are offset by dark glossy foliage. It was created in partnership between growers C&K Jones and Eloise’s parents and was launched by our Patron David Haig, at the Hampton Court Palace Flower in 2006.
£1.50 from the sale of each rose goes directly to Sands. They can be purchased from C & K Jones by mail order, Visit www.jonestherose.co.uk or call 01829 740663 to order a catalogue.
Starfish Creations Limited
Starfish Creations Ltd (designers and makers of personalised cards and prints), was established in memory of Nicola and Kenton’s baby girl Siena, who was born in December 2015 and sadly died five days later.
Finding that there were no cards or prints available to give each other on special occasions, Nicola and Kenton decided to start designing and making cards and prints, so that they and other bereaved parents could receive something on these occasions, acknowledging that they are a Mummy and Daddy to a baby who has died.
The range is growing with 10% of each sale from the Angel Range being donated to Sands.