Fundraising Newsletter issue 15

Issue 15 : October 2014
fundraising newsletter
Wing Walk
The fright flight of your life...
full details on page 2
Sunday 3rd May 2015
Christmas gift
and hamper
See how
your support
has made a
Registered charity number 209782
From the CE
Welcome to the Autumn edition of Fundraising news,
the nights are drawing in, the leaves are falling rapidly and the heating is
coming back on. This is a lovely time of year in many ways. People’s thoughts
are turning towards bonfires, Halloween and Christmas. (I actually saw
Christmas decorations in one store on the 31st August!)
The efforts of the fundraising team, volunteer colleagues and our
supporters are certainly gearing up towards Christmas, with collections
for gifts and hampers underway. For those of us in settled and happy family
situations, Christmas can be a hectic time of planning, shopping, travelling
etc. For many of the people the Together Trust supports, Christmas
can be a time of worry, stress and anxiety - the support we get from
individuals, volunteers, corporate supporters and long standing supporters
such as Roughley’s Bikers, is absolutely vital in enabling us to give as many
people as possible a great time over the winter period.
We have had the privilege of being the nominated charity of the Stockport
Business Awards - a great event and a fantastic opportunity to
raise our profile with business leaders in Stockport and the North West.
Mark Lee, Chief Executive
Whilst the winter is immediately on people’s minds, thoughts are also
turning to the New Year. Do look inside this issue for opportunities to
challenge yourself and support the Together Trust. It could be a sporting
challenge or something scary (but safe!) such as wing walking.
I do hope you enjoy this issue and are inspired by some of the stories inside.
Take good care,
Mark Lee, Chief Executive
...cont. from front page
Wing Walk
Sunday 3rd May 2015, Breighton Aerodrome, Selby, North Yorkshire
If you have already done a skydive and/or are looking for a great adrenalin
fuelled challenge, a Wing Walk is the answer!
Aerobatic Tactics is the only company in the UK with permission from the Civil
Aviation Authority to legally offer wing walking experience flights to the general
public including wing walking for fundraising purposes.
Strapped into a 5 point harness on the upper wing of a Stearman biplane, you
will take off for a 10 minute flight experience, including zooms and climbs at up
to 130mph. After your flight, you will receive a certificate confirming you have
participated in a wing walk.
Registration is £100 (non refundable) with a minimum sponsorship target of
£1000. To register contact Julie Williams on 0161 283 4822, email
[email protected] or visit our website
We were delighted to be chosen as the charity
partner for Stockport Business Awards for 2014. The
Gala Dinner and awards ceremony took place on 2nd
October at the Hallmark Hotel.
The evening commenced with a drinks reception,
followed by a charity raffle and grand draw. We raised
a fabulous £5210 on the night. The funds will be used
to develop work experience opportunities for young
people supported by the Together Trust.
The partnership has been of significant value to
us. The funds raised on the night of the event are
clearly important, but it has also been incredibly
useful to increase our profile with businesses who
may be interested in working in partnership with us,
including offering work experience opportunities.
We’d like to say congratulations to all the award
winners, and a huge thank you to everyone who
supported us on the night, to the event organisers,
and to the event sponsors and companies that
donated prizes for the raffle and Grand Prize Draw.
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Fundraising news
Christmas Shopping Special: raise funds
whilst you shop at no extra cost to you!
How can I help Together
Trust, just by shopping
Join thousands of other
shoppers supporting their
favourite cause.
It costs nothing. It’s 100%
secure. Get started in
minutes. Give as you Live
works with 3,663 leading
stores that have signed up to donate a commission on every online
purchase to the charity of your choice. This commission is already
included in the price of what you’re buying, so you can support your
favourite cause, at no extra cost to you. The commission varies, but the
average is 2.5%.
Introducing our fantastic new on-line store this
Do you buy gifts on-line at Christmas or any other
time of year? If you do then we’d like to introduce
you to ‘Let’s Gift’, our new on-line store showcasing
a stunning range of gifts from hundreds of British
You will find gifts to suit all personalities from gardeners to pet lovers
and to help mark all of life’s milestones from welcoming a new baby,
celebrating a special anniversary or remembering a loved one that has
passed away.
Let’s Gift is a brand new idea in charity fundraising. For everything you
buy from the store we receive 7%... the best thing is that’s not your
money – it’s a donation from Let’s Gift out of their profits. So now
you can buy fantastic presents for your family and friends at exactly
the same price or less than elsewhere, and have the satisfaction of
knowing Together Trust is receiving a donation that has cost you
If you are buying a gift to send to a friend or relative they will know that
you’ve been thoughtful enough to not only give them a present but
give a gift to charity too.
You can have a look at the store by clicking on the Shop Online link
on our website at
– so why not have a browse before you do your Christmas shopping,
if you find even one gift you’d like to buy then you will be helping us
enormously. If you’re impressed please tell your friends and relatives
and don’t forget to come back next time you’re shopping for a special
It’s not too good to be true.
Every popular comparison website uses a similar model. With our
technology you can still get the best deals online by comparing millions
of products and thousands of brands, but with Give as you Live you can
also send a percentage of everything you spend to the charity of your
choice. All without spending a penny more.
How to get started:
Install Give as you Live and start shopping as you usually do.
It’s that simple, and the beauty of this is, once you have registered with
Give as You Live, it will automatically pop up when you visit any
participating website and ask if you want the donation to be made.
Plus, if you sign up between now and Christmas, when you’ve raised
£5, Give as you Live will double your donation to us. FREE!
If you’d like to pamper your loved ones this Christmas,
why not choose from the Body Shop’s wide range
of beauty products. Body Shop Representative
Samantha Barlow has been supporting the Together
Trust for around 2 years now, and has donated over
£1500 from sales made to Together Trust supporters.
Products can be viewed at http://www.thebodyshop. If you would like to make a purchase,
please call Samantha on 07791 051986.
Christmas Gift and Hamper Appeal
The challenging side to Christmas……
Christmas can be a difficult time of year for many of the young people
and families we support. For young people with autism, the change to
their normal routine can prove really difficult to cope with, and may
result in challenging behaviours that impact on the whole family.
Children and young people who live in foster care or residential care
can also find this a really difficult time. Whilst school friends are
celebrating with their families, they are likely to feel isolated and dwell
on the experiences that led to them being taken into care, especially
if they have been separated from siblings and have little or no family
For families of young people with disabilities, the challenges
faced often include financial issues. Many parents with caring
responsibilities are unable to work full time, and face additional costs
associated with their young person’s disability, such as increased
transport costs and costs of specialist equipment. Christmas can be
an expensive time, even without these additional costs.
For many years now we have run a Christmas Gift Appeal, to try
to ensure the young people and families we support have a happy
and memorable Christmas. Last year, in recognition of the financial
hardship faced by some of the families, and especially by young people
leaving care, we introduced a Hamper Appeal too.
This year’s appeal will be boosted with the annual Toy Drop from
Roughley’s Bikers, who have supported our appeal for many years.
On Sunday 7th December, over 200 bikers, many sporting Christmas
outfits, will descend on our Schools Hill campus to deliver gifts.
Samantha has donated significant funds from sales at some of our
Charity of the Year partners. If you would like to invite Samantha
into your workplace to sell her products and help raise funds, please
contact her on the above number.
Stamp Recycling
With Christmas fast approaching, there will be an increased
opportunity for you to help us raise funds through the collection of
used stamps. We recently raised £482.18. Please tear off the stamps
from the corner of the envelope and drop them off or send them
to the Fundraising Team, Together Trust Centre, Schools Hill,
Cheadle, SK8 1JE.
Thank you.
Our brand new Let’s Gift store will be live from mid-November.
Do you buy charity gifts at Christmas?
Then why not buy a subscription to the 50:50 lottery? Unlike other charity gifts, this is not only
a charitable gesture, it also gives the recipient the opportunity to win a prize. See back pages to
purchase a gift subscription.
How can you help?
We would welcome donations for both appeals, from individuals, and
from groups, schools and businesses. Donations can be dropped off
at our reception at Together Trust Centre, Schools Hill, Cheadle, SK8
1JE during office hours. If you are organising a collection from a school,
group or business, please contact Natalie on 0161 283 4883 or email
[email protected] to arrange a pick-up or to deliver
the items.
What do we need?
For the gift appeal, we are looking for new gifts e.g. toys, toiletry sets,
vouchers. We are especially keen to receive gifts suitable for older
teenagers, both boys and girls.
Please don’t gift-wrap your donations, as we need to see them to select
the most suitable gifts for each young person.
For the hamper appeal, we need non-perishable food items. These
might be store-cupboard staples like pasta, tinned foods and teabags,
but we’d also like to include household cleaning and personal hygiene
products, and of course, some tasty Christmas Treats!
When do we need your donations?
Hamper donations are needed by 8th December, to give our
volunteers time to make the hampers up and distribute them.
Gifts are needed by 19th December, to allow time for distribution.
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Fundraising news
Funds raised or donated by you, our supporters, have made such a
difference to the lives of the individuals and families we support.
Together we have:
Christmas cards
Funded a summer Rainbow Party
attended by young people from acro
our services
Taken youn
g people in
foster care,
and their fo
ster familie
s, on a short
activity bas
ed holiday
Bought weighted blankets that
provide therapeutic assistance to
calm young people with autism
and help them sleep
Bought camping equipment for
young people in residential
care to experience their first
ever camping holiday
Upgraded the IT suite used by
young adults with disabilities at
our Newbridge Community Service
Funded vis
its to Jump
which prov
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for young a
dults with d
Funded a joint World War One
radio project for Ashcroft School
Inscape House School and Bridge
Bought Ipads to assist with
communication for young people
with autism at our autism-specific
short breaks service, Meridian
Bought equipment for the
walking group at Newbridge, our
community service for young
adults with disabilities
Registered charity number 209782
Make a difference this Christmas
(with gold
foil), 101mm
x 204mm,
The Together Trust believes that everyone deserves an
equal chance in life and everyone has the ability and
right to experience joy, safety, happiness and hope. By
providing specialist education, care and community
services to children, young people, adults and families
experiencing disadvantage or disability, we aim to do
everything in our power to make that happen.
Stained glass
160mm x
By purchasing these cards you are helping raise
valuable funds that will make a real difference to the
individuals and families we support.
Polar fun
120mm x
Thank you!
178mm x
114mm x
tree 160mm
x 160mm,
160mm x 160mm,
160mm x
141mm x
Dove in
141mm x
Christmas elements
160mm x
Robin trio
101mm x
120mm x
Greeting reads: “With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year” *
Greeting reads: “With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year” *
owls 120mm
x 120mm,
0161 283 4883
[email protected]
Christmas card order form
How to order
Card title
Cost per
(10 cards
per pack) everyone who has raised or donated funds
and/or goods, attended our events or volunteered
their time. If you have raised funds and would
like to appear on these pages, please email your
photos to [email protected]
Your details:
• Please complete all sections of this order form.
• Payment should accompany your order. Please make cheques
payable to ‘Together Trust’.
• If you prefer to collect your order from our reception please
contact us to arrange collection during office hours (p&p
does not apply to collection).
No. of packs
Thank you and well done
First name:
Tel (day time):
Joseph and Ann Slater Memorial Trust donated £750 towards our annual fostering holiday
Stamp recycling raised £482.18 so please keep sending us your used stamps
Threesixty Services raised £440 by completing the Tough Mudder Challenge
WNS Assistance made further monthly donations of £150 towards food tech and nutrition
projects at Ashcroft School
Inscape Friends donated £9000 towards the new 4D sensory learning environment
at Inscape House School
1. Building the
2. Winter frost
3. Polar fun
c Please tick if you do not wish to receive further
information from the Together Trust.
Payment details:
SAP UK Ltd donated £5000 for an outdoor learning space at Inscape House School,
and will be bringing a team of staff to help implement the project
Roughley’s Bikers donated £2000 from their Annual Bike Show
I wish to pay via:
5. Dove in flight
Convergys donated a further £2438 from their Charity of the Year fundraising
activities, bringing their total raised to date to £12,138.64
Chris Aldous raised £360.63 from a Medium Night at the Midway pub.
Card payment details:
6. Robin trio
7. Virgin adoring
8. Winter warmth
c Maestro/Switch
c Visa
Tony Simcock raised £100 by completing a 56 mile walk. Funds will go to
Woodlands, where Tony’s son Mike is Assistant Manager
9. Vintage santa
Hilton Hotel Manchester Airport donated £841.09 via the Hilton in the
Community Foundation from their Charity of the Year activities. The funds will
buy additional outdoor gym equipment for Ashcroft School.
10. Cosy puppies
11. Stained glass
12. Wooden tree
13. Christmas
14. Christmas owls
P&P cost £
Donation £
UK Postage and packing charges:
1-2 packs
8+ packs
Collection free
(Together Trust, Schools Hill, Cheadle, SK8 1JE)
Please return order form to
c Cheque (made payable to
‘Together Trust’)
c Card (please complete details below)
c Delta
c MasterCard
Card number
Start date:
Expiry date:
Issue No. CVS:
Name on card:
Trafford Centre Abseil
Make your donation go further...
This year’s abseil
team included Paul,
Jodie, Yocheved
and staff from
Valour Finance
Group (who have
been supporting the
Together Trust as
their chosen charity
since June 2012) Mark, Alex, Sangam,
Dean and Natalie. Well done and thank
you for your support –
we hope to raise around
£1,000 from this event.
Gift Aid: If you are making a personal donation use Gift Aid to make it
worth even more. For every £1 you give, we can claim 25p from HMRC.
It’s that simple. By ticking the box(es) you confirm that you are a UK
Income or Capital Gains taxpayer (taxes such as VAT and Council
Tax do not qualify), you have read this statement and you want the
Together Trust to reclaim tax on your donation(s) as specified. The
amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax you pay in the tax year
must be at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities and
Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) you donate to will reclaim
on your gifts for that tax year.
Please gift aid (please tick all that apply):
c All donations made in the past four years
c The enclosed donation of £
c All donations made on or after the date of this
Fundraising Team
Together Trust,
Schools Hill,
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Fundraising news
Andrew Murray Pro AM Golf Day
On 1st September long-term supporter and Together
Trust Member Andrew Murray once again hosted his
annual Pro-AM event at Lymm Golf Club. The hit the
green competition raised £643 on the day, and we
received £2000 from the event.
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Hosted by the Cheadle & Gatley Round Table in aid of the
Together Trust (and other local
charities) - Cheadle’s Big Bang
(or Bethesda Bonfire as it is
fondly known) took place on
Saturday 1st November. Visitors were delighted with the two
award winning firework displays,
a huge bonfire, fairground, food
and attractions. Big thanks to
the Round Table for all their hard
work and we will report on funds
raised in the next issue of
Fundraising News.
Zip Slide Imperial War Museum
Zip zip hurray to our 11 thrill seeking individuals who
launched themselves from the Air Shard at a height of
30m before gliding 250m across the Manchester Ship
Canal to raise funds for the Together Trust.
Fashion Show & Sale
Another complete sell out! Around 120 people attended
the fashion show and sale held on 9th October raising
£645. Thank you to www.fashionshownorthwest. who showcased a range of high street and
designer labels (with up to 75% of RRP) to purchase on
the night. The event concluded around 9.30pm with
almost everyone leaving with a bargain! Our next show
will be in February - details to follow.
Elvis is in the building!
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Elvis impersonator, Bob Morris, offers an exciting tribute to the King. This is a night of pure
breathtaking entertainment with all proceeds going to the Together Trust.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and places are limited.
Together Trust Centre, Schools Hill, Cheadle, SK8 1JE
in aid of
Registered charity number 209782
Cheadle’s Big Bang
0161 283 4822
[email protected]
Moor Suite, Heaton Moor
Friday 5th December at 7.00pm
After a roaring success at the first Cakes
and Cabaret we are delighted to announce
that Sarah Allcard is organising another
fantastic evening of song and cake! Sarah is
particularly proud of her students - each one
has a story.
Tickets are £5 for adults, £3 for under 16s and
must be purchased in advance. The Together
Trust is delighted to be chosen as one of
the beneficiaries of the event. For more
information or tickets call Sarah on
0781 7624021 or email fundraising@
Funds raised will help pay for specialist equipment, therapy services, trips and activities for over 1000
vulnerable children, young people and families supported by the Together Trust.
Glass Walk
challenging your beliefs on what is possible!
Team Together Trust Challenge Events
Saturday 25th April 2015, Together Trust Centre
Glass walking is the act of walking across
hundreds of broken glass bottles. The
glass is razor sharp and very real. The
interesting thing about Glass Walking is
that anyone can do it! The activity,
performed correctly, is safe; however it is
essential that all participants follow the
instructions of the facilitator.
Deposit £20 with a £50 fundraising target.
The hardest part isn’t walking on glass, it’s
a matter of walking through the wall of fear
that hangs around you and inhibits you.
Contact Julie Williams on 0161 283 4822
or email [email protected]
Whether it is Skydiving, Trekking through Peru, Climbing Kilimanjaro or Cycling London to Paris
– we have a challenge suitable for everyone. All these events have a certain wow factor – this is
the chance of a lifetime to take part in something you wouldn’t otherwise do whilst raising money
for the Together Trust. For more information contact Julie Williams on 0161 283 4822 or email
[email protected]
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Fundraising news
Elvis Tribute
Event calender 2014/2015
Fri 14th
Supermarket bag pack, Sainsbury’s Cheadle
Sun 16th
160ft Bungee Jump, Salford Quays
Fri 28
Elvis Tribute, Together Trust Centre
50/50 lottery
Glass Walk
gift su
Wed 3rd
Gospel Christmas, Together Trust Centre
Fri 5th
Cakes and Cabaret, Moore Suite, Heaton Moor
Sun 7th
Roughley’s Toy Drop, Together Trust Centre
Wed 10th
Christmas Carol Service, St Mary’s Church,
Mon 22nd
Supermarket bag pack, Morrisons Reddish
160ft Bungee Jump
Fashion Show & Sale, Together Trust Centre
7th - 15th
Sahara Trek
Roughley’s Easter Egg Drop
Sun 19th
Greater Manchester Marathon
Sat 25
Glass Walk, Together Trust Centre
Sun 26
Virgin Money London Marathon
Thurs 30th 3 Peaks Challenge
Virgin Money London Marathon
Sun 3rd
Wing Walk – Breighton Aerodrome, Selby, N Yorks
Fri 14th
Great Manchester Run (10k) – Sun 10th
Sat 13th
For more information on any of these events,
please contact the Fundraising Team on
on 0161 283 4822 or email:
[email protected]
Make a difference
this Christmas
with a 50/50 lottery
gift subscription
Cheadle Festival Family Fun Day,
Together Trust Centre
Kilimanjaro Trek
Registered charity number 209782
Roughleys toy drop
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Fundraising news
50/50 lottery
the Together Trust 50/50 lottery gift subscription
gift su
Gift purchased by
Gift purchased for
Your name
Recipients name
Daytime telephone number
Daytime telephone number
I confirm that this person is over 16 (please tick)
Message to be written on gift subscription
Number of monthly entries in the 50:50 lottery
draw (please note that the subscription is for 12 months).
1 per month (£12)
2 per month (£24)
A gift to
3 per month (£36)
4 per month (£48)
5 per month (£60)
Message (please print the exact wording that you would like
us to display on the front of the certificate).
__ per month (£__)
Payment method (The gift subscriptions are only payable by
cheque or card payment. We do NOT set up monthly direct debit
payments for gift subscriptions).
Cheque (made payable to The Together Trust)
Credit/debit card
Card no.
Expiry date
Please tick whether you want the gift certificate to be sent to
yourself so that you can give the gift personally or to the recipient
of the gift.
Issue no. (Switch only)
Start date
Security code
Name on card
For forms and payments received by 17th December, the gift will commence in the December draw. For forms and payments received
after 17th December, the gift will commence with the January draw. The winning numbers of each draw are posted on the Together
Please tick if you do not wish to receive further information from the Together Trust
Trust website
Please return the completed form to
Fundraising Team, Together Trust,
Together Trust Centre, Schools Hill, Cheadle SK8 1JE
t 0161 283 4822 e [email protected]
Registered charity number 209782