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Get the community involved as you fundraise for the MSA Trust. Whether they are supporters from your local church, Golf Club or even your family and friends, get everyone together for a fundraiser and help us come closer to our vision –  a world without MSA.  Here you will find everything to make your community event an absolute success!

 

 

  • View our Welcome Pack (below) that gives you  A – Z fundraising ideas for your event, top tips for a successful fundraiser, and shows supporters what their donations can do!
  • Download and print out our sponsorship form (below). Forms can be used to collect cash/cheques donations while allowing the Trust to claim Gift Aid on the donations!
  • Our (new!) MSA and Trust information leaflet and A3 Fundraising posters are now available! Download from below.
  • Email us to let us know if you would like MSAT flags,  leaflets to hand out to your guests or a high resolution copy of our logo. We are happy to help!

Already have a fundraising event in mind? Open a fundraising page where your guests/supporters can donate online for it.

Having a collection at your fundraising event is an easy way to add to your fundraising total. Just shake a bucket or tin and get your guests to donate their loose change! You can also do a collection :

  • On the street – make sure to have the proper license for this!
  • At your local pub, grocery store or your place of worship (e.g. Church)
  • As you sing along in your Choir (a popular one with our supporters!)

Choose from donation boxes, collection tins or buckets depending on where you are collecting. 

 


Donation Boxes 

Light weight cardboard donation boxes that you can fold out and display just about anywhere! You can use them for your fundraising or even to collect all those pennies lying around the house. Just keep in mind not to use them for public collections as they don’t come with any security features.

 


Collection Tins 

Orange tins that are great for having a few distributed around your fundraising event or having by the till for a store collection. Comes with a security seal that you can break after the collection.


Public Bucket Collections 

If you are thinking of having a public bucket collection then turn up with your MSA Trust T-shirt and our bright Orange MSAT bucket (don’t forget your smile!). Make sure to choose places with heavy footfall – railway stations, busy streets, shopping centres etc. Buckets comes with security features such as security seal for the lid and cable ties to lock bucket to the lid.

We can provide a collector’s certificate of authority, that authorises you to collect on behalf of MSA Trust. Click here to see how that looks and email fundraising@msatrust.org.uk to have one posted to you.


Donation envelopes 

A great way to collect cash and/or cheques from your donors. They can fill out the Gift Aid information on the front so that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated! Note that it is unsafe and discouraged to send cash in the post. Please convert any cash to a cheque or see below for more options. You can send the empty completed envelopes back to the office for us to claim the Gift Aid. 


After a collection 

Make a cuppa and relax – you have done a great job fundraising for MSA Trust! When you are ready, you can send over the collected monies. You can :

  • Bank the collection at your local HSBC branch using a pay-in form. Email fundraising@msatrust.org.uk to have one posted to you.
  • Bank the collection and raise a cheque, made payable to MSA Trust. Send it to MSA Trust, 51 St. Olav’s Court, Lower Road, London, SE16 2XB
  • Bank the collection and donate it online or call 0333 323 4591 to make a payment over the phone.
  • Bank the collection and transfer it to MSA Trust bank account. Email fundraising@msatrust.org.uk for our bank details.

You can send us a filled out collection receipt so that we know whom to thank and what was the fantastic amount raised!

Milk, Sugar And Tea party

Around 3,000 people in the UK and Eire have multiple system atrophy, which leads to premature death – currently there is no cure. That’s why we’re asking people to show their support by hosting a tea party.

 

It couldn’t be easier – invite your friends and family, keep the tea flowing, spoil your guests with sweet or savoury treats and ask for a donation in return. The money you raise will help support our MSA Nurse Specialists. The Nurses provide telephone and email support services for people with MSA, attend a network of local Support Groups around the UK and Eire and offer training and support to health and care professionals.

So go ahead and host a Tea Party and you will enable us to continue to provide this vital service. We really couldn’t do it without you. Thank you in advance for your support.

If you would like your free Tea Party Starter Kit then please fill out the form below. You can also get our special Tea Party mug from our online shop – perfectly branded in the Trust colours!

Milk Sugar And Tea party

If you have already received your pack, you can download extra materials from below or contact us. 

MSA Tea Party A4 Poster

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Invitations

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Help the Trust while you shop for your groceries!

The next time you are at your local Waitrose you can fill out a form to nominate the MSA Trust. The Trust will then become of one of the local good causes for which shoppers can put their Green tokens towards. You can also spread the word so that when your family and friends are done shopping, they can pop their tokens for the MSA Trust. The more tokens we receive the bigger the donation! It’s as easy as that! So wait no longer, show that the Community Matters! If you need help with the nomination form please email fundraising@msatrust.org.uk


Give as you LiveAre you a shopaholic?

With the boom in online shopping, you could raise much needed funds for the Trust every time you shop! Every site you shop on using the Give as you Live portal, they will donate a percentage of your purchase to the Trust at no extra cost to you, as the store donates the money, not the shopper. So the next time you go online to shop, do so via Give as you Live as an easy way to support the Trust.


Get more from your Amazon order!

When you shop through Amazon Smile, Amazon donates a percentage of the proceeds to MSA Trust, with no extra cost to you. All you need to do is visit Amazon Smile, log into your account and select the ‘change your charity’ button in the ‘Shopping Programmes’ section. You can then select us as your chosen charity and start shopping! Get more out of your order with Amazon by supporting MSA Trust and visit Amazon Smile today!


 

everyclicklogoClickety Click!

Everyclick.com is a search engine with a big difference. It is completely free to use and works just like Google, Yahoo or Bing by letting you search the web, but each time you search on Everyclick.com you can help to raise money for the Trust.  Everyclick.com has already raised over £1m for UK charities. Don’t delay start Everyclick today!

Interested in fundraising? Fundraising at school is a fun and exciting way to join the fight against MSA!

There are loads of ways you can get involved and we will support your school throughout your fundraising adventure!

Find a guide to getting started below, and an A-Z of event ideas to download!

 

Guide to fundraising in school:

Step 1: Get the backing of senior staff

Arrange a meeting with your head teacher or Deputy Head to explain MSA and your connection to it.

 

Step 2: Do your research

Come to your meeting with ideas of what the school could do to raise money. There is the tried and true method of holding a non-uniform day, but there is a list to download at the bottom of this page with dozens of other ideas

Step 3: Brand the fundraising

Make sure your classmates and teachers know what they are fundraising for. Arrange an assembly or some time during classes for you or one of your teachers to tell the rest of the students about the condition, and why it is so important to fundraise and support those living with MSA. If you have a connection to the cause you are willing to share with them, please do. Nothing will inspire people to work hard and support a cause than a direct link to someone they know

Step 4: Send the fundraising in

Collect the money and send it to us here at MSA Trust, we will then get an acknowledgement letter out to you and to your school to thank you for all your fantastic work!

Please download our A-Z of School Fundraising below!

The individuals and families we support are from many different faiths and cultures. We work closely with families to ensure that their faith and cultural needs are respected when using our services.

Faith groups and congregations can support our vital work by fundraising throughout the year or through one-off events around special occasions or devoting one meeting to discussing multiple system atrophy .

Our most popular fundraising ideas for faith groups include:

  • Raising funds through a religious festival such as Diwali, Ramadan or Christmas
  • Holding a collection at a service with a speaker from the MSA Trust
  • Holding an event at your place of worship, for example a concert or fayre.

If you would like more information about the trust or would like to hold a fundraising event for the Trust this way, please contact the team.

 Christmas is the time of giving so say ho ho ho while you give to the MSA Trust!

  • Instead of sending traditional Christmas cards think about a new way of giving. While we have some fantastic cards to offer each year, you can instead donate the money you spend on them. Remember the same can be done with Christmas gifts, where a donation can be made in lieu of gifts!
  • Buy a few items from our shop to fill up your stockings!
  • Living with MSA can be an isolating experience and is particularly hard during the festive season. Giving the gift of your time to someone with MSA, making them smile is a priceless way to give!

Any kind of celebration that calls for guests to bring presents is a great opportunity to donate to the Trust instead and help us in our efforts to fight this terrible disease. So an anniversary, retirement, Christening or just a regular dinner party are all great celebratory events as well.

Fundraise at your Wedding or Civil Partnership

Congratulations on the great news! Now you can make the Trust part of your big day and make the day even more special. We understand you have a lot on your mind when it comes to planning a wedding. Therefore, we  have made it easier for you – here are a few great suggestions to say “I do” while fundraising for the Trust :

Accept donations to the Trust instead of traditional wedding gifts from your guests. The easiest way to do this would be to open a Fundraising page.Your page becomes your very own wedding gift list! You can keep track of the “gifts” that your guests have given and they can also leave good wishes and messages for the big day. Set up your page here to start fundraising now!

Have our Wedding favour cards on the place settings or when you are thanking your guests after the wedding. Cards say that a donation was made to MSA Trust in lieu of favour. Buy the cards from our online shop.

“I do” for MSA Trust!
Here are two amazing couples who got married and raised a phenomenal amount for the Trust. 

Michelle and Stephen got married in Nov 2017. Michelle’s father passed away from MSA at a very young age. She wanted to do something for a charity close to her heart so asked her guests to make a donation to MSA Trust for the wedding. This raised £5,600!

Sam and Amelia also got married in Nov and accepted donations for their wedding. Amelia’s father has MSA and she was very blessed to have him walk her down the aisle. They managed to raise more than £3,000!

Facebook birthday celebrations!

We spend so much of our time on Facebook, now there is a way to support the Trust through it! Whether you would like to start up a Birthday Fundraiser in aid of the Trust or make a one off donation, you can do so by heading over to our Facebook page.


Raise funds while you recycle!

 

Bag It Up (BIU) Group is one of the leading textile recycling organisations in the UK. They provide patented anti-theft clothes recycling banks across the country. Used clothing and shoes donated to the banks are then resold. MSA Trust receives part of the sale proceeds. The Trust is proud to be working with a partner which enables less waste to go to Landfill while raising vital funds for people affected by MSA. Banks are branded with information about MSA and the Trust, so this is a great way to raise awareness of the condition within a community.

There is no cost involved for the Trust or the venue hosting the Bank as BIU provide all the equipment and services needed to operate the recycling scheme. BIU only sell to recognised sorting or grading partners who in turn sell in markets where trade is free and fair. They have internal audit procedures that ensures these standards are maintained.

Get involved

  • Donate to a MSA Trust Recycling Bank near you 

There is a MSAT recycling bank located at the Wilmslow Garden Centre (part of the Klondyke Garden Centres) near Manchester. If you live close by, please donate your old clothing and shoes to this bank! Proceeds from sale of donations collected here goes exclusively to MSA Trust. So encourage your family and friends to donate as well – every little helps!

  • Suggest a venue to place a new recycling bank 

BIU makes every effort to secure new venues for placing the banks but would appreciate local knowledge. So, this is where you can get involved. You can suggest a new venue for having the bank placed, and help the Trust get the resale proceeds from items donated at this new bank. To find out what makes an ‘ideal venue’, click HERE. If you think you know of such a venue email us. If you think it’s more appropriate, then please make initial contact with the venue. Although this is not a requirement, it sometimes helps for the enquiry to come from a local or ‘known face’. You would need to only ensure whether the venue/site owner would permit the banks to be placed. There is no further commitment required from you.

Unfortunately, BIU have partnerships with other charities in Dorset, Somerset, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire and Yorkshire. Therefore, sadly we cannot place banks in these locations. So, if you can think of any other, please get in touch.    We will forward your suggestion to BIU who will contact the venue. There is no further commitment needed from you.

This would be an amazing way to support the Trust, while helping people to ‘declutter’. Thank you in advance for your support!

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