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.
Our (new) leaflets, A3 fundraising posters, and sponsorship forms are now available to download (Scroll to the bottom).
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.
Sending us funds raised cannot be easier! Find out all the ways to do so HERE.
Already have a fundraising event in mind? Open a fundraising page where your guests/supporters can donate online for it.
Virtual Community Fundraising
Are you thinking about the possible ways of raising funds from the comfort of your home? Well you can, all you’ll need to do is open up a fundraising page and then you can get started.
Opening up a page for sponsorship can be done in no time, just make sure to include a bio explaining why you’re doing an online collection and why the MSA Trust is important to you. Then, share the page link around to your friends and family, it’s that simple.
Click here to open a page to start collecting donations
You can also consider doing a quick and easy challenges for yourself, which can attract and help encourage your sponsors to make an online donation to your page. Below are some of our popular challenges:
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.
With the COVID- 19 pandemic restrictions in place, we are encouraging everyone to host their tea parties online. This can be done through zoom, and you can still have a scrumptious tea party and help raise vital funds to support our MSA Nurse Specialists. The Nurses provide telephone and email support services for people with MSA, attend digital Support Groups and are a lifeline for the MSA community during these challenging times.
It couldn’t be easier to host your virtual tea party, just open a Zoom account and schedule your Tea Party event. Then click on START FUNDRAISING below to ask friends and family to donate to MSAT in exchange for the Zoom tea party invitation.
Download our Tea party guide HERE to find out more or order your Tea party pack below.
Don’t forget to bake your sweet and savories ahead of your Zoom tea party so that you can enjoy with your ‘guests’ when they join! You can also get our special Tea Party mug from our online shop – perfectly branded in the Trust colours!
Come Along to our Virtual Milk Sugar And Tea Party
Date: Saturday 9th October
Where: Using Zoom
We are incredibly excited to invite you to join us at our very first Virtual Milk Sugar And Tea Party that will be hosted via zoom. With so many of us now familiar with the world of Zoom, we wanted to organise a special online tea party that everyone is welcome to attend.
All you’ll need to do is click the button below to make a minimum donation of £10 and we will bring tea time to you! The party will include a bespoke tea party quiz, a talk from one of our MSA Nurse specialists, an update on our research work and a pack ahead of the event offering complimentary tea!
Once you sign up, your household will get a link to the party where you can all attend and share some cake with us.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN US AT OUR VIRTUAL MILK SUGAR AND TEA PARTY
Get more from your online shopping….
With the boom in online shopping, you could raise much needed funds for the Trust every time you shop! Every site you shop using the Give as you Live portal, they will donate a percentage of your purchase to the Trust at no extra cost to you. The store donates the money, not the shopper.
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!
Help the Trust while you shop for groceries.
The next time you are at your local Waitrose you can fill out a form to nominate the MSA Trust as one of the local good causes to support. Shoppers receive Green tokens after every shop, which they can use to pop into MSAT’s pot, and we get one step closer to getting up to £300.
Spread the word so that family and friends can do the same. 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 us.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can also use this opportunity to raise vital funds for the Trust and MSA community. Here are some ideas :
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.
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.
We spend so much of our time on Facebook, now there is a way to support the Trust through it. To start up a Birthday Fundraiser in aid of the Trust or make a one off donation, head over to our Facebook page.
Thinking of sending a birthday card to a loved one?
You can now send e-Cards and support Multiple System Atrophy Trust.
Just choose your design, enter your message and send it via email to your family and friends. Great opportunity to raise funds for us as you can make a donation to MSA Trust in lieu of the cost of sending greeting cards. You can even opt for the recipient to see that you have supported a charity close to your heart!
Ziffit is an online service that allows you to trade off your pre-loved items such as DVDs, CDs, Books and Games and turn this into cash donation for MSAT.
100% of the value of your unwanted items will be given to the MSA community in 4 easy steps.
Download the app on your phone and scan the barcodes of your unwanted items.
Select MSA Trust as your chosen charity
Pack up your unwanted item(s) and drop off your items using a FREE courier service
MSAT will receive donations equivalent to the value of your items donated
Download the Ziffit app to start decluttering and support your favorite charity!
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.
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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