Become our Friend
Our Friends play a vital role in the SVP. Their regular gifts enable us to plan our future work with greater confidence and help our volunteers to support more families and individuals struggling with poverty or facing loneliness and isolation. More about becoming our Friend...
Win and change a life too with the SVP Weekly Lottery
You can win up to £25,000 and help us to fight poverty in all its forms by playing the exciting new SVP Weekly Lottery. Play from only £1 per week and over 50% will go to help the SVP to support people in need across England and Wales suffering hardship, loneliness or exclusion in any form. By playing the SVP Weekly Lottery you will also help us to tackle the causes of poverty through our social justice campaigning, making society fairer for all. So, please join us and turn your concern into action and, who knows, your compassion might win you a whopping £25,000.
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Do your own fundraising
Running a marathon, a London-to-Paris bike ride, a bake sale, or completing the Three Peaks Challenge are just a few of the fantastic things people have done in the past to raise funds for our wonderful work. Want to do your own thing but need more inspiration?
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But please enjoy our monthly series of Reflections.
How Your Giving Makes a Difference
You restored my faith in human kindness" - Sally
A life diminished by poverty, potentially unfulfilled due to economic circumstances, and the shadow of mental health decline are all present in our communities. But it doesn’t have to be like that. By raising money for us, you're helping people like Sally. Before the first lockdown, Sally became unwell and had to go on sick leave from her job at a hospice. The illness was hard to diagnose and progress was delayed by the lockdown. Coming to the end of her half-pay sick leave, she found herself struggling financially. She was referred to her local SVP group who made her a grant of £250. This was enough to get her through a rough patch, and she eventually recovered from her illness and is now back at work.
She says: “Thank you for the wonderful cheque. It has certainly helped me in these unfortunate times. You have restored my faith in human kindness. Words cannot express how grateful I am for your help. Thank you.”