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We couldn’t help people to find their way out of poverty and isolation without our supporters. There are many fun and easy ways you can raise funds for the SVP and we’re here to help you every step of the way, whatever you decide to do.
Up for a challenge?
Marathons, mountain treks, abseils, sleep outs, sponsored swims. Whatever kind of challenge suits your personality, fitness level and interests, there’s bound to be one out there for you.
Stay safe while fundraising
Whatever you choose to do, please make sure that it’s legal, safe and you take steps to ensure everyone else involved is safe! You can use our Just Giving page to set up your event and invite your friends, family and work associates to sponsor you.
Get inspired: Warrington to Liverpool sponsored bike ride
The Two Daves, Gilby & Darbyshire, accompanied Andrew Thorley on their SVP ride to the Metropolitan Cathedral. Read their story here for inspiration.
We set off before the 9 o`clock mass on Sunday 11th of September and were grateful for a departing blessing from Fr Tony, the good Lord was kind enough to give us the perfect weather for the journey mild and Sunny but not too hot. From Church, we made our way through Black Bear Park past Stockton Heath and the Ferry Tavern on through Hale, after an interesting detour in Speke we joined the Cheshire Line Cycle Path to Childwall and from there made our way past Hope University and Sephton Park to Lark Lane via Penny Lane where we stopped for a well earned "pit stop", The sight of the Metropolitan Cathedral as we approached down Hope St was a welcome site and we made it for the 3pm Choral service. The Met is a truly wonderful structure and the beauty and calm of the service seemed the perfect way to end the ride in a World troubled by strife and in the immediate aftermath of the passing of the Queen a few days before. We signed the book of condolence on behalf of our Parish and then retired for a well earned debrief at the Philamonic!
If anyone finds themselves in Liverpool during term time the 3 o`clock choral service on a Sunday afternoon is truly beautiful and well worth taking in, even Dave D who is a heavy rock fan found the music therapeutic and meditative.
Thanks to Dave Gilby and Dave Darbyshire for your company it was an enjoyable way to raise much needed funds.
Easy ways of raising funds
Some companies offer their employees the chance to boost their fundraising efforts by 'matching' the funds they raise for the charity of their choice. If your company runs this kind of scheme, you could double the amount you raise for no additional effort. Some match on a £ for £ basis, while others will match up to a maximum amount per event or year.
Here is a great opportunity to make a little money for the SVP out of those old coins and leftover holiday currency that has been gathering dust in your top drawer.
So often after a great holiday abroad, you may have some leftover currency. Or, you have old coins and banknotes which are no longer legal tender. It doesn’t seem right to throw that money away but you can’t change it at the bank so it just sits there! Well, now it can benefit the work of the SVP both locally and nationally. Working with Cash4Coins, a currency service for charities, the SVP can collect all foreign coins and banknotes, current UK coins and banknotes, any old British and Irish money and even obsolete currency! Visit Cash4Coins for further information.
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Give as you live
Give as you Live is also a simple way to support us as you shop online, at no extra cost. Sign up and select St Vincent de Paul as your charity of choice. When it’s time for your retail therapy, sign into your Give as you Live account, log onto the shop site through the available link and start shopping. For every purchase you make a free donation will be generated and paid forward. www.giveasyoulive.com
Payroll Giving is a simple and tax-effective way for employers to support our work with people who are struggling with poverty and disadvantage.
You choose the amount you would like to give and your gift is deducted from your pay before tax. For example, a gift worth £20 to the SVP would cost a standard rate taxpayer £16.00. Your place of work must be set up for Payroll Giving in order for you to give in this way, so check with your HR department.
Companies can also benefit from supporting payroll Giving. If 1% of all staff are giving through payroll giving your company is eligible for a bronze Payroll Giving Award and those who are the most dedicated to supporting charities through this method can be nominated for a National Payroll Giving Excellence Award.
Charity of the Year
Choosing the SVP as your company’s charity of the year is a great opportunity to unite your colleagues to engage with a worthwhile cause that everyone can feel passionate about. We can help your company plan a calendar of events that’s tailor-made to your business and Corporate Social Responsibility goals and work alongside you to make it happen. More and more companies are seeing the benefits of working together in partnership for a number of years, creating a culture of fundraising within their business and delivering results that are life-changing for those who benefit from their efforts.
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