Your support can help make a significant difference to the lives of Somerset’s children and young people designated as ‘in need’ - and there are loads of great ways to get involved, either as an individual or as a business.

We never cease to be amazed at the innovative ways people find to raise funds for us, so if you’ve got an idea in mind, we’d love to hear it and help you make it happen. In the meantime, here are some of the ways that you can support us.

CORPORATE SUPPORT

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the support of our generous Corporate Partners. Our partnerships come in all shapes and sizes, from charity of the year and targeted campaigns, to long-standing relationships.

MAKE US YOUR CHARITY OF THE YEAR

We know that a great Charity of the Year Partnership can have a long-lasting impact on both organisations. Supporting a charity doesn’t just help you meet your CSR goals, it also increases employee engagement and helps generate positive publicity for your company. The great thing about supporting a local charity, like STAR, is that your support directly benefits the community that you and your employees live and work in.

Does your company have a charity of the year? Could they set up payroll giving to help us raise money? Why not speak to your company owners or directors and encourage them to support local children. Nominating STAR as your company’s charity of the year is a brilliant way to get your whole team working together to improve the lives of disadvantaged children.

ORGANISE AN EVENT

If you are unable to support us for a whole year, why not organise a one-o fundraising event or challenge at your place of work. You could enter a team in a sporting challenge to climb a mountain, a half marathon or 10k race, cycle from A to B, or if you prefer something less energetic then perhaps organise a charity ball, fashion show, auction or quiz night, or arrange a company raffle or bake-off.

ENCOURAGE PAYROLL GIVING

A simple and effective way of giving money each month is through Payroll Giving, which is quick and easy to set up through your HR or finance department. Why not encourage your staff to donate just £1 each month? If 10 team members sign-up, this will raise enough to fund a bowling outing for a child with their PROMISEworks mentor.

STAR would like to thank our current partnerships for the invaluable help they have given us this year.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR COMPANY TO GET INVOLVED

We are currently seeking companies to engage with. If you are looking for a local Somerset based CSR opportunity then we’d love to here from you - email us at star@somerset-star.org.uk or call us on 01749 822802.

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FUNDRAISE FOR US

Fundraising for STAR not only benefits your local community but can also be a great way to bring family, friends or colleagues together, face a fear by setting a personal challenge, get creative or just have some fun!

There are hundreds of fundraising activities you can organise, and we’ve shared a few here to inspire you - and there’s plenty to read about on our NEWS page.


WAYS TO RAISE

  • Sporting event (e.g. half marathon, triathlon, fun run)
  • Arrange a five-a-side tournament or cricket match
  • Sponsored abseil, bungee-jump or sky-dive
  • Bake-off or cake sale
  • Raffle or competition (e.g. guess the sweets in a jar)
  • Quiz night
  • Auction, charity ball or disco
  • Once dress-down day or fancy dress event
  • Or simply collecting your loose change

You can also ask for donations to STAR to be made in place of birthday, wedding or Christmas gifts.

MAKE A DONATION

As well as fundraising for STAR, you can make a single or monthly donation which will help us support more young people throughout the year.

STAR relies on the generosity of people like you to help fund our work. Any donation no matter how small is greatly appreciated and will help us deliver a positive impact on children and young people in need. By clicking the yellow button you can access more information on our donation page. Thank you.

OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT US

HOST YOUR OWN EVENT

HOST YOUR OWN EVENT

If we’ve inspired you with lots of fundraising ideas then why not hold an event of your own?

If you are not the sporty type then art exhibitions and cream teas, coffee mornings, choirs are another fun way to get a group together and raise money for our vital cause.

We’d also love to hear any innovative ideas you have for organising your own fundraiser!

LEAVE A GIFT IN YOUR WILL

LEAVE A GIFT IN YOUR WILL

Charitable giving is a fantastic way of supporting a good cause after you are gone. There are three ways that you can leave money to a charity:

  • Pecuniary legacy – a specified sum of money
  • Residuary legacy - a percentage of your total estate after all costs, taxes and other gifts have been paid
  • Donate a specific asset – for example, a property, shares or a valuable possession

As well as benefiting a good cause, charitable giving can also benefit your loved ones by reducing inheritance tax.

DONATE AS YOU SHOP ONLINE

DONATE AS YOU SHOP ONLINE

If you are a frequent Amazon shopper, you can donate to STAR without it costing you a penny!

Every year, Amazon donates to big and small charities across the world through its AmazonSmile programme, totally free of charge for its customers. Big charities generate millions of pounds through this programme.

Why not select STAR as your AmazonSmile charity, and get Amazon to donate to us with every purchase you make?

SET UP A BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER ON FACEBOOK

SET UP A BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER ON FACEBOOK

Instead of buying you presents, why not ask your friends and family to donate to STAR instead.

Inspire your friends with your passion for supporting children and young people by sharing your special day with us. A Facebook fundraiser posted to your timeline tells your friends and family what matters to you on your special day. It doesn’t have to be instead of cake and cards – you can have those things too.

We’d love to share your special day with you and thank you in advance for thinking of us.

“STAR has enabled me to attend gymnastics which has helped with my disability. Giving me more self confidence and I have made many friend. Thank you STAR”

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