HOW TO HELP

At Active8 we know there are many ways to make a big difference to young people with physical disabilities. Things like making friendships, learning how to cook, making decisions about their futures, trying a new sport and having a weekend break away from their parents and carers.

There are many ways that you can support Active8 - you don’t even need to leave your home! There are hundreds of ways that you can raise money or become involved with the charity. Below are some different ideas of how to support the work we do

Run a fundraising event - however big or small the activity, you will have support from our staff team.  Our fundraising projects are set up for online donations with Virgin Giving.

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Become an Active8 volunteer. Our work with young people relies on help from our amazing volunteers.  Active8 runs a number of projects for young people and volunteers are an essential part of our team when out and about with young people. Volunteers help at residential weekends and day activities. Volunteers are not expected to provide personal care to young people, we have support workers who provide this support.  Young people greatly benefit from the personal and life experiences that a volunteer can bring.

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Attend a fundraising event- sign up to become a supporter of Active8 and you will receive our regular newsletters with all the news about exciting events and opportunities.

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Challenge yourself by planning a sponsorship activity, such as a run, walk or other challenge event. Let us know and we will see whether other supporters wish to get involved too!

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Does your workplace have an annual local charity that they fundraise for? Could you suggest Active8?

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Online shop and raise money for Active8 with no cost to yourself. Sign up to Give as You Live and choose one of the many shopping outlets, who will then make a donation, based on your purchase to Active8, go to Give as you Live

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Save your used stamps. Simply tear them off the envelope, collect a bundle and post to our office address B101, Beacon Place, Station Approach, Victoria, St Austell, PL26 8LG

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Make a donation. You can give to Active8 by clicking the button below. If you pay income tax, please use Gift Aid as it increases your gift by 25%!

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Become a trustee. Being a trustee is unpaid, but definitely rewarding in other ways, and a great way to help an organisation you believe in. We need people with a wide range of skills they can bring to the trustee board, who are interested in young people and can communicate well. Currently Active8 is particularly looking for people with experience of housing and of promoting small organisations.

Active8 currently has 9 trustees: they meet every 3 months. Their role is to employ and support staff, make policy and financial decisions on behalf of the charity, and ensure it continues to serve the purpose for which it was set up. Some trustees are also members of Active8 youth groups. Contact us for more information.

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