When you fundraise for Shannon Trust, you’re helping people who struggle to read and do numeracy make a positive difference to their lives through learning.
There are so many ways to fundraise! Explore below to find an idea to suit you, or come up with your own.
Games night: time to dig out the Monopoly and dust off the Cluedo! Dedicate an evening to playing all your favourite board games with all your favourite people.
Celebration giving: whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or wedding; why not ask for donations towards Shannon Trust instead of receiving gifts.
Bake off competition: everyone loves a slice of cake and a cup of tea, so get your family and friends together to see who can bake the most spectacular showstopper.
Charity live stream: if you love gaming for good, or are part of a band and want to share your music, invite people to watch your live stream in exchange for a donation.
However you’ve chosen to support us, we want to hear from you so we can support you to make the most of your event.Get in touch
Download the resources below to help get your fundraising off to a flying start:
If you’ve decided what activity you’re doing, it’s time to set up your JustGiving fundraising page. That way your friends and family can make donations online, and your fundraising will come directly to Shannon Trust.
If you’re collecting offline donations, fill in a donation form and make a cheque payable to Shannon Trust, then send to Freepost SHANNON TRUST. It’s a short address, but your donation will make its way to us.
I’m going to use everything I’ve learned and turn this into something positive. My confidence has grown so much. I can’t wait to apply to college and get a job.
I get a real sense of pride knowing the positive impact I am having on someone’s life, and I hope when I leave prison I am able to help more adults who struggle with reading and writing.
I am now more involved with my children, making me a better parent. My relationships with friends and family are now more intimate. I can express myself honestly as I don’t have to rely on others.
I used to dread working but now I enjoy it. Before, I struggled to hold down a full-time paid job for many years. When I leave here, I won’t need to go onto benefits, I feel I’ll hold down a job.
If my grandmother was still alive she would be so proud that I’ve done this. I know she would say ‘I told you, you’re never too old to learn’ and learning to read at 33 years of age proves just that.