In the run up to Christmas 2016 we competed in Global Giving’s Gateway Challenge. Up for grabs: a coveted permanent spot on Global Giving’s world-leading charity crowdfunding site. We just had to get over £2,500 in donations across 50 or more donors in just five weeks – and we nailed it!
So why’s this a big deal?
While Global Giving’s site appears much like charity crowdfunding sites you might be familiar with (like JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving), in the background the team there work tirelessly to match donors to projects. We reckon it’s a bit like online dating! High profile donors with a specific interest in the work we do with children and young people in Cambodia may be introduced to our projects proactively. We’re super excited about it – even if we do get first date jitters!
What are we fundraising for?
In 2017 our first focus is our sensory room project. £20,000 (£10,000 per sensory room) will provide life changing sensory facilities in a Manchester A&E as well as build Cambodia’s first sensory room. The health benefits for children with developmental delay, and the impact on their families, is incredible. More here:
What about your outreach project?
Our outreach project provides grants for UK medical professionals to visit the amazing health centre at M’Lop Tapang in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. It offers a superb professional development opportunity as well as a impacting personal experience for the grant recipient, as well as enhancing the healthcare of children and young people in Cambodia. We’ve already seen several hundred patients there – amazing! We’re absolutely committed to this project in 2017.
How to support us
|Method||What's it best for?||Where your money goes|
|Donate with a credit/debit card or Paypal via VIRGIN MONEY GIVING||Best way for UK taxpayers to donate in £||Everything we get via Virgin Money Giving goes straight to the project that needs it most. Currently these are medical outreach, our sensory room project in Manchester and our sensory room project in Cambodia. Virgin Money Giving's commission is 3.45-3.6%. As SicKids has no overheads every other penny goes straight to the cause.|
|Donate with a credit/debit card or PayPal via GLOBAL GIVING||Best way for international supporters to donate in any currency, specifically to our Cambodian sensory rooms project||Everything we get via Global Giving goes towards building the first sensory room in Cambodia. Global Giving's commission is 10%. As SicKids has no overheads every other penny goes straight to the cause.|
|By BANK TRANSFER or CHEQUE (Contact us for details)||If you prefer not to donate online or wish to bypass Virgin Money Giving's 3.45-3.6% commission fee to we get even more of your donation||Every single penny goes straight to the project that needs it most. Currently these are medical outreach, our sensory room project in Manchester and our sensory room project in Cambodia.|
|Earn free donations when you SHOP ONLINE via EASYFUNDRAISING||Supporters who like to shop online at retailers like AMAZON, EBAY and hundreds more can earn free donations with every shop - it costs you nothing but means the world to us!||Retailers pay easyfundraising commission when you shop with them via our special link, and easyfundraising pass this on to us as a donation towards the project that needs it most.|