make a difference for ME in Wales
WAMES relies on donations from groups and individuals
Raising funds need not be arduous or cost you any money. It can be a fun activity with friends or family or a low energy way to work with WAMES from your bed.
Earn free donations by shopping online
Raise funds at no cost to yourself by shopping at thousands of online stores. Sign up to easyfundraising. Download an app for iOS or Android or a ‘Donation reminder’ for your PC and always enter online shops through easyfundraising.org.uk.
Challenge yourself or a friend to do something active like a long walk, marathon, parachute jump, swim etc.
Try something more low energy like a sponsored silence, body shave (e.g., head, legs), sleep; pyjama wearing day (how many places can you visit in your PJs?)
Contact us for help with getting started. Set up an online fundraising page. We work with Charity Choice and Mydonate .
Bring people together at a car boot sale, concert, coffee morning, parties, pub quizz or treasure hunt.
Use your skills
Design and sell your own cards, make cakes, fudge, plants etc. Or auction your time for babysitting, gardening, teaching a skill etc.
Make a small change jar from a jam pot. Every now and then your family can clear their purses of some coins without noticing they’ve gone. When you have enough – send a cheque to WAMES. Your bank or supermarket may have a coin sorting machine. Read more information
Hold a non-uniform day, mad hair day or fancy dress day; school fair; Pop idol, play or concert; Teddy bear’s picnic; collection; a teacher talent show.
Raise awareness and funds through a dress-down Friday, glam day, fancy dress day, loose change jar or swear box, auction of promises, quiz lunch or evening, sell packed lunches.
Collect in your area
Ask your local shop or centre to display a collection tin. If you wish to collect in a public place you will need a permit. Contact us for more details & tins.