How can YOU support us?
2015 – Can you believe Ups and Downs turns 18 next year!? [ its also the year when we really come of age and need to attain our independence as our lottery grant ends.]
Help us to make it a really special year … were nominating it as “challenge 21“! choose 21 “somethings”…it could be as simple as 21 laps of a pool – through to training for a 21 mile bike ride or run. It could be baking 21 cakes or inviting 21 friends to a “girls night in”. It could even be a sponsored diet over 21 consecutive days….anything at all!! You could even get your child to do something, or choose to split the 21 events across your family… Let your imagination run wild!
Give us a call to let us know what your planning!
Fundraising Events –
Lots of Socks
Lots of Socks is Back! Last year, loads of you supported World Down Syndrome Day (21 March 2016) by wearing Lots of Socks. This year, we want all of you to participate!!! Take a photo and tweet it to us: #UpsandDownsSW or send it to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UpsandDownsSouthwest/
Schools can take part too!!
Get the teachers and pupils to wear LOTS OF SOCKS on MONDAY 21st MARCH 2016 (World Down Syndrome Awareness Day) and ask them to donate £1 each. We can provide the school with information that they can use in assembly, which ticks the education box whilst raising awareness and funds. Every school that takes part will get a mention on Facebook and Twitter and if you can get some pictures even better (please make sure you get permission to share these!)
Contact us for your fundraising pack.
Get your company involved!
It’s not just individuals who can take part in the Awareness Week fun – why not get your company involved too? A bit of office fundraising is great for team spirit. Many companies encourage staff to fundraise for causes that are close to their heart and Awareness Week could be the perfect opportunity to introduce your colleagues to the work of Ups and Downs SW. We have an A-Z of fundraising we can provide you with as well as, posters and collection boxes.
To discuss your ideas, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01278 691100
SUPPORTING THE PRESENT TO CHANGE THE FUTURE
Friday 18th March 2016 – Sensory Strategies & Techniques at
Organise your own…
Organise your own coffee morning: during international Down Syndrome Awareness week – 20 to 26 March 2016 – is the ideal opportunity! We have posters to help you promote your event (eg to put up at school or in the local shop/pub) and can give you collection tins too.
Dress down day at school:
Why not approach your school to see if they could nominate Ups and Downs Southwest for a mufti or odd sock day? It won’t take a minute to pop in and ask the school secretary or your child’s teacher or ask your MD at work … why not organise something for Down Syndrome Awareness week (17 – 23 March 2014)? Go ahead and ask today!
We have a flyer for you to give your child’s school or for you to hand out at work with some excellent ideas for fundraising.
Other sporting event:
If you are planning your own sporting event, please let us know – we might be able to help with running vests/other clothing, sponsorship forms and can help you set up an online fundraising page or give you collection tins.
Organise your Own Event
Be creative and organise your own fundraising event – whether it’s growing a moustache or climbing a mountain, losing weight or shaving your hair, holding a cake stall or organising a girls’ night in, set your own personal challenge and raise money for Ups and Downs Southwest at the same time! We can help by making posters, creating sponsorship forms and/or helping you set up an online fundraising page.
Call Michelle in the office (01278 691100)
For further information or any fundraising help at all (eg sponsorship forms, posters).
Or email Michelle on: email@example.com
Other ways to Support Us..
– 50/50 Club