We know how hard it is to imagine fun in the sun right now... or group hugs to celebrate a job well done... or even an innocent cake sale!

But, with half an eye on brighter times ahead, here are some fundraising ideas that might help you dream of life after lockdown...

Download the Aspens Fundraising Pack

Click here to find posters and a leaflet that you can download and print to advertise your fundraising activity and appeal for funding. 

Events and community fundraising

There are so many ways you can help Aspens to support people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs all over the south east – you just need to use your imagination! Maybe you want to support Aspens by creating your own weird and wacky challenge event? Or perhaps you have another fantastic fundraising idea? However you’d like to support us, we’re here to help.

Contact our Fundraising team at [email protected] or check out our Fundraising Tips and Ideas

Set up your own fundraising page

It's quick and easy to set up a fundraising page so your friends and supporters can support you!

Just click here 

Buy an Autism Threads T-shirt

Autism Threads sells stylish & tasteful T-shirts, prints & accessories to raise positive awareness of autism. Founder, Trish is mum to three children, the youngest of whom, Harry, is nonverbal autistic and the inspiration behind her captions.

Autism Threads donates a percentage of its sales to Aspens.

Here's a link to the page to see more - and buy a gorgeous T-shirt that will raise funds for Aspens! 

Autism Threads

Virgin London Marathon

Aspens has a Silver Bonded place in the Virgin London Marathon and we're now accepting applications for places in 2024.

To kick-start your application for a place, contact [email protected] 

The Tunbridge Wells Lotto

Aspens is proud to be a beneficiary of the Tunbridge Wells Lotto, which funds local good causes.

www.twlotto.co.uk

Amazon Smile 

www.smile.amazon.co.uk

You shop. Amazon gives. When you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to your nominated charity 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
Support Aspens by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.co.uk and making Aspens your chosen cause.

Give as you Live 

www.giveasyoulive.com

Shop at Give as you Live Online and it couldn't be easier to raise money for Aspens while you shop. 

Over 4,400 leading stores are signed up and all you have to do is sign up - it's free!

Gift Aid

Thinking of making a donation to us? Did you know that by filling in an Aspens Gift Aid Form (Tax Payers Only) (the form will also need to be put on in some way), we can claim 25p in every pound of your donation from HMRC.    

Adopt an Aspens animal

Our site at Pembury used to be a farm and we do all we can to keep the farming spirit alive. Among the animals living here we have rabbits of all shapes and sizes, donkeys, chickens, guinea pigs and a large actual pig called Valerie, who rules the roost - though don't tell that to our resident rooster, who crows from sunrise to sunset every day to keep us alert!

The people who use our services love to look after the animals and we also welcome visits from the public, whether they be walking their dog on our unspoiled farmland or grabbing a coffee in the Bluebell Cafe.

Why not get involved by sponsoring an Aspens animal? You'll receive a certificate, your name will be on a plaque by their living quarters and, of course, you can come visit whenever you like!

Contact [email protected] to find out how you can adopt your own Aspens Animal.

 

Aspens is registered with the Fundraising Regulator.

Read the Code of Fundraising Practice to learn how we follow fundraising standards.