Fundraise for 40 years of Solace
This year we are celebrating 40 years of securing a safer future so what better time to get involved and support our 40th year. There are so many ways you can get involved to help raise vital funds for Solace Women’s Aid. Why not organise a community event or set yourself a sponsored challenge event. For more ideas check out our fundraising ideas below or send a donation instead. Your support WILL change lives! Donate Now
Some fundraising inspiration!
Throw an event for Solace and get your friends, family or colleagues involved. Parties, film nights and coffee and cake mornings always go down a treat or why not try something more seasonal; a ‘women’s night in’ for International Women’s Day, a Eurovision karaoke party in May, strawberries & cream for Wimbledon in June, a summer BBQ in August or a festive sing along in December.
Run, walk, swim, ride or try something new that you’ve always wanted to do. Set yourself the challenge and collect sponsorship money for reaching your goal. So why not sky-dive, abseil, climb a mountain or hold a sponsored silence?– broaden your horizons while raising money. For the ultimate challenge, sign up for the London to Paris bikeride, they’re already taking registrations for 2016!
Everyone one loves a cake sale, so get baking and raise some money for solace at home, work or in the community. If you’re no whizz in the kitchen there are plenty of other ideas – hold a book sale, do a boot sale, organise an auction, set up a festive crafts stall or how about a vintage clothes sale.
An easy way to raise money and a great way to have fun all for an excellent cause! Set up a dress down day at work or have a fancy dress day with your favourite theme. Violet symbolises dignity so be sponsored to wear violet with pride and raise money for women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence.
Just Giving for Solace
Check out our our JUST GIVING page it’s an easy way to collect money for a fundraising event or sponsored challenged and there are also loads more fundraising ideas too.
Vodafone Just Text Giving
Supporters can donate to Solace Women’s Aid an event or on the go using text message through our new Vodafone Text Giving Service. This is a quick and easy way to donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 from any mobile phone – all you have to do is text SOLA07 followed by the amount you would like to donate, for example: SOLA07£10 to this number 70070.
To find out more or discuss how you can support Solace Women’s Aid, or raise funds on our behalf, email email@example.com
Our amazing Solace Supporters
We would like to thank all our amazing supporters who have raised money to help us continue to provide the life-saving services to women and children.
- Lucy Veranda recently survived a gruelling half marathon in Hampton Court in February 2015 and managed to raise an incredible £1,628 from friends and family to donate to Solace Women’s Aid.
- Asalet Tulaz braved the winter weather in December 2014 and took part in the Bear’s Head Rowing Race, on Lea River, from Tottenham to Lea bridge Road which was a great success and raised £350 to help support us.
- Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsiono has raised a fantastic £890 for us by donating money from Tech City IWD 2014.
Sounds of Solace events
We’re excited to announce the launch of Sounds of Solace which is led by Solace’s Fundraising Committee, a dynamic group of volunteers who are passionate about organising music events to raise money for our services.
Save the date…the next Sounds of Solace event Rock Against Violence 2015 will take place on 12th November
Rock Against Violence 2014 event raised a record £21,000 this year from tickets, raffles and silent auction. “A truly spectacular show of support and stunning performances from all the bands have helped this year to be our best yet,” Mary Mason CEO. We thank all those who came, took part or supported this event: presenter Tom Du Croz and the 4 fantastic bands (We Used To Make Things, The Fourfits, Beatrix Players and DB Cohen); and the companies and individuals who contributed to the silent auction and raffle including stella & dot and Hotel Chocolat. Visit Rock Against Violence to find out more.
eBay for Charity
We are also signed up for eBay for charity. Sellers can donate a percentage of the selling price of any item sold to Solace Women’s Aid and receive a discount from eBay on the seller’s fees – or just log into your eBay account and make Solace Women’s Aid your favourite charity! Visit ebay for charity to find out more.