Carers Link Lancashire relies on the generosity of its supporters to deliver many of our services and activities to carers.
Without it, we would not be able to deliver services that benefit carers to the level we currently do. We are always looking to maximise income streams so that we can deliver more services and activities in order to support more unpaid carers across East Lancashire. Fundraising is a key method of achieving this.
There are many ways to get involved in helping us raise funds, which you will find in this section of the website.
Money raised can help support us in the following ways:
£5.00 will pay for a carer to attend an activity to give them a break and the chance to be themselves, without the responsibility of caring, for a couple of hours
£10.00 will pay for 2 subsidised complementary therapies with a qualified therapist
£15.00 will pay for 20 carers to receive essential information to help them in their caring role
£20.00 can provide a carer in need with an emergency plan so someone is there to care if the carer is in an emergency
£50.00 will pay for a support group for a week including a guest speaker and refreshments
£75.00 will pay for a First Aid course for 10 carers which could save a life
Friends of Carers Link Lancashire
We are looking for committed and friendly people to become ‘Friends of Carers Link Lancashire’ and help us to organise and run fundraising events, such as bag packs and family fun days. No experience is necessary and you can either join as an ambassador and run fundraising sub-groups, or just be an extra pair of hands at events.
We offer all the training and support that is needed, plus a reference for your CV! If you are interested, please Contact Us.
Gift Aid is an income tax relief designed to benefit charities. If a person donating money to Carers Link Lancashire is a UK taxpayer, we can claim an additional 25% at no extra cost to them.
That means for every £1 donated, we actually receive £1.25. This may sound small but it all adds up! For example if we receive donations totalling £1000 from a fundraising event, if everyone makes a Gift Aid declaration, we will receive an extra £250. That’s enough for us to take 30 unpaid carers on a day trip!
In order to claim Gift Aid we need the person donating to tell us they want to add Gift Aid and provide their house number and postcode as a minimum. It’s that simple, and can massively increase the income of the charity.
If the donation is made through JustGiving, then you will be asked to tick a box to include Gift Aid.
Most donations will qualify for Gift Aid as long as they are not more than four times what you paid in tax in that tax year. More information is available here: https://www.gov.uk/donating-to-charity/gift-aid