There are many ways in which individuals can help SLA: attend one of our Fundraising Events or buying something from our online shop, you could help us by sharing our film through our #beacandleforSLA campaign so others hear about our work. Another way to help us is by organising your own fundraiser for SLA through our Do a Little Change a Lot Challenge.
The Do a Little Change a Lot Challenge is something everyone can respond to as it acknowledges the fact that everybody has the capacity to do a little to change a lot in the lives of the children of SLA. You can download the fundraising brochure or request it by contacting the SLA Office. If you are running a fundraising event for SLA you can download and/or print off a selection of publications and photographs.
What do you enjoy doing? Could you use your skills to the advantage of these children? How about donning a chief’s hat and cooking dinner for some friends. Do you like socialising and meeting new people, why not hold a coffee morning, quiz night or even a karaoke night? Or do you like making jewellery, cards or even marmalade or tablet, could you sell these to friends and family?
A number of these small fundraisers can bring in an amazing amount of money, they really do add up making a significant financial impact for the work of SLA. Never underestimate even the smallest thing you can do, it can change a lot.
Take, for example, the lady who heard our founder Gillie Davidson explain SLA’s work and was inspired to slim for SLA. She donated £5 for every pound she lost and eventually donated over £400, enough to feed, clothe, house and educate 12 children for one month.
Or consider the Men Baking for SLA who have plunged into their family kitchens (some for the very first time) and emerged triumphant with delicious pastries and pies that raised an incredible £2000. If you want to organize a Men Baking event in your church, school, college, firm or organisation please get in touch with the SLA office.
Greenbank toddlers raised an amazing £1000 during their jaunt around Braidburn Valley Park, Edinburgh. Nick Harcus skied Switzerland’s 65th Annual Inferno Race in 15 minutes which isn’t bad going for 10 kilometers and in doing so raised over £2500 for SLA .
Please help us in any way that you can, however small. You can be sure that your effort and the money you raise will be helping these children towards a brighter future.
If you are participating in a sponsored event please contact us to request an official SLA sponsorship form to collect your sponsor money as well as setting up your own site through the Justgiving website with whom we have partnered with. They will handle donations for your sponsored event securely and efficiently.