Support PLUS by raising funds and helping make a difference to the lives of local children.
Got a great idea? Contact us! Whether big, or small, we can make a difference in the lives of local children with disabilities and additional support needs.
If you would like to raise funds for PLUS and you are wondering how, here are a few ideas:
- Birthday donations – set up a page and ask people to donate rather than give you gifts
- Take part in a sponsored event – marathon, fire walk, abseil, walk, cycle – so many options to choose from
- Make something or bake something and sell it to friends and family
Got another idea how to raise funds? We would love to hear from you.
Group fundraiser events
If you are part of a group such as Brownies, Scouts, Boys Brigade, a sports club, Church group or any other group and would like to fund raise for PLUS, please get in touch.
There are so many ways to raise funds for PLUS:
- A coffee morning
- Bake sale
- Bake off challenge (let us know if you need tasters!)
- Craft Fair / Sale of work
- Sponsored activity
- Race Night
- Quiz Night
- Golf Tournament
- Talent Night (happy to help with judging!)
- Car Boot Sale
And we love to hear creative ideas from those who would like to support PLUS.
Once you have your idea, and have got in touch with us then:
- Set your fundraising goal
- Create your own personal fundraising page with your photo (or other photo) on www.virginmoneygiving.com an easy way to share your event with others and to track your sponsorship donations.
Make a Pledge
Consider making a pledge over a period of time. Such as ‘I pledge to raise £500 for PLUS throughout 2021′. Contact Us to discuss details.
Current Fundraising Initiatives
Kiltwalk is back with Scotland’s Virtual Kiltwalk on the 23 – 25 April.
If any of our lovely supporters wanted to take part and raise some funds for PLUS, we would really appreciate it.
You can take part in so many ways – walk, run or even boogie your way to raising funds for PLUS. AND everything you raise will be topped up by 50% thanks to Sir Tom Hunter..
Sign up here: https://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/scotlandsvirtual
Please share this post with your friends and family, pick out the tartan you will wear for your fundraiser and send us some photos when the time comes.
Captain Tom 100 Challenge
Fancy taking part in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge and raising some funds for PLUS???
What’s the Captain Tom 100 Challenge we hear you say…..
Friday 30th April 2021 would have been Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday and the one-year anniversary of the extraordinary celebrations following the conclusion of his famous 100 laps
of his garden that raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS.
Everyone – of all ages and abilities – is invited to take on a challenge around the number 100 any time and anywhere over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend, starting on Friday 30th April through to Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May.
It could be walking 100 minutes or running 100 metres, scoring 100 goals or baking 100 cakes, climbing 100 stairs, hopping 100 laps of the garden, building 100 sandcastles, drawing 100 pictures, telling 100 jokes, flipping 100 pancakes – anything at all, inside or outside.
It’s so simple. All you need to do is dream up your Captain Tom 100, register it through the link below and tell all your friends and families that you are raising funds for PLUS
Let us know what you are doing so we can shout out about it.
Previous Fundraising Initiatives
The Scottish Charity Advent Calendar 2020
PLUS is delighted to have been chosen as one of the 24 charities appearing in the Scottish Charity Advent Calendar.
In the run up to a festive period like no other, the Scottish Charity Advent Calendar seeks to recognise and celebrate the work of 24 different Scottish charities.
Follow the calendar on social media channels using #ScotCharityAdvent and be sure to share the videos to friends and colleagues to spread the word and help support the charities chosen.
Funds raised will be split between the 24 charities involved:
HIV Scotland; Calum’s Cabin; See Me Scotland; MND Scotland; Sikh Sanjog; Give a Dog a Bone; Friends of ANCHOR; Mary’s Meals; Sistema Scotland; Move On Scotland; The Manda Centre; Scottish Football Partnership; Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance; Birth Baby and Beyond; Carer’s Link; AGE Scotland; Scottish Refugee Council; Rape Crisis Scotland; PLUS Forth Valley; LGBT Health and Wellbeing; FAVOR UK; SiMBA Charity; Alzheimer’s Scotland; PEEK Project.
Click here to donate.
PLUS Christmas e-cards
As an alternative to sending Christmas Cards this year, why not send PLUS Christmas E-Cards. Pick from our lovely festive designs, featuring pictures created by our children and young people or festive adaptations to new sensory outdoor equipment.
You can send these to your friends and family.
Then make a wee donation, in lieu of paying for cards and stamps and help raise funds for PLUS at the same time. Just click here.
PERSIMMON – BUILDING FUTURES – PLUS REACHED THE FINAL 96
96 charities were shortlisted to the final round. These are split between 3 categories – Health; Education and Arts; and Sport.
In EACH category there is a first prize of £100,000, a second prize of £50,000 and a third prize of £20,000. All runner ups will get £5,000.
PLUS was the only charity in the Forth Valley and one of 3 charities in the Health Category in Scotland to reach the final.
PLUS was a runner up and received £5,000
THANK YOU to everyone that voted!!!
Declutter and Donate
Whilst you’re at home staying safe, a good way to keep busy is by spring cleaning and now you can turn your declutter into donations for PLUS.
So clear out your bookshelves, cupboards and drawers and turn your unwanted items into vital funds that will help us continue supporting children and young people across the Forth Valley.
Using Ziffit, a free web and app service, you can get any unwanted books, games, DVDs and CDs instantly valued. This value can then be donated directly to our fundraising activity via Virgin Money.
It’s really easy to do:
1. Download the Ziffit app or use the website link.
2. Scan or enter the barcode number or ISBN of your product and get an instant value.
3. Complete the online trade and pack up your unwanted goodies.
4. Use Ziffit’s free courier or to send your items. Social distancing rules will be followed.
5. The value of your items will be donated to your Virgin Money Giving fundraising page.
The 2.6 Challenge
The 2.6 challenge will take place on 26th April, the day the London Marathon should have been taking place. The goal is to raise £67.6M for charities across the UK in a day – making it the biggest fundraising event raising the most money in a single day. WOW!
If 2.6 million people donated £26 / fundraised £26 they would reach this total.
It is very simple to get involved and we would love all our families, children and young people to get involved.
The idea is to do something around the numbers 2.6 – from running or cycling 2.6 miles to skipping for 26 minutes to reading 26 books to your children … literally anything.
We are going to suggest ideas each day in the lead up on our facebook page and would love others to share ideas of what they are doing. Whatever your age or ability, you can take part.
We are not looking for superheroes – we’re looking for stay at home heroes.
Lots of celebrities and sports teams are signing up getting behind this event, making it hugely exciting and turning it into a wonderful community event.
So what do you do?
- Choose your #TwoPointSixChallenge
- Use the link below to fundraise for PLUS – you can set up your own page if you want to and share with friends and family
- We would love 26 families to raise £26 for PLUS but whatever you can fundraise is an amazing help!
- Complete your challenge on or around 26th April
And PLEASE, send us pictures or wee videos for us to share.
Alternatively to donate £26, £2.60, £260 or whatever you can, please click here
Help improve our garden
PLUS has a proactive group of staff who are volunteering their time, energy and creative sparks to help improve our outside space for children and young people with disabilities in the Stirling area.
In 2019 a team started work on improving the outside space at PLUS. There are a few different phases, as and when we have managed to get resource or income to make each change.
Enterprise Cars staff came in for a day of volunteering where they began the work to overhaul our space with a lot of weeding, clearing and painting.
The Community payback team came in and worked on levelling the outside space, doing some real heavy work with slabs and improving the layout.
We had volunteers from Stirling University come and paint for us.
Next we had B&Q staff who painted outside (and inside!), built a shed, installed a trampoline and created a sensory walkway for our children and young people to enjoy.
We are so grateful to all the volunteers who helped with the hard work but also to those that donated materials – wood, paint, tools etc.
Our new space has the following for our young people to enjoy this summer, when we can open again:
– a mud kitchen
– an outdoor magnetic board, chalk board and painting screen
– a seated area
– a sensory pathway
– sensory walls
Next is to introduce more opportunities for child led play in the outdoor area. We will require additional cash to help with outdoor equipment and will apply to Trust and Grants for support. However our donate page is still open and live so if you can donate to our outdoor space, please do.
We will keep you updated on our progress.