Congratulations on your special day!
From birthdays and christenings, to weddings and anniversaries, to retirement or even Christmas. These are such memorable occasions, and what better way to celebrate than to give a little something back?
Asking for donations instead of gifts, cards or favours is an inspiring way for family and friends to mark your special occasion. Whatever you’re celebrating, it can make a huge difference to Somerset wildlife.
A generous gift in celebration
Our former Treasurer, John Scotford, very generously used his birthday to raise funds for Somerset Wildlife Trust. He used our donation envelopes and invitation cards inviting his friends and family to his celebration, with a request that they donate to Somerset Wildlife Trust rather than spending money on gifts.
John raised £712 to help us continue standing up for wildlife.
What to do next
Once you’ve pledged your celebration, your next step is to choose how you’d like to raise funds. The celebrations that raise the most are those with several ways to fundraise.
Set up your online celebration fundraising page
Setting up a on online celebration fund through JustGiving only takes a few minutes and you can share the link with your friends and family via your invitations, place settings, social media and you can refer to it in any speeches. This makes it really easy for friends and family to donate to your celebration fund.
Set up your Facebook fundraiser
If you’re on Facebook, you may have seen people creating Facebook fundraisers, asking for donations to a cause for their birthday, Christmas or other special occasions, in lieu of gifts. Simply log into Facebook, create a fundraiser, and choose Somerset Wildlife Trust as your chosen charity.
Request your donation envelopes
Many people ask for donations to Somerset Wildlife Trust instead of gifts or cards. If this is something you’re considering, we can help you.
We can provide you with special donation envelopes for a collection on your big day and we can help you set up an online celebration page where people can donate online.
Please request your envelopes by clicking below.
Use our digital cards
How to send your gift to the Trust
Donations or funds raised in celebration can be sent to us by post or online.
Please make cheques payable to 'Somerset Wildlife Trust’ and send to:
Somerset Wildlife Trust
34 Wellington Road
Or please transfer your gift to us via our online form.
If you would like to discuss donating or fundraising as part of your big celebration, please feel free to contact me.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 01823 652404
I'll be happy to answer any questions you have or discuss your ideas.