How you can help...
Are you a UK tax payer?
Wherever possible, please consider ‘Gift Aid’ when making a donation. This increases the value of your donation to Life Education Wessex & Thames Valley by 25% and at no extra cost to you!
Make a Donation
Thinking of making a regular donation? Then, become a 'Friend of Life' knowing that your donation will help us to deliver Life Education to schools in your region.
Download and complete the Standing Order form and send the original copy of the form to Life Education Wessex, 2 Barnes Croft, Coles Lane, Milborne St Andrew, Blandford Forum, DT11 0LG.
Ad-hoc donations can be made by clicking on the Donate Now button at the top of this page, or via our Virgin Money Giving page:
If you would prefer to send a cheque, please make it payable to Life Education Wessex and send it to us at the address above.
How your business can help
Forming a partnership with Life Education Wessex & Thames Valley helps to support your Corporate Social Responsibility objectives whilst supporting local children, schools and families.
Here are some ways in which your business can support us.
Make a donation
Corporate sponsorship of resources, children, LifeSpace units and events
Nominate us as your Charity of the Year
Match funding for your staff at fundraising events
Organise a fundraising event with your staff
Individual or team sponsored challenges – marathons, swims etc (see Harold's Challenge)
Enter a team in one of our Big Quiz Nights and Golf Days
Gift in kind e.g. printing, IT Support, PR
Provide volunteers to help at events
Rise to Harold's challenge
Are you looking for something fun to do for charity? Then, why not rise to #HaroldsChallenge
Harold, the giraffe, is used during our sessions to encourage healthy and happy lifestyle choices in children aged 3-13 years.
Do absolutely anything to raise funds for us - as long as it's ACTIVE, HEALTHY & FUN! - bike, swim, golf, run, cook, bake etc, Whether you create your own event or support us at a pre-organised event we would love to hear from you!
Remember us in your will
Please consider remembering Life Education Wessex & Thames Valley in your will and help us to continue our work helping to keep young children happy, healthy and safe.
Donating through your Will is a great way to give. A legacy does not get taxed so every penny comes straight to the charity. It can also reduce inheritance tax because the taxable value of your estate is calculated after charitable bequests are made.
There are three main ways that you can leave us a gift in your will:
A specific named item, for example a piece of jewellery
A fixed amount – known as a pecuniary gift. Please remember that the value of this gift will decrease over the years due to increases in the cost of living
A residuary gift – this will be paid out once your family and friends, together with any taxes and costs relating to your estate, have been taken care of
Please ensure that you specify that you are leaving your gift to ‘Life Education Wessex, Registered Charity Number 1071094 ’.
To find out more about leaving a gift, please speak to your solicitor.
Become an Ambassador
Ambassadors are our eyes, ears and supporters on the ground, they are people with a keen interest in helping their local schools and communities recognise the need for Life Education and embrace and promote it as a service that can help to prevent a community problem.
There is a recognised need for Life Education and it is an excellent resource for schools, but few people know that we are a charity. Ambassadors can help us to spread the word about what we do and how it can benefit local children and the wider community and raise funds to help us deliver the service.
If you would like to join one of our local groups, set one up in your area or just want to find out more about how you could help us raise our profile and funds in your local area, in the first instance please contact our office on 01258 837417.
Send your greetings online and donate what you would have spent on physical cards and postage to Life Education.
Every e-card you send saves time, helps our charity, and reduces your carbon footprint.
Visit DontSendMeACard.com today – sending greetings has never felt better!
Online shopping; an easy way to raise funds
Do you shop online? Did you know that every time you buy something you could be raising money for Life Education Wessex & Thames Valley?
Experience ‘Feel Good Shopping’ with Amazon Smile. Every time you make an eligible purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5% to our charity every time you make a purchase.
A donation of £3.00 will provide vital Life Education for a child.
To register go to Amazon Smile Get Started.
Thousands of well known retailers including Amazon, M&S, Boden, Waitrose, House of Fraser, Vodafone, Virgin Atlantic and many more, will donate a percentage of what you spend to us whenever you shop with them, via easyfundraising.
It's very easy to sign up, and it also has the very useful Donation Reminder option - once activated, if a store you're visiting is registered with Easyfundraising, you be be prompted to activate your donation. Alternatively, visit the Easyfundraising website and choose the retailer you want.
It’s completely free to use and your shopping won’t cost you a penny more.
So whatever you need to buy, from your weekly grocery shop or fashion must-have, to travel, office supplies or mobile phone, buy it via Easyfundraising and raise money for Life Education Wessex & Thames Valley at no extra cost to you.
Set up 'Donation Reminder' - whenever to go to a store's website that's registered with easyfundraising, a you will be prompted to activate easyfundraising
Each time you shop you will receive a email telling you how much you have just raised for us