Help raise funds
There are lots of ways in which you can help raise vital funds to assist the work of the Paget's Association and we will be happy to support you as much as possible.
Scroll down for details of the London Marathon, cycling events and fundraising ideas
Shop Online at your favourite retailers, book holidays or travel. All whilst raising free funds for Paget’s
How does it work?
1. Visit easyfundraising.org.uk
2. Let’s say you want to buy shoes from John Lewis. Instead of going to johnlewis.com, you go to easyfundraising.org.uk first
3. Register and select Paget’s Association as your chosen charity and start shopping. There will be no additional cost to you but you will be raising funds for The Paget’s Association
4. There are over 2,700 retailers taking part Every time you shop go through easyfundraising.org.uk Please follow this link
Do Something Special
- Hold a coffee morning or garden party.
- Hold a book sale or exchange.
- Have a tombola stall at a local gala.
- Ask your children / grandchildren/ friends to do a sponsored walk, swim, or silence.
- Have a car boot sale – clear our your clutter and raise money for the Association – we both benefit.
- Sell homegrown flowers or vegetables.
- Contact a local supermarket and ask if you can go along with your friend do pack bagsfor for Paget’s.
- Organise a dance, formal ball, a concert, or sponsored dog walk.
- Have a dress down day at work and ask each person taking part to donate £1 to Paget's.
- Make cards, cakes or knitted items to sell at a local event.
Pot of Tea for Paget's
Will you share a Pot of Tea for Paget’s? We’re asking you to hold a charity tea & cake morning / afternoon with your family, friends and neighbours to raise funds which will help us provide information and support for those with Paget’s disease. Your guests are asked to make a donation to support the work of the Paget’s Association. If you would like a box to use for your donations please let us know. All you need are a few key ingredients to make your event a success and join the fight to beat Paget’s disease:
• A venue – which could be your home
• Some willing volunteers – cake bakers and tea / coffee makers
• The invitations to send to your family, friends and neighbours - Download: Pot of Tea for Paget's Invitations
How we can help: If you can arrange a larger event for your village, for instance in your local Community Centre or Church Hall, we can supply posters, Paget's leaflets and invitations - call us on 0161 799 4646. When you have concluded your tea party, send the money you have raised to us at: The Paget’s Association, Suite 5, Moorfield House, Moorside Rd, Swinton, Manchester, M27 0EW. If you are willing to share details of your event in this newsletter please do tell us about it and send us your photos.
Use Special Occasions
Many of our members use special occasions to support the Paget's Association. If you have a special birthday or anniversary, a wedding or party would you consider making a donation to the Association in lieu of gifts?
Challenge / Running
We have places in the Virgin Money London Marathon and the Prudential RideLondon 100 cycling event.
Cycle for Paget's: Prudential RideLondon - Surrey 100
Sunday, 29th July 2018. Starting in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park the RideLondon - Surrey 100 follows a 100 mile route on closed roads through London and into Surrey's stunning countryside, finishing on The Mall in central London.Those cycling for the Paget's Association are required to raise a minimum of £500 in sponsorship. Details can be found by following this link.
Run for Paget's in the Virgin LONDON MARATHON
The London Marathon is one of the biggest running events in the world. It has been held each spring since 1981. It is set over a largely flat course around the River Thames, beginning at three separate points around Blackheath finishing in the Mall alongside St. James’s Park. Many participants run to raise money for their favourite charities and as a fundraising event, there is no race in the world quite like it. For information on how to apply, please follow this link.
Could you run for Paget's in an event?
If you are taking part in an event and fundraising for Paget's, do send us your photos and training news for publication on this website and in our newsletter. Contact us
If you are taking up any other challenge why not consider raising funds for Paget's at the same time? Paget’s running vests and cycle wear are available to order for events. Please contact us for details.
Send Charity Flowers
For every order received, the Paget’s Association will receive 15% if you quote code TPA.
Call: 0870 5300 600 quoting code: TPA or visit www.charityflowers.co.uk
Recycle for Paget’s
Recycling is one way in which we can help lessen our use of resources and raise funds to help support those with Paget’s disease.
The Paget’s Association is recycling postage stamps. Many of you have already sent your stamps to us – thank
you all. Maybe you have an old stamp album at the back of a cupboard you would be willing to donate?
Save your stamps. We accept the following:
■ Any stamps collected from your post
■ Everyday 1st and 2nd class
■ GB or foreign
■ Used or mint
■ Special issue commemoratives
Please also ask friends and family, schools, local companies etc., to save their stamps for Paget’s.
Leave no more than 1cm of envelope around each stamp but don’t trim too close so that the perforations are damaged. Please send them into the Paget’s Association’s office. If you have a large number, we can send you a prepaid envelope in which to post them.
See also: www.fundraisingstamps.com
Do you have any unwanted jewellery you could recycle for Paget’s? This could be gold, silver, costume jewellery, watches (working or not). Even damaged, broken and incomplete items can be recycled. Pre-paid envelopes are available from our office - please contact us.
Recycle your empty inkjet cartridges. On receipt of your cartridges Reclaim-it will make a donation to the Paget’s Association, at no cost to you. The amount of the donation will depend on the value of your donated cartridge.Inkjets fit in the palm of your hand and have a circuit board and jet plate on the bottom. It’s cartridges that have circuit boards that have a recycling value when empty.
Makes you can recycle include HP, Dell, Lexmark, Canon, Samsung, Neopost. Please don’t send Epson or Kodak cartridges as they are actually ink tanks, not inkjets and unfortunately, are not on our wanted list.
Only cartridges which have not been refilled before and carry only the original equipment manufacturers branding can be recycled. Cartridges don’t have a donation value if:
• They have been previously refilled
• They have been labelled for another brand like Tesco, PC World or Office Depo
• They have labels removed or extra holes. (Signs that refilling has been attempted)
Envelopes to recycle printer cartridges, jewellery and stamps are available from the office. Please call Sue on 0161 799 4646 or e-mail [email protected]
Pennies for Paget's Boxes
Could you have one of our Research Fund Collecting Boxes for your small change? Perhaps you could ask your local shop to have one – just let us know where it’s been placed. To receive yours please contact Sue our Office Manager on 0161 799 4646 or follow this link to email us. If you are using an old box please remember our address has changed from that on the box and is now: The Paget's Association, Suite 5, Moorfield House, Moorside Rd, Swinton, Manchester, M27 0EW.
An Amazing Gift
Legacies: Make a real difference to a cause you care about by leaving a gift in your Will. Your gift to the Paget's Association really can make a difference and help change the future for people with Paget’s disease. Read more.
Join our Raffle
Paget's 200 CLUB
Could you be a winner and help us fund research by taking part in our raffle?
Known as the 200 Club, the Paget's Association's raffle will never have more than 200 members, so you really do stand a good chance of winning and in joining you are also boosting our research fund. The first prize each month is £100 and the second prize is £50. In June and December however, the prize money is doubled to £200 and £100 respectively. No administration charges are taken out so all money given in this way goes towards research projects, funded by the Association, once prize money has been taken out. Winners are published in our newsletter.
To enter the draw the cost is £5 each month. If you opt to pay monthly we ask that you pay by standing order, otherwise, you can pay quarterly, half yearly or annually by standing order or cheque. Each member can have two tickets.
To join, please download the application form here: 200 Club Raffle application form
The rules for the Paget’s 200 Club are simple and are as follows:
1. The Paget’s 200 Club is open to anyone over the age of 18 and is limited to 2 numbers per person, with a maximum of 200 numbers. Should there be more applicants than numbers, a waiting list will be drawn up, and when numbers become available they will be allocated to the person at the top of the waiting list.
2. The membership fee is £5 per month, per number, paid in advance. If you opt to pay monthly we ask that you pay by standing order, otherwise, you can pay quarterly, half yearly or annually by standing order or cheque. Paying by standing order is the preferred method of payment, as this eliminates the need for reminders, and the risk of not being entered into a draw because of late payment. Payment by cheque must accompany the completed application form. To pay by standing order, please complete the standing order mandate and return to the Paget’s office.
3. Should membership drop below 50 at a future date, monthly draws will be suspended until this minimum figure is reached. If this situation should occur all members will be advised in writing.
4. The winning numbers will be drawn by staff at the Paget’s Association office on the last Wednesday of each month. Winners will be advised by post, and a list of prize winners for the preceding period will be included in each Newsletter.
5. Prizes will be a £100 first prize and a £50 second prize. Twice a year, in June and December, the prize money will be doubled to £200 and £100 respectively.
6. Before each monthly draw takes place, a check will be made to ensure that all monthly fees have been received in the office. If not, the relevant numbers will be removed from that month’s draw, at which point the member will be contacted to ascertain whether they wish to continue with membership of the Paget’s 200 Club.
7. Should payment not be made for two consecutive months we will treat this as a termination of membership and offer the number to the person at the top of the waiting list.
8. All proceeds from activities relating to the Paget’s 200 Club will, with the exception of prize monies, be used for the furtherance of the work of the Association.
If you wish to participate in the Paget’s 200 Club, please download the 200 Club Raffle application form
Return the form to, Paget’s Association, Suite 5, Moorfield House, Moorside Road, Swinton, Manchester, M27 0EW.
You can also contact us for further information: 0161 799 4646.