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 and fundraising ideas
Shop online at your favourite retailers, whilst raising free funds.
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
What will you do?
- Hold a coffee morning or garden party.
- Have a tombola stall at a local event.
- Clear your clutter and have a car boot sale.
- Ask your children/grandchildren/friends to do a sponsored walk, swim, or silence.
- Sell your homegrown flowers or vegetables.
- Hold a book sale or exchange.
- Organise a dance, formal ball or concert.
- 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? Why not 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 collect 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
A Special Day?
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 / Marathon
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. For the current event, see the news section of this website or contact us for details.
Cycle for Paget's: Prudential RideLondon - Surrey 100
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. For the current event, see the news section of this website or contact us for details.
What can you 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
Use a Collection Box for your loose change
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.
Join our Raffle
Could you be a winner?
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 our vital work, once prize money has been taken out. Winners are published in our newsletter. Full details can be found by following this link. You can also contact us for further information: 0161 799 4646. For the results of the 200 Club Raffle - please follow this link.
Leave a legacy
An Amazing Gift
By including a gift to the Paget’s Association in your will, however large or small, you will be helping us to support those with Paget’s disease in the future. Such generosity is much appreciated and recent legacies have enabled the Association to fund important research projects.