Fundraising & Volunteering – Help us
PoetsIN is a registered charity that relies on the kindness and generosity of humanity to help those who are mentally ill, vulnerable, or that need our support.
Want to know how to help? You’ve found the right page.
There are 4 different ways people can help us.
- Spreading the word(s) across social media and beyond.
Fundraising & Donating
We have our own Virgin Money Giving page that can be found here. It works exactly the same as JustGiving, but Virgin do not charge any commission on donations, which means, aside from the credit/debit card fees (mandatory), we receive 100% of your donation and gift aid.
What does this mean? Well, to put it simply – it means you can raise money for our charity and enable us to reach more people across the UK.
There are lots of ideas online to raise money for charity such as a sponsored walk, run, wax (ouchies), and swim – to name a few. But there are many many new and creative ways to raise vital funds for charities.
Here’s a few neat ideas for fundraising:
- 24 Hour Video Gaming Stream on Twitch – Play for Good.
- Organise a bake sale and coffee morning
- Sponsored run / walk / bike / swim
- Sponsored leg wax
- Organise a non-uniform day at your local school
- Organise a dress-down / PJ / Fancy dress day at work
- Sponsored Writeathon
- Sponsored Readathon
- Sponsored Skydive (We often organise these events, contact us to find out our next jump!)
- Sponsored Bungee Jump
If you have your own idea for fundraising, let us know, we’ll add it to the list. If you’d like to fundraise but none of the above tickle your fancy, get in touch, we’ll happily help you find another way.
Alternatively, if you don’t have the time required to fundraise for us, why not consider sending us a donation? Every penny counts, there’s no such thing as a donation that is too small.
We also raise funds through EasyFundraising. By signing up to this site, every penny you spend shopping online creates a percentage donation from the retailers to PoetsIN. It’s super easy to join, takes less than two minutes, and doesn’t cost you anything more than you usual shop. Sign up here to shop for our cause.
If you find yourself wanting to donate items, rather than money, we have an Amazon Wishlist. Every donation of materials, means that we can spend our vital funds on reaching and helping those within our communities that truly need us. Take a look at our wishlist, here.
We have many roles that you can help us with. Volunteering for a charity can be the most amazing experience; knowing you’re making a difference in the community can leave you feeling humbled and often, warm and fuzzy. Giving you all the feels.
Here’s just a few things you can volunteer to do in our charity.
- Project Volunteers (Workshops)
- Blog Writing
- Video creation and editing
Sounds like something you’d be interested in? Contact us for more information.
Spreading the Word(s)
There are many ways you can spread the word about PoetsIN. The more people aware of us and who we are, the more chance we have of reaching those who truly need our help.
Do you follow us on social media? If not, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or join our Facebook Group where we share our service users’ words, allow writers from across the world to purge their pain and support each other in a place of solace and understanding.
Once you’ve followed us, read, like, and share our content. There’s a nice mix of PoetsIN blogs, design, and articles we’ve found across the web that are relevant to our ethos. By interacting with our content, more people see us, find out who we are, and join our wordvolution. (Yep, we made that word up.)
We all love to talk. Next time you’re at the supermarket, chatting with your friends, talking to the server at the coffee shop, and the opportunity arises, tell them about us.
Do you work in a place that regularly does things for charity? Mention us to your manager. Suggest fundraising for us. Ask them if they’d like to gift a prize for a PoetsIN auction or raffle. If your manager wants more information, get in touch with us and we’ll email you a copy of our charity deck that gives you all the information about PoetsIN.
Talk about us… EVERYWHERE!