Donating is delightful, but fundraising can go further!
Do you want to help us inspire young people to make a difference in the world? Why not fundraise! We can help with advice and assistance, promotion and – in some cases – materials for your campaign.
Donate £1, or… Bring your old clothes to Pestalozzi
If they’re age-appropriate clothes in good condition, you can donate them to our students. If they’re not, you can add them to our ‘Rag Bag’, where we recycle clothes, shoes and bed linen. ‘Rag Bag’ textiles are sorted and graded in Scotland, then good quality clothes are sent to countries in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe to provide affordable clothing for poorer families. Lower quality textiles are shredded to use in other items (e.g. as mattress fillers). We receive 40p per kg for these textiles, so a shopping bag full of clothes and shoes could be worth £1 … or more! Call us on 01424 870444 for more information or to arrange a drop-off.
Donate £5, or… Come to a Pestalozzi event
We have loads of events throughout the year, ranging from cultural events to special talks from ambassadors and full-weekend vintage agricultural shows. Entry starts below £10 for our cultural evenings, which includes delicious regional food and an evening of entertainment. Check out what’s on at Pestalozzi.
Donate £10, or… Do a £10 Pestalozzi challenge
£10 is a great donation, but how much more could you make for Pestalozzi if you invested that £10? Is it time to fulfil your childhood dream of running a home-made lemonade stall from your front garden? Or are you going to take a punt on some (ethical) stocks and shares? If you raise £20 from your first foray into personalised badge-making, maybe you could try it on a larger scale and turn it into £40. If you end up making your billions this way, please remember to give us £10… million pounds! Call James on 01424 871905 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, to chat about your ideas.
Donate £20, or … Shake a Pestalozzi collection box
Our collection boxes are bright red and ready to be filled with pounds and pennies! These are great for shop counters, reception desks or the bar of your friendliest local pub. Leave a tin out for a month and see how much you can make for Pestalozzi from other people’s unwanted change. Locally, Sedlescombe Stores and the Queen’s Head have been collecting for Pestalozzi, and we often get £20 per collection box. Alternatively, if you need to start minding your Ps and Qs, you could use one as a swear jar at home! Give Jemima a call on 01424 871904 or email her at email@example.com, to organise your collection box today!
Donate £50, or… Bake a cake (or three) for Pestalozzi
Most people like nothing more than a good slice of cake with their morning coffee – and if they’re supporting a great charity, that cake will taste even better! Get a few friends or workmates together, make some batches of biscuits and muffins, whip up a couple of amazing cakes and sell them to your colleagues, social group members or classmates. Our top selection: something chocolatey, something without nuts, something vegan, something gluten free and something jammy! Brighton Uni students ran three bake sales in 2014, raising around £50 for each one.
Donate £100, or… Organise an event in aid of Pestalozzi
Bake sales are brilliant (see above), but if you’re feeling more ambitious perhaps you could run a quiz night, coffee morning, ladybird day, sports tournament or seasonal event. The Sedlescombe Tennis Tournament, run by one of our Trustees, frequently raises over £500. Or, if your birthday or wedding is coming up and you’ve already got everything you need, why not ask for donations to Pestalozzi in lieu of presents? One of our Indian alumni recently did this for her birthday and raised almost £75. If you need a hand making flyers, posters or invitations, get in touch with Hannah our Marketing Officer: 01424 871901 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate £200, or… Buy your next home cinema through EasyFundraising
Our supporters have already raised over £200 for Pestalozzi through EasyFundraising in 2014, just by doing normal online shopping. You can help, too. Simply sign up, then start shopping using the links to over 2,000 retailers, including Amazon, John Lewis, M&S, Argos, Next, ASOS and more. Every time you shop, you’ll earn a donation for Pestalozzi at no additional cost to you… and the bigger the purchase, the bigger the donation (usually), so maybe it’s time to log in and buy that home cinema system you’ve been thinking about! Sign up now.
Donate £500, or… Run a marathon for Pestalozzi
In 2014, several Pestalozzi students, staff members and volunteers ran the Hastings Half-Marathon – and their marathon sponsorship efforts netted us over £2200. Are you up for a challenge? Why not find a marathon or half-marathon in your area, sign up for a sponsored skydive or do an endurance challenge (Three Peaks or Land’s End to John O’Groats, maybe)? You can make a JustGiving page to start collecting sponsorship.
Donate £1000, or… Make Pestalozzi your charity of the year
Does your business, school, social group or sports association fundraise for charity? We’d love to be your charity of the year! Fundraising could include any of the ideas above, as well as family fun days, BBQs, gala events, raffles, car washes and concerts.
Please get in touch to discuss your ideas and how we can help. Call 01424 870444 and ask to speak to James, Jemima or Abi in the Fundraising team.