We want to give you as much opportunity to join us in our mission as possible, having a greatly needed positive impact on the thousands of children and young people of this town.
Why give to SASW Trust?
We are charity local to Southport and survive purely on donations (Charity No. 1075068).
We are feeling the need greater than ever to create safe spaces for young people to explore the big issues of life and faith. Inspired by, and through the lens of our own Christian faith, we’re spotting more and more needs for pastoral support, encouragement and care for children and young people right on our doorsteps and are committed to doing all we can in partnership with and alongside schools to resource young people during this time, to bring a message of hope.
They say it takes a village to raise a child – well, it takes all of us as Southport to meet these needs of children and young people in our town, bringing them hope for a better future.
The costs of just keeping up with the work we are currently achieving locally is around £45-50k per year, not accounting for the many extra hours volunteered.
Lockdown has hit hard for so many people, organisations and worshipping communities. As expected, our treasurer has begun to see the detrimental effects on our charitable income highlighting a potentially devastating projection. For the sake of the thousands of local children and young people in Southport, we are committed to not see this happen! Please could we extend the opportunity to anyone who has made it through lockdown with relative financial stability to lend a supporting hand to those personal financial supporters of Southport & Area Schools Worker Trust, and church congregations who we know and understand aren’t able to contribute the generous figures that they have done previously. At this time more than ever, please could we extend the ask of our trustees for you to help share that load, so that we might carry forwards a vision of hope to the children and young people of this town moving forwards.
Giving online – by card
The simplest way to give online, including Gift Aid, is with a debit or credit card through our integrated PayPal system. Simply click the donate button corresponded to the amount you want to give, or your custom amount, to begin your donation with any of the common debit & credit cards. PayPal deduct their fee of 1.4% + 20p. from the amount donated so there is no extra work for us. If you have your own UK PayPal account, you can help us avoid these fees by using the PayPal Giving Fund link underneath.
PayPal Giving Fund – NO FEES!
If you have a UK PayPal account, you can use the PayPal Giving Fund scheme to make your one-off or recurring donation, as above, but without us having to pay any processing fees! This way the Trust will receive 100% of the money you give. This link will redirect you to our PayPal Giving Fund page:
Through PayPal Giving Fund, we are registered as a charity on Facebook. This means you can make a donation directly from our Facebook page – again, with no processing fees & 100% of your money coming to the Trust. You can also create a social media fundraising campaign and select our charity to help raise awareness and funds simultaneously. This also means we are listed as a charity on Instagram, where you can create similar fundraising campaigns. Head to our FB page to find out more:
Make us smile with Amazon
Amazon have a scheme they call AmazonSmile, which is where shoppers can click to ask Amazon to give 0.5% of the cost of their purchase to their chosen charity. This donation comes from Amazon themselves at no extra cost to the customer! Amazon has really boomed in sales, mainly due to the convenience of next day delivery and the pandemic, and it was already an international market-dominating supergiant anyway… Wherever we can, we like to encourage supporting local businesses and building up our town’s local economy, but for those occasions when you need make an Amazon purchase anyway, why not ask them to send a small donation our way?
All you need to do is follow the link, select Southport and Area Schools Worker Trust as your chosen charity, and then always use the website smile.amazon.co.uk, instead of the usual www.amazon.co.uk. If you use the phone or tablet app, you just need click the Settings option from the Menu, select AmazonSmile, and turn it on for your device.
Giving by text
You can give one-off, or regularly. Whether it’s by text, online, by standing order. Whatever is best for you.You can text Text SASWTRUST to 70085 to donate £10, or SASWTRUST £## to 70085 to donate a figure of your choice Texts cost the amount you enter plus one standard rate message.
Giving by standing order & bank transfer
Download a giving form – simple!
Our giving form can be printed at home and offers you the ability to give a one-off donation, gift aid it, or set up a standing order. You can post that to John, our treasurer who can process it all for you, or you can set up your standing order with your bank directly.
Fundraising Campaigns & Sponsored Events
We are also featured on JustGiving.com. From our page on here, you can either give a donation to our general campaign, or set up your own fundraising campaign in aid of SASW Trust. You may like to do this if you were planning on doing a sponsored event: a walk, run, cycle, skydive – whatever takes your fancy!
To simply donate to SASW Trust via our general campaign page:
To create your own fundraising campaign for SASW Trust (ie. for a sponsored event, etc.):
Thanks so much for joining us as we seek to meet a great need in our town embracing the many successful and exciting opportunities we have to do so.