Urgent Appeal from Facial Palsy UK

April 25, 2020

We are reaching out to you at a critical time for many, including our charity.

We are currently planning how to survive the COVID-19 crisis. Every year we rely on the funds raised by marathons and other sporting events to see us through the winter months when things are quieter. With these events unlikely to restart for many months we need to raise £20,000 to ensure we can survive until next spring. We will be working hard to apply for grants but unfortunately we are not currently eligible for the government funding which is understandably aimed at frontline charities such as hospices, food banks, domestic violence charities, etc.

If you are able to help, we are including some fundraising ideas in this newsletter. However, we understand that everyone is in a new situation and many are also facing a crisis, we recognise that many people are just not in the position to help at the moment. Some of you will be key workers who are already supporting everyone. Others have also already been very generous with recent donations and support. Thank you.

If you are able to, how can you help?

2.6 Challenge
Take part in the 2.6 Challenge which launches tomorrow when the London Marathon would normally have taken place. The 2.6 Challenge can be any activity you like. The idea is to think of an activity that is linked to the numbers 2.6 or 26. It could be 26 star jumps or run 2.6 miles. You can be as creative as you like.

Link to set up a JustGiving page

Link to Family Activity Pack

Link to further information about the 2.6 Challenge

Set up a regular monthly direct debit or make a donation.

Link to donate page

Join our Lottery
A way to regularly give to our charity with a chance to win up to £25,000 for you.

Link to join our lottery

Hold a Facebook Fundraiser
Facebook Birthday Fundraisers are a real lifeline for our small charity.

Link to set up a Facebook Fundraiser

Donate when online shopping at no extra cost to you
Amazon Smile – if you shop via Amazon please consider selecting us as your chosen charity to support.

Link to Amazon Smile information

Give as you Live – so far over £2,300 has been raised by our supporters via Give as you Live without it costing them a penny extra.

Link to join Give as you Live

Easy Fundraising – You can help Facial Palsy UK WIN a £500 donation in the Easy Fundraising Refer to Win competition. We’ll get a FREE entry each time a new supporter signs up before the 19th May. It only takes a moment and it’s completely free, so please get involved if you haven’t already! Easy Fundraising works in the same way as Give as you Live. Every time you shop online a small donation is raised for Facial Palsy UK which is at no extra cost to you.

Link to sign up to Easy Fundraising

Thank you as always for your support. If there is anything Facial Palsy UK can do to help you during these difficult times, please do get in touch.

Kind regards

Karen Johnson

Deputy CEO

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