How you can help
Support from the community plays a vital role in helping Barnet Mencap make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities and/or autism and their families across Barnet. There are many ways you can get involved from taking part in an event, volunteering or fundraising.
Fundraising for us is a great way to bring together existing friends and family, make new friends, learn new skills and have fun whilst making a real difference. There are many different forms of fundraising meaning whether you are an individual, company or a group there will be something for you.
To donate now or for more information about where your money could go, head to our Donate page now.
Barnet Mencap is registered with the Fundraising Regulator.
Taking part in sponsored activities, such as swimming, running, or even a sky dive is a great way of raising money. That's why we've also set up a fundraising account with JustGiving, which enables our supporters (i.e. people like you) to set up their own fundraising page for Barnet Mencap from which they can advertise the event that they are taking part in, and get people to donate. Even during the current Covid-19 situation, you could still help to raise money for Barnet Mencap from the comfort of your own home, with a gaming livestream or quiz or class online.
If you are taking part in an event and would like to raise money for us just head to our JustGiving page and click on 'Fundraise for us'.
If you have paid, or will pay and amount of Income Tax, please remember to tick the Gift Aid box, which doesn’t cost you anything extra however it means the charity can claim back an additional 25% of your donation from the HMRC.
Whatever you decide to do, don't forget to use social media to tell people about your event, keep them updated on your progress and remind them to sponsor you.
We love receiving your stories and photos of your fundraising activities, so keep them coming in.
Please Note: We are always so grateful when people take time out of their own lives to raise money for us. However, if we feel that an event or page is inappropriate in that it portrays Barnet Mencap, our staff or our users in a negative way, we have the right to remove the page.
Online Giving – EasyFundraising
Another way to help raise money for Barnet Mencap is through EasyFundraising. Without costing you a penny (the donations come from the retailer), you can donate through your normal online shopping! This service can be used for most online retailers, including Argos, M&S and eBay.
For more information on this or to sign up, please click here, and choose Barnet Mencap on 'Find a Cause'
Barnet Mencap is extremely interested in building a long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationship with your organisation. It’s a great way to motivate employees, meet your corporate social responsibility objectives and make a difference to your local community. In exchange for your support we would be very happy to offer:
- free training sessions for your employees;
- an honorary mention on our website and printed materials;
- opportunities to get involved in volunteering and our events; and
- regular updates on our progress and activities in the form of a quarterly newsletter.