How do I Start?
All fundraisers MUST be registered with National Sands. You can request that all or part of your fundraising be used for group use. Please use this form to register and nominate Surrey Sands.
You will also need to contact our fundraising coordinator to go through the requirements of using Just Giving for the benefit of Surrey Sands.
Introducing Remem-Bear, our fundraising mascot!
How will my fundraising help?
The sole purpose of our group is to provide support services at a local level. We achieve this through our:
hospital bereavement suites
leaflets and booklets
precious memory bags for parents
support group meetings
training of healthcare professionals and
Naturally, all this comes at a cost. As a charity we don’t aim to make a profit; all income is used for the benefit of our members.
The majority of our income is generated from our service beneficiaries, their families and friends. We are, of course, immensely grateful.
Should there be any shortfall in the General Support Fund then monies will be re-allocated from elsewhere according to the priority at the time.
What can I do?
In Memoriam sponsored events
This is one of the most meaningful ways you can help us, so that we can continue to help you. It is entirely your own choice how you choose to raise funds in memory of your beloved child.
Some previous ideas have been sponsored diet / walk / runs, tea parties, raffles, competitions, sale of hand made items……the list is endless.
What is most important is that it is something you are doing in memory of your child, and in the process you are raising the profile of our charity. The amount you raise is not as important as the priceless reward you feel for taking part.
To order personalised official sponsorship forms please email your requirements to surrey.Sands@btinternet.com
One simple way to collect sponsorship money online is through your own Just Giving page. Please contact our fundraising coordinator for guidance, (see above).
How else can I help?
You can do this simply online into our Just Giving Account. Please visit www.justgiving.com/surreySands
Those who attend any of our events will now be familiar with the donations bucket! Please give generously as it helps cover the costs of providing such events, for which we rarely charge.
You can sign up with easyfundraising, nominate Surrey Sands and raise funds for FREE every time you shop online with over 2700 retailers. To find out more please visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/how-it-works
We are very fortunate to have the support from local businesses across Surrey.
In Memoriam - Funeral donations
Assuming you are reading this before the funeral of your precious baby, please consider nominating donations to Surrey Sands in lieu of flowers. In the long run you too will benefit from the support we provide.
By making your donation directly to Surrey Sands you will be supporting other bereaved parents in your local area - some of whom you will meet at groups and events.
Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope so that a receipt can be forwarded.
Our own departure is not something any of us like to think about. What is important is that we make our wishes clear in advance of the event. The simplest way is to write a will. If it is your wish to support Surrey Sands you may choose to make a donation from your estate, alternatively you may choose to request donations to Surrey Sands in lieu of flowers.
Remember - we need your support to enable us to offer you our support - thank you.