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The Jallow Foundation, The Gambia, A Charity Set Up To Relieve Poverty, Help, Provide, Train, Educate, Provide Employment, Empower and Provide Essential Facilities and Equipment To Those In Need

By raising funds for us you will be helping many, many people not only get out of a circle of poverty, but improve their quality of life tremendously.

You can fund-raise with family,  friends and/or work mates or, if you prefer, on your own. Whatever way you choose to fund-raise for us, you, family, friends and work mates can have a great deal of fun and know that at the same time, you are really making a difference to people who desperately need your help.

Some ideas are below and there are some resources on our website. Anything else you need please get in touch.

THANK YOU on behalf of the people you will be helping. 

IDEAS FOR FUND-RAISING

1.   Get Sponsored in whatever way you can, whether it is a marathon, walk, knitting, cycling, whatever you feel that you can do. You can download a sponsorship form from our website.

2.   Set Sponsored Challenges For Friends, Family And/Or Work Colleagues.

3.   Organise A Coffee Morning.

4.   Turn Out The Loft And Do A Car Boot Sale.

5.   Organise a Bring and Buy Sale.

6.   Perhaps You Could Do A Pub Quiz. (We Have Some Sample Quiz's On Our Resources Page). 

7.   A Karaoke Competition.

8.   Organise A Fancy Dress Party OR Have A Dress Up Or Dress Down Day.

9.   A Raffle. 

10. A School/Class Quiz. (Some Sample Quiz's Are On Our Resources Page).

11. Auction Off Your Family And Friends For An Hour, A Day To Do Jobs For Others. Perhaps They Have A Special Skill Others Can Use.

12. Throw A Gambian/African Party/Dinner/Evening. There Are Some Typically Gambian Recipes On The Resources Page.

13. 'Ladies Who Lunch'.Do you get together with your friends regularly for a meal? How about still doing the same thing but instead of having what you normally do, do without that starter or dessert or extra cuppa or drink and instead donate it. You will be surprised how it mounts up.

14. How About A 'Do Without Week' Or Day Or Month? Do you have a paper and/or magazine every day? Or perhaps sweets/biscuits, anything really that you buy regularly that you could do without even for a day. Instead donate the money you would have spent. 

15. One less Easter egg, why not get your children to agree to donate the cost of one Easter egg or even you big kids! Imagine what the cost of just one Easter egg can buy and imagine if every-one did it what a HUGE amount could be raised and how much could be done with that money to improve the lives of so many people. Never mind the luxury of an Easter egg what about trying to find the money to feed the family!   

16. One less Christmas present, kids young and old why not donate the cost of one Christmas present? OR, do without some mince pies and donate the cost instead. OR, better still do without mince pies or some other Christmas food you normally buy and instead buy a bag of rice for a hungry family. Christmas is the time of giving!

17. One Less Birthday Present, Donate The Cost Instead. 

18. Buy A Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary Present From Our On-line Shop 

19. Wear Wigs To Work/School Day. (Get Permission First!)

20. Wash Cars. 

21. Get Your Place Of Work To Match What You Raise. 
 
HAVE FUN AND RAISE MONEY AT THE SAME TIME 

BUT.......................

PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR LEGAL BITS PAGE FIRST


THANK YOU.

COLLECTING SPONSORSHIP MONEY:

The easiest way to collect sponsorship money is by setting up a page on the 'Just Giving' website. If you go to our links page you will be able to set up your event page and the monies will come direct to us. It is great and easy way of giving people information.

Once your event is finished it would help us if you paid money into just one bank account and then send us one cheque for the total amount that has been raised. PLEASE, PLEASE do try and get people to complete gift aid forms as this makes a huge difference to the amount that can be raised. Also make sure that you send us all the sponsorship forms.

AND DON'T FORGET A BIG, BIG,BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE TAKEN PART.

Go team, go!


HOW ELSE CAN YOU HELP?

1.   Sponsor A Child's Education.

2.   Make a Donation.

3.   Make Sure You Gift Aid Any Donation, (Don't forget to complete our Gift Aid Form).

4.   'Give a Gift' In Memory Of A Loved One.

5.   Recycle Your Old Mobile Phone With Us.

6.   Donate Through Your Salary By Payroll Giving, if your firm does not have this set up then why not talk to them about setting up one up. 

7.   Buy 1 Extra Item With Your Shopping, e.g. Pens/Pencils etc.

8.   Donate Unwanted Gifts/Items/Clothes etc. (We Will Collect Within A Reasonable Distance).

9.   Sell Your Unwanted Items On EBay, you can donate a percentage to us, just check out our Ebay page.

10. Sell your Unwanted Items At A Car Boot And Donate The Money Your Raise.

11. Buy A Gift For That Some One Who Has Everything, From Our Website Gift Shop.

12.  Register Your Wedding List On Our Website.

13. Be A Volunteer/Co-Ordinator In Your Local Area.  

14. Go To Our 'Resources And Other Forms' Page And Print Off Copies Of Our Leaflet and Distribute It In Your Local Area, Or To Your Friends/Family and Organisations You Are Involved With, Or To Work Colleagues.
 

AND.................
DON'T FORGET!

Let us have details of your event and perhaps send us a photo or two and you could find yourself on our website or in the next newsletter!


Raise Funds For Free! Did you know you don't have to spend anything to raise funds for The Jallow Foundation - The Gambia with easyfundraising? The FREE FUNDS page lets you raise OVER 250 for us without spending a penny! The featured retailers will make free donations just for switching to their service, participating in free trials or even simply registering on their site! For example, eBay offer a 4.50 donation when you register and place just one bid (it doesn't even have to be a wining bid!), while The National Lottery will pay us 2 just for registering on their site and playing Lotto online for the first time! LOVEFiLM offer a 5 donation when you sign up for a 14 day free trial of their dvd rental service. Please log on to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/jallowfoundation and click on the FREE FUNDS page for more details.

IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER FUND-RAISING IDEAS THEN PLEASE, GET IN TOUCH.

You Can Also Now Make Donations By Text. 

Text 'JALL10' and the amount you want to donate, e.g £10, to 70070.

Easy As That! For More Information Please Watch The Video On The Links Page On This Website And/Or Go To Our Facebook Page.   

The Big Give Website

Click on the above website and take a look at our project page.

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The Jallow Foundation, The Gambia, A Charity Set Up To Relieve Poverty, Help, Provide, Train, Educate, Provide Employment, Empower and Provide Essential Facilities and Equipment To Those In Need

The Jallow Foundation, The Gambia, A Charity Set Up To Relieve Poverty, Help, Provide, Train, Educate, Provide Employment, Empower and Provide Essential Facilities and Equipment To Those In Need