We want to make sure that anyone in the UK who stammers can find help and support. Help us do this by fundraising.
Raising funds and awareness of stammering has an impact on so many people's lives. It's also an ongoing form of therapy for me.
Here are our upcoming fundraising events:
- The Alcester 10k: 10th October 2021, Alcester (near Birmingham)
A countryside jog along a flat route, the Alcester 10k is a real community event, with our STAMMA Birmingham group on hand to lend moral support! Learn more.
- Chase The Moon: 13th October 2021, London
Perfect for beginners, 'Chase The Moon' is an evening 5k or 10k walk or run — your choice! — around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, taking place in the run up to International Stammering Awareness Day. Learn more.
Santa In The City: 1st & 2nd December, London
'Santa In The City' is a gentle 5k run for all abilities. Join us for the highlight of the STAMMA festive calendar as staff, volunteers and members don their finest Father Christmas costumes and run an iconic Central London route to raise some much-needed funds to help us support people who stammer over the festive period! Find out more.
Entry for these runs is paid for by STAMMA, and we'll even send you one of our much sought after running vests for free!
Other challenge events
Or, if you get a place in any other challenge event organised by a third party — running, swimming, Tough Mudder, Santa Run, Colour Run, etc, let us know so we can send you some love — download the fundraising registration form at the bottom of the page to tell us about it and we'll be in touch. If you have any questions, email email@example.com
Set up your Just Giving fundraising page and give us your twitter handle so we can give you a shout out. Or how about writing an article about why you are running, swimming or mountain climbing? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other sponsored events
Or consider organising your own event to raise awareness and money — anything from a bake sale, a gig, a comedy night, a scrabble competition, five-a-side football matches, art exhibitions, whatever floats your boat. Download the fundraising form below as well as the sponsorship form to start raising funds.
Not up for a 5K, 10K or perfecting your lemon drizzle for a bake sale? There are plenty of ways you can raise money for STAMMA, the British Stammering Association, by shopping online, doing a birthday fundraiser on social media or even gaming. We are a charity that depends on donations to continue to create a better world for those who stammer. Take a look at the options below.
If you shop with Amazon, please make us your chosen charity through Amazon Smile. Go to smile.amazon.co.uk and select 'YourAmazonSmile' under the 'Your account' tab. You can search for and add 'the British Stammering Association' as your chosen charity and we’ll receive a small amount whenever you shop through the smile.amazon pages.
You can also raise money through Easy Fundraising. See this guide on how it works. After signing up and selecting 'The British Stammering Association' as your chosen charity, you can shop with a variety of online retailers including Ebay, Expedia, John Lewis, M&S and through the Easy Fundraising site. A proportion of the money you spend will go to us.
A similar alternative service called Give As You Live does much the same thing: you register, search for 'The British Stammering Association' as your chosen charity and then search for your favourite shops and raise some money for us in the process. Find out more.
We are a registered charity and recognised by Facebook and Instagram. Perhaps you could make us your chosen charity when you set up a birthday fundraiser? See Facebook's Fundraisers page for instructions.
Stream? Game? Game Stream? If you do, you can use Tiltify to raise money for the BSA while you’re Pwng noobs or trying to get your Sims to WooHoo or whatever. Be sure to let us know you’re doing it so we can give you a bit of love and promotion over our social channels (email email@example.com or mention us on twitter @stammer)
Jewellery, banknotes and stamps
You can send your old jewellery as well as old and foreign banknotes off to be recycled and make money for the BSA. Items that can be recycled to raise money are:
- Any jewellery — gold, silver, costume jewellery, watches, broken and damaged items (like odd earrings, snapped chains or items with missing stones).
- Any unwanted banknotes — old and new, UK and foreign banknotes, including all the pre-Euro notes.
Use your own envelope or jiffy bag, no bigger than A5 in size, and post free of charge by printing out the freepost label and attaching it to your envelope.
You can donate old stamps too. All kinds of stamps are welcome, on or off paper. Simply cut or carefully rip the postage stamp from the envelope, being careful that you don't damage the stamp. Once you have a collection, pop them in an envelope, making sure you have the correct postage, and send them to:
THE BRITISH STAMMERING ASSOCIATION
PO Box 16992
Giving Through Work
Many employers allow individuals to give a proportion of their wage to their chosen charity (some even match it). Talk to your manager or HR team about how you can give to STAMMA.
Let us know what you fancy doing. Use the form below to register your event with us, go old school on your 10k run and we'll do our best to support you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
STAMMA, the British Stammering Association, is registered with Fundraising Regulator.