We're very excited to announce our fundraising events in 2022. Join in!
If you'd like to join one of our teams for the events below — whether you're a tried and tested athlete or a complete newbie looking for a new challenge — drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
From 5Ks dressed as Father Christmas to marathons along iconic routes, there really is something for all abilities. We'll pay for your race entry. We'll even send you one of our much sought-after running vests! Here are some of the events we've already got lined up this year:
- Nottingham 5K, 10K, Half-marathon — 5th November 2022
- Newcastle 5K, 10K, Half-marathon — 26th November 2022
- Santa in the City Run, London — 8th December 2022
Can't see anything in your area? It doesn't matter where you are in the UK; drop us an email and we'd be happy to help you look for an activity near you. As a starting point, try the Find A Race website.
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.
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.
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.