We want to make sure that anyone in the UK who stammers can find help and support. Help us do this by fundraising.
By fundraising for STAMMA you'll be helping to:
- ensure we can answer every call to our helpline, and every message to our webchat from people who need extra support
- get open days up and running across the UK along with family days, where parents of children who stammer can meet other parents and, just as importantly, young children who stammer can meet others like them
- support and expand the number of local groups and networks
- get a national mentoring project going and develop our resources for schools, parents and the workplace.
See below for information on raising money through sponsorship in a challenge event, organising a fundraising event, or through other ways.
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.
STAMMA is taking part in 5k May. We’re encouraging our supporters to donate £5, run or walk 5k, and nominate 5 friends to do the same.
If every one of our Members takes part, we can raise £13,650. If each of the friends you nominate also take part, we can raise over £68,000.
In a single month, we can potentially raise enough to keep our vital webchat and helpline services going for years to come.
If you'd like to get involved in 5k May and help us be there for everyone in the UK who stammers, it couldn't be easier.
- Donate £5 – or whatever you can afford – on our JustGiving page.
- Run, walk, hop, skip or crawl 5k. That’s around 3 miles.
- Take a photo or video at the end of your 5k, share it on social media with the hashtag #Stamma5kMay, and nominate 5 friends to do the same.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
ASICS London 10k
On Sunday 25th July 2021, we're taking a team of runners to the ASICS London 10k. Whether you're a tried and tested runner, or you've never taken part in a sponsored event before, we've got participants of all abilities coming together to raise funds and awareness for the work we do here at STAMMA.
If you'd be interested in joining us, or you just want to find out more, drop us an email at email@example.com
Each runner will receive a free STAMMA running vest. Please note that you won't have to pay a registration fee, but we do have a minimum threshold for the amount you'll need to raise for us, which includes this cost.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 the BSA through things you are doing already such as shopping, updating your social profile or streaming. We are charity that depends on donations from individuals to continue to create a better world for those who stammer. Take a look at the options below and let us know if we’ve missed any.
If you shop with Amazon, please make the BSA 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 the BSA.
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. Click here to find out more.
We are a registered charity and recognised by Facebook and Instagram. Perhaps you could make the BSA your chosen charity when you set up a birthday fundraiser?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 for the BSA 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 the BSA.
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 email@example.com
The BSA is registered with Fundraising Regulator.