Our fundraising activity

Our Future fundraising events

Fundraising is the backbone of our organisation and where we get most of our funding, but also spread the most awareness and reach out to potential new users. Here are out future fundraisers and you can sign up to help us today. 




01/12/2018

Fundraising (bag packing)

All day

ASDA

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01/12/2018

Fundraising (bag packing)

We assist with bag packing and shopping to raise funds. This is a great way to get involved, even as just a one off. 

All day

ASDA

02/12/2018

Fundraising (bag packing)

All day

Asda

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02/12/2018

Fundraising (bag packing)

We assist with bag packing and shopping to raise funds. This is a great way to get involved, even as just a one off. 

All day

Asda

08/12/2018

Fundraising (bag packing)

All day

Sainsbury´s

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08/12/2018

Fundraising (bag packing)

We assist with bag packing and shopping to raise funds. This is a great way to get involved, even as just a one off. 

All day

Sainsbury´s

09/12/2018

Fundraising (bag packing)

All day

Sainsbury´s

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09/12/2018

Fundraising (bag packing)

We assist with bag packing and shopping to raise funds. This is a great way to get involved, even as just a one off.

All day

Sainsbury´s

Help us with our fundraising

You can sign up to help us with fundraising. Please enter your details below and specify the dates you are available.

We are an inclusive, welcoming charity that value diversity and will do our utmost to facilitate for volunteers of any ability. We want you to feel great about volunteering, so if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch first. 

SURE, WE SKYDIVE TO RAISE MONEY!

We raise money to support our cause in so many ways. This time the CEO of The Widows Empowerment Trust  agreed to skydive to raise funds for the charity she is so passionate about. 

WHY IS FUNDRAISING SO IMPORTANT FOR US?

Fundraising fuels the entire charity

As many charities, The Widows Empowerment Trust gets most of its contributions through fundraising, but fundraising involves so much more. 

Not only does it make us more visible in the community, it also spreads awareness and starts the conversation around the loneliness we work so hard to counteract. As the solution to any social issue is to first inform and educate people about what is happening, this is a great way for us to reach the public and potentially people who need the service. 


Joining our fundraising team is also a great way to network. The days are normally filled with action and varied tasks, and volunteers of a like-minded nature. 


Young volunteer receiving award

Our youngest volunteer

Proving that age is just a number, Zuriel Kigho won our an award for being our youngest volunteer in 2017. She contributed to donations and fundraising events all year. We couldn´t be more proud of her. 

Why participate in fundraising?

Teaching people to recognise where help is needed

We are a registered charity, and a number of our services depend entirely on the generosity of the public. But even more critical, our fundraising gives a voice to people who don´t have one. Widows and widowers are a marginalised group in our society and sadly, overlooked most the majority of the time. We want to teach the general public why it is so vital to ensure the well-being and social inclusion of widows and widowers. Here are just some of the things we want to achieve through fundraising:


  • Teach bystanders how they can help. Many people have experienced someone close to them losing a life partner, and are unsure how to help. 


  • The different ways grief can present itself. A lot of the general public are not aware of the impact of loneliness and grieving. We want to help people tackle this with more confidence. 


  • Make them aware we are here for them. We meet users through our events that may never have found us, and it´s so essential for us to reach more people in need. 

We need more people involved

Our volunteers are a fantastic group of people, and really give 100% in our fundraising activities. If you are a project manager, work in PR, media, marketing or have experience organising larger events, you could really make a difference by volunteering with us.