We receive funding from local and central government and trusts which accounts for some of our annual budget. The balance relies on the donations from businesses, individuals and groups and there are many ways you could provide support.
You could make a real difference to the lives of survivors and their children forever
Individuals or Groups
There are a number of ways in which you can raise funds and support us:
Hold a dinner party
With a group of friends or colleagues, take it in turn to host a dinner party. To add to the fun guests score each host's culinary skills to crown the dinner party champion. Each guest makes a donation to Your Sanctuary equal to the cost of a meal out!
Go purple for the day
Purple is the internationally recognised colour used when raising awareness of Domestic Abuse. Add a purple theme to your fundraising by organising a dress-down day at work/school/college with everyone donating £1-2 to wear purple!
Organise a coffee morning
Simply coffee, cake, good friends, donate!
Take part in a sponsored event
If you fund your own place in an event, you will be saving Your Sanctuary the 'up-front' cost so that all of the money you raise through sponsorship goes towards our essential work. We won't set you a target and will support you to raise as much as you can!
Sponsorship Form Attached.
For some, volunteering offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.
Your Sanctuary can offer excellent opportunities in the following areas:
• Helpline Service • Refuge Service • Children's Service • Outreach Service • Operations Service • Team Volunteering •
We would be interested in hearing from you if you have a particular skill in and around the following areas:
• Marketing (traditional and social media) • Fundraising •
Your organisation can help us to deliver our support.
There are a number of ways that businesses and other organisations can give something back to the community they are working within. Supporting Your Sanctuary is an excellent way to enhance your organisation's social responsibility and impact.
Your help to raise funds will enable us to continue providing our valuable services for survivors of Domestic Abuse (who may be your customers, suppliers or staff).
Enterprise rent-a-car are one of our fantastic supporters – please watch this short video clip to hear from them about how much they and their staff get out of their relationship with us
Domestic Abuse and how it affects businesses
Domestic Abuse costs UK businesses over £2.7 billion per year through decreased productivity, unplanned leave, lost wages and sick pay. 1 in 4 women and up to 1 in 6 men will experience Domestic Abuse in their lifetime and perpetrators will often target their partners or ex-partners at their workplace.
As a responsible employer you should include Domestic Abuse as part of your health and wellbeing programmes, safeguarding and line management programmes. This can be as simple as having information leaflets and stickers prominently displayed in public spaces, ensuring that HR and line managers are trained to understand the signs of Domestic Abuse and how to respond, and to have a Domestic Abuse policy in place. We can provide you with advice and information with any or all of the above.
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Runnymede, Surrey Heath and Woking Borough Councils; The Office of Police and Crime Commissioners in Surrey; Surrey County Council; BBC Children in Need; The Lloyds Bank Foundation; Community Foundation for Surrey; American Women of Berkshire & Surrey; Soroptimist International; Eli Lilly; COMO Hotels; Fala Limited; The Mother’s Union; The Inner Wheel of Woking
And to all our individual donors, schools, local churches and other organisations who make such a wonderful contribution